Illinois Dawn

A 10% share now available in this stunning filly


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Illinois Dawn
Dawn Approach (IRE) 2010
Illinois Girl (NZ) 2003
27 August 2016
Murwillumbah 2484 NSW, Australia

Due to other interests the shareholder is prepared to sell his 10% interest in this stunning daughter of the European champion 2 YO and Ireland champion 3 YO miler Dawn Approach. ( 8 wins from 12 race starts : 4 of them Group 1 ). Undefeated as a 2 YO, Dawn Approach has passed on his ability to his progeny having sired numerous Group and Listed winners and placegetters.
The stakes winner Gongs and the exciting Dawn Passage are two of his Australian progeny to hit the headlines.
This filly's dam is the 4 time winning New Zealand mare, Illinois Girl, winner of prizemoney in excess of $118,000, and has already produced a winner.
All the work and expense has already been outlayed on this filly. She is fully educated, has experienced jump outs and trials and is now ready to go on with to the racetrack.
She is trained at Murwillumbah by the leading Northern Rivers trainer Matthew Dunn and has shown plenty of potential to date.
She is a stunning filly and has a marvellous temperament. She will please the most discerning critic.
The shareholder is prepared to sell his interest as a 10% block or two 5% shares and is asking only $2950 per 5% share.
This is a great opportunity to become involved in a stunning go ahead filly in which all the hard preparation has been done.


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Chestnut filly       Foaled 2016 

DAWN APPROACH (IRE) New ApproachGalileoSadler's Wells
Park ExpressAhonoora (GB)
Hymn of the DawnPhone TrickClever Trick
Colonial DebutPleasant Colony
Traditionally (USA)Mr. ProspectorRaise a Native
Personal EnsignPrivate Account
Chicago HopeDeputy Governor (USA)Master Willie
Faithful ThoughtWater Mill (GB)

DAWN APPROACH (IRE) (Chestnut 2010-Stud 2014). 8 wins-6 at 2, The Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1. Sire of 376 rnrs, 149 wnrs, 11 SW, inc. Madhmoon (Leopardstown Champions Juvenile S., Gr.2), Dawn Passage, Dawn Patrol, Musis Amica, Diamond Thunder, Dadoozdart, Dariyza, Second Generation, Haddaf, Mary Tudor, Tahitian Dancer, SP Geometrical, Bold Approach, Georgeville, Alyaasaat, Court House, Dawn Delivers, Fajjaj, Fast Approach, Gongs, Frivola, etc.


1st dam

Illinois Girl (NZ), by Traditionally (USA). 4 wins from 1400m to 1700m, A$118,200, VRC Ritzenhoff H., 2d MVRC Sunline S., Gr.2. Dam of 4 named foals, 2 to race, 1 winner, inc:-

 Chicago Chick (f by God's Own) 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m in Aust.


2nd dam

CHICAGO HOPE, by Deputy Governor (USA). Winner at 1400m in NZ. Sister to FAITHFUL LOVE, half-sister to TALAGA. Dam of 7 named foals, 6 to race, all winners, inc:-

Illinois Girl (f Traditionally) 4 wins. See above.

 Bishopbriggs. 4 wins to 1400m, WRC NME H., Wanganui JC Coro Angel Syndicate H., 3d Waikato RC Garrard's Horse & Hound H., Counties RC Fastrack Insurance H.

 Mrs Gordon. 2 wins at 1400m, Levin RC BS Young 3YO H.

 Karen Coup. 4 wins at 1200m, 1400m, 3d Otago RC Cromwell Cup, Champions Sports Bar & Grill H. Dam of 3 winners-

 Thought That. 6 wins from 1200m to 2100m, NZ$101,422, to 2018-19, Tapanui Cup, Southland RC Central Southland Freight H., Invercargill Licensing Trust H., 3d Otago RC Speight's H.

 All Razzle Dazzle. Winner at 1600m in NZ.

 Lim's Star. Winner at 1400m in Malaysia.


3rd dam

FAITHFUL THOUGHT, by Water Mill (GB). 7 wins-3 at 2-from 1000m to 1850m, A$130,980, SAJC Auraria S., Gr.3, Tattersall's Cup, L, John D Lee S., L, VATC Mona Nursery S., L, MVRC Kingston Rose H., SAJC Chatford H., Nunkalowe H., 2d SAJC Adelaide Guineas, Gr.3, City of Adelaide H., L, 3d South Australian Oaks, Gr.1, VRC Talindert H., L, SAJC Morphettville Guineas, L. Sister to  Steadfast (dam of FIRM), three-quarter-sister to  Nothing Daunted (dam of ALACQUA), half-sister to  Phar Mahal (dam of SUSTAAD). Dam of 13 named foals, 12 to race, 11 winners, inc:-

FAITHFUL LOVE (f Deputy Governor) 3 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m, A$115,230, VRC Red Roses S., L, SAJC Cinderella S., L, VATC Auspower H., 2d VATC Out of Danger 2YO H., 3d VATC Whisked H. Producer.

