Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 21 September 2015
We have been busy this week at Thorne Farm Racing schooling all the young horses over poles in the training ring. this is very important part of a young horse’s education and must be done properly. Any bad habits they pick up in these early stages of a racehorse’s life can have a long-lasting and detrimental effect on them throughout their career. They are all pleasing me at the moment.
Also this week Conor O’Farrell came down and we schooled some of our novice hurdlers and brightest star for this season, namely, All Kings, Loch Garman, Take a Break, Lord Ballim and Pomme ,they all schooled well and are building up to there first run nicely.
It’s been very wet lately but our schooling ground is in perfect condition, ideally you want good ground with no firmness and that’s what we’ve got at Thorne Farm. Decent ground helps the horses, especially young horses that are not sure of where the are putting there feet. If the ground is really soft you can put them off or cause injury .
Tokyo Javilex runs at uttoxeter Sunday and has to be in with a good chance. He hasn’t won for a while but has had lots of problems and deserves to win a race. Lee Drowne, works in the yard and is a valuable member of the team rides and knows him well so it’s fingers crossed.
We have a new stable lass this week, Chloe Randall, age 21. This is her first job in racing but she comes with a love of horses and is brimming with enthusiasm – welcome Chloe!