Jockey Club of Canada Announces 2020 Sovereign Awards Finalists and Virtual Ceremony

Friday, February 05, 2021

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.

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

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 on The Jockey Club of Canada’s annual Sovereign Awards Ceremony contact Candice Dixon at 416-675-7756 or