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Ill-fated Await The Dawn sires first winner

Morning Catch wins on his debut at Kenilworth

Await The Dawn winning the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2011
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Await The Dawn, winner of the Hardwicke Stakes in 2011, had a posthumous first winner in South Africa on Tuesday when Morning Catch scored on his debut at Kenilworth.

It was a poignant success, the son of Giant's Causeway having died in a freak accident while covering a mare during his second season at Summerhill Stud in 2014.

Morning Catch, trained by Joey Ramsden, won the 5f contest by two and a quarter lengths. The third foal of the winning Jet Master mare Catch The Wind, he was bought by Heywood Bloodstock for SAR200,000 at the Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale in 2016.

Await The Dawn was bred by Juddmonte but carried Michael Tabor's colours for the Coolmore partnership through a foal share agreement. Winner of six of his 13 starts, he was transferred to the care of Mike De Kock as a six-year-old but injury caused his retirement in 2013.

It was a poignant success, the son of Giant's Causeway having died in a freak accident in 2014

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