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David Milburn
President
Learning Center
Tel: 604-647-2211

davidmilburn@hotmail.com

Gary Johnson
Vice President

Strategic Planning and Special Initiatives, TBC

Home 604-597-7237
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garycj@shaw.ca

Steve Henson
Vice President

Benevolence, Dental, Grievance, & Winners Foundation
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Neil Stajkowski
Secretary Treasurer

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mail address PO Box 28530 Burnaby, BC, V5C 6J4

Lorne Mitchell
Race Office Liaison

Tel: 778-710-7412 ​

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Michael Bye
Director

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Financials and Horse Population Analysis

Tel: 604-562-3706 ​

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Nichelle Milner Racing Secretary

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Sovereign Awards

2019 Sovereign Awards

The Jockey Club of Canada Announces 2019 Sovereign Award Finalists

The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 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 45th Annual Sovereign Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at Universal Eventspace in Vaughan, ON.

2019 Sovereign Awards Finalists

Champion Two-Year-Old Female:

Curlin’s Voyage
Infinite Patience
Owlette

 

Champion Two-Year-Old Male:

Dotted Line
Mr. Hustle
Muskoka Gold

Champion Three-Year-Old Female: 

Amalfi Coast
Desert Ride
Hidden Grace

Champion Three-Year-Old Male:

Explode
Global Access
Tone Broke

Champion Older Main Track Female:

Here’s Hannah 
Lift Up
She’s the Berries

Champion Older Main Track Male:

Mr Ritz
Pink Lloyd
Special Forces

Champion Female Turf Horse:

Amalfi Coast
Holy Helena
Starship Jubilee

Champion Male Turf Horse:

El Tormenta
Global Access
Tiz a Slam

Champion Female Sprinter:

Amalfi Coast
Here’s Hannah
Sister Peacock
Summer Sunday

Champion Male Sprinter:

Pink Lloyd
Silent Poet
Yorkton

Outstanding Broodmare:

Avie’s Empire 
Cumulonimble
Loving Vindication

Outstanding Breeder:

Chiefswood Stables Limited 
Sam-Son Farm
Tall Oaks Farm

Outstanding Owner:

Chiefswood Stables Limited 
Sam-Son Farm
Stronach Stables 

Outstanding Trainer:

Kevin Attard 
Mark E. Casse
Norman McKnight

Outstanding Apprentice Jockey:

Shavon Belle
Daisuke Fukumoto
Kazushi Kimura  

Outstanding Jockey:

Eurico Rosa Da Silva
Rafael Manuel Hernandez 
Patrick Husbands

Horse of the Year:

Finalists to be announced during the 45th Annual Sovereign Awards Ceremony

In addition to the 17 Sovereign Awards listed above, Charles E. Fipke will be presented with the E. P. Taylor Award of Merit and Harvey Warner will be presented with the Special Sovereign Award in recognition of their outstanding commitment and dedication to the Thoroughbred Industry in Canada. 

Winners of the three 2019 Media Awards will also be presented at the 45th Annual Sovereign Awards Ceremony. The three finalists in each of the media categories will be announced on or before February 15, 2020. The Media Awards are judged by the Journalism Professors at Humber, School of Media Studies & Information Technology, in Toronto, Ontario. 
 

Additionally, the winner of the Award for Outstanding Groom, to be presented by Sponsor OLG, will be announced on or before February 15, 2020.

Charles E. Fipke to be honored with the E.P. Taylor Award of Merit and Harvey Warner to be honored with the Special Sovereign Award at the 2019 Sovereign Awards Ceremony
 

The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce that Charles E. Fipke will be presented with the E. P. Taylor Award of Merit and Harvey Warner will be presented with the Special Sovereign Award in recognition of their outstanding commitment to the Thoroughbred Industry in Canada. 

Selected by the Jockey Club of Canada’s Stewards, the E.P. Taylor Award of Merit honours those who have accomplished outstanding individual achievements and have made a significant contribution to the thoroughbred industry in Canada. Charles E. Fipke has been involved in the Canadian Thoroughbred Industry for close to forty years. Among his accomplishments he has bred and owned three Sovereign Award-winners including 2008 Champion Three-Year-Old Male and winner of the 2008 Queen’s Plate, Not Bourbon; 2010 Champion Older Female, Impossible Time; and 2003 Champion Male Turf Horse, Perfect Soul who went on to become a successful sire. Also, Mr. Fipke bred and owned a number of other successful racehorses including the winner of the 2011 Breeder’s Cup Filly and Mare Turf GI, Perfect Shirl. 

Selected by the Jockey Club of Canada’s Stewards, the Special Sovereign Award recognizes significant contribution to the Canadian Thoroughbred Industry. Harvey Warner has been actively involved in the thoroughbred industry in Canadasince 1971. Throughout this time he has served as the President of the Winnipeg Horseman’s Club, spent time as a member of the Manitoba Horse Council Board and sat on the Board of the HBPA of Manitoba. In 1994 Mr. Warner was a driving force behind the formation of the Manitoba Jockey Club which assumed ownership and operations of Assiniboia Downs. Currently, Mr. Warner is the President of the Manitoba Jockey Club and a Steward for The Jockey Club of Canada.

The Jockey Club of Canada is proud to present the E.P. Taylor Award of Merit and the Special Sovereign Award to these most deserving individuals. The 45th Annual Sovereign Awards Ceremony, honouring Canada’s Champions, will take place at Universal Eventspace, in Vaughan Ontario, on Thursday, April 16, 2020.

Tickets to the 45th Annual Sovereign Awards Ceremony are $250 each, with tables of ten discounted to $2000. Early-Bird tickets are also available for a discounted price of $225 until March 15, 2020. Tickets can be purchased online at http://jockeyclubcanada.com/product/sovereign-award-tickets-2/ or by contacting the Jockey Club of Canada office at 416-675-7756 or jockeyclubcanada@gmail.com.

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.