2010 Sovereign Awards: Omar Moreno

On opening day at Woodbine on April 2, Moreno, along with several other riders, greeted fans at the front entrance to herald the start of the 2011 Thoroughbred campaign. It was just one day after winning the Sovereign Award as Canada's top apprentice rider for the second consecutive year and Moreno was understandably all smiles. He was also a recognized man. “That's Omar Moreno, the jockey who won the Eclipse Award,” said one woman to her husband, in referencing the rider's recognition as also the top North American apprentice of 2010. If his ever-expanding trophy case has gone to his head, it certainly wasn't apparent when he was back at Woodbine for a new season. “I like that we do this,” said Moreno, of the annual meet-and-greet with the fans. “It's a nice to say, “Welcome back.” I'm very fortunate to ride here at Woodbine and anything we can do to…

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