Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog- Friday 20th July 2018

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Last week Rejaah went to Market Rasen for a class 3 Handicap Chase, she was given a brilliant ride by Tom Cannon to finish 2nd to only be beaten by 2 lengths. She ran an absolute blinder and was just unlucky not to win. Calin du Brizais went to Uttoxeter last Tuesday night for a Class 4 Handicap Hurdle. He tried his absolute heart out to finish 4th and was given a great ride by Kieren Buckley, the trip was just a little on the short side for him.

This week Georgina Joy ran at Uttoxeter on Wednesday. She was partnered by Connor O’Farrell in the ‘Browns Scrap Metal Processing Novices’ Handicap Chase’. Georgina tried her absolute heart out and was given a peach of a ride to finish 2nd. She is such a lovely genuine mare and deserves to get her head in front. Nigel says’ Georgina is a credit to have for the Thorne Farm Racing club, she has ran another brilliant race and really deserves to win very soon’.

Our 3 lovely 2 year olds purchased from France have now gone out to grass to give them time to grow and we will look forward to getting them back in next year.

 


Upcoming Entries

 


Horses For Sale

We have a lovely selection of horse’s available for both full or part shares. For any further queries please do not hesitate to contact Nigel on 07769 295839.

Kapgarde / Doubly Guest– Nice filly by one of our favourite sires, very mature looking for her age with an excellent pedigree, a good walker and a very correct individual. Dam won four and was placed in a grade two rated 137

 

Arcadio/ Regents Ballerina– Strong gelding by a sire that’s getting lots of bumper winners, he’s a half-brother to two winners and from the family of the mighty Regents Pride and has a lot of scope, should be a lovely horse in time

 

Kayf Tara/ Brackets – Very sharp forward going filly by the very successful Kayf Tara. Closely related to Pure Faith who was listed and grade two placed. She’s very athletic and will come to hand quickly.

 

Flints Legacy– 6 year old grey mare by Sagamix. Ready to go novice chasing this season, (40% left available)

 


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 6th July 2018

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This week has been extremely busy for the team at Thorne Farm. Nigel and Katherine took a trip over to France for the Lumet Show sales in search of future prospects. The trip was very successful purchasing 3 well bred 2yr olds by the stallions Balko who is the same sire as Lord Ballim, Top Trip and Boris De Deauville. All 3 horses have very strong pages and they are all available for sale to stay in the yard.

On Monday 14 horses came back in from their summer holidays and all of them have summered well. Monday afternoon was all systems go with getting them backed and walking in our sand school whilst our farrier was busy getting shoes on them all ready for a few weeks of road walking. All have behaved so far, and we haven’t had too many fresh ones.

Next week we have a few runners. On Sunday Farmer boy and Rejaah are going to Market Rasen, Rejaah will be making her appearance back over fences. On Monday Nachi Falls heads to Worcester to run in a Handicap Hurdle. Calin Du Brizais is making a reappearance at Uttoxeter on Tuesday after his unlucky run at Newton Abbot in a Handicap Hurdle with his partner Kieren Buckley our yard Amateur. Kieren will also be partnering Lord Ballim on Friday at Ffos Las. Nigel says ‘all horses go into their races next week in with a chance, fingers crossed we could have a successful week’.


Upcoming Entries

Farmer Boy ( Sunday at Market Rasen)

Rejaah ( Sunday at Market Rasen)

Nachi Falls ( Monday at Worcester)

Calin Du Brizais ( Tuesday at Uttoxeter)

Lord Ballim ( Friday at Ffos Las)

 


Horses For Sale

We have a lovely selection of horse’s available for both full or part shares. For any further queries please do not hesitate to contact Nigel on 07769 295839.

Kapgarde / Doubly Guest– Nice filly by one of our favourite sires, very mature looking for her age with an excellent pedigree, a good walker and a very correct individual. Dam won four and was placed in a grade two rated 137

 

Arcadio/ Regents Ballerina– Strong gelding by a sire that’s getting lots of bumper winners, he’s a half-brother to two winners and from the family of the mighty Regents Pride and has a lot of scope, should be a lovely horse in time.

 

Kayf Tara/ Brackets – Very sharp forward going filly by the very successful Kayf Tara. Closely related to Pure Faith who was listed and grade two placed. She’s very athletic and will come to hand quickly

 

Flints Legacy- 6 year old grey mare by Sagamix.  Ready to go novice chasing this season, 40% left available.

Flints Legacy (S Bowen)


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 29th June 2018

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With 15 horses coming back in to training on Monday the 2ndJuly it has been all systems go to get all the painting and steam cleaning finished. As well as being busy on the yard we had 3 runners at one of our local tracks Newton Abbot. Georgina Joy ran an absolute blinder under Ciaran Gethings finishing 5th in the ‘David Chillery Happy Days Celebrating His Divorce Novices’ Handicap Chase’.

Georgina Joy at Newton Abbot

Calin Du Brizais ran in the ‘St Austell Brewery Handicap Hurdle’, he was partnered by our yard amateur Kieren Buckley and the pair where extremely unlucky, when travelling brilliantly up until 3 out Calin Du Brizais unfortunately stumbled on landing and unseated rider. Luckily both horse and jockey where fine and hopefully see them out again soon.

