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.

Congrats girls!!

Dave Landry’s nominated photo – Filly Wins! – Inglorious in the Plate – it was on the cover of Canadian Thoroughbred

 

 

 

HERE ARE THE NOMS FOR ALL CATEGORIES!!

Champion Two-Year-Old Filly:

Hard Not to Like

Northern Passion

Tu Endie Wei

Champion Two-Year-Old Male:

Excaper

Maritimer

Prospective

Champion Three-Year-Old Filly:

Inglorious

Marketing Mix

Smart Sting
Champion Three-Year-Old Male:

Freedoms Traveller

Moonshine Mullin

Pender Harbour

Champion Older Female:

Ariana D

Embur’s Song

Stars to Shine

Champion Older Male:

Don Cavallo

Fifty Proof

James Street

Champion Turf Female:

Marketing Mix

Miss Keller (IRE)

Never Retreat

Champion Turf Male:

Musketier (GER)

Pender Harbour

Stormy Lord

 

Champion Female Sprinter:

Atlantic Hurricane

Classic Alley Kat

Embur’s Song

 

Champion Male Sprinter:

Essence Hit Man

Gypsy Ring

Signature Red

Outstanding Broodmare:

Embur Sunshine

Noble Strike

Rahy’s Hope

The three finalists for Horse of the Year honours will be announced on the evening of the awards ceremony.

Outstanding Breeder:

Adena Springs

Arosa Farms

Gardiner Farms Ltd.

Outstanding Owner: (There was a tie in one of the top three finalists positions)

Bear Stables Ltd.

Donver Stable

Melnyk Racing Stables Inc.

Glen Todd and Patrick Kinsella

Outstanding Trainer:

Roger Attfield

Reade Baker

Mark Casse

Outstanding Apprentice Jockey:

Ryan Pacheco

Betty-Jo Williams

Scott Williams

Outstanding Jockey:

Luis Contreras

Patrick Husbands

Emma-Jayne Wilson

 

**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

Outstanding Photograph:

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

 

Outstanding Film/Video/Broadcast:

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