Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog – Friday 14th December 2018


The last couple of weeks have been extremely busy for us, with lots of runners all over the country. This week we haven’t been so busy due to less runners. We have still been extremely busy at home with galloping horses and schooling our younger horses on the grass for their first time.

We have a few entries for next week starting with Point N Shoot at Ffos Lass on Monday in the ‘MansionBet Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle’. On Wednesday we have Johanos in at Newbury for the ‘Prodec Networks Chase’ (A Novices Limited Handicap). He is a lovely horse with good form over hurdles, he has had a year off and we look forward to seeing what he can show over fences.
We also have Pearl Royale entered in on Wednesday at Newbury for the ‘Thoroughbred Breeders Association Mares Chase’ (Listed Race). Having won her last race comfortably and it being a mare’s listed race as well, we look forward to watching this lovely mare perform again.

Upcoming Entries 

Point N Shoot – Monday at Ffos Lass

Johanos – Wednesday at Newbury

Pearl Royale – Wednesday at Newbury

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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