Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog – Friday 11th January 2018

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Due to the weather being very dry the last week we have been unable to run many of our horses. Most of the racecourses local to us are calling the ground good to firm which is almost unheard of in January.

On Saturday Stormy Blues had a change of scenery and went to Lingfield for the all-weather racing. He ran a fantastic race under Dougie Costello to finish 6th but was only beaten 5 lengths. This would have been a great confidence booster for Stormy Blues and we look forward to seeing him out next time.

On Sunday Calin Du Brizais travelled to Plumpton for the ‘Sky Sports Racing Sussex National Handicap Chase’. Partnered by Tom Cannon, Calin Du Brizais ran a cracking race to finish 2nd with only 2 lengths behind the 134 rated The Two Amigos.

Monday, we went to Chepstow with Mead Vale and his usual partner Tom Buckley. The pair put in another great performance to finish 3rd with only 3 lengths between him and the winner.

We have a lot of entries for next week providing the ground is suitable for the horses running. In the upcoming entries we have our yard stable star Speredek tomorrow at Kempton for the listed chase over 2m4 ½ f.


Upcoming Entries

Speredek – Saturday at Kempton

Verbitude – Tuesday at Lingfield

The Boola Bee – Tuesday at Lingfield

– Wednesday at Plumpton

Lamh Ar Lamh – Tuesday at Lingfield

Point N Shoot – Tuesday at Lingfield

Stormy Blues – Tuesday at Kempton


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 4th January 2018

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This week has really shown us all at Thorne Farm the highs and lows of racing. We started the week of with a great run from Some Detail at Haydock on Sunday where he finished 3rd under Sean Bowen. He is a lovely horse that is showing a lot of promise for the future.
On Tuesday Alminar showed us all a very promising run on his second start over fences to finish 4th. We have always known chasing will be his thing and its great he is showing this so early on in his chasing career.

It is with great sadness that we must announce the loss of Georgina Joy. Sadly, Georgina sustained a fatal injury when racing at Hereford on Wednesday. She was a great ambassador for the Nigel Hawke racing club giving them there first ever winner and plenty of placings. She was also a lovely horse to have around the yard with a huge heart and will be tremendously missed by everyone.


Upcoming Entries

Stormy Blues – Saturday at Lingfield

Calin Du Brizais – Sunday at Plumpton

Mead Vale – Monday at Chepstow

Verbitude – Wednesday at Taunton


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 28th December 2018

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This has been a busy Christmas week. Thursday our yard stable star Speredek ran in the Unibet Desert Orchid Chase (Grade 2). Our options for Speredek are limited because he prefers right handed tracks. Taking on Altior, who has won his last 16 starts including the Tingle Creek, The Queen Mother Champion Chase and Betway Celebration Chase, all of these being Grade 1. With Special Tiara setting a furious gallop out in front this put Speredek behind and out of his comfort zone, he is normally a front runner. The ground was also not in our favour as it was too quick for him. Although being in such hot company and the race not going Speredek’s way he still stayed on to finish 4th. He has come home safe and sound and has come out of the race no problem at all. We will look to step up in trip & the best is yet to come.

We have had a fantastic 2018 with our horses and look forward to 2019 with some lovely new prospects coming through. Everyone at Thorne Farm Racing would like to wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!


Upcoming Entries

Camron De Chaillac – Sunday at Taunton

Some Detail – Sunday at Haydock

Alminar – Tuesday at Exeter

Lamh Ar Lamh – Wednesday at Hereford

Georgina Joy – Wednesday at Hereford


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 14th December 2018

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The last couple of weeks have been extremely busy for us, with lots of runners all over the country. This week we haven’t been so busy due to less runners. We have still been extremely busy at home with galloping horses and schooling our younger horses on the grass for their first time.

We have a few entries for next week starting with Point N Shoot at Ffos Lass on Monday in the ‘MansionBet Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle’. On Wednesday we have Johanos in at Newbury for the ‘Prodec Networks Chase’ (A Novices Limited Handicap). He is a lovely horse with good form over hurdles, he has had a year off and we look forward to seeing what he can show over fences.
We also have Pearl Royale entered in on Wednesday at Newbury for the ‘Thoroughbred Breeders Association Mares Chase’ (Listed Race). Having won her last race comfortably and it being a mare’s listed race as well, we look forward to watching this lovely mare perform again.


Upcoming Entries 

Point N Shoot – Monday at Ffos Lass

Johanos – Wednesday at Newbury

Pearl Royale – Wednesday at Newbury


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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