Ladies are Forever’s first foal, born at Norton Grove, was sold at the Goffs UK yearling sale today for £180,000.
Bred by owner Reg Bond (Bond Thoroughbred Corporation) she became the first Frankel yearling to be sold at Goffs UK. Ladies Are Forever is a full sister to Hoof It (winner of the Stewards Cup and the Stewards Sprint) and Forever’s Girl both winning Monsieur Bond also half sister to two more winners. She is a four times Listed and three times Group 3 winner. The photo above shows the Frankel filly as a yearling (Photo: Karren Daddy) and below when she was foaled at Norton Grove Stud.
Yes You was a winner again today at Redcar, making it two victories in a row. The daughter of Mexican Milly (pictured above right), who resides at Norton Grove, was a game winner for jockey Jamie Gormley and trainer Iain Jardine. Congratulations to connections.
Melrose Girl, a filly by Monsieur Bond, was also placed at Redcar this afternoon finishing third at odds of 33/1 for trainer Bryan Smart.
Another winner for Monsieur Bond as Bit Of A Quirke wins the Racing UK Handicap at Beverley this evening over 1m 2f. Congratulations to connections and to trainer Mark Walford.
Bit Of A Quirke is out of the mare Silk, who is sadly no longer with us. Yesterday’s runner up Roy’s Dream, today’s second Soie D’Leau and Bit Of A Quirke are all from the same family. Silk was the dam of Quirke and Watersilk, who was Silk’s half-sister, is the grand dam of Roy’s Dream and Soie D’Leau.
Soie D’Leau ran a fabulous race at Beverley tonight finishing second in the British Stallions Studs Weatherbys Hamilton Conditions Stakes. The son of Monsieur Bond was runner up to Judicial who set a course record in beating our chap!
The photo shows Soie D’Leau in the Beverley Parade ring and he looks a real picture and a credit to Kristin Stubbs and her staff.
Across the Irish Sea at Naas Live Twice finished second in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Maiden and looks a sure winner in time!
Mr Richard Lingwood was honoured for his dedication to working in the Racing Industry today at Pontefract Racecourse. He was the recipient of the Lifetime in Racing award which was given after the 3.30pm race, named ‘Richard Lingwood – A Lifetime in Racing handicap’ in his honour.
Richard was born in Norfolk in 1944 and at the tender age of 9 years old for his birthday was dragged down to his local riding school by his cousin Tina. He then progressed from there to his first job working for an international show jumper at Rutland.
Yorkshire saw the arrival of Richard in 1961 when he started work with Major J Hudson where he travelled and hunted the Northern show jumping circuit. It was in the early 70’s when Maj Hudson bought a stallion called Count Albany and this is when Norton Grove Stud was born.
Richard, his wife Maggie and family have operating the stud since 1995 when they inherited Maj Hudson’s share after his sudden death.
The business has been lucky enough to stand good stallions including Derby winner Morston, St Leger Group 1 winner Bollin Eric, Winter Derby winner Gentleman’s Deal, Presidium , Timeless Times winner of 1995 TBA Leading British-based First-Season sire award and is now Standing Monsieur Bond and MilK It Mick. The stud has also has a good share of their own brood mares, the most memorable being Aurigny winner and placed listed races and second Prix D’Robert Papin, group 2 beaten by a nose!
On average Richard foals 60 plus mares a season with the help of his wife, daughters Tina, Jessica, Laura and son-in-law Tim. Their record for most foals in a season is an impressive 89.
Richard is a dedicated football fan of the canaries, Norwich City having spent time at Carrow Road with his Dad as a young lad.
Richard Lingwood today presented the prize to the winner of the race named in his honour, the ‘Richard Lingwood – A Lifetime in Racing Handicap’ at Pontefract. The race was won by Another Royal, trained by Tim Easterby and owned by Charlie Stevens.
Contact: Richard Lingwood, Norton Grove Stud, Norton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 8EF, UK. Tel and Fax – 01653 693887