TALAGA (f Bakharoff) 3 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, A$110,800, AJC TL Baillieu H., L, Oopik H., 2d AJC Champagne S., Gr.1. Dam of 9 winners-

Talista (f Snippets) 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1150m to 1800m, NZ$38,350, A$83,450, WRC Juvenile Fillies Super Bonus H., STC Argyle Street Hotel H., Odorite Hygiene Services H., Manawatu RC Grant Smith & Associates H., 2d STC Epona S., L, Avondale JC New Zealand Bloodstock H., STC Renew Membership H., D&D Advertising H., 3d STC Grant Constructions H., Rotorua RC The Big Three H., 4th WRC Cuddle S.H., Gr.3, STC Lord Mayor's Cup, L, Marton 1600 H., L. Producer.

 Sir Tee Jay. 8 wins from 1400m to 1900m, A$77,960, STC Celebrate Guineas Night H., Novotel H., 3d STC Sealy H.

 Eaton Square. 6 wins from 1400m to 2000m in Aust., Malaysia and Singapore, VATC Perfect Bliss H., Singapore TC Graduation H., Benchmark 78 H., Benchmark 75 H., 2d Singapore TC Benchmark 53 H., 3d Singapore TC Sydney Turf Club Trophy, Benchmark 66 H., Class 5 H.

 Lucky Governor. 2 wins at 1300m, Marton JC Elders Livestock (Rangitikei) H.

 Bonaire. 2 wins at 2, BATC Todman 2YO H.


4th dam

Faithful Mahal, by Rajah Sahib (NZ). Winner at 1250m, 2d VATC Matinee S., 3d VRC Qantas S., VATC Kingston S. Half-sister to TRULY UNFAITHFUL, Konarak - Magic Lantern (H.K.),  Nothing Daunted (dam of ALACQUA). Dam of 8 foals, 7 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

FAITHFUL THOUGHT (f Water Mill) 7 wins. See above.

 Phar Mahal. Winner at 1200m, Waikato RC Committee H. Dam of 3 winners-

SUSTAAD (f Kaapstad) 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, Hawkes Bay Gold Trail S., Gr.3, Masterton RC Lowland S., Gr.3, Hawkes Bay Highview Stud Fillies S., Chubb Building Services Juvenile H. Producer.

 Truly Faithful. Winner at 1200m in Aust. Dam of 5 winners-

 Martella. 5 wins to 1200m, VRC Ruffles H. Dam of 3 winners-

DESUETUDE (g Strategic) 3 wins-1 at 2-to 1300m, A$314,300, 38,096Dhs, STC Run to the Rose H., Gr.3, 3d AJC Royal Sovereign S., Gr.2, STC Golden Rose S., Gr.2, Hobartville S., Gr.2.

 Steadfast. Unraced. Dam of 8 winners-

FIRM (f Night Shift) 2 wins at 2, A$135,600, SAJC Smoke-Free SA S., Gr.3, 2d SAJC Jansz S., Gr.3, MVRC CS Hayes S., Gr.3, MRC Sandown Park UK S., L. Dam of 5 winners-

TRIM (f Lonhro) 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, A$336,450, STC Research S., Gr.3, VRC Red Roses S., L, 2d AJC Light Fingers S., Gr.2, BTC Champagne Classic, Gr.2. Dam of 2 winners-

MANICURE (f Exceed and Excel) 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, A$665,925, to 2019-20, MRC How Now S., Gr.3, 2d ATC PJ Bell S., Gr.3, Triscay S., Gr.3, 3d ATC Guy Walter S., Gr.2.

 Stubborn. Placed at 2 & 3 in Aust. Dam of 2 winners-

GATTING (g Hard Spun) 11 wins from 1100m to 2400m, A$2,054,550, to 2019-20, VRC Makybe Diva S., Gr.1, WATC Lee Steere S., Gr.2, Western Australian Derby, Gr.2, Perth Racing Hyperion S., Gr.3, WATC Ascot Gold Cup, L, Melvista S., L, 2d Perth Racing Railway S., Gr.1, Ted Van Heemst S., Gr.2-twice, Lee Steere S., Gr.2, Strickland S., Gr.3, WATC JC Roberts S., L, 3d WATC Strickland S., Gr.3.

 Unswerving. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, BTC City Pacific Finance 2YO H. Dam of 5 winners-

 Kwinana. Winner at 900m, 4th ATC Gimcrack S., L. Dam of-

DIAMOND THUNDER (g Dawn Approach) 5 wins-3 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, A$360,065, to 2019-20, ATC Brian Crowley S., L, BRC Oxlade S., L.


Race Record: Unraced.


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