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Await The Dawn

Status:
Retired
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Bred:
Kentucky (USA) by Juddmonte Farms Inc.
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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. · 568 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. · 563 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). · 587 days ago
  • yukichan · *Obviously the case (needed the race 2 weeks back)... · 587 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
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. · 1070 days ago
  • crc1858 · @medlocke correct your data mistakes!! · 1070 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. · 1076 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!
Aidan O'Brien and Await The Dawn co-owner, John Magnia, announced post-Harwicke Stakes today at Ascot that Await The Dawn will be coming over from Ireland to run in this year's Breeders Cup Classic at Churchill Downs. 5 win's in 6 lifetime start's for Await The Dawn, with back to back win's in the G3 Huxley Stakes at Chester and the G2 Hardwicke Stakes at Ascot. I would submit that Await The Dawn is every bit as talented as any of O'Brien's 4yr.old's. To include Cape Blanco and St Nicholas Abbey. Await The Dawn is by Giant's Causeway. Who very nearly won the B.C. Classic himself at Churchill Downs in 2000. Out of Valentine Band. A mare by Dixieland Band, who was also a beast on conventional dirt in his day. So, while Await The Dawn has been racing and winning on the turf in Europe, he's also got an excellent conventional dirt pedigree. In a year where there's no real stand out star among the older American horses with the retirement of Zenyatta, Blame, Lookin At Lucky, and Quality Road. And what is overall a fairly weak crop of 3yr.old's. Await The Dawn, IMO, will have a very legit shot at winning this year's Breeders Cup Classic for Ireland. This horse reeks of pure class. His win's in the Huxley and the Hardwicke were romps.!! TJMO.

Await The Dawn - Race Results & Past Performances

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Horse
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Race
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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