Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing

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Monday 29th April 2019

Purple patch for Thorne Farm with two winners in the last four days. Farmer Boy won at Market Rasen on Sunday for the first time.

He’s a tricky customer and can be a difficult ride but Conor o Farrell gave him a great ride and he got his head in front thankfully. A lot of work went into this horse at home and to see it was worthwhile was very pleasing.

Lamh Ar Lamh won again back at Taunton on Wednesday and is turning into a course specialist, always travelling well she pulled her way to the front and stayed on well, strongly ridden by Tom Buckley who rode his first winner on the same day last year and has now ridden seven in total he’s improving all the time.

On Tuesday we let out twenty horses to grass and it’s always a bit of a worry even though we sedate all of them there’s usually one or two that tends to be a bit over enthusiastic so it’s nice to see them all settled down with heads down grazing.

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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