Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing

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Friday 29th March 2019

The sun is out so that usually means fast ground which is not ideal for most jump yards across the country.

Most of our horses need a cut in the ground at the very least so it’s hard to see them running again this season if we don’t get some rain.

On the plus side we have a nice little team for the summer months and also hopefully a few dual purpose horses to do both jobs.

During the summer the racing is at its least competitive and there are lots of opportunities for horses that like better ground. These horses are our second division if you like and are every bit as important, they will fly the flag while the others are having a break.

As I said we will have a few more runners on the flat this season and there’s a few that can be competitive over a trip, who knows we might even end up at Royal Ascot.

With the sun appearing we always like to get the horses out for an hour or so, it does them good mentally and physically any longer and they soon want to come in, like us their happiest in their homes.

Upcoming races

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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