Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 8 April 2016
It’s the Grand National this weekend and of course it would be rude not to mention Seagram’s victory under a very young looking Nigel Hawke!
The race was a lot different in those days and a lot has changed since then. They have made the fences smaller so that allows the horses to go faster and also you will get horses running in the race now that would not have attempted it in the days of Seagram. The difference being bad jumpers get around Aintree nowadays but they wouldn’t have got past the first fence in the old days therefore discouraging their trainers and owners from running.
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Good luck to all the participants horses and riders!
We have some very nice young horses running over the next few days at Taunton and Chepstow over the weekend. Deckers Delight, Flints Legacy and Buffalo Sabre are all first time runners so it’s very exciting to see how they fare,fingers crossed they look the part at home and have done everything right so far.