Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog – Monday 11th March 2019

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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog –
Monday 11th March 2019.

It’s the biggest week of the year next week.

The Olympics of horse racing it has been called and that’s a pretty accurate description. Anyone who’s ever been involved with racing or even knows someone involved or even knows what a horse is, Will be watching.

We have assembled a nice team to go there and if they all get in we should have four runners and they’ve all got each way chances. Johanos, Some Detail, Pearl Royal and Le Musse could all run especially now the rain has finally arrived.
It’s great to have horses good enough to go there and not just to make up the numbers, Every owner, Trainer and Jockey aspires to compete at the festival.

Nigel actually rode a winner at the festival on Segram, What a horse he was.

A big chunk of the season has been missed by many trainers because of the dry winter and then the flu scenario which incidentally has really messed us about, trainers and owners are desperate to run now the rain has come but on Saturday at Hereford there was twenty balloted out of the first race when surely it could have been divided, why not ???.

UPCOMING RACES

Today – 3:20 Ballymagroarty Boy     Horse Profile - Jockey Coloursat Plumpton

Tomorrow – 5:30 Johanos   Horse Profile - Jockey Colours at Cheltenham

Tomorrow – 8:15 Stormy Blues     Horse Profile - Jockey Colours at Wolverhampton

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 – 5:30 Some Detail      Horse Profile - Jockey Colours at Cheltenham

Thursday, 14 March 2019 – 5:30 Pearl Royale    Horse Profile - Jockey Colours  at Cheltenham

Friday, 15 March 2019 – 5:30 Le Musee        Horse Profile - Jockey Colours at Cheltenham

Saturday 16 March – 2:25 Alminar      Horse Profile - Jockey Colours    at Uttoxeter

Saturday, 16 March 2019 – 3.15   Speredek       Horse Profile - Jockey Colours at Kempton

Saturday, 16 March 2019 – 3:35   Johanos       Horse Profile - Jockey Colours at Uttoxeter

Sunday, 17 March 2019 – 4:10    Johanos   Horse Profile - Jockey Colours at Ffos Las


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 – Monday 4th March 2019

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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog –

Monday 4th March 2019.

A great week for Thorne Farm and Kieren Buckley with two winners to their credit.

Some Detail won the bumper at Chepstow on Saturday a shade comfy having travelled really well throughout the race, he stayed on well to win with his ears pricked and easily disposed of a decent field.

Some Detail was bought out of Colin Bowes yard in Ireland during the summer and is owned by the same owners that have level of intensity, a great bunch.

Alminar won the novice handicap chase at Ffos las on Tuesday also ridden by Kieren Buckley who was seen at his strongest to force a dead heat. He’s a massive big horse we bought at Doncaster sales as a three year old and will keep improving as he gets older, he could make into a nice staying chaser in time. There’s a chance that could be it for him this season but he’s definitely one to look forward to next season.

Two new additions to our string from the powerful Jim Bolger yard, owned by Russell Lane.
Dawn Trouper is an 84 rated flat horse and a nicer horse you wouldn’t see, he’ll probably have a couple of runs on the flat then go hurdling if he’s as good as he looks he could be a decent dual purpose horse.

The other one is Cool Artist, a nice well bred mare who’s been placed on the flat in Ireland and is crying out for hurdles,
She is for sale and wouldn’t be expensive if anyone is interested and will run through the summer and give someone a lot of fun.

Upcoming Races

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 – 3:50 Greybougg

(Five day) at Catterick

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 – 5:20 Bella Beau

(Five day) at Catterick

Saturday, 09 March 2019 – 2:25 Speredek

(Early closer) at Sandown

 


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 – Monday 25th February 2019

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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog –

Monday 25th February 2019

A quiet enough week this week the highlight being Lamh Ar Lamh finishing a very close second at Taunton on Tuesday. She’s a lovely mare and takes her racing really well, she’s yet to win but has been second three times now and Taunton on Tuesday was a heart stopper as she just got beat a whisker.

Her owners are real racing enthusiasts and no matter where she finishes as long as she’s ok afterwards there happy also they really appreciate the work that goes on behind the scenes like so many of our owners.

With the weather being as dry as it is it’s nearly impossible to predict where or when our soft ground horses will run, there’s no rain forecast for the foreseeable future and Cheltenham could be fast ground in a few weeks and that would be a shame.

Its increasingly frustrating for us and the owners who deserve a lot of praise for their patience, luckily we have some brilliant owners who have the horses best interest at heart.

2  shd
5 94 Out-of-Handicaps 1 ht 74 20 82
Mid-division, headway after 8th, ridden to chase winner approaching 2 out, stayed on well for strong challenge final 120yds, just held (op 20/1)

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 – Monday 18th February 2019

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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog – Friday 8th February 2019

There is nothing much to report this week so I thought it was a good opportunity to discuss Brexit, not really. The BHA we’re in full panic mode this week, not really achieving much other than costing owners more money, the whole vaccination system is not fool proof and should be reviewed and revamped. There are some people who don’t vaccinate at all, some because of the cost and some because they don’t believe in the theory of vaccinating a supposedly healthy horse. This is where the problem lies and it needs addressing, most people adhere to the rules of the BHA but unfortunately there are still some that think they know better. A more serious threat is herpes and it’s not even compulsory but believe me when a horse contracts herpes it takes a lot longer to recover than the flu. We have two mares going to Ireland to visit Getaway, Rejaah and Pomme are both very well bred and should make very successful brood mares. Pomme was hard to train but very decent on her day and Rejaah was a very high achiever winning on the flat, hurdles and fences and in listed company. Pomme is in foal to Sageburg and is due fairly soon.


Upcoming Entries 

Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Lord BallimWednesday, 20 February 2019 – 3:35 – (Four day) at Ludlow His Royal Highness The Prince Of Wales Challenge Trophy Amateur Riders’ Handicap Chase
Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursTanrudy – Wednesday, 20 February 2019 – 4:10 – (Four day) at Ludlow Marches Vets Maiden Hurdle
 Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursOnboard Wednesday, 20 February 2019 – 5:00 – (Four day) at Doncaster Doncaster Racecourse Cheltenham Preview 6th March Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race
 Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursBallymagroarty Boy – Friday, 22 February 2019 – 1:30 – (Four day) at Exeter gg.co.uk Handicap Hurdle
Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Alminar  – Friday, 22 February 2019 – 3:55 – (Four day) at Warwick Bet Connect Festival Preview Here March 7 Handicap Chase
 Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursCalin Du Brizais – Friday, 22 February 2019 – 4:20 – (Four day) at Exeter Healthy Pets Devon National Handicap Chase
Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursJohanos  – Friday, 22 February 2019 – 4:20 -(Four day) at Exeter Healthy Pets Devon National Handicap Chase
Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursNikap  – Friday, 22 February 2019 – 4:30 – (Four day) at Warwick British Stallion Studs EBF Mares’ Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Qualifier)
Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Johanos – Friday, 22 February 2019 – 4:50
 Spinolo – Friday, 22 February 2019 – 5:20
Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Malina Ocarina Friday, 22 February 2019 – 5:20  – Four day) at Exeter Follow @ggcouk On Twitter Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race
 Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursJohanos – Tuesday, 12 March 2019 – 5:30

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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