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What the Nation is saying about Dawn Approach...

Dawn Approach will stand at Darley Kildangan Stud for €35,000 alongside fellow new stallion, Reckless Abandon, who will stand for €10,000. Other notable 2014 fees include New Approach (€80.000), Teofilo (€50,000), Shamardal (€50,000), Raven's Pass (€25,000), and Cape Cross (€30,000)
Farhh returned from a season of injury hinderances to bounce back in superb style by taking the QIPCO British Champions Stakes over the consistent Cirrus des Aigles at Ascot.Read More
Olympic Glory claimed his second career Group I victory in powerful fashion by breezing to victory in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on British Champions Day.Read More
It was just announced that the G1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes was Dawn Approach's final race. He's now been officially retired to stud!!
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  • yukichan · Champions Day now retitled to Farewell to Champions Day...Good luck to Farhh and Dawn Approach. · 180 days ago ·
  • Northport · I think his strenuous campaign caught up to him after the St. James's Palace... He had a good chance of being a great 4 year old, but oh well I gues · 180 days ago ·
Moonlight Cloud lit up the Deauville turf as her scintillating turn of foot claimed yet more Group 1 glory in the Prix Jacques le Marois, turning away the late-thrusting charge of Olympic Glory for her second Group 1 victory in a week. Read More
Tweeted by the Racing Post: "Dawn Approach began a course of antibiotics yesterday following his below par performance in the Prix Jacques Le Marois at Deauville." "Jim Bolger said: "We scoped him and found some mucus in his lungs. He's on a course of antibiotics and is going to have to have a break."
Toronado finally turned back his old adversary Dawn Approach as he thrust his neck in front for a smooth and impressive Group 1 victory in the Sussex Stakes.Read More
Dawn Approach and Toronado on course to tangle for a third time in the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood.
Four weeks after the disappointment of Dawn Approach's bid for Epsom glory, Jim Bolger could celebrate a new assertion on the European middle distance division as Trading Leather powered to victory in the Irish Derby at the Curragh.Read More
I read hes more likely to have hes next start in the Prix Jacques le Marois witch will mean a match up against Intello and style Vendome
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  • 6feet to sundown. · I like Intello a lot at this point. I hope he can hold on, and put out a great preformance, and not flop in a sense like ROTR. Not that that would make him a bad colt, I just have very high hopes for him. · 289 days ago ·
  • 6feet to sundown. · ROTW. heh' · 289 days ago ·
i love this horse. AWESOME win against Toronado by the narrowest of margins.
Dawn Approach bounced back from a disappointing defeat at Epsom with a display of determination, digging deep to repel the sustained charge of old rival Toronado in the St James's Palace Stakes. Seemingly unlikely to be entered in the event after the Derby, Jim Bolger took the late decision to enter...Read More
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  • amino998 · Very nice pair of colts drew off >> Love the Bolger quotes, Dan. · 302 days ago ·
  • On The Gallop's · We might have another Excelebration minus Frankel in Dawn Approach. He is going to give the older Milers a working over including Declaration of War. What i am hoping is that after Dawn Approach runs in the QEII at Ascot later on in the year, if Godolphin choose to send him to the Breeders Cup mile to finish the year. · 302 days ago ·
I'm a really big fan of Declaration of War and was happy to see him win the G1 Queen Anne Stakes, but after just watching the shear determination of Dawn Approach in the G1 St James's Palace Stakes, I think he's gonna be a very tough beat at a mile for any of the older milers that might come up against him in 2013. Glory Awaits managed to take Magician completely out of the race and nearly took out Dawn Approach and Toronado also with the domino effect. Fortunately for them they were far to the outside that both were able to recover. Excellent effort by Toronado, but I get the feeling Dawn Approach is truly something special at a mile.
