Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing

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Friday 22nd March 2019

Taunton is our local course and we love to have winners there and that was the case on Tuesday.

Lamh Ar Lamh (which incidentally means hand in hand) won the last race of the day eased down by five lengths, it was the owners first winner with their first horse so that added to the excitement. She was ridden by our conditional jockey Tom Buckley who has now reduced his claim to seven and it was this very race last year that Tom had his first ever ride so he’s done really well in a short time. Lamh Ar Lamh is very tough and consistent and although she’s not the greatest horse in the world she’s done her owner proud and will win more races now she’s got her head in front, she could possibly run again on Tuesday at Hereford.

Nice to see the BHA have seen sense and quashed the ban on Declan Lavery after the NH chase at Cheltenham last week, I think a large dose of common sense would work wonders and sort out most of the issues they seem to be having, at least they’re willing to listen to the people who know so that’s a positive step in the right direction.

Upcoming Races

at Lingfield (AW) Handicap

               at Hereford Happy Retirement Noel Fehily Handicap Hurdle

  • Tuesday, 26 March 2019 – 2:30 Verbitude  Horse Profile - Jockey Colours

               at Hereford St. Michael’s Hospice Juvenile Maiden Hurdle

  • Wednesday, 27 March 2019 – 4:50 Tanrudy   Horse Profile - Jockey Colours

at Market Rasen Download The MansionBet App Handicap Hurdle

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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