Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog- Friday 15th June 2018

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This week got off to a great start with Nigel’s wife Katherine training another winner on the point to point circuit at Bratton Down. Sapphire Noire was given a great ride by our yard amateur Kieren Buckley to win the Open Maiden by a very impressive 9 lengths, this was Kieren’s sixth winner of the season. Sapphire Noire will now run under rules and hopefully keep improving.

Sapphire Noire winning at Bratton Down

The success carried on to Tuesday at Worcester with Deauville Crystal winning the ‘Severn Valley Railway Charitable trust novices chase’. She was partnered by Tom Cannon who gave her an expertly executed ride to win by 1 ½ lengths, that was her second win at Worcester so she obviously loves the course and could go back there again for another novice chase. In the race straight after Scaffold had his first ever run, we were not too sure on what he was going to show at the racecourse as he did not show a lot at home, but it was a lovely surprise to see him finish 2nd, he was given a peach of a ride by Tom Buckley our conditional jockey. Scaffold is a home bred so it would be great if he could win as we have a nice Malinas filly out of the same mare that’s just been broken in.  Nigel says Deauville crystal did it nicely again and scaffold was a little green early on in the race but he stayed on galloping, he has shown us a very promising start to his career’.

Deauville Crystal

Scaffold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Horses For Sale

We have a lovely selection of  horse’s available for both full or part shares. For any further queries please do not hesitate to contact Nigel on 07769 295839.

KAPGARDE / DOUBLY GUEST– Nice filly by one of our favourite sires, very mature looking for her age with an excellent pedigree, a good walker and a very correct individual. Dam won four and was placed in a grade two rated 137.

ARCADIO/ REGENTS BALLERINA – Strong gelding by a sire that’s getting lots of bumper winners, he’s a half-brother to two winners and from the family of the mighty Regents Pride and has a lot of scope, should be a lovely horse in time.

KAYF TARA/ BRACKETS – Very sharp forward going filly by the very successful Kayf Tara. Closely related to Pure Faith who was listed and grade two placed. She’s very athletic and will come to hand quickly.

Flints Legacy- 

6 year old grey mare

by Sagamix out of Luneray,

ready to go novice chasing this season

(40% left available)

Flints Legacy (S Bowen)


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 June 2018

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With most of our horses out for the summer now is the chance to disinfect & steam clean all the stables with a final smart coat of paint in preparation for the horses to start coming in early July.
At the end of last week, we had a lovely new arrival of a horse named Atlantic Grey, he has settled in well and we can’t wait to see what he shows.

The store horses that Nigel purchased at the Doncaster GOFFS sales are all ready to be sold, please do not hesitate to contact Nigel for any further information on 07769 295839.

KAPGARDE / DOUBLY GUEST- Nice filly by one of our favourite sires, very mature looking for her age with an excellent pedigree, a good walker and a very correct individual. Dam won four and was placed in a grade two rated 137

 

ARCADIO/ REGENTS BALLERINA – Strong gelding by a sire that’s getting lots of bumper winners, he’s a half-brother to two winners and from the family of the mighty Regents Pride and has a lot of scope, should be a lovely horse in time.

 

 

KAYF TARA/ BRACKETS – Very sharp forward going filly by the very successful Kayf Tara. Closely related to Pure Faith who was listed and grade two placed. She’s very athletic and will come to hand quickly.

 

 

Away from the yard Hawke junior (Tom) has been busy with his eventing. He completed his first 3* event clear at Houghton Hall Horse Trials in Norfolk aboard his lovely horse Mister Cruise.

