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.
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.
Ladies First was a winner this afternoon at York for Monsieur Bond. Foaled at Norton Grove Stud in 2012 she is a full sister to Ladies Are Forever and Hoof It and recorded her second career success when winning on the Knavesmire.
Contact: Richard Lingwood, Norton Grove Stud, Norton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 8EF, UK. Tel and Fax – 01653 693887