The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2020 Sovereign Awards honouring Canada’s champions and recognizing their outstanding achievements in Canadian Thoroughbred Racing and Breeding. The winners of the twelve horse categories and the five human categories will be announced at the 46th Annual Sovereign Awards Ceremony that will be held virtually in April 2021.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, it is the opinion of the Jockey Club of Canada’s Board of Stewards and the Sovereign Awards Committee, that in our current climate the safest delivery of the event is through a virtual presentation. The health and safety of our finalists, our guests and their families are of the utmost importance and we feel this is a necessary precaution in the current situation.

2020 Sovereign Awards Finalists

The finalists in each of the following categories are listed in alphabetical order.

Champion Two-Year-Old Female
Dreaming of Drew
Lady Speightspeare

Champion Two-Year-Old Male
Gretzky the Great
Master Spy
Ready to Repeat

Champion Three-Year-Old Female
Artie’s Princess
Curlin’s Voyage

Champion Three-Year-Old Male
Mighty Heart
Shirl’s Speight

Champion Older Main Track Female
Souper Escape
Summer Sunday

Champion Older Main Track Male
Mr. Ritz
Pink Lloyd

Champion Female Turf Horse
Elizabeth Way
Theodora B.

Champion Male Turf Horse
Count Again
Say the Word
Silent Poet

Champion Female Sprinter
Artie’s Princess
Lady Grace

Champion Male Sprinter
Not So Quiet
Pink Lloyd
Silent Poet

Outstanding Broodmare
Count to Three
Include Katherine

Outstanding Breeder
Anderson Farms Ont. Inc
Sam-Son Farm
Tall Oaks Farm

Outstanding Owner
Barber, Gary
Live Oak Plantation
Sam-Son Farm

Outstanding Trainer
Attard, Kevin
Carroll, Josie
Casse, Mark E.

Outstanding Apprentice Jockey
Alderson, Nikki
Malvaez, Maurcio
Zenteno, Edgar

Outstanding Jockey
Hernandez, Rafael Manuel
Husbands, Patrick
Stein, Justin

Horse of the Year
The Horse of the Year finalists will be announced during the 46th Annual Virtual Sovereign Awards Ceremony.

The 2020 Media Awards finalists, the winner of the Award for Outstanding Groom and this year’s Special Sovereign Award winner will be announced on or before February 15, 2021!

The winner in each of the three Media Award categories will be announced, along with the other Sovereign Award winners, in April 2021 during the 46th Annual Virtual Sovereign Awards Ceremony.