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2011 Hardwicke Stakes (G2)

Date/Track:
6/18/2011, Ascot-GB
Post Time:
11:05 AM ET
Distance:
1 1/2m (Turf)
Age/Sex:
4+ M
Time:
2:38.40
*Rank is current Power Ranking among all active horses, based on highest HRN rating. Rating is based on HRN member voting.
FinSilksHorse / SireRatingTrainer / JockeyLast Start / Next Start
1st Await The Dawn
Giant's Causeway
6.76
A. O'Brien
R. Moore
5th, 2013 Dubai Sheema Classic (G1) View Video
2nd Harris Tweed
Hernando
7.23
W. Haggas
R. Hughes
3rd, 2014 Conditions Stakes View Video
3rd Drunken Sailor
Tendulkar
5.45
L. Cumani
O. Peslier
14th, 2012 Underwood Stakes (G1)
4th Laaheb
Cape Cross
4.45
R. Varian
R. Hills
4th, 2011 Wild Flower Stakes (LS)
5th Campanologist
Kingmambo
7.36
S. Suroor
T. Durcan
3rd, 2012 Dubai City of Gold (G2) View Video
6th Calvados Blues
Lando
4.79
M. Zarooni
J. Murtagh
9th, 2012 September Stakes (G3)
7th Kings Gambit
Silvano
3.73
T. Tate
J. Spencer
5th, 2012 Handicap View Video
8th Poet
Pivotal
C. Cox
A. Kirby
1st, 2012 Steventon Stakes (LS)
9th Passion For Gold
Medaglia d'Oro
S. Suroor
M. Barzalona
8th, 2011 Arc Trial (G3)
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Older Comments about the 2011 Hardwicke Stakes (G2)...

I submit to you that Await The Dawn may be the most talented of all of Aidan O'Brien's 4yr.old's at Ballydoyle. To include Cape Blanco, Jan Vermeer, Midas Touch, and even Joshua Tree back when O'Brien was training him. Await The Dawn has just been much more lightly raced the others. Today's win in the G2 Hardwicke Stakes at Ascot makes Await The Dawn's career record, 6-5-0-0. It also answered the 12f question concerning him, as he had yet to be raced beyond 10f prior to today. Immediately following the Hardwicke Stakes, trainer Aidan O'Brien, and Await The Dawn's co-owner, John Magnia, stated that Await The Dawn will be coming to Churchill Downs in November to run in the Breeders Cup Classic. Await The Dawn's sire, the iron horse, Giant's Causeway, lost by a nose to Tiznow at Churchill Downs in the 2000 Breeders Cup Classic. With the retirement of the likes of Zenyatta, Blame, Lookin At Lucky, and Quality Road, the American's are vulnerable to defeat in this year's Classic. Even on conventional dirt, IMO. Await The Dawn will give Ireland a very legit shot in the Classic.

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