Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing

Blog –

Friday 7th June 2019

Nothing much to report.

This time of the year the horses and staff take the opportunity to take a break and enjoy some well earnt holiday, with nothing much in training we use the time to steam clean all the boxes and do any repairs or improvements that need doing.

We are always trying to improve the yard and its facilities, we’ve just finished putting in a new walkway to the gallop.

We have also just come back from Ireland where we were looking at some potential new horses to strengthen our string, much like a top football team there are always new signings at this time of the year so let’s hope a few good ones come out of it, I’m sure they will.

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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