Destined For Dawn


27th May 2016 – Destined for Dawn in peak condition

2010 bay gelding by Lion Tamer out of Order the Oscar (What a Prospect)

Sold to Syndicate
Silks   Maroon with gold seams & stars on sleeves, gold cap
Transaction Private purchase – raced/with form
Price R50 000.00
Date of purchase
Dec. 2015
Bloodstock Agent
Leon Setaro
Pedigree click to view

Track record since purchase..

R50k purchase R119k earnings 50% SR earnings/race ROI 238%

1 win
9 places

20 runs

 10x runs 10x stakes cheques in under 5 months 
24th Jan to 17th June 2016

Click to enlarge. Destined for Dawn’s race & weights record for his 10x consecutive stakes cheques earned in under 5 months


Destined for Dawn wins!

10x cheques from 10x starts in under 5x months a rare feat indeed!! Moments to treasure and this time we got it all. A dream field of beatable opposition facing Destined for Dawn at his absolute razor sharp peak over his ultimate track and trip.. it was going to take an army to beat him! Confidence was high and we had members fly in from afar to join us on course and enjoy the experience first hand. D4D came out the gates airborne with a fly-jump and it was rockets from there blazing off to the front by a few lengths with the rest of the field under pressure to keep up. Turning for home Dennis posed and waited until the 300m pole and then pressed the explosive devastation button and it was all over in a blitzkrieg. D4D and his smiling pilot simply flashed away to come home lonely – kept company only by the lights and screaming crowd. What a night!

Multimedia winning showcase click to view

Race video replay & winning interviews

D4D takes in the sunrise at Summerveld

Walking on the Summerveld Estate

Another outstanding effort – 9x cheques from 9x starts this year! D4D sets a blazing pace and then kicks clear down the home straight looking a surefire easy winner right to the 200m.

Destined for Dawn loads onto the float for his trip to Greyville

Destined for Dawn in the condition of his life – expect fireworks tomorrow.

Race video replay

Post-race report : No words!.. only the race video replay can adequately express the nail-biting, heart-racing intensity of a battle that sums up the allure of this game – HEART! Destined for Dawn has made us immensely proud with his ‘never quit’ approach to every challenge and although he was the loser on Friday night, it was only on the line that luck snatched what would’ve been a well deserved victory. To punters.. yes he has an intimate relationship with the hole in your wallets dating back years now.. but even as a loser surely he can’t be hated for Friday night’s gig. And what would a post-race report be without a mention of young apprentice Dennis Schwarz who rides the work on all our (Sport of Kings Syndicate) horses with good reason. His natural talent has not gone unnoticed and another proud moment watching him deliver to instruction with razor precision in the race as he does on the training tracks. He will continue to blossom with experience. Destined for Dawn pulled up brilliantly after the race, couldn’t be happier and he now sits at 8x runs for 8x stakes cheques in 3½ months netting R48k after trainer/jockey/groom deductions with the R40k maiden win still to come. Destined for Dawn; they reminded us in no uncertain terms that you were the underdog on Friday night – but you made them sweat for it we salute you!

Dennis Schwarz & Destined for Dawn so proud of both of you tonight!

Destined For Dawn on the Summerveld Estate

Carded to race tonight at Greyville on the poly over 1000m in the 3rd race.. this time from draw 1! Having been outside for 7 hours a day during his 2 week break he’s now grown a winter coat and turned red. He’s fresh and well and we couldn’t resist the opportunity to race from gate 1 in a weak field. 1km is not his ideal trip because he’s short on top speed but he makes up for it with the ability to sustain his gallop right through. Apprentice Dennis Schwarz gets the ride and and as with D4D, he will be giving his all to land career win no.1.. on No.1 from gate 1.

Destined for Dawn goes for a canter for the camera after his 2 week paddock break which ended on Friday.

Destined for Dawn racks up cheque number 7 in under 10 weeks

Another game run another stakes cheque but the win remains elusive.

D4D lines up tomorrow night at Greyville on the poly over 1000m for the first time. He’s been getting progressively heavier as he races and now weighs in almost 20kgs more than when he started for us this year. His work is as good as ever so we are taking our chances.. race 2 no.2 draw 2!

Sport of Kings Syndicate owned DESTINED FOR DAWN pays his way yet again (watch replay below).. this his 5th stakes cheque earned from only 5 runs since late January (less than 2 months) Proudly our soldier!!

Morning post-race

Another honest run produces 4th consecutive stakes cheque – D4D takes the lead from the widest draw and battles on gamely to get tagged late to finish 3rd.

3x cheques from 3x starts in a month – Destined for Dawn puts in a promising effort to finish clear 2nd best over 1200m on the Greyville poly.

Destined for Dawn exits the hacking ring and trots past the camera at Summerveld

First time over a mile – D4D does things the hard way racing 3 wide for most of the trip and then stays on for minor money.

Afternoon Walk vid 1

Afternoon Walk vid 2

Post-workout cool off

Walking at Summerveld 24 hours post-race

Destined for Dawn gets stuck in the heavy going but puts in a gallant effort nevertheless and earns his first stakes cheque for new owners Syndicate

7x hours to race time

Destined For Dawn pre-purchase pic