The Jockey Club of Canada is excited to announce that the 38th Annual Sovereign Awards Ceremony will once again kick off the new racing year in 2013 at Woodbine Racetrack.

Honouring the Canadian Champions of 2012, the 38th Sovereign Awards Ceremony will be held on the third floor of Woodbine Race Track in Toronto on Friday, April 19, 2013, the evening before Woodbine’s Opening Day of Thoroughbred Racing. The 2013 Live Thoroughbred meet at Woodbine will commence the following day, April 20.

The elegant, cocktail-attire celebration will begin at 6pm with a champagne reception, followed by a buffet-style gourmet dinner, and tropical entertainment along with the evening’s feature event, the presentation of the Sovereign Award Trophies to Canada’s Racing Champions of 2012 and Canada’s Horse of the Year.

Tickets are each $250 plus applicable taxes (tables of 10 are $2500) and must be reserved in advance by contacting The Jockey Club of Canada at 416-675-7756 or email:

Click here for a list of the 2012 Sovereign Award Finalists.