Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog – Friday 21st June 2019

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Friday 21st June 2019

All ok here at Thorne Farm, the weathers unpredictable as usual and the ground is soft everywhere.

Ascot this week was full of surprises and some fantastic racing, it’s flat racing at its most brilliant and definitely the flat equivalent of the Cheltenham festival.

Frankie Dettori said he wouldn’t be happy unless he rode five winners for the week and with two days to go he’s already done that, the last jockey to ride four winner in a day was the one and only L Piggott and Frankie did that yesterday, that’s what I call a cocky jockey. He’s the best we’ve seen since Nigel retired and we should savour him while we can although I’m not a fan of the flying dismount the racing public love it.

Le Musee makes his debut over fences at Ffos las next week after a flat campaign and we’re really looking forward to it, he seems a natural at home so let’s hope he transfers it to the course, he’s a high class horse and some day he will show everyone how good he is.

Upcoming Races

Today – 1:50 Pola Chance Horse Profile - Jockey Colours

(Four day) at Market Rasen ABP Juvenile Hurdle

Today – 5:20 Onboard Horse Profile - Jockey Colours

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 – 6:20 Sapphire Noire

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 – 9:00 Calin Du Brizais Horse Profile - Jockey Colours

(Five day) at Newton Abbot St Austell Brewery Handicap Hurdle

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 – 2:40 Bella Beau Horse Profile - Jockey Colours

(Five day) at Ffos Las Meinciau Novices’ Hurdle

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 – 3:10 Le MuseeHorse Profile - Jockey Colours

(Five day) at Ffos Las Trimsaran Novices’ Chase

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 – 4:50 Dawn Trouper Horse Profile - Jockey Colours

(Five day) at Salisbury H S Lester Memorial Handicap


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 June 2019

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Friday 14th June 2019

Another winner yesterday at Fontwell Park.

Point N Shoot won for the fourth time in his career ridden by our yard conditional Tom Buckley who has now won on him three times. He’s a real character at home, doesn’t like too much attention or anything different just wants to do his work and be left alone. Molly Legg led him up and it was also a great day for her leading up her first winner, she done a great job with the horse as he’s not the easiest, it all makes the difference on the day so all credit to her.

Le Musee ran a great race on the flat to just be denied by a neck at Carlisle on Tuesday, he’s a monkey but a lovable one and could go novice chasing next.

We we’re hoping to have some runners this weekend but the weather has put a stop to that, it’s been constant rain for three days and more forecast so we’ll just wait until things dry up a bit before we run any more.

Upcoming Races

Saturday, 15 June 2019 – 5:50 Lamh Ar Lamh Horse Profile - Jockey Colours

(Four day) at Worcester Youthcomm Radio Novices’ Handicap Chase

Saturday, 15 June 2019 – 7:20 Onboard Horse Profile - Jockey Colours


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 June 2019

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Friday 7th June 2019

Nothing much to report.

This time of the year the horses and staff take the opportunity to take a break and enjoy some well earnt holiday, with nothing much in training we use the time to steam clean all the boxes and do any repairs or improvements that need doing.

We are always trying to improve the yard and its facilities, we’ve just finished putting in a new walkway to the gallop.

We have also just come back from Ireland where we were looking at some potential new horses to strengthen our string, much like a top football team there are always new signings at this time of the year so let’s hope a few good ones come out of it, I’m sure they will.

Upcoming Races


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 24th May 2019

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Friday 24th May 2019

 

We’ve just had a busy week at Doncaster sales, it’s the big spring sale for national hunt stores and horse in training.

It’s always well attended and this year seemed more so than ever.

The top price was £620,000 for a horse in training, records smashed to bits also there were a few more that made good money but not to that extent.

We came home with three nice horses, the stand out is a half brother to Heart of Kernow he’s by Sageburg and we know the pedigree well, also a well bred Yeats horse and a big horse by Rail Link.

They all look like big chasers and we’re very pleased with them, they will be broken in and then chuckled out to grass for the rest of the summer.

We have also bought from Ireland a lovely horse called Eurowork, he’s a winner of a point to point and was very impressive, he’s bought for a good friend of Nigel’s who’s had horses with him before so let’s hope he’s lucky he certainly looks the part and is by the same sire as the horse that topped the sale in Doncaster.

 

Upcoming Races

 


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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