Optimickstickhill, sired by Norton Grove’s Group 1 winning stallion Milk It Mick (pictured), was a winner for trainer Scott Dixon at Thirsk today. After finishing second at Nottingham last week the Milk It Mick filly went one better this afternoon. Congratulations to Scott and Paul Dixon.
Miracle of Medinah, a son of Norton Grove’s Milk It Mick, finished third at Ascot this evening. Trained by Michael Usher he was a length and a half behind the Godolphin owned Dreamfield, who was the odds on favourite. Monsieur Bond was in the places too yesterday when take The Helm was runner up in the feature race at Chelmsford.
Grey mare Teal’s Token has given birth to a beautiful foal by Norton Grove stallion Milk It Mick. There are plenty of mares ready to foal currently at the Stud and we may have a busy few weeks ahead!
Slim Chance gave birth to her filly foal by Milk It Mick at 1 am this morning. Slim Chance was a four times winning sprinter during her 62 race career, trained by Simon West.
Miracle of Medinah was a winner for Norton Grove stallion Milk It Mick, taking the Prix des Rouges at Deauville, worth over £14,000. This was the fifth win of his career. Trained by Mark Usher and ridden by Theo Bachelot he beat the odds on favourite Absalon by half a length. His last victory bad come in 2013 when he won the Group 3 Somerville Tattersall Stakes at Newmarket. Congratulations to all connections.
Pearl Noir, a son of Milk It Mick, finished a close third at Ripon this afternoon. Ridden by David Allen and trained by Scott Dixon he was beaten by just over a length in the ‘North Ormesby WMC Tony Bennett Memorial Handicap’ over the minimum trip having led for most of the race. He will be winning again soon.
Pearl Noir, by our stallion Milk It Mick, won the Middleham Trainers Association Apprentice Handicap at Ripon, ridden by Paddy Pilley and trained by Scott Dixon.