Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog- Saturday 27th October 2018


On Thursday we where at Carlisle with two runners. Lord Ballim finished 4th after giving our yard amateur jockey Kieren Buckley a very challenging time. He jumped very well but pulled extremely hard most of the trip. Tanrudy had his first run for the yard to also finish 4th, he travelled and jumped very well and he will learn a lot from this run.

Yesterday we had Calin Du Brizais running at Cheltenham with his usual partner Kieren Buckley onboard. Calin ran yet another brilliant race and was given a peach of a ride by Kieren.

Today we have Rejaah running at Cheltenham in the ‘Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle Series Qualifier’.

Next week we have Nachi Falls entered at Fakenham and Slaying the Dragon entered at Chepstow. This will be Slaying the Dragon’s first run for the yard.


Upcoming Entries

Slaying the dragon – Tuesday at Chepstow

Nachi Falls – Wednesday at Fakenham


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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