Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog- Friday 12th October 2018


Last Friday we travelled to Hexham racecourse with Mead Vale, Lady Mix and Lamh Ar Lamh. Mead Vale ran an absolute blinder finishing 2nd in a competitive Novices hurdle. He was given a brilliant ride by Danny Cook to only be beaten 2 and 3/4 lengths by a horse rated 132.

Mead Vale 

Lady Mix went on to run a great race to finish 2nd under our yard conditional Tom Buckley. The pair were very unlucky to be beaten a length and a half by the champion jockey riding one for Gordon Elliott. Lamh Ar Lamh was also partnered by Tom Buckley to finish 5th with only 8 lengths between her and 1st place. She settled brilliantly and stayed on until the line.

We have an exciting weekend ahead of us with Heart Of Kernow making an appearance at Hexham on Saturday to start his chasing campaign. He has had 2 runs around Hexham already and both have been wins. Hopefully he can carry on his winning ways and make it a hat- rick.

Upcoming Entries 

Heart Of Kernow – Saturday at Hexham

Nachi Falls– Thursday at Carlisle


Horses For Sale

Flints Legacy – 6yr old grey mare by Sagamix, ready to go novice chasing this season. ( 45% 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.


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