Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog –

Monday 4th March 2019.

A great week for Thorne Farm and Kieren Buckley with two winners to their credit.

Some Detail won the bumper at Chepstow on Saturday a shade comfy having travelled really well throughout the race, he stayed on well to win with his ears pricked and easily disposed of a decent field.

Some Detail was bought out of Colin Bowes yard in Ireland during the summer and is owned by the same owners that have level of intensity, a great bunch.

Alminar won the novice handicap chase at Ffos las on Tuesday also ridden by Kieren Buckley who was seen at his strongest to force a dead heat. He’s a massive big horse we bought at Doncaster sales as a three year old and will keep improving as he gets older, he could make into a nice staying chaser in time. There’s a chance that could be it for him this season but he’s definitely one to look forward to next season.

Two new additions to our string from the powerful Jim Bolger yard, owned by Russell Lane.
Dawn Trouper is an 84 rated flat horse and a nicer horse you wouldn’t see, he’ll probably have a couple of runs on the flat then go hurdling if he’s as good as he looks he could be a decent dual purpose horse.

The other one is Cool Artist, a nice well bred mare who’s been placed on the flat in Ireland and is crying out for hurdles,
She is for sale and wouldn’t be expensive if anyone is interested and will run through the summer and give someone a lot of fun.

Upcoming Races

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 – 3:50 Greybougg

(Five day) at Catterick

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 – 5:20 Bella Beau

(Five day) at Catterick

Saturday, 09 March 2019 – 2:25 Speredek

(Early closer) at Sandown


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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