Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 25th March 2018

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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 25th March 2018

It was all going on here at Thorne Farm last week. On Monday we were battling with the remains of the snow and trying to get people in to work, this was hard due to the amount of snow on the roads. As well as clearing the gallops Nigel had to provide a taxi service in the 4×4 so people could get in.

On Wednesday we had 3 runners at Chepstow, Ballymagroarty Boy and Alminar who ran in the same race, both ran promising races especially Ballymagroarty Boy who seems to keep improving after every run. Later on in the day we had Camron de Chaillac who finished 5th.
On Wednesday we also had the diggers arrive to upgrade the gallop & this work will allow us continual flexibility in all weathers. We are lucky enough that they can do it in stages and this assists with the training & fitness work.

Thursday, we had Sean Bowen in schooling with us and you may have seen the video on our Facebook page. Sean schooled Sheer Poetry a new mare to our yard, Pirolo, Rejaah and of course Speredek.

This week we have Tequila Secret, Le Musee and Deckers Delight running at Taunton on Monday and Midnight Request entered at Wincanton on Wednesday.


Upcoming Runners

Le Musee 

Tequila Secret

Deckers Delight

Midnight Request


Horses For Sale

Flint’s Legacy
6 yr old grey mare
Sire: Sagamix Dam: Luneray

shares available ready for her to go Novice Chasing next season 2018/19

Flints Legacy (S Bowen)

For more information contact 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 19 March 2018

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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 19 March 2018

Last week was quite a busy week for Thorne farm, we had 4 runners at Taunton which included Georgina joy, Deckers Delight, Lord Ballim and Sienna Royal. Unfortunately, the ground was very testing and just caught our horses out. Sienna Royal who is half-sister to Pearl Royale ran extremely well considering this was her first run, she will learn a lot from this race and is a very exciting prospect for the yard.

On Tuesday we had 2 runners at Sedgefield, Take A Break who finished 2nd and Lady Mix who finished 3rd. Both horses ran very well and just unlucky not to get their heads in front.

On Saturday Point N Shoot travelled to Fontwell to finish 2nd, he ran extremely well and was unlucky to make a mistake 2 from home which got him out of his rhythm and made things harder to try and get in front.

Meanwhile we all had a fun week watching Cheltenham in the afternoons in between doing evening stables. All the staff did five horses to follow, putting £5 into the pot. We accumulated £50 in total in which Poul and Kieren jointly won.

we also took great advantage of our all-weather round canter which enabled us to get plenty of horses schooled over hurdles. Eddie has been busy and has made new double-sided hurdles which allows us to school in both directions without having to do lots of moving around.

This week we have quite a few entries which include, Alminar, Le Musee, Ballymagroarty Boy, Camron De Chaillac, Tequila Secret and Greybougg. Fingers crossed the weather will not get in our way again as we have had some snow over the weekend.


Upcoming Runners 

  Greybougg  Friday, 23 March 2018 – 2:30 (Four day) at Newbury Be Wiser Insurance Handicap Chase

     Tequila Secret Monday, 26 March 2018 – 2:20 (Four day) at Taunton Clarke Wilmott Taunton Maiden Hurdle
 Le Musee Monday, 26 March 2018 – 2:20 (Four day) at Taunton Clarke Wilmott Taunton Maiden Hurdle
    Georgina Joy  Monday, 26 March 2018 – 5:00 (Four day) at Taunton PKF Francis Clark LLP Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (Racing Excellence)
 

Horses For Sale

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

Flint’s Legacy

6yo grey mare

Sire: Sagamix Dam: Luneray

Shares available ready for Novice Chasing for next season 2018/19

Flints Legacy (S Bowen)

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 12 March 2018

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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 12 March 2018

The other week was a quiet one for us here at Thorne Farm Racing due to the weather…

The weather set us back a little, we had at least 2ft of snow sat on the gallops. Eddie was battling with the tractor to get it cleared up as soon as possible so the horses didn’t miss out on any exercise.

We had a little excitement this week due to the arrival of a lovely mare named Sheer Poetry. She has settled in very well and has some lovely form which we hope to keep improving.

