Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing

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Monday 18th March 2019

After a very hectic week and after last week it’s back to normality.

Cheltenham is the most competitive brutal unforgiving festival that you’ll ever encounter but it’s also the most magical place and to have horses good enough to run there is an honour.

The history of the place and the atmosphere really sets your heart thumping and we can only dream what it’s like to walk into that winners enclosure, Someday maybe.

It was a fantastic meeting, crowds we up, the racing was brilliant and our horses are all fine afterwards.

Some Detail ran a great race in the champion bumper only beaten fifteen lengths behind the winner, there’s more to come from him next season, he’s a very exciting prospect.

Le Musee ran well without ever looking like winning and Johanos was travelling really well when falling, it was bad luck because he just seemed to be getting the hang of it.

Pearl Royal was never happy and was rightfully pulled up.

The good news is there all back safe and sound and that’s always a relief.


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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