Busy week at Thorne Farm Racing made worthwhile with a win from Mr Wiseman at Market Rasen ridden by Tom Scudamore.
What a good start to the week when Mr Wiseman proved himself again at the grand age of 12 on Sunday, taking the Don Noble Leicester Handicap Chase, he stayed on gamely from 3 out to win by 1 3/4 lengths. Another great ride by Tom Scudamore.
Thorne Farm Racing would like to welcome two new members of staff. Both of which come from racing backgrounds and so have experience and knowledge to bring to the team.
Poul Andersen will be taking the role as head lad in the yard, he has over 45 years experience with horses. He has worked in all disciplines to a high level both in the U.K. and in Denmark where he originated. Shortly after coming to the U.K. Poul started a 20 year stint with former champion trainer Martin Pipe where he spent the last few years as assistant head lad.
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Tim Thompson rode as a jockey both on the flat and over jumps before taking a break from racing to start up his own local businesses for the past 20 years. Now back in the game he will be assisting horses to the races, driving the lorry, as well as riding out.
Tim Thompson with Miss Probus
The yard is starting to fill up with horses coming in from their holidays. Some older faces and yard favourites are in and being ridden. The highest rated horse in the yard Samingarry has had a good summer along with, Master Neo, Pirans Car, Kadalkin, The unnamed soldier, Flora Aurora and Laflammedeglorie.
Thorne Farm Racing is also delighted to see some new faces on the yard. We returned from Arqana sales in France with four new horses, two scopey looking geldings Calin Du Brizais and Berry De Carjac, which have been up the gallops and popped in the school. Both seem willing and straight forward. A strong colt (due to be gelded)which has already run and has a win to his name Take A Break. An attractive big two year old Speronimo, being only a two year old has joined another new face Anis Des Malberaux in the paddock.
In total we have purchased 21 new horses so far at various sales this year. Leading to a busy but exciting season to come.
On a final note We would just like to say well done to Rodi Greene, a valued member of staff here at Thorne Farm Racing, for completing a bike cycle of 870 miles from Lands end to John O’Groats on 22nd of may. It took him only 4 days and even a man with his determination described it as “hardcore”. Rodi, an ex jockey himself, set this task to raise money for the Injured Jockey Fund as this is a charity close to his heart. He himself knows of what an amazing job the Injured Jockey Fund do as he, along with many others in this profession, has had some impressive falls resulting in serious injury. We are keen supporters of this charity as it is thanks to them that the likes of Rodi are still able to ride out daily for us.
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Rodi Greene in the saddle.