On Wednesday we where at Worcester, Take a Break ran back over fences in the ‘Racehorse Welfare Centre Elegant Olive Handicap Chase’ after having a few runs over hurdles and finished 3rd only beaten 5 lengths. ‘ Nigel says Sean Bowen gave him a masterful ride, hopefully he will have the confidence now to go close next time out’.

Also this week the Boola Bee was sold to stay in the yard after winning a point to point easily on her first run in this country. She was bought at Doncaster by the Buckley Boys and duly did the business, she now runs under rules next Wednesday at Worcester and should be a good fun horse for her new owner.

Next week Nigel is heading off to France for the sales. We have had a lot of success with French horses and he will be on the look out to see if he can find a few more Speredek’s to join our yard. If you have any interest in purchasing a horse please do not hesitate to contact Nigel on 07769 295839.

As well as being busy with the racehorses Katherine’s daughter Ruby has been busy organising a 10-mile ride across Exmoor in Memory of her Grandfather Derek Mead, which took place on the 9th June 2018. It has been a year since Derek Mead was tragically killed in a farming accident and a Health Room has been setup at Sedgemoor Auction Centre in his memory. The Derek Mead Health Room survives purely on donations and Ruby has done a fantastic job of raising £1400. Ruby would like to thank everybody who donated and is extremely grateful for their generosity. If anybody would like to make a donation, please contact Katherine Hawke on 07770 997134.

Ruby (left) joined by one of her friends on Exmoor.

 


Upcoming Entries

The Boola Bee ( Wednesday at Worcester)

 


Horses For Sale

We have a lovely selection of horse’s available for both full or part shares. For any further queries please do not hesitate to contact Nigel on 07769 295839.

Kapgarde / Doubly Guest– Nice filly by one of our favourite sires, very mature looking for her age with an excellent pedigree, a good walker and a very correct individual. Dam won four and was placed in a grade two rated 137.

Arcadio/ Regents Ballerina– Strong gelding by a sire that’s getting lots of bumper winners, he’s a half-brother to two winners and from the family of the mighty Regents Pride and has a lot of scope, should be a lovely horse in time.

Kayf Tara/ Brackets – Very sharp forward going filly by the very successful Kayf Tara. Closely related to Pure Faith who was listed and grade two placed. She’s very athletic and will come to hand quickly.

 

Flints Legacy

6yr old Grey mare

by Sagamix out of Luneray,

ready to go novice chasing this season
(40% left available)

Flints Legacy (S Bowen)

 


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 22nd June 2018

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We have been a little quieter on attending the races this week, but it certainly hasn’t been that way at home. With having some lovely sunny days ahead of us our Thorne Farm Organic hay has been cut. We take immense pride in our sustainability of making our own organic hay and using it for our horses which we can start to use over the winter months.

With the 1st July not that far away, the steam cleaning and painting is nearly finished, this is when our first lot of horses will be back in to start back up again ready for their 2018/19 campaigns. Our young store horses from Doncaster are currently being broken in and are coming along nicely, they are all showing lovely attitudes and we cannot wait to see their further progression.

 

A few of our horses out on their summer holidays

 

Although we haven’t had the excitement of our horses running this week as we haven’t had any entries, we have all been rather excited watching the brilliant racing at Royal Ascot. It would be such a dream for the team here at Thorne Farm to maybe one day have a runner there as Nigel holds both a flat and jumps license.

Next week we look forward to having a few more runners, including Sapphire Noire who will be making an appearance back under rules after winning a point to point. Calin Du Brizais we be making a reappearance after finishing 2nd last time out and will be partnered again by our yard amateur Kieren Buckley. Georgina Joy will be making her chasing debut and we look forward to seeing what she shows us at the racecourse.

 


Upcoming Entries

Pirolo ( Sunday at Worcester)

Georgina Joy ( Tuesday at Newton Abbot)

Sapphire Noire ( Tuesday at Newton Abbot)

Calin Du Brizais ( Tuesday at Newton Abbot)

Take A Break ( Wednesday at Worcester)

  Scaffold (Wednesday at Worcester)

Nachi Falls ( Wednesday at Worcester)

  Lamh Ar Lamh ( Wednesday at Worcester)

 


Horses for Sale

We have a lovely selection of horse’s available for both full or part shares. For any further queries please do not hesitate to contact Nigel on 07769 295839.

KAPGARDE / DOUBLY GUEST– Nice filly by one of our favourite sires, very mature looking for her age with an excellent pedigree, a good walker and a very correct individual. Dam won four and was placed in a grade two rated 137.

 

 

ARCADIO/ REGENTS BALLERINA – Strong gelding by a sire that’s getting lots of bumper winners, he’s a half-brother to two winners and from the family of the mighty Regents Pride and has a lot of scope, should be a lovely horse in time.

 

 

KAYF TARA/ BRACKETS – Very sharp forward going filly by the very successful Kayf Tara. Closely related to Pure Faith who was listed and grade two placed. She’s very athletic and will come to hand quickly.

 

 

Flints Legacy-
6 year old grey mare

by Sagamix out of Luneray,

ready to go novice chasing this season

(40% left available)

Flints Legacy (S Bowen)

 

 


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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