Here we remember some of the legends that have graced the paddocks of Norton Grove over the years, including stallions and mares that have helped to put Norton Grove firmly on the racing and breeding map in the north of England.
Monsieur Bond (IRE)
bay (2000) Danehill Dancer – Musical Essence (Song)
Monsieur Bond was a proven stallion a constant source of winners from Norton Grove Stud. He was an outstanding racehorse, a dual Group Winner and winner of six races from two to four years over six to seven furlongs and earning £219,347. He sired winners of over 400 races, including Group 1 winners, and over £5 million prize money. A consistent source of winners, this chestnut son of Danehill Dancer was an ever popular sire amongst breeders in previous seasons.
Monsieur Bond passed away in October 2019.
Timeless Times was an astounding racehorse, recording 16 victories as a two year old! He was retired in 1991 and stood at Norton Grove Stud from 1992.
Timeless Times was the sire of numerous winners, often precocious speedy two year olds. Tommy Smith, Big Ben, Grudge, Ramsey Hope, TIme To Wyn and Mis Offset were some of his prolific offspring.
Timeless Times died in 2011, the same year that saw the arrival of Monsieur Bond.
Silky Silence was an unraced daughter of High Chaparral, out of Watersilk. She was the dam of Soie D’Leau, a six times winner currently in training with Kristin Stubbs. Sadly Silky Silence died in 2016 aged nine. From a well related family, she was a half sister to multiple winners Crosse Fire (by Monsieur Bond) and Misu Moneypenny (by Misu Bond).
A fabulous broodmare, Dear Glenda was the dam of four winners, including Aurigny who was second in the Group 2 Prix Robert Papin at Maisons-Laffitte in 1997, beaten just a short head.
Morston (1970–1993) was a French-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse. He is best known for winning the 1973 Epsom Derby on his second racecourse appearance. He was then injured, and retired undefeated.
Morston stood at Norton Grove in the late 1980s.
Contact: Richard Lingwood, Norton Grove Stud, Norton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 8EF, UK. Tel and Fax – 01653 693887