Arrival Of Await The Dawn

Arrival Of Await The Dawn
Await The Dawn. Image:

Summerhill’s new sire for the 2013 season has arrived – the much anticipated Await The Dawn, pictured with Peter Choice (breeder of recent Gr 2 Emerald Cup winner In A Rush) of Choice Carriers and stallion handlers’ Greig Muir and Themba Zuma.

A son of world champion sire Giant’s Causeway out of Valentine Band by Dixieland Band, Await The Dawn is a winner of the Gr 2 Hardwick Stakes and a dual Gr 3 winner – seizing the Kilternan Stakes by an incredible goose-bump nine-length win and the Huxley Stakes by four-and-half lengths.

Racing in the UK, Ireland, America and Dubai – sadly unforseen circumstances concerning Await The Dawn’s health interrupted a blossoming race career and prevented him from achieving a Group 1 status – it certainly deserves to be on his race record considering the heights of his early racing career.

Await The Dawn arriving with transporter Peter Choice of Choice Carriers, stallion handlers' Greg Muir and Themba. Image: Summerhill Stud

His half-brother Putney Bridge is also a six-time Group performed horse, and Await The Dawn’s impressive dam-line includes top sire Rainbow Quest, as well as the likes of sires Multiplex, Warning, Deploy and Commander In Chief.

To add yet another strong boasting point for the nine-time Equus Award Champion breeders Summerhill Stud, Await The Dawn is the first stallion in Southern Africa (and quite possibly the world) to be a BEE Syndication, a product of a combined effort by Ithala Bank and Summerhill Stud’s staff.

Community upliftment plays an integral part of Summerhill Stud, and Mick Goss of Summerhill talks enthusiastically about the new ownership concept: “Await The Dawn is a world first – being a BEE syndicated stallion and sharing him with our staff. A BEE orientated bank granted the loan, and the dividends could be remarkable.

“It is the first model of its kind – and Await The Dawn is a helluva horse to start with!”

Await The Dawn stands for a fee of R30 000 +vat this season. Contact Linda on 033 263 1081 or email

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