Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 20 November 2015
Cheltenham last weekend was a great success with Sprinter Sacre back to his best, what a horse that is and well done to the Henderson camp as they always have their horses ready for that meeting.
Some yards had a very quiet time with lots of runners and no success. This can happen but to be frank it shouldn’t because if there’s any doubt about your horses they shouldn’t be running at a meeting like Cheltenham. Everything must be 100% otherwise don’t run, as it can only lead to problems later on.
Nail’m ran on Wednesday at Chepstow his first run for 18 months and finished fourth. We were very pleased with him as he wasn’t fully wound up for the race. He has had a bad injury to his knee and the team at Thorne Farm Racing have worked wonders to get him back on the track let alone finish in the frame. He could end up being a Welsh National type as he needs extreme distances to show his stamina.
Calin du Brizais won at Market Rasen this Thursday in the PHS BESAFE ARC SOLUTION HANDICAP HURDLE ridden by Tom Scudamore he is owned by the Pearce Bros who have long supported Thorne Farm. Calin is an improving sort who’s future will be as a chaser
If you’re looking at getting into racing we have a four year old gelding for sale. Has been placed on the flat, likes soft ground and will run over hurdles in about four weeks time. Ideal opportunity to get involved in racing cheaply. A fun horse that will run at the local tracks. This horse can be bought outright for £3000 or sold in shares eg 1/12th share £250 plus £25 pounds a week all inclusive.
Would make a great early xmas present for someone.If interested please ring or text me on 07790 277634
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