18 April 2017

Summerhill Stud’s sadly deceased stallion Await The Dawn was represented by his first winner when his first crop son Morning Catch made an eye catching winning debut at Kenilworth on Tuesday.

Bred by Vanasharee and Anant Singh, the gelded Morning Catch strolled home to post a two and a quarter length first out win over 1200m and he looks a smart sort in the making.

(Just days earlier, another son of Await The Dawn, Big Bear, made a promising debut when third over 1400m at Turffontein).

His sire, Await The Dawn, was an outstanding racehorse, whose six career wins included a trio of group victories –the G2 Hardwicke Stakes, G3 Huxley Stakes and G3 Kilternan Stakes. The latter race he won by no less than nine lengths!

He also ran third in the G1 Juddmonte International, to multiple G1 winners Twice Over and Midday.

Await The Dawn, who sadly died early in his stud career, was a son of Horse Of The Year and Cartier Champion Giant’s Causeway.

A triple Champion Sire in the US, Giant’s Causeway’s 169 stakes winners include the successful sires Shamardal, Footstepsinthesand and First Samurai, as well as such G1 winners as Ghanaati, Dalkala, Maids Causeway, Red Giant, Frost Giant, Blueridge Mountain, Take Charge Brandi, Penelopa, Carpe Diem, and Carriage Trail.

Await The Dawn, whose relatives include the important sires Rainbow Quest, Warning and Scenic, has two lots on the upcoming National Yearling Sale -

Lot 5 –this filly is a half-sister to 2 winners, including ten time stakes winner Pisces Star

Lot 38 –this filly is out of a stakes winning ½ sister to G1 Champions Cup winner African Appeal