Await The Dawn, a prematurely deceased son of Giant’s Causeway that stood at Summerhill Stud, grabbed his first winner early in the season at Kenilworth with an impressive debut win for trainer Joey Ramsden, and owners Mayfair Speculators (Pty) Ltd (Nom: Mr D L Brugman), Miss S Grentell and breeders Mrs Vanashree and Mr Anant Singh.
The colt named Morning Catch, is out of Catch The Wind by Jet Master, sold for R200 000 off the 2016 CTS Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale – his half-brother is a Visionaire 3-time winner, Mr Wise Guy. Dam Catch The Wind is a three parts sister to Gr1 Mercury Sprint winner, Fly By Night; also the family of The Eliminator.
Await The Dawn was a 6-time winner over 1600m – 2400m and is a Gr2 and Gr3 winner, as well as placing in the upper echelons in Dubai. Await The Dawn left only two crops behind – the stalllion was owned in partnership with Lee Scribante and Summerhill, and the first stallion in South Africa to have the Summerhill farm staff involved in the partnership.
Await The Dawn has got off to a positive start at stud after an impressive performance by Sean Tarry’s Big Bear at Turffontein, who finished two lengths off the winner to place on debut.
His most expensive yearling to date was sold at the 2016 CTS Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale, where the half-brother to dual Gr1 winner Rabada sold for R650 000 to Rainbow Beach Trading.
The dam of Rabada and impressive debut winner Glider Pilot (AP Arrow), grey mare Jordie (by Fard) will go on sale as Lot 99 at Summerhill’s upcoming Mare and Weanling Sale, taking place on 14 May at the School Of Excellence. She has an outstanding colt by Trippi this year and is currently in foal to Act Of War, a Gr1 winning son of Dynasty expecting his first crop later this year.