2016 Sovereign Award Finalists Announced

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The Jockey Club of Canada released the list of finalists for the 2016 Sovereign Awards on Tuesday afternoon. The finalists were named after 41 voters cast their online ballots between January 9 and January 23.

I filed over at the Daily Racing Form on the finalists last night, leading with Conquest Enforcer’s three nominations. You can read that story by clicking here.

Here are the finalists in each division, listed in alphabetical order. The finalists for Canadian Horse of the Year will be revealed at the 42nd Sovereign Awards Ceremony at Palais Royale in Toronto on April 13.

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Woodbine Selections – December 4, 2016

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Photo Credit: WEG / Michael Burns Photgraphy

My selections recorded just two winners on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine, as Imperatore ($9.30) and Boots Are Made For ($7.60) combined for a $41.60 cold double. We have just one day left at Woodbine for the 2016 season, and it’s a marathon 14-race card. Thanks to all who have followed my selections throughout the year. Best of luck during the final day of the meet. Here are my full card selections.

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Woodbine Selections – December 2, 2016

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Photo Credit: WEG / Michael Burns Photography

My selections recorded four winners during the Wednesday night card at Woodbine, which included a win by best bet of the day Butler’s Pick ($5.90). There are just 34 races left in the Woodbine meet, and 10 will be contested on Friday afternoon at Woodbine. Here are my full card selections.

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Woodbine Selections – November 30, 2016

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Photo Credit: Caitlyn Campbell

My selections closed out the penultimate weekend of the Woodbine season with four winners on the Sunday card, including a sweep of the opening Pick 3 with Modus Operandi ($4.30), best bet of the day Forest Castle ($4.90), and Rainbows Ahead ($4.90). We added another winner with Ted W ($9.10) in the sixth, and also had a pair of runner-up finishes with Silent Jimmie and Geocentric. Hopefully, Sunday’s performance was a sign of things to come as we kick off the final week of the 2016 Woodbine season with an eight-race card on Wednesday night. Here are my full card selections.

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Woodbine Selections – November 27, 2016

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Photo Credit: WEG / Michael Burns Photography

My selections recorded three wins at Woodbine on Saturday afternoon, which included Freitag’s ($5.80) track record performance in the Sir Barton Stakes. There are just five race dates left in the 2016 Woodbine meet, and hopefully, we can finish the season on a high note. Here are my selections for Sunday’s 10-race card.
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Woodbine Selections – November 26, 2016

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Photo Credit: WEG / Michael Burns Photography

There were just two winners for my selections on Friday afternoon at Woodbine, as Majestic Slew ($6.10) took the opener and Stacked Deck ($3.80) nearly broke the track record in the Grade 2 Kennedy Road Stakes. Obviously, those win prices left us well short of breaking even on the day, but hopefully we can turn things around during Saturday afternoon’s 10-race card at Woodbine. Here are my full card selections.

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Woodbine Selections – November 25, 2016

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Photo Credit: WEG / Michael Burns Photography

Four of my top selections crossed the finish line first on Wednesday night at Woodbine, but only three top picks ended up in the win position as Hardcastle was disqualified to start the Pick 4. Unfortunately, all three of my winners from Wednesday night paid short prices, leaving us short of the break even point on the night. Friday afternoon’s card is highlighted by the rescheduled Grade 2, $200,000 Kennedy Road Stakes. Here are my full card selections.

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Woodbine Selections – November 23, 2016

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Photo Credit: WEG / Michael Burns Photography

It was a tough day for my selections on Sunday, as none of our top picks in the first six races of the day managed to find the winner’s circle before the rest of the card was cancelled due to high winds. With just eight race dates left in the Woodbine meet, hopefully we can get on a bit of a hot streak to close out the season on a high note. It all gets underway at Woodbine on Wednesday night, and here are my full card selections for the eight-race card.

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