Dawn's Curtsey, a grade I winner and stakes producer, died March 15 shortly after delivering an Honor Glide colt. A 24-year-old daughter of Far North, Dawn's Curtsey was owned by Bonnie Heath Farm and Darby Dan Farm (John Phillips co-managing partner).
Dawn's Curtsey was a grade I winner as a homebred for Phillips' grandfather, John W. Galbreath, and his wife, Dorothy. Racing in the Darby Dan silks, Dawn's Curtsey captured the 1985 Flower Bowl Handicap (gr. IT) at Belmont Park in her chief score. The following year, she won the Athenia Handicap (gr. IIIT). Trained her entire career by John Veitch, she retired with five wins from 28 starts and earnings of $362,063.
Dawn's Curtsey produced 13 named foals, 10 of which were winners, including stakes winner Triumph At Dawn (by Alydar) and English group II-placed Hawk Flyer. Dawn's Curtsey was out of the Graustark mare Liberty Spirit.