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  • Dawn Approach (IRE)

  • Age: 3 (Foaled April 23rd, 2010)
  • Sex: Chestnut Colt
  • Breeding: New Approach - Hymn Of The Dawn (Phone Trick)
  • Trainer: J S Bolger
  • Owner: Godolphin

News Clippings

Jim Bolger happy with Dawn Approach

October 15th, 2013

Jim Bolger reports Dawn Approach to be in good form ahead of his run in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

Star duo set for QEII clash

October 2nd, 2013

Dawn Approach and Toronado look set to clash for a fourth time this season in the QEII Stakes on QIPCO Champions Day at Ascot.

Dawn Approach giving Jim Bolger all the right signals

September 8th, 2013

Jim Bolger reports Dawn Approach to be fully recovered from a setback and on course for the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.

Dawn Approach on QEII trail

August 29th, 2013

Trainer Jim Bolger reports Dawn Approach on course for a return to action in time for the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot in October.

Dawn Approach is on antibiotics having scoped badly

August 12th, 2013

Dawn Approach is reported to have scoped badly after his defeat in the Prix Jacques le Marois and is being treated with antibiotics.

Toronado now officially rated the best three-year-old in training

August 6th, 2013

Toronado has officially usurped Dawn Approach at the top of the three-year-old tree after being awarded a rating of 126 following his narrow verdict in the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood last week.

Simon Crisford has confirmed Dawn Approach fully on course for a clash with Toronado in the QIPCO Sussex Stakes.

July 15th, 2013

Dawn Approach will carry no shortage of stable confidence into his latest clash with Toronado when the pair lock horns in the QIPCO Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on July 31.

Bolger outlines Approach plans

June 30th, 2013

Dawn Approach is likely to run in both the Qipco Sussex Stakes at Goodwood and the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville.

Trips to Goodwood and Deauville next for Dawn Approach

June 22nd, 2013

The Sussex Stakes and Prix Jacques La Marois are possible targets for Dawn Approach.

Dawn Approach edges thriller

June 18th, 2013

Dawn Approach restored some lustre to his tarnished reputation with victory in an incredible finish to the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Dawn Approach on course for St James's Palace at Royal Ascot

June 13th, 2013

Dawn Approach appears all set to take his chance in the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot next week after pleasing trainer Jim Bolger in a piece of work on Thursday morning.

Jim Bolger will take his time with Dawn Approach

June 2nd, 2013

Jim Bolger will take his time with Dawn Approach before formulating a plan for the beaten Investec Derby favourite.

Jim Bolger was surprised by the performance of Dawn Appraoch at Epsom

June 1st, 2013

Jim Bolger was visibly devastated by the poor performance of Dawn Approach in the Investec Derby at Epsom.

Lydia Hislop's horse-by-horse guide to Saturday's Investec Derby

May 27th, 2013

With only days to go until the Investec Derby, all the evidence is before us. We just need to read it correctly.

Jim Bolger believes that Dawn Approach's class will help him see out the Derby trip

May 23rd, 2013

Jim Bolger believes that Dawn Approach's class will help the ante-post favourite see out the trip of the Investec Derby at Epsom next month.

Brilliant Guineas winner Dawn Approach now aimed at Investec Derby

May 6th, 2013

Jim Bolger has confirmed QIPCO 2000 Guineas hero Dawn Approach will be aimed towards the Investec Derby at Epsom on June 1.

Dawn Approach seems set to line up at Epsom in the Investec Derby

May 5th, 2013

Jim Bolger admits it is "more than likely" his 2000 Guineas hero Dawn Approach will be allowed to take his chance in the Investec Derby at Epsom next month.

Jim Bolger has four colts with Derby potential heading into the new season

April 22nd, 2013

Jim Bolger could run both Loch Garman and Trading Leather in the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown on May 12.

Dawn Approach on a par with Jim Bolger's best

April 22nd, 2013

Jim Bolger maintains Dawn Approach is "on a par" with the best horses he has ever trained ahead of the colt's bid for Classic glory in the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday week.

Kingsbarns aiming for Investec Derby with strong doubts over Guineas run

April 8th, 2013

Kingsbarns is still reported to be on course for the Investec Derby despite being a major doubt for the QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.