Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog – Friday 19th October 2018


On Saturday Heart of Kernow started his chasing campaign at Hexham. When 3 from home having jumped and travelled fantastically he was very unlucky to fall. He hadn’t yet been asked for any effort from his jockey Brian Hughes. Thankfully both horse and jockey got up ok and we very much look forward to seeing Heart of Kernow back in action again.

Today we have The Boola Bee and Nachi Falls running at Wincanton. The Boola Bee is having her first run over fences under National Hunt rules having been a point to point winner and will be partnered by Sean Bowen. Nachi Falls is running in a handicap hurdle with our yard conditional jockey Tom Buckley onboard. Nachi Falls was given top weight, but Tom will be taking 10lbs which puts him lower in the weights.

Tomorrow we have Lamh Ar Lamh running at Ffos Las in a handicap hurdle she will have Tom Buckley onboard.
On Tuesday we have 2 entries at Exeter which are Lady Mix and Sin Sin. Thursday we head to Carlisle with Lord Ballim and Tanrudy.

Upcoming Entries

Lamh Ar Lamh – Saturday at Ffos Las

Lady Mix – Tuesday at Exeter

Sin Sin- Tuesday at Exeter

Tanrudy – Thursday at Carlisle

Lord Ballim – Thursday at Carlisle 

Horses For Sale

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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