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Horse Racing Alberta celebrates two wins


December 21, 2006     E-mail this page to a friend!

EDMONTON, AB - Horse Racing Alberta (HRA) and White Iron Productions celebrates two industry award wins this week.

The Canada Quarter Horse Cup Futurity (2005) television broadcast won the Multimedia category of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Marketing and Media Awards. These awards recognize outstanding coverage and promotion of horses, people and events within the American quarter horse industry. The Canada Quarter Horse Cup Futurity is hosted annually by Rocky Mountain Turf Club in Lethbridge and is Canada’s richest quarter horse race.

HRA was also awarded the Jockey Club of Canada’s Sovereign Award in the outstanding Film/Video/Broadcast category for the tv broadcast of the documentary “Brother Derek’s Run for the Roses”. This is the story of Alberta-owner Cecil Peacock, and the trainer and jockey for Peacock’s Kentucky Derby hopeful, Brother Derek. The Sovereign Awards, which were presented this past weekend, acknowledges outstanding achievement in Canadian racing. This is HRA’s second Sovereign Award.

“We are delighted with both of these honours which proves the commitment and solidarity of our industry,” says Dr. David C. Reid, Chairman and CEO of HRA. “I’d like to thank our industry partners, Mr. Peacock and White Iron Productions for their continued support of these projects. It is a privilege to have our broadcasts recognized among our industry peers.”