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Steve Norton, Barnsley

Grand National 1978 in which S Norton had 2 runners

Grand National 1978 in which S Norton had 2 runners

Notes on the career of Steve Norton, racehorse trainer?

Answer: S G Norton trained at High Hoyland, Yorks (near Barnsley) from 1988 to 1995

1993 was his best year with 45 winners from 322 runners when he received £204,895 in total prize money

He trained horses for all codes of racing flat, all weather, chase and hurdles but failed to reach any great heights in any of them, contenting himself with just making a living from something he enjoyed. It has been said he liked a drink and this may well have held him back.

It is possible he was already training in 1978 but records from sources such as Racing Post only go back to 1988.

There is a record in Seventiesnationals
recording 2 runners of his in the 1978 Grand National - Hidden Value who finished 16th and Silkstone who finished 39th. Hidden Value was ridden by Tommy Stack who picked up the ride after the withdrawal and subsequent retirement of his intended mount, Red Rum.

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Nov 23, 2016
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Laser Lady
by: RB

Steve Norton trained a good filly Laser Lady which must have been late 70's

Nov 23, 2016
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My first job in racing in 1984
by: William clayton

He was a great guy to work for and had good staff

Jul 26, 2016
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Who says Steve Norton was not successful?..
by: Debbie Sanderson

Steve Norton trained on a dual purpose licemce over the years.

His success arrived in the form of Full Extent as SGN was one of the braver trainers who went to purchase in Keeneland and this colt was purchased there. He went on to win the Gymcrack.

He also trained the group winning filly Goodbye Shelley; the listed winner Mr Meeka; the Irish Derby placed Sprice Baby and Cambridgeshire winners Leysh and Mowray Boy to name but a few.

He was a very good judge of a horse and ran a very successful yard until the late 80s.

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