  • icyhotboo · I got lucky with the photo for the tri, but I shouldn't have had to as he lost about 3 lengths being cut off. · 303 days ago ·
Jim Bolger enters star Godolphin colt in St James' Palace Stakes at Royal AscotRead More
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  • DanMunn1 · Danedream didn't run here last year, that was in the King George in July. Can't wait for this year · 304 days ago ·
  • On The Gallop's · Will we see another Simenon this year?. That along with Frankel in the Queen Anne were my highlights of last years meet. · 304 days ago ·
In a move that surprised many given recent Epsom Derby flop, Jim Bolger just announced on AtTheRaces.com that Dawn Approach will indeed appear at Royal-Ascot to contest the G1 St. James's Palace Stakes next Tueday. The English 2000 Guineas hero was initially thought to be unlikely for Ascot after his sub-par Epsom Derby performance, but Jim Bolger reports his star colt is on course for a return to a mile!! That's great news, indeed!! I just hope the Epsom Derby didn't take too much out of Dawn Approach? This is one of those rare seasons where we've been treated to superb English 2000 Guineas and a superb Irish 2000 Guineas, and it would be great to see them both at their very best when they lock horns in the St. James's Palace Stakes!!
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  • Euro Trash · On the Gallop's- I think that schedule is logical given his brilliance at 8f. Let him mature a year and then stretch him out to 10f. · 308 days ago ·
  • Euro Trash · ILuvTurfRacing- I understand your point, but we all knew his only chance was if he settled. He didn't. Instead of looking at it as a flop, I just would call it not a genuine performance and expect better once dropped back where there is a quicker pace for him to settle behind. · 308 days ago ·
In fairness to Jim Bolger, from day 1 he's expressed concern about whether or not Dawn Approach would be able to stay 12f. In retrocpect, Bolger should've probably done what Sir Henry Cecil did with Frankel after he thrashed the 2011 English 2000 Guineas and simply ignored all the public outcry to run him at Epsom and stuck to whatever Bolger had laid out as his intended schedule. You get the sense watching Dawn Approach in the Epsom Derby that back at a mile is where there this horse will continue to thrive. He may stay 10f, but even that may be stretching it in G1 company. All that being said, I'm not sure what Bolger has planned next for Dawn Approach? But the prospect of him and Irish 2000 Guineas winner Magician locking horns at Ascot in the G1 St. James's Palace Stakes could make for a very intersting race, IMO.
Does Dawn Approach remain unbeaten today? Will be a thrilling Epsom Derby! Many think his stamina will be tested, though his sire is a Derby winner. I think his test will come from the invaders Chopin from GER and Ocovango from FR. But look to DA to once again to dig deep and finish strongly.
Anyone know a way to watch the Derby this morning?
Anyone know a way to watch the Derby this morning?
Anyone know a way to watch the Derby this morning?

Dawn Approach - Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video10/19/13Dawn Approach4thAsc41 mileTQueen Elizabeth II Stakes-G1 3+ MOlympic GloryTop Notch TontoKingsbarns1:44.18
View DetailsView Video08/11/13Dawn Approach5thDea51 mileTPrix Jacques le Marois -G1 3+ MMoonlight CloudOlympic GloryIntello1:33.39
View DetailsView Video07/31/13Dawn Approach2ndGoo31 mileTSussex Stakes-G1 3+ MToronadoDawn ApproachDeclaration Of War1:36.29
View DetailsView Video06/18/13Dawn Approach1stAsc31 mileTSt. James's Palace Stakes-G1 3 MDawn ApproachToronadoMars1:39.23
View Details06/01/13Dawn Approach12thEps51 1/2mTEpsom Derby-G1 3 MRuler Of The WorldLibertarianGalileo Rock2:39.06
View DetailsView Video05/04/13Dawn Approach1stNew41 mileTEnglish 2000 Guineas -G1 3 MDawn ApproachGlory AwaitsTravel Brother1:35.84
View Details10/13/12Dawn Approach1stNew37 fTDewhurst Stakes-G1 2 MDawn ApproachLeitir MorGeorge Vancouver 1:24.00
View DetailsView Video09/15/12Dawn Approach1stCur87 fTNational Stakes -G1 2 MDawn ApproachDesigns On RomeLeitir Mor1:25.50
View DetailsView Video06/19/12Dawn Approach1stAsc46 fTCoventry Stakes -G2 2 MDawn ApproachOlympic GloryCristoforo Colombo 1:13.64
View Details06/04/12Dawn Approach1stNaa46 fTRochestown Stakes 2 MDawn ApproachMister MarcTennessee Wildcat1:11.40
View DetailsView Video05/16/12Dawn Approach1stNaa26 fTFishery Lane Race 2 MDawn ApproachCanary RowTennessee Wildcat1:15.33
View DetailsView Video03/25/12Dawn Approach1stCur15 fTMaiden  2 MDawn ApproachCanary RowForester1:06.23