Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing

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Friday 28th June 2019

As predicted Le Musee romped to victory at Ffos Las on Wednesday, given a very positive ride by David Noonan he absolutely hacked up by seventeen lengths with his ears pricked.

The only worry we had was would he transfer his schooling at home to the track, plenty of horses jump really well at home but then in a race they panic and get all out of rhythm and it all becomes a bad experience. History is littered with top class hurdlers that didn’t achieve anything near their best over fences. At least Le Musee seemed to really enjoy the experience and hopefully he can build on that.

Joint owners Gerry and Beverley Flanagan made the trip and we’re over the moon with their horse, he has now won twenty seven thousand prize money not bad for a horse that cost three grand.

We are planning an assault on Cartmel this weekend with possibly four runners.

The way our horses are running at the moment we’ve got to be hopeful, they’ve all got chances so let’s keep the good run going.

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.

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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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