Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog- Friday 21st September 2018


This week we have been relatively quiet with runners due to the ground not being suitable for some of the horses we would like to run. At home things are very much the opposite. We have currently got the most amount of horses we have ever had in which we are absolutely delighted with. Our three year- olds that have recently been broken in are coming along nicely having been up the gallop and cantering around our sand ring, they are all showing improvement each day.

Today Calin Du Brizais ran another brilliant race at Newton Abbot, partnered by his usual jockey Kieren Buckley who is also our yard amateur the pair finished 3rd only beaten 1 length.

At the moment we currently have just the two entries at Uttoxeter on Sunday, which include Lamh Ar Lamh and Mead Vale. This will be Mead Vale’s first run back this season so hopefully he will show that he learnt a lot from the previous.

Upcoming Entries 

Mead Vale – Uttoxeter on Sunday

Lamh Ar Lamh- Uttoxeter on Sunday

Horses For Sale


Flints Legacy – 6yr old grey mare by Sagamix. Ready to go novice chasing this season. (30% 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