Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog- Friday 7th September 2018


We have had a busy & exciting week culminating with our Nigel Hawke Racing Club open evening on Saturday 1st September & our Open day for invited guests on the Sunday 2nd September.
It was a lovely warm late summer evening with 40 members of the club who saw their Racing Club horses paraded & Nigel commentating on each individual horse. The club horses for this season are:
Atlantic King
Ballymagroaty Boy
Georgina joy
Mead vale
It is not too late to join the racing club any enquiries give Steve Winfield a call on 07739437574.

On Sunday we held our Thorne Farm Racing Open day. The weather enabled the six paraded horses to gleam in the sunshine and over 100 invited guests saw Speredek, Tanrudy, Verbitude, Pearl Royale, Rejaah and Deauville Crystal. Speredek particularly enjoyed all the photos & attention. Nigel gave a full commentary on each horse & explained about the races that they will be aimed for. Speredek will be aimed for the Haldon Gold Cup in November at Exeter. Verbitude will go Juvenile hurdling in October/ November. Pearl Royale will hopefully go to Carlisle in November for a Grade 2 mares chase and Tanrudy will possibly go for a 3m hurdle and then onto novice chasing.

We also showed off a small elite selection of young horses for sale from France & Ireland to a very captive audience. For further information on these horses please visit our website or give Nigel a call on 07769 295839

On Tuesday Lamh Ar Lamh went to Stratford for the ‘Bet at Mare’s Handicap Hurdle’. We were absolutely delighted with her performance finishing 3rd. Now that she has learnt to settle she should pick up a race or two at this time of year.
We have a very busy week ahead of us with lots of entries coming up.


Upcoming Entries 

Take a Break – Saturday at Stratford

Nachi Falls – Sunday at Fontwell

Parelli Gold – Sunday at Fontwell

Atlantic Grey – Monday at Newton Abbot

Georgina Joy – Monday at Newton Abbot

Pirolo – Monday at Newton Abbot

Mutoondresdashorse – Monday at Newton Abbot

Lamh Ar Lamh – Tuesday at Worcester

Rejaah – Wednesday at Uttoxeter

Horses For Sale

Flints Legacy

6 year old grey mare by Sagamix. Ready to go novice chasing this season. (40% left available)

Boris De Deauville / Take a Chance – Purchased in France with a winning pedigree, schooled with a lovely natural jump and ready for training next year.

Balko / Ugoline – Beautiful racing type from the profiled French jumps sire Balko. Bought in France and a very exciting prospect for next year.

Top Trip / Jour De Chance – Top class racing type from an exciting young stallion standing at the same stud as Kapgarde. Strong winning pedigree and much to look forward to next year.

Get Involved In The Nigel Hawke Racing Club!

The club gives an exciting opportunity for racing-lovers to share in the thrills of racehorse ownership without the need for the usual major expense. The new club will always have four horses running in its colours and, uniquely to Nigel Hawke Racing Club, Nigel will also introduce selected young horses to the racecourse by running them in club colours.
Fees to join the new club are £45 per month or £515 when paying annually in advance. This makes enjoying the thrills of horse racing available and affordable. (Members must be 18+)
To find out more visit