STALLION AT ATTENTION – Janis Maine’s image of Milwaukee Brew at Adena Springs North is up for a SOVEREIGN AWARD!
BUNNY! by Ericka Rusnak, also up for a Sovereign Award!
SOVEREIGN AWARD NOMINEES!!
Canadian Thoroughbred and Thoroughblog well represented!
Some surprises in the nominations announcement of the SOVEREIGN AWARDS, honouring champions of 2011. The noms were announced about the same time as the OSCARS THIS MORNING!
HOLLYWOOD HIT missed a nomination for champion sprinter and CITY WOLF, a graded stakes winner, is not among the top three noms for older horse, the category that underwent a re-vote.
Lots of very good horses and horsepeople on the lists though, and it should be interesting.
Congratulations to THOROUGHBLOG and CANADIAN THOROUGHBRED contributors JANIS MAINE, ERICKA RUSNAK and DAVE LANDRY hog the noms for BEST PHOTOGRAPH.
Landry is already a Sovereign award winner and these are the first nominations for RUSNAK, a manager at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Aurora, Ontario and horse owner. Rusnak took a picture of BUNNY (Where’s the Ring – She Ain’t Much filly) jumping for joy in the spring.
And JANIS MAINE, also an avid photographer, is up for her first SOVEREIGN with STALLION AT ATTENTION, her image of Milwaukee Brew playing up at the stallion show this past fall at Adena Springs.
HERE ARE THE NOMS FOR ALL CATEGORIES!!
Champion Two-Year-Old Filly:
Hard Not to Like
Tu Endie Wei
Champion Two-Year-Old Male:
Champion Three-Year-Old Filly:
Champion Three-Year-Old Male:
Champion Older Female:
Stars to Shine
Champion Older Male:
Champion Turf Female:
Miss Keller (IRE)
Champion Turf Male:
Champion Female Sprinter:
Classic Alley Kat
Champion Male Sprinter:
Essence Hit Man
The three finalists for Horse of the Year honours will be announced on the evening of the awards ceremony.
Gardiner Farms Ltd.
Outstanding Owner: (There was a tie in one of the top three finalists positions)
Bear Stables Ltd.
Melnyk Racing Stables Inc.
Glen Todd and Patrick Kinsella
Outstanding Apprentice Jockey:
**Media Award Categories:
The judging for the 2011 media categories was performed by the Journalism Professors at Humber, School of Media Studies & Information Technology, in Toronto, Ontario.
Outstanding Newspaper Story:
Allan Besson, Hard work no problem, mon, Published in the Winnipeg Free Press, August 26, 2011
Keith McCalmont, Emma’s great Excaper, Published on Woodbineentertainment.com, November 2, 2011
Beverley Smith, Rahy’s Attorney goes out as a contender, Published in the Globe and Mail and theglobeandmail.com, August 16, 2011
Outstanding Feature Story:
Peter Gross, Fern Chretien’s Stretch Drive, Published in Down the Stretch, April 2011
Jennifer Morrison, Glorification Published in Canadian Thoroughbred, August/September 2011
Beverley Smith, Training Daze and Casse Ready (Two part Series) Published in the Globe and Mail and theglobeandmail.com, September 14 and October 1, 2011
David J. Landry, Filly Wins! Oaks and Plate, Published in Canadian Thoroughbred August/September 2011
Janis Maine, Stallion at Attention, Published on horse-canada.com/thoroughblog, October 23, 2011
Erika Rusnak, Bunny, Published on horse-canada.com/thoroughblog, May 12, 2011
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, Celebrating Northern Dancer’s 50th Birthday. Broadcast on Score Television Network, September 18, 2011
Horse Racing Alberta & Whiteiron Productions, 2011 Canadian Derby. Broadcast on Canadian Television Network, August 20, 2011
Sport of Kings. Broadcast on Shaw TV, October 7, 2011