Broken Spear, a two year old son of Pastoral Pursuits, was a winner at York this afternoon for trainer Tony Coyle. Ridden by Kevin Stott he drew away and won the novice race very easily. He looks a real star in the making. Congratulations to all connections.
Pearl Noir was a winner for the second time in 2018 for trainer Scott Dixon. Sired by Norton Grove Stud’s Milk It Mick (pictured) he was a winner of the five furlong amateur riders’ handicap for jockey Gareth Newmarch.
A son of Monsieur Bond, the Richard Fahey trained Firewater was a winner today. The two year old colt is out of the Norton Grove based mare Spirit Na Heireann (pictured) and he was first past the post at Ayr over a mile. Firewater runs in the colours of his breeder, Mrs Helen Steel.
Also on the Ayr card another son of Monsieur Bond, Billy Bond, was a winner also for Richard Fahey. Billy Bond was bred by Mr and Mrs Ashton. In the places this afternoon, Brian Ellison’s Monsieur Jimmy was a runner up in the seven furlong handicap.
The Norton Grove Stud foaled Maggie’s Passion, trained by Tony Coyle, finished fourth in the first race on the card.
Princes Des Sables, a two year old daughter of Monsieur Bond, won for the fourth time in a row at Chester this afternoon. She is stepping up in class all the time as she won in Class 2 company to pick up the first prize money of almost £12,000.
Major Snugfit, bred at Norton Grove Stud by Mrs helen Steel, was a Beverley winner today. At odds of 50-1 he won in the colours of Adrian Greenwood for trainer Mick Easterby. Major Snugfit is out of Norton Grove based mare Bridle Belle.
Princes Des Sables made it three wins in a row for sire Monsieur Bond. Kevin Ryan’s filly won in Class 2 company at Hamilton to defy a rising handicap mark. Earlier in the week Mable Lee, daughter of Norton Grove based Mexican Milly. was runner up at Catterick and she looks a sure winner again soon.
Contact: Richard Lingwood, Norton Grove Stud, Norton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 8EF, UK. Tel and Fax – 01653 693887