Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog – Monday 19th August 2019

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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.

 

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+)
To find out more visit nigelhawkethornefarmracing.co.uk/nigel-hawke-racing-club

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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog – Friday 2nd August 2019

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Friday 2nd August 2019

Malina Ocarina was very unlucky on Tuesday at Worcester.

She was running a big race and going like a winner when she tipped up at the second last.

A big shame because that would have been our first homebred winner but her day will come and she’s fine afterwards.

Everybody is concerned about the impact Brexit is going to have on the bloodstock industry and seeing as we access nearly all our horses from France and Ireland and we use the best Irish stallions for our brood mares there’s every reason to be at the least apprehensive as to what’s going to happen, hopefully Bojo as he’s known now will sort it out to suit everyone but it just seems to be an almighty mess.

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+)
To find out more visit nigelhawkethornefarmracing.co.uk/nigel-hawke-racing-club

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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog – Friday 26th July 2019

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Friday 26th July 2019

Horse welfare is a “hot” topic at the moment and with the temperature rising daily it makes life harder for the staff to keep the horses cool.

I don’t think any animals like extreme heat especially racehorses.

The racecourse staff can be a bit over the top with their help straight after the race and while it’s much appreciated the should take more notice and direction from the people who know the horses best and I think it’s only a matter of time before one of them gets badly injured.

In fact they’re so enthusiastic at Newton Abbot last week one of them started undoing the girth’s to remove the saddle, they shouldn’t touch the tack.

Our horses have been performing well without winning and Le Musee looked different class at Southwell on Tuesday before nearly falling three out, nobody’s fault just bad luck.

As I said before if it wasn’t for bad luck we wouldn’t have any luck at all.

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+)
To find out more visit nigelhawkethornefarmracing.co.uk/nigel-hawke-racing-club

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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog – Friday 19th July 2019

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Friday 19th July 2019

The whip debate rumbles on and Mr Fellows hasn’t helped it any with his comments a few days after having a winner at Royal Ascot.

Apparently he would have gladly accepted losing the race by disqualification because of a breach of the whip rules by Haley Turner, in an age when everyone is trying hard to promote racing in a good light he sabotages it all by being totally irresponsible with his comments.

l would have loved to seen his face and the owners faces if that did happen right after the race while all the cameras and press were hanging on his every word.

Haley Turner broke the rules and paid the price but if she got beat a neck because she didn’t use her stick enough everyone would be saying she’s only a girl and a stronger jockey would have won on it.

The whip rules are fine as they are and racing now is better attended than ever especially Royal Ascot and Cheltenham, whip infringements are at a minimum but there will always be complaints.

Don’t let people that don’t care about horses or racing ruin racing.

Rant over here’s a picture of Pomme and her first foal to calm everyone down. He’s a cracker.

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+)
To find out more visit nigelhawkethornefarmracing.co.uk/nigel-hawke-racing-club

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