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What the Nation is saying about Await The Dawn...

Has been retired and will stand at Summerhill Stud in South Africa for the 2013 SH season
After his run on Saturday, I'm convinced the Sheema Classic at 12f is the race that would give Await The Dawn his best shot at a big payday on world cup night. I think the 9f of the Dubai Duty Free is too short of a trip for him, and he didn't handle tapeta well enough to go forward to the Dubai World Cup at 10f. Races at 10 to 10-1/2f may be Await The Dawn's ideal trip, but he's also ran really now 2 of 3 times he's tried 12f. He's been 1st in the G2 Hardwicke Stakes at Ascot and 2nd in the G2 City of Gold at Meydan. The G1 BC Turf in 2011 is his only sub-par run at 12f.
  • On The Gallop's · I think he is past his best. I REALLY don't believe he has anyshot vs Gentildonna in the Sheema Classic, but it is horse raciing and anything can happen I suppose. · 403 days ago ·
  • ILuvTurfRacing · @On The Gallop's, It's possible Await The Dawn may be past his best, although Mike De Kock has been a genius at bringing former Coolmore horses back from the dead in Dubai over the years. I'm simply saying of the Duty Free at 9f, Dubai World Cup at 10f, & Sheema Classic at 12f, I think the Sheema gives him the best chance of getting a piece of the pie. The distance in the Duty Free is minimum 1 to 1-1/2 furlongs shorter than his optimum trip, and he didn't seem to handle tapeta well enough to be any kind of legit threat in the Dubai World Cup itself at 10f. He's raced 3 times to date now at 12f. He has 1-1st & 1-2nd, both at G2 level. The 2011 G1 BC Turf is his only sub-par run at 12f presently. · 398 days ago ·
So great to see Await The Dawn run back at a high level again. He scooted away in the stretch by daylight over a field of horses that were certainly no mugs themselves. They were all 100+ rated horses, and Await The Dawn beat them with a fair bit in hand carrying top weight. Nice ride by Pat Cosgrave sitting patient on Await The Dawn even when it looked like Kieren Fallon was trying to steal the race from the front aboard Starboad.
  • yukichan · ATD was brilliant. Naysayers thought he might need one race before striking a win. However, this was obiviously not the case. Was expecting a better race from Light Heavy (last). · 421 days ago ·
  • yukichan · *Obviously the case (needed the race 2 weeks back)... · 421 days ago ·
Very anxious to see Await The Dawn race for trainer Mike De Kock in Dubai!! De Kock's got a long history of taking Coolmore castoff horses and turning them into winners in Dubai. Case in point, he turned Viscount Nelson's career around at last year's carnival when he joined De Kock from Coolmore, winning the G2 Al Fahidi Fort & finishing 2nd to African Story in the G2 Godolphin Mile on world cup night. I think Await The Dawn still has a wealth of still unseen potential, and Mike De Kock's just the man to get it out of him. I very much like and respect Aidan O'Brien as a trainer. But IMO, Await The Dawn's been going the wrong direction with him every since he suffered that set back and nearly died post-Juddmonte International Stakes in 2011.
It says on Twitter that Await The Dawn will now be joining the yard of Mike De Kock. I'd say it's very likely we'll see him at Meydan during the upcoming Dubai Carnival. Mike De Kock's always been quite brilliant at taking Coolmore castoff horses and turning them into really good carnival horses. He sure brought about a big improvement at the 2012 Carnival in Viscount Nelson. This may be good thing for Await The Dawn? At one time he looked a horse the sky could be the limit for. But after he got sick and nearly died after the 2011 Juddmonte International Stakes, he just hasn't looked the same horse. Poor runs in both the 2011 BC Turf and 2012 Dubai Duty Free.
