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Sovereign Award for Outstanding Trainer

The Sovereign Award for Outstanding Trainer is a Canadian thoroughbred horse racing honor given annually since 1975 by the Jockey Club of Canada. Part of the Sovereign Awards, the "Outstanding Trainer" laurel is similar to the Eclipse Award given to horse trainers in the United States.


  • 1976 : Lou Cavalaris, Jr.
  • 1977 : R. K. "Red" Smith
  • 1978 : Frank H. Merrill, Jr.
  • 1980 : Gerry Belanger
  • 1981 : Ron Brock
  • 1982 : Bill Marko
  • 1983 : Bill Marko
  • 1984 : Michael J. Doyle
  • 1992 : Phil England
  • 1998 : Michael Wright, Jr.
  • 2005 : Reade Baker
  • 2006 : Mark E. Casse
  • 2007 : Mark E. Casse
  • 2008 : Mark E. Casse



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