Jockey Club of Canada

2018 Sovereign Awards: Erwin Named Outstanding Groom; Morrison A Finalist In Two Media Categories

The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce that Amanda Erwin has been chosen as the recipient of 2018 Outstanding Groom Award. Amanda has worked for, Triple Crown winning trainer, Mike Keogh for over 17 years. She groomed Champion Woodcarver, the winner of the 1999 Queen’s Plate, as well as, the 2003 Triple Crown […]

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Jockey Club Of Canada Releases Graded Stakes List For 2019

The Jockey Club of Canada’s Graded Stakes Committee held its annual review of the Graded and Listed Stakes races in Canada. The number of Graded Stakes in Canada will increase from 45 to 46 with the addition of a Listed Race upgraded to G3. The Graded Stakes Committee meeting was conducted by Committee Chair, Ross […]

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Canada: 2018 Graded Stakes List Released; Summer Stakes, Highlander Earn G1 Status

The Jockey Club of Canada’s Graded Stakes Committee held its annual review of the Graded and Listed Stakes in Canada and will have several upgrades for 2018. The Graded Stakes Committee meeting was conducted by Committee Chair, Ross McKague and accompanied by all Committee Members as well as the attending race advisors, Jason Teague, Stuart […]

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‘Tremendously Respected’ Owner-Breeder John Unger Passes Away

Owner-breeder John Unger, who campaigned Canada’s 2014 Sovereign Award older female champion Strut the Course, passed away Thursday after a battle with cancer. “He was a tremendously respected and beloved man in the horse racing community,” said Woodbine CEO, Jim Lawson, a close friend and colleague of Mr. Unger.  “He work tirelessly on the sport’s […]

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Jockey Club Of Canada Updates Status Of Several Stakes Races

The Jockey Club of Canada’s Graded Stakes Committee held its annual review of the Graded and Listed Stakes in Canada and while the number of Graded Stakes in Canada remains unchanged at 44, there will two upgrades of Non Listed races to Listed races for 2017. The status for all other Graded and Listed Stakes […]

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Finalists Announced For 2016 Sovereign Awards; Ceremony To Be Held April 13

The Jockey Club of Canada Announces 2016 Sovereign Award Finalists and extends an invitation for everyone to attend the Awards Ceremony! The Jockey Club of Canada will host the 42nd Annual Sovereign Awards Ceremony to honor Canada’s racing Champions of 2016 and Canada’s 2016 Horse of the Year on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Palais […]

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Catch A Glimpse, Shaman Ghost Among 2015 Sovereign Award Finalists

The Jockey Club of Canada will host the 41st Annual Sovereign Awards Ceremony to honour the Canadian Champions of 2015 and to celebrate Thoroughbred racing in Canada on Friday, April 8, 2016 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. The cocktail-attire celebration awards party will include an opportunity to walk the Sovereign Award Red Carpet upon […]

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The Jockey Club Of Canada Joins Coalition For Horse Racing Integrity

The Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity announced today the Jockey Club of Canada (JCC) has joined as a member. The JCC is the second international racing group to join the coalition, bringing additional support from another jurisdiction which has already implemented the type of uniform, high standards for medication testing and enforcement that supporters seek […]

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Jockey Club Of Canada Announces New Steward And Members For 2015

At The Jockey Club of Canada annual Meeting of the Members held in June at Woodbine Race Track in Toronto, Ontario, one new Steward and eight new Members were appointed to The Jockey Club of Canada in 2015. The Jockey Club of Canada is honored to appoint Yvonne Schwabe to the Board of Stewards for […]

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Paulick Report’s ‘Woodbine Diaries’ Among Media Sovereign Award Finalists

The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the Media Sovereign Award categories for 2014.  The winner in each of the three media categories will be announced at the 40th Annual Sovereign Awards on April 10, 2015 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. Judging for the 2014 Media Sovereign Award categories was […]

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