Tom Hawke on Mister Cruise clearing their first 3* event


Upcoming Entries

Deauville Crystal ( Worcester-Monday)

Scaffold ( Worcester-Monday)

Nachi Falls ( Southwell- Tuesday)

Farmer Boy ( Southwell- Tuesday)

Pirolo ( Southwell- Tuesday)


HORSES FOR SALE

FLINTS LEGACY

6yr old grey mare

Sire: Sagamix   Dam: Luneray

Ready to go Novice chasing this season.
40% left available

Any queries please do not hesitate to contact Nigel on 07769 295839

 


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 1st May 2018

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Things have been very exciting for us here at Thorne Farm Racing. Just after publishing our last Blog Deauville Crystal and Lord Ballim soon gave us plenty to talk about. With both horses running at Worcester Deauville Crystal kicked things off with a brilliant win in the “Paul Charlie” Farley Big Birthday Bash Novices’ Chase, she won by nearly 2 lengths and was given a peach of a ride by Sean Bowen. Within the space of 30 minutes Lord Ballim went on to make it a double for team Hawke. Tom Cannon gave Lord Ballim a brilliant ride to win the “Thundering Molly Cider Handicap Chase” by ½ a length. It was a wonderful team effort and a glass of champagne was had by all the team to celebrate this success. Nigel says, “it was lovely to see both of the horses running in great form and both jockeys gave them a brilliant ride”.

Deauville Crystal

Lord Ballim and Lucie Furlong

 

On Wednesday Calin Du Brizais went up to Warwick to run in the racinguk.com Amateur Riders’ Handicap Hurdle, he was partnered by our yard amateur Kieren Buckley to finish second only beaten 1 ¼ lengths.

We have plenty of entries lined up over the weekend and next week, so our fingers will be crossed that the success can carry on.

Nigel was busy buying stores at Doncaster sales last week and they have all arrived at Thorne Farm. They have all settled in well and we cannot wait to get them going and seeing what ability they show. All four of the horses are lovely looking prospects and are all available for sale.


Upcoming Entries

Rejaah ( Worcester – Saturday)

Lord Ballim ( Perth- Sunday)

Lamh Ar Lamh ( Newton Abbot- Monday)

Level Of Intensity ( Newton Abbot- Monday)


Horses For Sale 

Flints Legacy

6yr old grey mare

Sire: Sagamix      Dam: Luneray

Ready to go Novice chasing this season.

40% left available 

Any queries please do not hesitate to contact Nigel on 07769 295839

Flints Legacy (S Bowen)


Nigel has recently purchased a selection of lovely store horses from the Doncaster GOFFS sales which will be broken in and ridden away, they are all offered for sale. Any queries please do not hesitate to contact Nigel on 07769 295839.


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 Thorne Farm Racing Blog- Friday 25th May 2018

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Nigel has had a busy week juggling the sales and racing at Warwick with Level of Intensity. Although finishing 5th he was only beaten by just 4 lengths, Nigel says ‘he ran brilliantly, the pace was just a bit to slow for him which just caught him out at the end but exciting times ahead with this horse’.

The DBS sales at Doncaster always create a natural buzz and horse purchases are often the start of many exciting journeys to success. Nigel bought three unnamed store horses by the sires Kapgarde, kayf Tara and Arcadio. All three horses look the part and will now be broken in to be ridden by the team here at Thorne Farm and are offered for sale. They all have lovely temperaments and coped well with the rigours of the sales environment and travelled home smoothly which is a brilliant start to their careers, their future certainly looks very exciting. Nigel also bought a lovely horse from Juddmonte consignment on day three the horses in training sale, which looks very special. Our last purchase from Juddmonte was Pomme who we all adored and if this horse is as good as her we shall be very pleased. This purchase was of a similar source to Tiger roll, a 3yr old flat horse consigned by a very highly regarded establishment.

Pomme our last purchase from Juddmonte.

If you would like to ask Nigel any questions about our new Purchases, please do not hesitate to get in contact with him on 07769 295839

Nigel is back on the road again and heads off to Worcester today with Deauville Crystal and Lord Ballim.


Horses For Sale

Flints Legacy

6yr old grey mare

Sire: Sagamix     Dam: Luneray

JUST 40% LEFT FOR SALE

Ready to go novice chasing this season.

Any queries please contact Nigel on 07769 295839

Flints Legacy (S Bowen)


Nigel has recently purchased a selection of lovely store horses from the Doncaster GOFFS  sales which will be broken in and ridden away, they are all offered for sale. Any Queries please do not hesitate to contact Nigel on 07769 295839

 


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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