Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog – Friday 30th November 2018

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On Saturday our yard stable star Speredek finally got to make his appearance for the first time this season at Ascot. The ground was finally going his way as it has been too firm for him to run prior to Saturday. The long wait certainly paid off as he ran a fantastic race in the ‘Gerard Bertrand Hurst Park Handicap Chase’ (Class 2). Speredek ridden by Tom Cannon led a strong pace and kept on well to finish 2nd only to be beaten a length.

On Tuesday The Boola Bee went to Lingfield for the ‘Davies Insurance Services Mares Handicap Chase’. Ridden by David Noonan she was settled out the back, she ran very well to finish 3rd with only 3 lengths between her and 2nd place.

On Wednesday we had Some Detail head to Hereford for the ‘Magic of Sri Lanka Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race’. This was his first run for our yard having come from the Irish Point to Point field. Partnered by Sean Bowen he ran brilliantly to finish 2nd with only 3 lengths between himself and 1st place. He would have learnt a lot from this run and we look forward to watching him next time out.

We have a few upcoming entries with Le Musee at Newbury tomorrow in the ‘Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle’. We also have another of our stable stars running this weekend with Pearl Royale entered on Sunday at Carlisle in the ‘Smarkets Betting Exchange Houghton Mares chase’ (Listed Race). On Wednesday we have Ballymagroarty Boy entered at Haydock for the ‘ Watch Racing UK in HD Conditional Jockey’s Handicap Hurdle’. Thursday we have Point N Shoot at Market Rasen for the Handicap Hurdle.

 


Upcoming Entries

Le Musee – Saturday at Newbury 

Pearl Royale – Sunday at Carlisle 

Ballymagroarty Boy – Wednesday at Haydock

Point N Shoot – Thursday at Market Rasen


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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Today was the inquest for Derek Mead, Katherine Hawke’s father. The family have released the following statement:

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Statement from the Mead Family regarding farmer and local businessman Derek Mead.

“As a family we have been processing the circumstances surrounding our father’s death for the past seventeen months. This is a time of high emotions and we are aware that the conclusion of the coroner’s inquest may be extremely difficult for us and for those of you who knew our father.

As we move forward, we hold tight to the thought that our father has left behind a wonderful legacy for all of his family and friends to cherish. Reminders of his hard work, relentless passion and joy for life lives on around us through the memories we treasure and the stories we share with family and friends.

We want to express our deepest gratitude for the support and all the kind wishes we have received during this difficult time from so many that Dad touched.

This will be the only statement that we will be releasing and we thank you for continuing to respect our privacy as we, as a family, continue to grieve.”

 

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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog – Friday 23rd November 2018

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We have only had the one runner this week which was Lamh Ar Lamh at Plumpton on Monday. Ridden by Sean Bowen who had her settled from the off, she ran another brilliant race to finish 2nd only beaten 1 and 3/4 lengths.

We currently have quite a few entries for next week which includes our yard stable star Speredek at Ascot on Saturday, Slaying the Dragon at Exeter on Sunday, Stormy Blues at Ludlow on Monday, The Boola Bee and Sienna Royale at Lingfield on Tuesday and Sin Sin at Hereford on Wednesday. We also have Some Detail making his debut under rules on Wednesday at Hereford. Having come from the Irish Point to Point field he will be having his first run in a National Hunt Flat Race.


Upcoming Entries

Speredek – Saturday at Ascot

Slaying the Dragon – Sunday at Exeter

Stormy Blues – Monday at Ludlow

The Boola Bee – Tuesday at Lingfield

Sienna Royale – Tuesday at Lingfield

Sin Sin – Wednesday at Hereford

Some Detail – 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 9th November 2018

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This week got off to a fantastic start with Georgina Joy at Hereford on Monday. With our yard conditional jockey Tom Buckley aboard, the pair put on a serious performance leading from start to finish. Georgina Joy jumped fantastically and won the ‘Westons Cider Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle’ by 4 lengths. Not only was this a great success for Tom and Georgina but also for The Nigel Hawke Racing Club, this was the first winner for the club since being formed.


Following on the great success on Monday Lamh Ar Lamh went to Plumpton for the ‘Mare’s Handicap Hurdle’. She was partnered by Sean Bowen who had her brilliantly settled from the off. Having come from the back she rallied on well to finish 2nd only beaten 3 lengths.

Yesterday at Sedgefield Calin Du Brizais ran yet another cracking race to finish 2nd, with his usual partner Kieren Buckley on board the pair where extremely unlucky to only be beaten a neck.

On Monday we have Nachi Falls entered over hurdles and Heart Of Kernow entered over fences at Kempton.
On Tuesday we have Mead Vale and Camron De Chaillac entered at Hereford. This will be Camron De Chaillac’s first run back after his summer break as we have just been waiting for the rain for him.
On Wednesday we have Pearl Royale’s half- sister Sienna Royale entered at Exeter. This will be her first run back after her summer break and we look forward to seeing what she has learnt from her two runs last season. We also have Miss Rocher entered at Exeter who is also coming back after a break and will be running first time over hurdles.


Upcoming Entries 

Nachi Falls – Monday at Kempton

Heart Of Kernow – Monday at Kempton 

Mead Vale – Tuesday at Hereford

Camron De Chaillac – Tuesday at Hereford

Sienna Royale – Wednesday at Exeter

Miss Rocher – Wednesday at Exeter

 


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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