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Live O'Brien Awards Coverage

Published: February 7, 2015 6:58 pm ET

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Tonight is the night! The 26th edition of the O’Brien Awards, celebrating and honouring the best in Canadian harness racing awards, takes place this evening, Saturday, February 7 at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

If you are attending, just a reminder that the cocktail reception kicks the evening off at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be at 7:00 p.m. and the award presentations will start at about 9:15 p.m. A dance will round the evening off.

The O’Briens will be video streamed live on standardbredcanada.ca starting at approximately 9:15 p.m. (EST), If you are a Twitter follower, you can follow the live updates from @trotinsider.

Standardbred Canada's Web Director Jeff Porchak, Trot Editor Darryl Kaplan and SC Web Reporter Brittney Mayotte will provide live news and commentary on all the happenings from the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre throughout the night. Winners will be announced through the live twitter feed below as they happen.

The who’s who of the harness racing set will be on hand to receive their coveted O’Brien bronzes. The awards are named in honour of the late Joe O’Brien, a trainer-driver from Prince Edward Island who was highly regarded and a member of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.

Eighteen O'Brien Awards will be given out for the 2014 racing season. Thirteen of these honour the premier horses over the past racing season including the most coveted trophy, Canada's Horse of the Year. The horse awards are divided by age, sex and gait. There are two finalists in all of the categories.

In addition there are five awards for people, one each for Driver of the Year, Trainer of the Year, Armstrong Bros. Farm Breeder of the Year, the O'Brien Award of Horsemanship and Future Star.

Standardbred Canada extends their congratulations to all of this evening’s finalists!


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