Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 22 January 2018

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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 22 January 2018

Speredek ran a fantastic race to finish second to one of the best horses of recent times!

Speredek tried hard as always and was beaten by seven lengths by a multiple grade one winner. Speredek was well ridden by Sean Bowen and ran an excellent race as usual, for a minute they looked like they were going to nick it. Speredek might go back to Ascot in February for the Betfair Ascot chase, it was a career best performance and he seems to keep on improving so let’s keep hoping. A quick word on staffing as the topic was mentioned on the very excellent Luck on Sunday, the Stable staff love their horses and that’s why they work in racing. Compared to other equine sports racing staff get looked after much better than most, yes they work long hours and early mornings etc but they get well paid for it, there also a massive thrill attached to looking after a good horse or even a bad one that eventually wins, you don’t get that in Tesco. I bet there’s a very high percentage of staff that have left racing only to come back again, I for one can name loads that have done that and most yards will cater for young mums by letting them work the hours that suit them. What other industry does that? From our point of view staff want to have as normal a life as everyone and that’s why everyone at Thorne Farm works a five and a half days week. It could be called ground breaking but no other yard in England does it and it can be done with a little organisation. Old school methods are not always the best and some trainers would be horrified at the thought but somethings have got to change. It’s going to be a quiet enough week with only Pearl Royal entered for Exeter on Wednesday and Lady Mix entered at Doncaster on Friday.


Upcoming Races 

Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Pearl Royale – Wednesday 24 January 2018, 3:20 – (Four day) at Exeter Smarkets Novices’ Chase

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursLady Mix – Friday 26 January 2018, 4:10 – (Four day) at Doncaster Play Sporting Life Pick 7 Now Handicap Hurdle (Northern Lights Stayers Hurdle Series Qual’)

 


Young Race Horses For Sale

Thorne Farm Racing has a quality selection of potential young race horses for sale, all with winning pedigrees.

By Kapgarde, a leading French sire, 3 year old bay filly broken and with a winning pedigree. Her attitude and ability mirrors that of Speredek at this stage. She is a horse with potential sold to stay in our yard waiting to be owned and trained.

For more information please speak with Nigel Hawke on 07769295839


Get involved with 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 15 January 2018

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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 15 January 2018

Camron De Chaillac is running today at Plumpton, he has a favourites chance as he won last time out. He won’t mind the trip and the softer the ground the better. We have two entries for Ludlow on Thursday they are Sin Sin and Deauville Crystal, then on Saturday we have the stable star Speredek in the big race at Ascot. It’s a tall order but he’s earned the right to have a cut at a big prize, he’s in great heart at home and won’t mind the ground whatever it turns out to be. We have a new addition to the string, a lovely filly by the up and coming sire Arkadio, she really looks the part and should be on the track in the spring time.

Camron De Chaillac at his last win at Taunton

 


Upcoming Runners 

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursCamron De Chaillac – Today, 2:30 – (Overnight) at Plumpton Visit timeform.com/freebets Handicap Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursSin Sin – Thursday 18 January 2018, 1:00 – (Four day) at Ludlow Plymouth Carvery Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier)

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursDeauville Crystal  – Thursday 18 January 2018, 3:45 – (Four day) at Ludlow Racing UK Winter Season Ticket Handicap Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursFarmer Boy – Friday 19 January 2018, 1:05 – (Four day) at Chepstow Live Casino At 188Bet Novices’ Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursFarmer Boy – Friday 19 January 2018, 1:35 – (Four day) at Chepstow Australian Open Tennis At 188Bet Maiden Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursRejaah – Friday 19 January 2018, 2:45 – (Four day) at Chepstow In Play Betting At 188Bet Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier For The Challenger Mares’ Hurdle Series)

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursSperedek – Saturday 20 January 2018, 3:35 – (Early closer) at Ascot Royal Salute Whisky Clarence House Chase (Grade 1)

 


Young Race Horses For Sale

Thorne Farm Racing has a quality selection of potential young race horses for sale, all with winning pedigrees.

By Kapgarde, a leading French sire, 3 year old bay filly broken and with a winning pedigree. Her attitude and ability mirrors that of Speredek at this stage. She is a horse with potential sold to stay in our yard waiting to be owned and trained.

For more information please speak with Nigel Hawke on 07769295839


Get involved with 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 08 January 2018

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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 08 January 2018

Speredek strikes gold at Sandown…

We had a very successful weekend thanks to Speredek winning the feature race at Sandown on Saturday. He went off as hot favourite and after going nearly flat out with Gino Trail for most of the race, he asserted after the second to last lap and strode clear to win it easily in the end. Obviously we were all ecstatic and it means so much to a small yard to have a horse like Speredek, he puts other horses to shame because he’s so genuine and tough. On Sunday we had Samingarry and Double Captain running at Wadebridge and they both finished third, both running very respectable races. On the same card our ex inmate My King won the maiden ridden by stable amateur Kieren Buckley and trained by another Thorne Farm employee Joe Tickle, so a great weekend was had by all. The Entries this week at Taunton on Tuesday are Rejaah, Farmer Boy, Sir Mix and Alminar then on Wednesday we have Sin Sin at Ludlow, they are all possible runners at the moment.

