Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Upon the completion of his three-year term, Jeffrey Begg will be stepping down as Chief Steward of The Jockey Club of Canada.
The Board of Stewards has appointed Glenn Sikura to succeed Jeff as Chief Steward, effective on June 9th, 2018 at the Jockey Club of Canada’s Annual General Meeting.
Glenn has been a predominant figure in the Canadian Thoroughbred Industry for many years and has been a member of the Jockey Club of Canada for several decades. Glenn is also the past President of CTHS Ontario Division and Current Director, the Past President of the CTHS National Division, the Past President of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, Past President of OHRIA, and a former director of both the Breeders Cup Limited and TOBA.
Jeffrey Begg was named Chief Steward of The Jockey Club of Canada in 2015. The Jockey Club of Canada thanks Jeff for his time and dedication to this organization. Jeff will remain on the Board of Stewards of The Jockey Club of Canada until his term as a Steward officially ends next year at the Annual Members Meeting in 2019.
The Jockey Club of Canada is also pleased to announce that Candice Dixon will take over as General Manager of The Jockey Club of Canada, effective May 1, 2018.
Candice has always had a passion for horses. Formerly a long time Assistant Trainer to Catherine Day Phillips, Candice has worked in the industry for over 15 years. The Jockey Club of Canada looks forward to working with Candice and believe she will be an asset to our organization.
The Jockey Club of Canada was founded in 1973 by E.P. Taylor to serve as the international representative of the Canadian Thoroughbred industry. The mission of The Jockey Club of Canada is to promote and maintain a high standard for Thoroughbred racing and breeding in Canada at a level which is recognized internationally for the benefit of all those interested in the sport including the general public by operations and services such as, but not limited to: evaluating all Graded, Listed and Black-type races in Canada annually; conducting the annual Sovereign Awards for outstanding achievement in Thoroughbred racing and breeding in Canada; maintaining a field office in Canada for the Jockey Club of the United States and the Jockey Club Registry Service; and by representing Canada as a Member of the IFHA.
For more information contact Candice Dixon at 416-675-7756 or firstname.lastname@example.org.