This week we have plenty of upcoming runners, we have races at Taunton and Stratford on Monday and Sedgefield on Tuesday. With the yard getting bigger and lovely quality horses coming through, fingers crossed we could add the Cheltenham Festival to the list next year. We may not have any runners this year but Nigel and Eddie are off to the Cheltenham sales on Thursday. Hopefully they can find the next yard superstar to join Speredek at the Grade 1 level.

 

 


Upcoming Runners 

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursLord Ballim – Today at 16:10 – (Overnight) at Taunton Invest Southwest Handicap Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursSienna Royale – Today at 17:10 – (Overnight) at Taunton Family Easter Raceday 26th March Mares’ Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursLady Mix – Tomorrow at 13:55 – (Overnight) at Sedgefield Noel Fehily Cheltenham Previews At 188Bet Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (Betfred Hurdle Series Qualifier)

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursTake A Break – Tomorrow at 16:35 – (Overnight) at Sedgefield 188Bet Extra Places At Cheltenham Friday Handicap Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursCamron De Chaillac – Saturday 17 March 2018 at 16:35 – (Five day) at Fontwell Porto Racing Specialist Horse Racing Saddlery Handicap Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursPoint N Shoot – Saturday 17 March 2018 at 17:10 – (Five day) at Fontwell Gofest Family Sports Festival Conditional Jockeys’ 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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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 03 March 2018

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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 03 March 2018

Week commencing 19/02/18 we had a great start to the week, on Monday Nigel and Lucie, our travelling head lass, took a long trip up to Carlisle with Take a Break, Lord Ballim and Point N Shoot. Take a Break ran a good race to finish 3rd and only beaten 8 ¾ lengths. After a short break Lord Ballim ran a fantastic race to finish 3rd and was very unlucky to only get beaten not even a length. Point N Shoot stayed on to finish a well ran 5th.

Meanwhile Eddie and Naomi went to Lingfield with Le Musee who also ran a great race to finish 2nd and was beaten by 6th lengths. The ground may have been a bit too soft for him, but he stayed on and gave his all which is what we love to see and can’t ask for anything more in a horse.

On Tuesday Katie, Lucie and Nigel all went to Taunton with Georgina Joy, she ran a blinder, she finished 2nd, she was very unlucky not to have won after leading the whole way around with only 1 ¾ lengths between her and the winner. She is a lovely mare who always tries her best and that showed in her race.  Her jumping was brilliant and that is with the help from our great schooling facilities here at Thorne farm Racing which enables us to be able to school horses a couple of times a week on a rotation.

As the week went on the results weren’t quite as good as we would have liked, that was just due to the going of the ground being against the horses that ran so we couldn’t be disappointed with them at all. It is just a part of the racing game, you get highs and lows.

On Sunday Speronimo took to the point to point field and finished a promising 5th, with our yard amateur Kieren Buckley on board. Kieren then went on to ride a winner for another member of our staff Joe Tickle.

Week commencing 26/02/18 was a very quiet week for us due to the weather, it has been extremely cold and we have had some snow although nothing affected us too much at the start of the week. All the horses have got out to work as normal, our carpet fibre gallop is a brilliant help to us as it doesn’t freeze which means the horses do not miss a day’s work. This is vital as they are on a strict exercise plans to make sure they all run to the best of their abilities.

 


Upcoming Runners

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursTequila Secret – Thursday 08th March 2018, 4:15 – (Four day) at Wincanton Smarkets Maiden Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Le Musee – Thursday 08th March 2018, 4:15 – (Four day) at Wincanton Smarkets Maiden Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Sienna Royale – Thursday 08th March 2018, 5:20 – (Four day) at Wincanton Smarkets Maiden Open National Hunt Flat Race

Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Pearl Royale – Tuesday 13 March 2018, 4:50 – (Early closer) at Cheltenham National Hunt Challenge Cup Amateur Riders’ Novices’ Chase (Grade 2)

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursPearl Royale – Wednesday 14 March 2018, 2:10 – (Early closer) at Cheltenham RSA Insurance Novices’ 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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