Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog – Friday 4th January 2018


This week has really shown us all at Thorne Farm the highs and lows of racing. We started the week of with a great run from Some Detail at Haydock on Sunday where he finished 3rd under Sean Bowen. He is a lovely horse that is showing a lot of promise for the future.
On Tuesday Alminar showed us all a very promising run on his second start over fences to finish 4th. We have always known chasing will be his thing and its great he is showing this so early on in his chasing career.

It is with great sadness that we must announce the loss of Georgina Joy. Sadly, Georgina sustained a fatal injury when racing at Hereford on Wednesday. She was a great ambassador for the Nigel Hawke racing club giving them there first ever winner and plenty of placings. She was also a lovely horse to have around the yard with a huge heart and will be tremendously missed by everyone.

Upcoming Entries

Stormy Blues – Saturday at Lingfield

Calin Du Brizais – Sunday at Plumpton

Mead Vale – Monday at Chepstow

Verbitude – Wednesday at Taunton

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.


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+)
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