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.
THE victory of Soie D’Leau in the 5f maiden for three-year-olds was all the sweeter for Tim and Tina Pople, from Norton Grove Stud, as both of the gelding’s parents reside at the Malton stud, namely his sire Monsieur Bond and his dam Silky Silence.
The Poples own Soie D’Leau as part of the FATJ partnership and a delighted Tina Pople said: “Having the mare and the stallion in the yard is brilliant.”
The stud team celebrated a Monsieur Bond Listed winner with Alfred Hutchinson at York last week, and Tim Pople said of the sire: “He’s a good commercial stallion, he’s not expensive and has had two Prix de l’Abbaye winners [Gilt Edge Girl and Move In Time], what more could you want? Silky Silence is in foal to our other stallion Milk It Mick, so it’s onwards and upwards. “
Kristin Stubbs, who trains Soie D’Leau, said: “He’s a big baby and has been learning with every run. I’m so pleased for his owners. They bred him and have been really patient. He had a few problems last year and they took him back to the stud and have given him plenty of time.
“He’s a heavy-topped horse and the ease in the ground probably helped.”
THE two-day DBS Autumn Sales cater for almost every buyer, offering a selection of yearlings and horses in training, from smart two-yearolds to jumpers. And for buyers whose shopping list includes progeny by Group 1 sire Monsieur Bond, then Doncaster is the place to be.
No fewer than 25 lots by the Norton Grove Stud resident have been catalogued, all of whom were given a timely update when their paternal half-brother Move In Time triumphed in the Group 1 Prix de l’Abbaye. The win was a second for Monsieur Bond, whose daughter Gilt Edge Girl landed the race in 2010.
Standouts from the sire’s yearling offerings include a sister to winning colt Mr Horsepower out of a Wolfhound half-sister to EP Taylor heroine Fraulein (lot 356), a daughter of Hilary Needler Trophy winner Knavesmire from the family of champion juvenile filly Soar (433) and a grandson of top-tier performer She’s Classy (440).
Just one runner by the sire is found in the horses in training section, sprint handicapper Monsieur Royale (222).
Also on offer among the horses in training lots is Dr Marwan Koukash’s Gabrial’s Star (87), a brother to Geelong Cup hero Caravan Rolls On.
Contact: Richard Lingwood, Norton Grove Stud, Norton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 8EF, UK. Tel and Fax – 01653 693887