Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing

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Friday 21st June 2019

All ok here at Thorne Farm, the weathers unpredictable as usual and the ground is soft everywhere.

Ascot this week was full of surprises and some fantastic racing, it’s flat racing at its most brilliant and definitely the flat equivalent of the Cheltenham festival.

Frankie Dettori said he wouldn’t be happy unless he rode five winners for the week and with two days to go he’s already done that, the last jockey to ride four winner in a day was the one and only L Piggott and Frankie did that yesterday, that’s what I call a cocky jockey. He’s the best we’ve seen since Nigel retired and we should savour him while we can although I’m not a fan of the flying dismount the racing public love it.

Le Musee makes his debut over fences at Ffos las next week after a flat campaign and we’re really looking forward to it, he seems a natural at home so let’s hope he transfers it to the course, he’s a high class horse and some day he will show everyone how good he is.

Upcoming Races

Today – 1:50 Pola Chance Horse Profile - Jockey Colours

(Four day) at Market Rasen ABP Juvenile Hurdle

Today – 5:20 Onboard Horse Profile - Jockey Colours

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 – 6:20 Sapphire Noire

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 – 9:00 Calin Du Brizais Horse Profile - Jockey Colours

(Five day) at Newton Abbot St Austell Brewery Handicap Hurdle

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 – 2:40 Bella Beau Horse Profile - Jockey Colours

(Five day) at Ffos Las Meinciau Novices’ Hurdle

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 – 3:10 Le MuseeHorse Profile - Jockey Colours

(Five day) at Ffos Las Trimsaran Novices’ Chase

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 – 4:50 Dawn Trouper Horse Profile - Jockey Colours

(Five day) at Salisbury H S Lester Memorial Handicap

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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