Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 29 January 2016
It’s all go here at Thorne Farm at the moment. The rain isn’t stopping so we’re being proactive by installing this fantastic new fibre surface that will mean when conditions improve our horses will be ready to win races!
The new gallop is well underway, so most of the day is spent working on that and there’s also the small matter of exercising all the horses and all the usual things that occur on a daily basis. We are very pleased with the way the gallop is going down, what has been done so far looks fantastic, we can’t wait to start using it properly. It’s a bit like a big christmas present that you are not allowed to touch!
We won’t have many runners in the next few weeks because of the work that’s being done on the gallop as the horses are not getting as much work as they were before we started the upgrade. That’s not really a bad thing though as the young horses will have time to strengthen and develop and the mature horses get freshened up a bit. There’s always the sand gallop to use while the rest of our main gallop is being worked on but it shouldn’t take long before we’re all back on it every day.
We really believe this will give our training an edge and if the horses could talk they would be telling us their really pleased to be running on this great new surface after all the rain we’ve had so far this year!
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