Norton Grove Stud

Patoral Pursuits
Patoral Pursuits

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Monsieur Bond
Monsieur Bond

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Soie D'leau
Soie D'leau

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Patoral Pursuits
Patoral Pursuits

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Pastoral Pursuits


bay (2001) Bahamian Bounty – Star (Most Welcome)

Pastoral Pursuits was a proven sire who came to stand at Norton Grove Stud in 2018.  He sired the winners of almost 500 races and over £4.5 million of prize-money.

He was the top rated older sprinter in Europe in 2005. Top rated older sprinter in England in 2005. Won 6 races, value £264,496, at 2 to 4, from 6 furlongs to 7 furlongs, Darley July Cup, Newmarket, Gr.1, Great North Eastern Railway Park Stakes, Doncaster, Gr.2, Coral Sirenia Stakes, Kempton Park, Gr.3, Racing UK Hackwood Stakes, Newbury, L, also placed second in Ig Index
Anniversary Surrey Stakes, Sandown Park, L. Retired to Stud in 2006.

Sadly Pastoral Pursuits died in 2021 after covering a mare.  He will be sadly missed.


bay (2012) Monsieur Bond – Silky Silence

Soie was bred here by Tim  our son in law He was one of the best home bred horses winning 8 races  12 places and £137,539 including the Be Friendly Handicap Cl2 Haydock and the

Top Price Templegate Tips Handicap Cl2 Doncaster

He was given the Mare Silky Silence to race but due to knee issues she was unable to race ,Maggie gave a nomination to Tim for his birthday and so began a fun racing career  


With the nickname Fat J he was soon a yard favourite and was loved by everyone He was trained mainly by Kristin Stubbs he brought everyone involved with him a lot of pleasure sadly due to injury in 2020 he was put to sleep .

Monsieur Bond

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

Timeless Moment - Lovely Hobo


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.

Dear Glenda


Gold Song - Kingdom Prize

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.


Ragusa - Kingdom Prize

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.