Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing

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Friday 5th April 2019

Nachi Falls nearly pulled it off at Taunton on Thursday.

He travelled and jumped like his old self just getting caught on the run in by the favourite. It was a massive step in the right direction for the horse as he’s had his problems so hopefully he can build on yesterday’s performance and get back in the winners enclosure, he’s a yard favourite with everyone and a pleasure to have in the yard, he could possibly run again on Tuesday at Southwell if he’s ok.

Over the next few weeks we have some four year olds having their first runs in bumpers, they seem a very nice bunch at the moment so we’re really looking forward to getting them on the track and while some might not actually win a bumper it’s always a good starting point, they learn a lot about racing and we learn a lot about them.

Of course it’s the national this week and as everyone knows we have a connection with Aintree, Nigel somehow rode Segram to win and then the Ex Thorne Farm Tiger Roll won it last year. We will all be cheering him on again this year.

Upcoming Races
Saturday, 06 April 2019 – 6:05 Malina Ocarina   Horse Profile - Jockey Colours

(Four day) at Chepstow Bet On Course At Sid Hooper Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race

Sunday, 07 April 2019 – 3:05 Lord Ballim    Horse Profile - Jockey Colours
(Four day) at Ffos Las Evans Race Handicap Chase

Sunday, 07 April 2019 – 3:05 Greybougg   Horse Profile - Jockey Colours

(Four day) at Ffos Las Evans Race Handicap Chase

Tuesday, 09 April 2019 – 3:40 Tanrudy   Horse Profile - Jockey Colours

(Four day) at Exeter Join Racing TV Now Handicap Hurdle

Tuesday, 09 April 2019 – 4:50 Nachi Falls Horse Profile - Jockey Colours

(Four day) at Southwell Toalsbet Live Race Simulator 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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