The Mick Easterby trained Bad Dog lost his maiden tag in the opener at Newcastle this evening. The son of Norton Grove stallion Pastoral Pursuits led from start to finish to win in style under yard apprentice Harrison Shaw.
Two more mares have arrived at Norton Grove for foaling, Last of the Dixies from Julie Camacho and Slim Chance from Simon west. You can follow their progress on these pages and we will post photos when the foals arrive.
Pepper Lane is today a proud mum after delivering her filly foal by Brazen Beau. Mother and foal are doing well and we hope that her foal is one day as fast as her dam. Pepper Lane was of course the winner of the Great St Wilfrid Stakes Handicap in 2012.
Dukes Meadow and jockey Rhiain Ingram teamed up to record a winner for Norton Grove stallion Pastoral Pursuits at Chelmsford today. Trained by Roger Ingram Dukes Meadow was winning for the second time in his career.
Tina with Tibetsi’s foal, a filly which is already developing into a lovely character and exploring her new world. This filly foal is by the 2015 Champion European Sprinter Muhaarar and has a wonderful pedigree.
A quick update from Norton Grove Stud as the foaling season begins!
Monsieur Jimmy, a son of Monsieur Bond, notched up a sixth career win at Southwell this afternoon. Trained by Declan Carroll Monsieur Jimmy was an easy winner of the ‘sunbets.co.uk Handicap’ over a mile.
The superbly named Love Rat was runner up at Southwell this afternoon, a second consecutive second placed finish. Owned by celebrity author Jilly Cooper and friends, Love Rat was foaled at Norton Grove Stud in 2015 and his dam is Watersilk, who is also the dam of winners Crosse Fire and Misu Moneypenny. We have to congratulate the owners on such a great name, maybe reference to characters in a novel or two!