French, a four year old daughter of Monsieur Bond, was a winner at Thirsk this afternoon for trainer Antony Brittain and jockey jockey Cam Hardie. Staying on well she ran out an easy winner of the ‘Book For Ladies’ Day – Saturday 9th September Handicap’ for her second career victory.
Another good start to the year as Move In Time, sired by Monsieur Bond wins first time out at Hamilton. Move In Time had previously won the 2014 QNB Prix de L`Abbaye de Longchamp (Gp 1) and won nicely at odds of 4/9.
Mr Richard Lingwood was honoured for his dedication to working in the Racing Industry today at Pontefract Racecourse. He was the recipient of the Lifetime in Racing award which was given after the 3.30pm race, named ‘Richard Lingwood – A Lifetime in Racing handicap’ in his honour.
Richard was born in Norfolk in 1944 and at the tender age of 9 years old for his birthday was dragged down to his local riding school by his cousin Tina. He then progressed from there to his first job working for an international show jumper at Rutland.
Yorkshire saw the arrival of Richard in 1961 when he started work with Major J Hudson where he travelled and hunted the Northern show jumping circuit. It was in the early 70’s when Maj Hudson bought a stallion called Count Albany and this is when Norton Grove Stud was born.
Richard, his wife Maggie and family have operating the stud since 1995 when they inherited Maj Hudson’s share after his sudden death.
The business has been lucky enough to stand good stallions including Derby winner Morston, St Leger Group 1 winner Bollin Eric, Winter Derby winner Gentleman’s Deal, Presidium , Timeless Times winner of 1995 TBA Leading British-based First-Season sire award and is now Standing Monsieur Bond and MilK It Mick. The stud has also has a good share of their own brood mares, the most memorable being Aurigny winner and placed listed races and second Prix D’Robert Papin, group 2 beaten by a nose!
On average Richard foals 60 plus mares a season with the help of his wife, daughters Tina, Jessica, Laura and son-in-law Tim. Their record for most foals in a season is an impressive 89.
Richard is a dedicated football fan of the canaries, Norwich City having spent time at Carrow Road with his Dad as a young lad.
The Racing Post, May 20, 2015
THE victory of Soie D’Leau in the 5f maiden for three-year-olds was all the sweeter for Tim and Tina Pople, from Norton Grove Stud, as both of the gelding’s parents reside at the Malton stud, namely his sire Monsieur Bond and his dam Silky Silence.
The Poples own Soie D’Leau as part of the FATJ partnership and a delighted Tina Pople said: “Having the mare and the stallion in the yard is brilliant.”
The stud team celebrated a Monsieur Bond Listed winner with Alfred Hutchinson at York last week, and Tim Pople said of the sire: “He’s a good commercial stallion, he’s not expensive and has had two Prix de l’Abbaye winners [Gilt Edge Girl and Move In Time], what more could you want? Silky Silence is in foal to our other stallion Milk It Mick, so it’s onwards and upwards. “
Kristin Stubbs, who trains Soie D’Leau, said: “He’s a big baby and has been learning with every run. I’m so pleased for his owners. They bred him and have been really patient. He had a few problems last year and they took him back to the stud and have given him plenty of time.
“He’s a heavy-topped horse and the ease in the ground probably helped.”
Racing Post, 4th November 2014
THE two-day DBS Autumn Sales cater for almost every buyer, offering a selection of yearlings and horses in training, from smart two-yearolds to jumpers. And for buyers whose shopping list includes progeny by Group 1 sire Monsieur Bond, then Doncaster is the place to be.
No fewer than 25 lots by the Norton Grove Stud resident have been catalogued, all of whom were given a timely update when their paternal half-brother Move In Time triumphed in the Group 1 Prix de l’Abbaye. The win was a second for Monsieur Bond, whose daughter Gilt Edge Girl landed the race in 2010.
Standouts from the sire’s yearling offerings include a sister to winning colt Mr Horsepower out of a Wolfhound half-sister to EP Taylor heroine Fraulein (lot 356), a daughter of Hilary Needler Trophy winner Knavesmire from the family of champion juvenile filly Soar (433) and a grandson of top-tier performer She’s Classy (440).
Just one runner by the sire is found in the horses in training section, sprint handicapper Monsieur Royale (222).
Also on offer among the horses in training lots is Dr Marwan Koukash’s Gabrial’s Star (87), a brother to Geelong Cup hero Caravan Rolls On.
