Last night saw the arrival of the last foal from Mick Easterby’s broodmares! The thirteenth foal from the legendary Yorkshire trainer’s base arrived in the shape of a filly by Eagle Top out of Poetic Verse. The work doesn’t finish there though as we still have several of Mick Easterby’s mares and foals at the Stud and we also will be working with the mares as they are covered again.
Soie D’Leau, a son of Monsieur Bond who was bred by Maggie Lingwood of Norton Grove Stud won on his seasonal debut at Thirsk. Recording his eighth career victory he was making his debut for trainer John Quinn. There will be celebrations at Norton Grove this evening as the popular sprinter is co-owned by Tim Pople, Jessica Lingwood and Frank Harrison who is a former employee at the Stud.
At Newmarket Move In Time was another winner for Monsieur Bond. Move In Time’s dam Tibetsi earlier this year delivered a foal at Norton Grove.
Piece Of Magic has given birth to a filly foal by Eagle Top.
Silver Halo has delivered a lovely foal by Mayson, mother and foal are both doing well.
An ex Norton Grove resident finished second today at Catterick on her debut. Society Queen was bought from Ireland as a foal by Norman and Helen Steel and lodged with us here at Norton Grove until she went into training with Richard Fahey.
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.