The Ruth Carr-trained gelding Ower Fly, a son of Norton Grove’s Pastoral Pursuits, won the Richard II Handicap at Pontefract today. It was his sixth career win as he carried top weight to collect the first prize of almost £10,000.
Major Crispies scored in style for Norton Grove stallion Pastoral Pursuits at Beverley tonight. The David O’Meara trained gelding won the seller by ten lengths and the performance saw him purchased for 6,200 guineas after the race.
Roderick, a two year old colt by Pastoral Pursuits, was a debut winner at Musselburgh this afternoon for trainer Richard Fahey. Staying on strongly at the finish he looks a horse to follow in coming months.
Racquet, trained by Ruth Carr, was a winner for Norton Grove stallion Pastoral Pursuits at Wetherby this afternoon. The four year old was recording his fourth career victory.
Not only are we busy foaling but as a four stallion stud we’re also covering mares. This is Mick Easterby’s El Molino Blanco who has had a morning date with Pastoral Pursuits. Pastoral Pursuits has sired two of Mick Easterby’s most successful sprinters in recent years, Perfect Pasture and Hoofalong.
An unusual winner in Hungary with an international theme as Pastoral Pursuits sired Puramente wins for Austrian trainer Ziva Prunk ridden by his Japanese apprentice jockey Shu Murakami!
A Sure Welcome, trained by John Spearing, was a winner for Norton Grove stallion Pastoral Pursuits at Wolverhampton this evening.
Bobby Joe Leg, a son of Norton Grove stallion Pastoral Pursuits, was an 8/1 winner at Wolverhampton this evening for trainer Ruth Carr.