The Jockey Club of Canada has released the finalists for the 2021 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 47th Annual Sovereign Awards Ceremony that will be held in April 2022.

Last year’s racing stars included MIGHTY HEART, nominated as Champion Older Male Main Track, and PINK LLOYD, also a finalist in that category as well as Champion Sprinter, an award he has won four other times.

AMALFI COAST, who raced for breeders Terra Racing before being sold at auction. is a finalist in three categories: Champion Older Mare Main Track, Female Sprinter and Turf Female.

Ontario-sired LORENA is a finalist in two categories, 3-year-old filly and Female Sprinter and AVIE’S FLATTER (Turf, Male Sprinter) is also a double finalist.

Western Canadian stars UNCHARACTERISTIC (3-Year-Old Colt) and INFINITE PATIENCE (Older Mare Main Track) are finalists.

Two categories show four finalists which indicates a tie for third in the voting.

Trainers KEVIN ATTARD, JOSIE CARROLL, and MARK CASSE are up for the Outstanding Trainer for the second consecutive year.

Breeders who made the final three are SAM-SON FARMS, IVAN DALOS and ADENA SPRINGS. Owner finalists are all American including GARY BARBER, LIVE OAK, and GODOLPHIN.


2021 Sovereign Awards Finalists
The finalists in each of the following categories are listed in alphabetical order.

Champion Two-Year-Old Female
Mrs. Barbara

Champion Two-Year-Old Male
God of Love
Grafton Street

Champion Three-Year-Old Female
Munnyfor Ro
Our Flash Drive

Champion Three-Year-Old Male
Artie’s Storm
Frosted Over

Champion Older Main Track Female
Amalfi Coast
Infinite Patience

Champion Older Main Track Male
Mighty Heart
Pink Lloyd
Sir Winston

Champion Female Turf Horse
Amalfi Coast
Jolie Olimpica
Our Flash Drive

Champion Male Turf Horse
Avie’s Flatter
Silent Poet
Town Cruise

Champion Female Sprinter
Amalfi Coast
Our Secret Agent

Champion Male Sprinter
Avie’s Flatter
Pink Lloyd
Souper Stonehenge

Outstanding Broodmare
Avie’s Empire
Include Katherine
Sunday Affair

Outstanding Breeder
Adena Springs
Sam-Son Farm
Tall Oaks Farm

Outstanding Owner
Barber, Gary
Godolphin, LLC
Live Oak Plantation

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

Outstanding Apprentice Jockey
David, Michael
Malvaez, Maurcio
Zenteno, Edgar

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

Horse of the Year

The Horse of the Year finalists will be announced during the 47th Annual Sovereign Awards Ceremony on April 14, 2022 at Universal Eventspace in Vaughan, Ontario.

The 2021 Media Awards finalists, the winner of the Award for Outstanding Groom and this year’s E. P. Taylor Award and Special Sovereign Award winners will be announced on or before February 15, 2022.

The winner in each of the three Media Award categories will be announced, along with the other Sovereign Award winners, in April 2022 during the 47th Annual Sovereign Awards Ceremony.

For more information please contact The Jockey Club of Canada at 416-675-7756 or Order tickets here.