What a weekend for Thorne Farm Racing…


Wow, what a weekend for Thorne Farm Racing!

We are having a excellent season so far, and to top if off we had a double at Sedgefield yesterday, thanks to Nail’m winning the ‘Wills Property Services ltd Handicap Chases’ 3m 3f under a power packed ride from Jason Maguire. His jumping was a bit sticky at times, but the further he went the better he travelled. This is the horse’s second win within a week and we are absolutely delighted for his owner David Mitchell. We will now target Nail’m at the midlands grand national on the 15th of march at uttoxeter, the 4m1f trip will be right up his street and we are pretty bullish about his chances.

Our second winner of the day came courtesy of Tokyo Javilex in the ‘Compare Bookmakers Odds at Bookmakers.co.uk Handicap Chase’ 2m 1/2f again under an excellent ride by Jason Maguire, this novice jumped really well and Jason was Impressed with his attitude this horse has a lot to live up to being a half brother to grand national winner Mom Mome so we are really pleased to get his first win on the board , his owner Derek Mead is a massive supporter of the yard and we are really pleased for him.

It was our first trip to Sedgefield Racecourse and we were looked after really well and we look forward to having runners there again in the future. It is 316 miles from our base in Devon but was well worth the trip. Jason Maguire deserves to win ride of the year for Nail’m.

Our next runner will be Master Neo at Chepstow Racecourse on Saturday.

We are absolutely delighted with Anay Turge’s weight 10st 1lb For the Grand Annual at the Cheltenham Festival 2014, his preparations have gone like clock work so fingers crossed we get there in one piece!! Unfortunately Anay’s jockey Keiron Edgar broke his leg at Newbury on Saturday so we wish him a speedy recovery , we look forward to providing him with winners when he is back in action.

Samingarry is well on course for his Cheltenham engagements. He has been allocated 10st 7lbs in the Kim Muir but it is unlikely that his rating of 126 is good enough to get in, he will line up in the RSA if not. He is a big price but has won 3 times over fences this season he has been working exceptionally well at home and has a massive each way chance.

We have excellent facilities here at Thorne Farm and it is great to see so many trainers coming to use our gallops and schooling facilities and watching their horses go on to win races.

Tokyo Javilex winning under Jason maguire.

Tokyo Javilex winning under Jason Maguire.


A good weekend for Thorne Farm Racing’s Nail’m


It has been a really good weekend for Thorne Farm’s horses, owners and staff, with Nail’m winning his first race yesterday under a ‘never say die’ ride from Sam Twiston-Davies giving his owner David Mitchell his first ever winner who is a keen racing fan.

The Unnamed Soldier who was a cheap purchase as a yearling ran a blinder in the bumper at Chepstow on Saturday finishing 2nd. He was given a good ride by Rob Hawker, (even if he did get dropped going to the start) the horse will improve a lot from the run and experience and will be winning races for his owner Derek Mead.

Mister Wiseman under Tom Cheesman finished 3rd in the 2m handicap chase after coming back from a break, he’s a pleasure to watch as he jumps so well, we hope the 12year old can add another win to his other 7.

Pagham Belle who finished 6th under Kieron Edgar at Warwick on Friday absolutely hated the ground, she will be freshened up before we make any plans for her.

We have two entries at Taunton on Thursday, Sedgemoor Top Bid and Le Pergolese .

In our search for more winners we will be going further afield to Sedgefield Racecourse on Sunday, it will be our first runners ever at the track and we are looking forward to the long trip up north, we have made 3 entries; nail’m, mister wiseman and Tokyo Javilex.

We would like to wish our former jockey Mark Quinlan all the best in his new career after retiring from the saddle at Towcester yesterday! We are very lucky to have some top class jockeys in Tom Scudamore and Sam Twiston-Davies who will ride most of the horses from now on, when their commitments allow. We also have two good young lads Tom Cheesman and Rob Hawker. We are having our best season so far with 13 winners on the board with two months of the season to go, long may it continue. Anay Turge and Samingarry are well on track for their Cheltenham Festival 2014 engagements.

Nail'm winning at Towcester under Sam Twiston- Davies.

Nail’m winning at Towcester under Sam Twiston- Davies.

Nail'm winning at Towcester

Nail’m winning at Towcester


Entries for the weekend..


As the weather is improving we have a few entries this weekend coming

Nail’m‘ who finished 4th in his novice chase last time out for his owner David Mitchell, has done tons of schooling recently under tom Scudamore he holds entries in two races at Exeter on Friday, plus Warwick. Chepstow on Saturday and towester on Sunday, it is undecided yet as to which race he will run in.

Pagham Belle‘ who finished 2nd last time out runs at Warwick on Friday in a ‘2m hands and heels handicap hurdle for conditional and amateur riders'(0-100). She will be ridden by Kieron Edgar who she schooled really well under this morning. Kieron also sat on ‘Anay Turge‘ who he has won 3 races on including at Cheltenham and reports him to be in fantastic form.

Mister wiseman is entered at Chepstow in the ‘2m western daily press handicap chase'(0-100). He has been given a good break over the christmas period and has been working really well at home, in the same race we have entered ‘Tokyo Javilex‘ who was an unlucky 2nd in a novice chase at Leicester last week after nearly being brought down at the first, he has come out of his race really well.

Also at Chepstow the ‘unnamedsoldier‘ who was bought by his owner Derek mead as a yearling makes his debut in the ‘brewin dolphin maiden national hunt flat race 2m conditional jockeys and amateur riders’ he will be ridden by Rob Hawker, this is a great big horse who is a 3m chaser in the making, he will come on a lot for the experience and the run.

Mister wiseman and Tom Scudamore

Mister wiseman and Tom Scudamore

Greybougg at Nigel Hawke's Thorne Farm Racing, Tiverton, Devon

5 New yearlings for Thorne Farm Racing at Doncaster January sales


Thorne Farm Racing purchased 5 yearlings from the Doncaster January sales this week, we hope there are some future winners amongst them.

The 5 yearlings bought at Doncaster January sales will be turned out to mature and will broken-in as two year olds.

Greybougg and The Dodgy Dealer both run at Kempton this friday.

Dodgy Dealer at Nigel Hawkes Thorne Farm Racing Ltd

Dodgy Dealer

The Dodgy Dealer runs the the division 1 race Dine In The Panoramic Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race at 1.50pm ridden by Tom Scudamore.
Greybougg runs the the division 2 race Dine In The Panoramic Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race at 2.20pm ridden by Mark Quinlan.

This will be The Dodgy Dealer’s first race having shown plenty of ability at Thorne Farm. Greybougg makes his second appearance having recently run in Uttoxeter in november 2013.

Greybougg at Nigel Hawke's Thorne Farm Racing, Tiverton, Devon