Dawn Approach

Ch 2010 16.1½HH (1.66M)
By New Approach – Hymn Of The Dawn (Phone Trick)
$22,000 Inc GST Payment on Live Foal (conditions apply). Standing at Kelvinside, NSW
Undefeated Champion at two, winning the G2 Coventry, the G1 National and the G1 Dewhurst. Faster than Frankel when winning the G1 2,000 Guineas and the G1 St James’s Palace at three. Rock Sand in 1903 – the last horse to win the Coventry, Dewhurst and 2,000 Guineas. His In demand first-crop yearlings sell now for up to $360,000.

Our Dawn Approach out of Melodramas is an outstanding colt. He has a lot of presence, just like his sire.

Verna Metcalfe Middlebrook Valley Lodge

Dawn Approach out of Stakes winner Astronomia

Dawn Approach out of a daughter of a G1 winner

I am very impressed with my Dawn Approach foals and I am equally pleased with the Epaulettes – they are consistent types. I would be happy to use both stallions again this season on the strength of the foals I have had at Monarch.

Kieran Falvey Monarch Stud

Dawn Approach out of a half-sister to Group or Stakes winners Ferocity, Chinchilla Rose, Leone Chiara and Chiaramonte

Based on what I have seen, both Epaulette and Dawn Approach throw you an outstanding type. Ours are nice and correct with good bone.

Nick Hodges Riversdale Farm

Dawn Approach from the family of unbeaten Champion Black Caviar

Dawn Approach out of a Stakes-winning half-sister to a G3 winner

Our Dawn Approach is a very forward type of weanling. He has a great temperament and is very much like his sire. I sent the mare back to him because I was so impressed with him as an individual.

Senga Bissett Ashleigh Thoroughbreds

Dawn Approach out of a G2-placed daughter of a G1 performer

Our Dawn Approach is a quality colt with good size and conformation and plenty of substance. We are certainly looking forward to this year’s foals.

Danny Swain Glenelg Park

Dawn Approach out of a granddaughter of G1 mare Boardwalk Angel

































By NEW APPROACH (2005) Derby S (G1), Champion S (G1), Irish Champion S (G1), Dewhurst S (G1), National S (G1), etc. Sire of 722 foals aged three and up, including DAWN APPROACH, ELLIPTIQUE, MAY’S DREAM, POTEMKIN, SULTANINA, TALENT, BEAUTIFUL ROMANCE, HERALD THE DAWN, LIBERTARIAN, NEARLY CAUGHT, NEW PREDATOR, MESSI, CONNECTICUT, etc.

1st dam: Hymn Of The Dawn by Phone Trick. Placed at 2. Dam of 10 foals, 7 to race, 3 winners:

DAWN APPROACH (c New Approach) Champion, see Race record.

HERALD THE DAWN (c New Approach) 2 wins (7f) at 2, Futurity S (G2), 2nd Vincent O’Brien National S (G1).

Fainne (f Peintre Celebre) Dam of:

SANUS PER AQUAM (c Teofilo) Somerville Tattersall S (G3), 2nd Tyros S (G3), 3rd Dewhurst S (G1), Champions Juvenile S (G3).

Morning Mix (g Teofilo) 2nd King George V Cup.

2nd dam: Colonial Debut by Pleasant Colony. Placed. Dam of 3 winners:

Galantas (c Tale Of The Cat) 4 wins, 2nd Futurity S (G2), 3rd Woodbine Mile (G1). Sire.

3rd dam: KITTIHAWK MISS by Alydar. Winner. Dam of 6 winners:

Air Miss (f Secret Hello) 2nd Searching S.

Skip A Dare (f Skip Away). Dam of:

SOONER SUPERSTAR (f Ra Ra Superstar) Red Earth S, twice.

Freyga (f Touch Gold) 2nd Natalma S (G3).

4th dam: KITTIWAKE by Sea Bird II. Columbiana H (G2), Arlington Matron H (G2), Firenze H (G2), Margate H (G3), twice. Dam of 10 winners:

KITWOOD (c Nureyev) Prix Jean Prat (G1), Prix Matchem, 2nd Grand Prix de Paris (G1), Prix Edmond Blanc (G3), Prix de Guiche (G3), 3rd Hollywood Derby (G1). Sire.

