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richardf
06 Sep 16 08:33
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Bit of a longshot here.

I think that my father spent some time at Thornton in 1957, but would love to find out more about the place. Does anyone know of anyone who might be able to help me?

I think that St Paddy was foaled at the stud in 1957. AS far as I am aware it is not now operating as a stud, but if anyone could help I would be eternally grateful.

Thanks
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Report richardf September 6, 2016 9:49 AM BST
Or does anyone have a relation who used to work there who may be able to help?
Report kincsem September 7, 2016 11:52 AM BST
Let me Google that for you, you lazy sod. Happy

http://www.yorkshire-racing.co.uk/thornton.htm
Report kincsem September 7, 2016 11:55 AM BST
It says at the end of the webpage

"If you have any comments, corrections, suggestions, pictures or (most importantly) information please email me.
Copyright 2002 Stephen George-Powell"

If you click the e-mail link at the end of the page you might find out more.
Report kincsem September 7, 2016 11:58 AM BST
Googling "Thornton Stud" brought up that link.
If you also Google "Thornton Stud" and select Images you will see plenty of images of the stud.
Report kincsem September 7, 2016 12:04 PM BST
from http://www.yorkshire-racing.co.uk/hist_19c.htm

"1884    Robert Vyner of Newby Hall, Ripon won the St.Leger with Lambkin. The Vyner horses (his brother Clare founded Thornton Stud) were mainly trained at Newmarket, although there were gallops and extensive stabling at Newby occupied by, amonst others, Billy Bullock, Billy Nevett and Steve Nesbitt in recent times."

"1985    Kris, standing at Thornton Stud, Thirsk, becomes the most recent Yorkshire champion sire, mainly due to the Fillies Triple Crown winner Oh So Sharp."
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