02/17/2017 4:44PM

Stronach to be honored at Sovereign Awards

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ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Frank Stronach will be presented with the E.P. Taylor Award of Merit for his longtime involvement in Thoroughbred racing in Canada at this year’s Sovereign Awards ceremony.

Stronach, an 84-year-old native of Austria, has been a member of the Jockey Club of Canada for over 20 years. He owns Adena Springs Farms in Kentucky, Florida and Ontario, and is the founder and honorary chairman of The Stronach Group Inc., which owns host of racetracks, most notably Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita.

The most famous champions Stronach has campaigned were 2004 North American Horse of the Year Ghostzapper and 1980 Canadian Horse of the Year Glorious Song.

The Jockey Club of Canada will host the 42nd annual Sovereign Awards ceremony, to honor and celebrate the Canadian champions of 2016, on April 13 at the Palais Royale in Toronto, Ontario.