Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog – Monday 18th February 2019

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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog – Friday 18th February 2019

There is nothing much to report this week so I thought it was a good opportunity to discuss Brexit, not really. The BHA we’re in full panic mode this week, not really achieving much other than costing owners more money, the whole vaccination system is not fool proof and should be reviewed and revamped. There are some people who don’t vaccinate at all, some because of the cost and some because they don’t believe in the theory of vaccinating a supposedly healthy horse. This is where the problem lies and it needs addressing, most people adhere to the rules of the BHA but unfortunately there are still some that think they know better. A more serious threat is herpes and it’s not even compulsory but believe me when a horse contracts herpes it takes a lot longer to recover than the flu. We have two mares going to Ireland to visit Getaway, Rejaah and Pomme are both very well bred and should make very successful brood mares. Pomme was hard to train but very decent on her day and Rejaah was a very high achiever winning on the flat, hurdles and fences and in listed company. Pomme is in foal to Sageburg and is due fairly soon.


Upcoming Entries 

Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Lord BallimWednesday, 20 February 2019 – 3:35 – (Four day) at Ludlow His Royal Highness The Prince Of Wales Challenge Trophy Amateur Riders’ Handicap Chase
Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursTanrudy – Wednesday, 20 February 2019 – 4:10 – (Four day) at Ludlow Marches Vets Maiden Hurdle
 Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursOnboard Wednesday, 20 February 2019 – 5:00 – (Four day) at Doncaster Doncaster Racecourse Cheltenham Preview 6th March Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race
 Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursBallymagroarty Boy – Friday, 22 February 2019 – 1:30 – (Four day) at Exeter gg.co.uk Handicap Hurdle
Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Alminar  – Friday, 22 February 2019 – 3:55 – (Four day) at Warwick Bet Connect Festival Preview Here March 7 Handicap Chase
 Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursCalin Du Brizais – Friday, 22 February 2019 – 4:20 – (Four day) at Exeter Healthy Pets Devon National Handicap Chase
Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursJohanos  – Friday, 22 February 2019 – 4:20 -(Four day) at Exeter Healthy Pets Devon National Handicap Chase
Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursNikap  – Friday, 22 February 2019 – 4:30 – (Four day) at Warwick British Stallion Studs EBF Mares’ Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Qualifier)
Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Johanos – Friday, 22 February 2019 – 4:50
 Spinolo – Friday, 22 February 2019 – 5:20
Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Malina Ocarina Friday, 22 February 2019 – 5:20  – Four day) at Exeter Follow @ggcouk On Twitter Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race
 Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursJohanos – Tuesday, 12 March 2019 – 5:30

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 8th February 2019

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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog. 

Friday 8th February 2019

Taunton on Monday was the place to be as the enigmatic Le Musee put his best foot forward and showed a clean pair of heels to his rivals ,well ridden by our stable amateur Kieran Buckley so all credit to him, he jumped really well and quickened off the home turn to win eased down by twelve lengths.
It was Kieran’s first winner under rules for us and second altogether.

Stormy Blues ran a great race finishing second only beaten a neck at Lingfield last week over a mile and two furlongs on the flat, he’s a lovely horse who’s been unlucky as he had a life threatening injury last year that most horses wouldn’t have come back from and has been called a few names by a certain jockey no names mentioned (D Cook) but he seems to be coming good at last.

The cancellation of all racing by the BHA has put a stop to our trot, we had a stack of certainty’s due to run and they all would have definitely won, at least that’s what we told the owners.

Although it’s a very serious matter there is a hint of overreaction attached to the BHAs statement.

They know the yard in question and the horses involved so why not test the horses that ran on the day and shut down those yards in question until it’s sorted and let the rest of us get on with it.

We deal with equine flu on a regular basis and by isolating and treating the sick horses with antibiotics it can be monitored and contained.

Stable hygiene is a must and you’d be surprised how many trainers don’t like to adhere to.


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 25th January 2019

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At last the boss is back from holiday and so is Nigel. We hit the crossbar a few times while they’ve been away and are now looking forward to a good second half of the season.

The ground has been too quick for the percentage of our runners but that’s the type of horse we buy, soft ground staying types who will improve slowly and hopefully be successful eventually.

Stormy Blues ran well again at massive odds the other night at Wolverhampton, 125/1 and only beat two lengths I don’t think he’ll be that price next time, he’s entered again for Lingfield on Wednesday.

We have some nice bumper horses to run in the coming weeks namely

Kendelu,

Onboard,

Kapitall,

Wise Garden

and Malina Ocarina.

These are a lovely bunch of four year olds and have been working well at home so the next step is the racecourse, it can be quite daunting for them first time out with the crowds and the noise etc but it’s amazing how they get used to it.

Mead Vale is a possible runner on Monday at Ludlow and we could have runners at Wincanton Thursday and Chepstow Friday.

Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Mead Vale    Monday, 28 January 2019 – 4:30
(Four day) at Ludlow

Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Stormy Blues   Wednesday, 30 January 2019 – 1:50
(Four day) at Lingfield

 

 


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 11th January 2018

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Due to the weather being very dry the last week we have been unable to run many of our horses. Most of the racecourses local to us are calling the ground good to firm which is almost unheard of in January.

On Saturday Stormy Blues had a change of scenery and went to Lingfield for the all-weather racing. He ran a fantastic race under Dougie Costello to finish 6th but was only beaten 5 lengths. This would have been a great confidence booster for Stormy Blues and we look forward to seeing him out next time.

On Sunday Calin Du Brizais travelled to Plumpton for the ‘Sky Sports Racing Sussex National Handicap Chase’. Partnered by Tom Cannon, Calin Du Brizais ran a cracking race to finish 2nd with only 2 lengths behind the 134 rated The Two Amigos.

Monday, we went to Chepstow with Mead Vale and his usual partner Tom Buckley. The pair put in another great performance to finish 3rd with only 3 lengths between him and the winner.

We have a lot of entries for next week providing the ground is suitable for the horses running. In the upcoming entries we have our yard stable star Speredek tomorrow at Kempton for the listed chase over 2m4 ½ f.


Upcoming Entries

Speredek – Saturday at Kempton

Verbitude – Tuesday at Lingfield

The Boola Bee – Tuesday at Lingfield

– Wednesday at Plumpton

Lamh Ar Lamh – Tuesday at Lingfield

Point N Shoot – Tuesday at Lingfield

Stormy Blues – Tuesday at Kempton


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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