New Horses at Thorne Farm Racing- we’ve had a busy couple of days at Doncaster sales with quick turn around for Fontwell races.
Bought five quality well bred young race horses at Doncaster Sales, all with winning dam lines and exciting young stallions,by Tobougg, Sulamani, Broadway Flyer, Maresca Sorrento (FR) and Anzillero (GER). We have one 4 year old and the remaining 3 year olds. All of these young race horses will be backed, produced and schooled to see what we have.
It is very important to keep buying quality race horses to progress through the ranks and we are particularly proud of our ability to produce successful young race horses at Thorne Farm Races to exceptional levels and maybe we have another Anay Turge, Samingarry, Tiger Roll in the making !
My top tips for buying young horses are based on sound stockman ship of which I have to profess Katherine is very good at. We make a short list based on what we are looking for and if we are buying on behalf of someone then this is based on what they are wanting to do. We then look at these race horses at the sales and based on looks, conformation and our instincts we decide whether to bid or not !
Fontwell races, we had a very quick turnaround and were soon off to the races having given the lorry a much needed overhaul ! We took Mr Wiseman, Sedgemoor Express and Big Night Out. Mr Wiseman ran very well to finish 4th with Sam Twiston-Davies riding, and I have to say that I jumped every jump with them. Mr Wiseman is such a professional that I know instantly if the partnership clicks ! Sedgemoor Express was ridden by Tom Scudamore and ran his best race yet, this partnership will hopefully continue from the successes of last year so watch this space. Big Night Out decided it was not her day with Mark Quinlan in the plate. It was wonderful to have Mark riding for us again and lets hope that the next time Big Night Out runs the ground does not dry out so quickly !