has been sold, and will join the stable of mike de kock, as many ex ballydoyle runners before him
The Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic winner, Royal Delta, looked phenomenal in Dubai on Wednesday. She has the same look she did before her big win at Churchill Downs in November, and was just striking today when on the Tapeta. As always, our thanks to Cedric Lane for the photos. These and others are a...Read More
Midday won the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf in '09 and was runner-up in that event last year, but her connections switch gears and shoot for more money in the $3,000,000 BC Turf this time around. The 5-year-old mare has captured seven group/graded events in her illustrious career and has bank...Read More
Day one of the serious Breeders’ Cup handicapping is complete, and have I got a winner for you ... I believe in eight days, we will be adding Sea Moon to this impressive list. Read More
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  • zilzal86 · Here is his victory at York http://www.racinguk.com/video/race-replays/20110817/1806957 · 903 days ago ·
  • orangeman88 · I strongly believe that Midday hangs in the stretch and can never be trusted to take the top spot. St. Nick seems a cut below the others. I too like Sea Moon and Sarafina. How are people treating ATDs poor Judmontte International? Does he get a redo? Midday made him look second class there. · 902 days ago ·
He is pre-entered in the BC Classic and Turf
  • medlocke · @josh.atkinson2, According to a story on England's Racing Post web-site today, So You Think is going to be Europe's sole representative in the BC Classic, and Await The Dawn will represent Ballydoyle in the BC Turf. Back when Await The Dawn was winning the G2 Hardicke Stakes back in June, I would've almost been willing to bet that it would've been the other way around. Await The Dawn running in the BC Classic and SYT running in the BC Turf. Because at the time, John Magnier seemed really high on Await The Dawn's chances in this year's BC Classic. · 905 days ago ·
  • crc1858 · @medlocke correct your data mistakes!! · 905 days ago ·
I'm a little disappointed that Await The Dawn isn't going to get to run in this year's G1 Champion Stakes at Ascot, nor will he likely run in the G1 BC Classic next month at Churchill Downs, either? Would've loved for this horse to have gotten a chance to make amends for his disappointing 3rd place effort in the G1 Juddmonte International Stakes at York back in August. A race where it was found out that Await The Dawn had a very high fever after the race. But you still can't really blame Aidan O'Brien for feeling like So You Think will give the stable a stronger chance of winning both the Champion Stakes and BC Classic than Await The Dawn likely would. But I still believe this horse has a ton of still untapped potential because of still being so lightly raced. I say go ahead and winter Await The Dawn, and bring him back fresh at the beginning of the 2012 season. TJMO.
  • MariahFan · I hope he runs in the BC Classic, he has great BC history with his pedigree. I don't wanna see a good horse like this go to waste. · 911 days ago ·
Think about it. Tiznow beat Giant's Causeway in the BCC a few years ago. Now their sons, (Await the Dawn, Tizzway) are competing against eachother. May the best horse win!
Let’s be honest, this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) needs a boost, especially with Zenyattamania and even a double dose of Curlin still fresh in everyone’s mind. The most obvious boost would be the inclusion of Havre de Grace. Even better would be a showdown between Havre de Grace and Blind L...Read More
CAPE BLANCO is likely to bid for a hat-trick of Grade 1 wins in the United States with trainer Aidan O’Brien on Sunday confirming that the Joe Hirsch Memorial Turf Classic over 1m4f at Belmont Park on October 2 is under serious consideration for the four-year-old.Read More
