A colt foal was born to Mad Jazz last night. His sire is Pastoral Pursuits and both mother and foal are doing well.
The first Pastoral Pursuits foal of 2019 was born last night, a colt out of Velvet Jaguar. He is from a family of many winners Roy’s Dream, Crosse Fire, Soie D’leau, Misu Moneypenny and Love Rat. Hopefully a future winner!
A Sure Welcome, trained by John Spearing, was the first winner of 2019 for Norton Grove’s Pastoral Pursuits. Passing the post first at Wolverhampton he was recording his seventh career victory.
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.
Casterbridge, a six year old son of Pastoral Pursuits, was a winner of the Betway Supporting Responsible Gambling Week Handicap at Newcastle this evening for trainer Eric Alston and jockey Daniel Tudhope.
The Pastoral Pursuits sired Flowing Clarets won at Windsor this afternoon for trainer John Bridger. Bred by Richard Fahey, the mare was recording her sixth career success.
Kibaar, trained by Ruth Carr and ridden by James Sullivan, was a Pastoral Pursuits sired winner at Newcastle this evening, taking the Baxi 600 Combi Handicap.
Pastoral Pursuits has had three winners from his last four runners!
Dark Defender, a five year old trained by Keith Dalgleish, was a winner of the opener at Hamilton this afternoon.