Milk It Mick sired Champagne Monday was a two year old winner at Southwell today. Trained by Scott Dixon he was losing his maiden tag ridden by Nicola Currie. Champagne Monday was bred by Yvette Dixon, mother of trainer Scott Dixon and owner of Milk it Mick. He was foaled by us here at Norton Grove. Michael Appleby’s Classic Pursuit also won for the eleventh time in his career this afternoon. The son of Pastoral Pursuits has now earned over £60,000 in prizemoney. Pastoral Pursuits sired Casterbridge finished third. A third Norton Grove winner came in the shape of Love Rat, who was foaled at Norton Grove and owned by Jilly Cooper. Love Rat is from the same family of winning horses Crosse Fire, Misu Moneypenny and Soie D’leau is grandson to their dam.
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.