Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing

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Monday 19th August 2019

The horses are running really well at the moment and we’ve had loads of placed runners but more encouragingly to first time out horses are going to the races and really knowing there job.

There’s nothing worse than a badly behaved horse first time out and this is usually a reflection on the trainer.

As a rule virtually all the big successful yards horses behave very well first time out this is down to proper schooling and training at home on the gallops.

Nearly all of our horses are back after the summer break and have just started steady canters on the gallop, most have done very well and there seems to be plenty to look forward to.



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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