MISS OCEANA (f Alydar) Acorn S (G1), Gazelle S (G1), Maskette S (G1), Selima S (G1), Frizette S (G1), Arlington-Washington Lassie S (G1), 2nd Kentucky Oaks (G1), Mother Goose S (G1), Beldame S (G1), Matron S (G1), Ruffian H (G1), 3rd Coaching Club American Oaks (G1).

LARIDA (f Northern Dancer) Orchid H (G2), Boiling Springs H (G3), Hill Prince H (G3), 2nd Demoiselle S (G1), Diana H (G2). Dam of:

MAGIC OF LIFE (f Seattle Slew) Coronation S (G1). Dam of: ENTHUSED (f Seeking The Gold) Lowther S (G2). Grandam of: INARA (f Trippi) Garden Province S (G1), Klawervlei Majorca S (G1), twice; NOVA HAWK (f Hawk Wing) Premio Sergio Cumani (G3), 2nd Coronation S (G1). Third dam of: JOSHUA TREE (c Montjeu) Canadian International S (G1), three times.

IVORY WINGS (f Sir Ivor) Prix des Tuileries, 3rd Premio Lydia Tesio (G1). Dam of:

WILD PLANET (f Nureyev) Prix Coronation. Dam of: SURYA (f Unbridled) Dahlia H (G2). Grandam of: ARUNA (f Mr Greeley) Spinster S (G1), 2nd Diana S (G1); HOOP OF COLOUR (f Distorted Humor) Santa Ana S (G2); HONOURED GUEST (c Danehill) Loughbrown S, 3rd Poule d’Essai des Poulains (G1).

Rissa (f Nijinsky) 3rd Hennessy H. Dam of:

HER RADIANCE (f Halo) Winner at 3. Dam of: PRINCE OF ANDROS (c Al Nasr) Tattersalls Gold Cup (G2), Gordon Richards S (G3), Cumberland Lodge S (G3). Sire.

Stud record
Dawn Approach’s first northern hemisphere crop are two-year-olds of 2017.
Dawn Approach’s first southern hemisphere crop are two-year-olds of 2017.


Race record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 6 6 - - -
Three 6 2 1 - 1
Total 12 8 1 - 1

At 2

Dewhurst S (G1), 7f, Newmarket, by 2¾l, beating Leitir Mor, George Vancouver.
Vincent O’Brien S (National S) (G1), 7f, Curragh, by 4¾l, beating Designs On Rome, Leitir Mor, Probably, Ayaar, Nevis, Flying The Flag.
Coventry S (G2), 6f, Royal Ascot, beating Olympic Glory, Cristoforo Colombo, Sir Prancelot, Artigiano, Lines Of Battle, Leitir Mor, Indian Jade, Master Of War, Heavy Metal.
Rochestown S, 6f, Naas, by 2¾l, beating Pedro The Great.
Conditions race, 6f, Naas, by 5½l, beating Parliament Square.
Maiden race, 5f, Curragh, by 1¾l.

At 3

2,000 Guineas (G1), 8f, Newmarket, by 5l, beating Glory Awaits, Van Der Neer, Toronado, Cristoforo Colombo, Mars, Garswood, Leitir Mor, George Vancouver, Moohaajim.
St James’s Palace S (G1), 8f, Royal Ascot, beating Toronado, Mars, Mshawish, Glory Awaits, Dundonnell, George Vancouver, Leitir Mor, Magician.
Sussex S (G1), 8f, Goodwood, to Toronado, beating Declaration Of War, Trade Storm, Gregorian, Leitir Mor, Reply.
Queen Elizabeth II S (G1), 8f, Ascot, to Olympic Glory, Top Notch Tonto, Kingsbarns, beating Elusive Kate, Gregorian, Gordon Lord Byron, Maxios, Leitir Mor, Caspar Netscher, Soft Falling Rain, Burwaaz.

Timeform 132

Best progeny

Video footage

Dawn Approach lands the 2,000 Guineas by an impressive five lengths - and in a time faster than Frankel. He was also faster than Frankel when winning the Dewhurst and the St James's Palace Stakes.
2,000 Guineas (G1), 8f, Newmarket, 04 May 2013
St James's Palace S (G1), 8f, Ascot, 18 June 2013
Dewhurst S (G1), 7f, Newmarket, 13 October 2012
Vincent O'Brien S (National S) (G1), 7f, Curragh, 15 September 2012
Coventry S (G2), 6f, Ascot, 19 June 2012
Rochestown S, 6f, Naas, 04 June 2012
Maiden, 5f, Curragh, 25 March 2012


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