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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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog – Friday 7th December 2018

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What a brilliant week we have had here at Thorne Farm.

On Saturday Le Musee went to Newbury for the ‘Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle’ (Class 2). Partnered by David Noonan the pair finished 2nd behind the Nicky Henderson trained horse ‘Champ’ with only 4 lengths between them.

On Sunday Pearl Royale ran at Carlisle for the ‘Smarkets Betting Exchange Houghton Mares Chase’ (Listed Race). Having made all under Danny Cook Pearl jumped fantastically to win by a very comfortable 6 lengths. Nigel says “ it is lovely to see Pearl’s success at Carlisle, we have always had great faith in her and now she is starting to show of her ability”.

On Wednesday Ballymagroarty Boy travelled to Haydock for the ‘Watch Racing UK In HD Conditional Jockeys handicap hurdle’. Partnered by Tom Buckley our yard conditional jockey, the pair took up the lead 3 from home and won comfortably by 2 lengths. Nigel says “he was a horse that needed time, so we waited patiently with him. He will be a lovely horse to go to war with this season.”

We have a few entries for the week ahead of us, starting with Speredek in the Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon on Sunday. We then have three entries at Uttoxeter on Tuesday which include Sienna Royale, Tanrudy and Alminar.

 


Upcoming Entries 

Speredek – Sunday at Huntingdon

Sienna Royale – Tuesday at Uttoxeter

Tanrudy – Tuesday at Uttoxeter

Alminar – Tuesday at Uttoxeter

 


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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