Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 15 January 2016
Happy New Year to you all!
With Christmas and new year out of the way and we’ve got loads of young horses to run once the ground dries up a bit!
There are some lovely unraced horses to run at Thorne Farm and they all seem to be progressing nicely. The most forward of them at the moment are Robin Why Not and Cameron De Chaillac. They could both run any time soon when the grounds better. We’ll probably go down the bumper route with them to start.
The weather continues to cause havoc with meetings being abandoned and so on even worse is meetings going ahead that should have been abandoned, the last Taunton meeting was a disgrace and so was Plumpton shortly afterwards. This can’t be good for racing because your normal racing fan will be put off by watching horses slogging around in the mud and in Plumpton’s case they abandoned racing after three races.
So there’s some fine days on the weather chart in the next few days so that along with a colder spell hopefully is the beginning of better conditions to come.
Fingers crossed everyone!