 

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Sperdek jumping at Sandown Park


Upcoming Runners 

Sir Mix – Tomorrow, 1:05 – (Four day) at Taunton Love Musgrove Maiden Hurdle

Sir Mix – Tomorrow, 1:35 – (Four day) at Taunton Musgrove Staff Novices’ Hurdle

Pirolo – Tomorrow, 1:35 – (Four day) at Taunton Musgrove Staff Novices’ Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursFarmer Boy – Tomorrow, 1:35 – (Four day) at Taunton Musgrove Staff Novices’ Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursRejaah – Tomorrow, 2:45 – (Four day) at Taunton Greenslade Taylor Hunt Handicap Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursAlminar – Tomorrow, 3:50 – (Four day) at Taunton Simple Minds In Concert 2nd September Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursSin Sin – Wednesday 10 January 2018, 4:05 – (Four day) at Ludlow Rincon Del Puerto Restaurante Garrucha Fillies’ Juvenile Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursSperedek – Saturday 20 January 2018, 3:00 – (Early closer) at Ascot Royal Salute Whisky Clarence House Chase (Grade 1)

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursSperedek – Wednesday 14 March 2018, 3:30 – (Early closer) at Cheltenham Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase (Grade 1) (POSSIBLE ENTRIES)

 


Young Race Horses For Sale

Thorne Farm Racing has a quality selection of potential young race horses for sale, all with winning pedigrees.

By Kapgarde, a leading French sire, 3 year old bay filly broken and with a winning pedigree. Her attitude and ability mirrors that of Speredek at this stage. She is a horse with potential sold to stay in our yard waiting to be owned and trained.

For more information please speak with Nigel Hawke on 07769295839


Get involved with 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 02 January 2018

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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 02 January 2018

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!

We’ve had a very Merry Christmas here at Thorne Farm thanks to Pearl Royal and Camron De Chaillac. Firstly Pearl Royal won on Boxing Day and was very impressive, It was her first run over fences and she dominated and outclassed her opponents in what looked a very competitive race. Hopefully she’ll keep on improving and will step up a bit more next time. Camron De Chaillac also ran on Boxing Day, finishing a respectable third and we then decided to run him again on Saturday at Taunton with the inspired addition of a visor, he battled on and won. Camron is a character to say the least and it’s thanks to his lass Katie Bennett that he’s actually won a race as he’s a real handful at home, she rides him every day and she has always said he will win. Next weeks entries are Lady Mix at Lingfield on Friday, Then on Saturday we have Speredek, Level Of Intensity and possibly Lord Ballim at Sandown also we have a nice young horse called Alminar at Chepstow racing. 

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Our amazing winner Camron De Chaillac at Taunton, ridden by Sean Houlihan

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All very proud of Cameron De Chaillac’s win at Taunton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Upcoming Runners

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursBlue SireThursday, 04 January 2018 – 2:50 (Four day) at Bangor-on-Dee Stella Artois Cidre “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursLady Mix -Thursday, 04 January 2018 – 3:20 Lady Mix(Four day) at Bangor-on-Dee Stella Artois 4% Handicap Hurdle

Sir Mix -Friday, 05 January 2018 – 1:05 Sir Mix(Four day) at Lingfield Download The App At 188Bet Novices’ Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursLady Mix -Friday, 05 January 2018 – 1:15 Lady Mix(Four day) at Wetherby Bet At racinguk.com Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier For The Northern Lights Mares’ Hurdle Series)

Sir Mix -Friday, 05 January 2018 – 2:25 Sir Mix(Four day) at Wetherby Watch Racing UK In Stunning HD Maiden Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursLady Mix – Friday, 05 January 2018 – 3:15 Lady Mix(Four day) at Lingfield Extra Place Races At 188Bet Handicap Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursLevel Of Intensity – Saturday, 06 January 2018 – 12:15 Level Of Intensity(Four day) at Sandown 32Red Casino Juvenile Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursLord Ballim – Saturday, 06 January 2018 – 1:15 Lord Ballim(Four day) at Sandown 32Red Handicap Chase (Qualifier For The Challenger Middle Distance Chase Series Final)

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursSperedek – Saturday, 06 January 2018 – 1:50 Speredek(Four day) at Sandown 32Red Casino Handicap Chase

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursAlminar -Saturday, 06 January 2018 – 3:20 Alminar(Four day) at Chepstow Coral Best Price Guaranteed Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursSperedek – Saturday, 06 January 2018 – 3:35 Speredek(Four day) at Sandown 32Red.com Handicap Hurdle

 


Young Race Horses For Sale

Thorne Farm Racing has a quality selection of potential young race horses for sale, all with winning pedigrees.

By Kapgarde, a leading French sire, 3 year old bay filly broken and with a winning pedigree. Her attitude and ability mirrors that of Speredek at this stage. She is a horse with potential sold to stay in our yard waiting to be owned and trained.

For more information please speak with Nigel Hawke on 07769295839


Get involved with 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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