Racing Post, May 12th 2014
Location: Malton, North Yorkshire
Owner: Richard and Maggie Lingwood
The stud was founded in the 1970s by Major Jim Hudson, initially standing Count Albany, who was a hunter.
We used to be involved in show jumping, which is why we came up here, and at first I didn’t have much to do with the stallion side of things. But Major had a heart attack and needed to convalesce for a number of months so we had to take over the stallions – and basically didn’t let him back in! He was a hunting/ shooting/fishing type man, that was his big love, so he was quite happy for us take on the stallions.
But we did persuade him to sell all the paintings off his wall so together we could buy Timeless Times the year he was leading British first-season sire. He lacked a big winner, but given he didn’t get many black-type mares, he did very well.
We also stood the Derby winner Morston, although he was never the success he should have been.
Currently we have Monsieur Bond, who moved here the year he had Prix de l’Abbaye winner Gilt Edge Girl, Misu Bond and Milk It Mick, who had Group 3 winner Miracle Of Medinah last year.
Racing Post, 16th February 2014
THE latest chapter in the Cinderella story of Forever Bond will be written in the coming weeks when the 14-year-old daughter of Danetime will be covered by unbeaten dual world champion Frankel.
Forever Bond is due to foal to her owner Reg Bond’s stallion Monsieur Bond for the sixth time.
Previous matings between the pair have produced Group 1-placed sprinter Hoof It and dual Group 3 scorer Ladies Are Forever.
Forever Bond, a half-sister to high-class sprinter Ratio, was bought on behalf of Bond by Bryan Smart for just 15,500gns at Doncaster in 2001.
Although she never made it to the racecourse, she has made amends at stud by producing five winners from her first five foals – all of whom managed to score in 2011.
“She is around three weeks overdue to produce her Monsieur Bond foal, but she always does that,” said Mary Lowe of Bond Thoroughbred Corporation.
“The Frankel mating is a bit of a pipedream but she has earned the right to visit him as she has done so well at stud.”
It looks set to be a big year for Monsieur Bond, who Bond stands alongside Misu Bond at Norton Grove Stud in North Yorkshire, as he is due to be represented by his first larger crop of two-yearolds, who were bred in the afterglow of his small early crops yielding a number of high-class performers.
One of Monsieur Bond’s best performers, Prix de l’Abbaye heroine Gilt Edge Girl, was sold to the Niarchos family for (Euro)550,000 at the Goffs November breeding-stock sale, while his son Alfred Hutchinson scored in a valuable Lingfield handicap last month.
by Katherine Fidler, Racing Post
MILK IT MICK will stand at Norton Grove Stud for the 2014 season, owner Paul Dixon revealed on Sunday.
Milk It Mick, a son of Millkom, landed the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes when sent out by Jamie Osborne before doubling his top-flight tally in the hands of James Cassidy, beating Aragorn by a head in the Grade 1 Frank E Kilroe Mile Handicap at Santa Anita.
The sire, who was based at former jump jockey Bill Smith’s Kelanne Stud for 2013, sired his first black-type winner earlier this month when Miracle Of Medinah won Newbury’s Listed Rose Bowl Stakes.
“He’s a lovely stamp of horse, and I think northern breeders and trainers will give him a chance,” said Dixon. “I’m hopeful the move will give him a bit of a kick-start, as he has been a bit unfortunate so far.
“The first stud [Lone Oak Stud] moved and couldn’t take a stallion, so he went to Hedgeholme Stud [County Durham], where Miracle Of Medinah was conceived. Then we decided, as [his sire] Millkom was a champion racehorse in France, we’d send him over there, but unfortunately it didn’t work out because the area he was in bred more for stamina than speed.
“Then he went to Bill’s, but he is in the process of moving.
“We’d like to make this his last move, and moving him back north I think will be a good plan all round. He’ll stand at £1,500 with concessions for winning mares.”
The 12-year-old will stand alongside Monsieur Bond and Misu Bond at the North Yorkshire operation.
Norton Grove Stud owner Richard Lingwood said he was pleased to have Milk It Mick join the roster.
“Up here in the north we don’t often get the chance to stand a stallion who has won a couple of Group/Grade 1s – and he’s also just had a recent black-type winner – so we’re hopeful that next season we’ll be able to attract a few mares for him,” said Lingwood.
“[Former resident] Dabbers Ridge has moved to Norfolk, so it will be nice to have all three stallion boxes full again.”