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  • medlocke · @tiznow, Very much agree!! Someone commented to me that Acclamation should be ahead of Cape Blanco right now in the running for champion American turf horse. But if Cape Blanco ships back over from Ireland and win's either the Joe Hirsch or B.C. Turf, I don't know how he couldn't win the award? · 955 days ago ·
  • jinlie01 · Definitely making a strong case for Turf Horse of the Year..at the least. · 954 days ago ·
TWICE OVER gave jockey Ian Mongan the biggest success of his career as he caught stablemate Midday in a Sir Henry Cecil-trained one-two finish to the Juddmonte International Stakes. In the build upto the Group 1, Cecil had been at pains to point out that Twice Over, a three-time Group 1 winner and f...Read More
A classy field of six will go to the post in Wednesday's International.Read More
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  • yukichan · Twice Over! Nice race! Midday--Queen of the 2nds... forgive the "his" reference above...she is classy even in her 2nds... · 975 days ago ·
  • orangeman88 · Great call on Sea Moon, that was impressive. I think he has a great shot in the St. Ledger. Seville just doesn't have the killer instinct. I think Midday also hangs a bit when she gets the lead. How many times does she seem to be on her way to victory only to get passed at the wire? She is a great mare but I would never trust her to win. · 975 days ago ·
The Sir Henry Cecil-trained pair of Midday and Twice Over feature in a field of six for the $1.1 million Juddmonte International over 1¼ miles at York Racecourse on Wednesday. Read More
The handicap division is a total crap shoot this year and the road to the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Classic yielded another surprise when Flat Out (113 BSF) dusted his rivals in Belmont’s G2 Suburban on July 2.Awesome Gem beat him in the Lone Star ‘Cap and Pool Play bested him in the Stephen Foster but the...Read More
Is Aidan O’Brien loaded this year? Are baked potatoes with cheddar cheese, bacon, garlic, butter, and sour cream loaded? Let’s just say that dish is not nearly as rich as the Master of Ballydoyle, whose success in less than four months of racing might be considered bordering on obscene by rival trai...Read More
AIDAN O’BRIEN is dreaming of a first Breeders’ Cup Classic success after Await The Dawn impressed with victory in Saturday’s Hardwicke Stakes on the final day of Royal Ascot. The Ballydoyle colt, who had won the Huxley Stakes at Chester, took the step up to a mile and a half in his stride. Under Rya...Read More

Await The Dawn - Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video03/30/13Await The Dawn5thMey81 1/2mTDubai Sheema Classic-G1 3+ MSt Nicholas AbbeyGentildonnaVery Nice Name2:27.70
View DetailsView Video03/09/13Await The Dawn2ndMey51 1/2mTDubai City of Gold-G2 3+ MJakkalberryAwait The DawnCavalryman2:35.36
View DetailsView Video02/21/13Await The Dawn1stMey21 1/4 mTHandicap 3+ MAwait The DawnSo BeautifulSalon Soldier2:01.54
View DetailsView Video02/07/13Await The Dawn9thMey61 3/16 mSAl Maktoum Challenge - Rd. 2-G2 4+ MHunter's LightSurferPrince Bishop1:58.19
View Details03/31/12Await The Dawn15thMey71 1/8 mTDubai Duty Free-G1 4+ MCityscapeMutahadeeCity Style1:48.65
View DetailsView Video11/05/11Await The Dawn7thCD81 1/2mTBreeders' Cup Turf-G1 3+ MSt Nicholas AbbeySea MoonBrilliant Speed2:28.85
View DetailsView Video08/17/11Await The Dawn3rdYor41 5/16 mTJuddmonte International-G1 3+ MTwice OverMiddayAwait The Dawn2:14.70
View Details06/18/11Await The Dawn1stAsc21 1/2mTHardwicke Stakes-G2 4+ MAwait The DawnHarris TweedDrunken Sailor2:38.40
View Details05/05/11Await The Dawn1stChs21 1/4 mTHuxley Stakes-G3 4+ MAwait The DawnDistant MemoriesForte Dei Marmi2:08.54
View Details09/04/10Await The Dawn1stLeo21 1/4 mTKilternan Stakes-G3 3+ MAwait The DawnSouth EasterNanton2:05.24
View DetailsView Video08/22/10Await The Dawn1stCor41 1/4 mTConditions 3+ MAwait The DawnZerashanNew Magic2:09.91
View Details09/12/09Await The Dawn7thDon17 fTChampagne Stakes-G2 2 MPoet's VoiceViscount NelsonSilver Grecian1:24.91
View Details07/22/09Await The Dawn1stNaa31 mileTMaiden  2 MAwait The DawnBanyan TreeTodd's Forge1:46.77