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.
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.