Each year, The Jockey Club of Canada recognizes outstanding achievements in the Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry in Canada with the Sovereign Awards. The Board of Stewards has amended two of the guidelines for the awards, effective for the 2022 awards which will be presented in 2023.
The first change is in regard to the trophy recipient of the divisional horse awards. The guideline has been amended to read:
The trophy recipient for the divisional horse awards shall be the owner of the horse as of its last start in the award year
and, if the owner is not also the breeder, the breeder listed on the Jockey Club Certificate of Registration may receive a trophy as well.
The second change is in regard to the trophy recipient of the Outstanding Broodmare award. The guideline has been amended to read:
The owner of the Outstanding Broodmare at the end of the award year shall be the only recipient of that award and trophy.
On the eve of the Sovereign Awards, The Jockey Club of Canada also presents the Outstanding Groom award. While this is not a Sovereign Award, it is important to The Jockey Club of Canada and their sponsors to recognize the outstanding contributions of backstretch workers on such a special night for the industry. The Board of Stewards has amended the guideline for nominators for the Outstanding Groom award:
Nominators must hold a valid Thoroughbred license in the province of Ontario.
This opens up the pool of nominators which was previously restricted to licensed trainers and assistant trainers.
The nomination period for the Outstanding Groom award is now open, running from November 1, 2022 through to December 11, 2022.
For further information regarding Sovereign Awards guidelines or the Outstanding Groom award, please visit www.jockeyclubcanada.com
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