Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog – Friday 8th February 2019

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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog. 

Friday 8th February 2019

Taunton on Monday was the place to be as the enigmatic Le Musee put his best foot forward and showed a clean pair of heels to his rivals ,well ridden by our stable amateur Kieran Buckley so all credit to him, he jumped really well and quickened off the home turn to win eased down by twelve lengths.
It was Kieran’s first winner under rules for us and second altogether.

Stormy Blues ran a great race finishing second only beaten a neck at Lingfield last week over a mile and two furlongs on the flat, he’s a lovely horse who’s been unlucky as he had a life threatening injury last year that most horses wouldn’t have come back from and has been called a few names by a certain jockey no names mentioned (D Cook) but he seems to be coming good at last.

The cancellation of all racing by the BHA has put a stop to our trot, we had a stack of certainty’s due to run and they all would have definitely won, at least that’s what we told the owners.

Although it’s a very serious matter there is a hint of overreaction attached to the BHAs statement.

They know the yard in question and the horses involved so why not test the horses that ran on the day and shut down those yards in question until it’s sorted and let the rest of us get on with it.

We deal with equine flu on a regular basis and by isolating and treating the sick horses with antibiotics it can be monitored and contained.

Stable hygiene is a must and you’d be surprised how many trainers don’t like to adhere to.


Horses For Sale

Boris De Deauville / Take a Chance – Purchased in France with a winning pedigree, schooled with a lovely natural jump and ready for training next year.

Balko / Ugoline – Beautiful racing type from the profiled French jumps sire Balko. Bought in France and a very exciting prospect for next year.

Top Trip / Jour De Chance – Top class racing type from an exciting young stallion standing at the same stud as Kapgarde. Strong winning pedigree and much to look forward to next year.


Get Involved In The Nigel Hawke Racing Club!

The club gives an exciting opportunity for racing-lovers to share in the thrills of racehorse ownership without the need for the usual major expense. The new club will always have four horses running in its colours and, uniquely to Nigel Hawke Racing Club, Nigel will also introduce selected young horses to the racecourse by running them in club colours.
Fees to join the new club are £45 per month or £515 when paying annually in advance. This makes enjoying the thrills of horse racing available and affordable. (Members must be 18+)
To find out more visit nigelhawkethornefarmracing.co.uk/nigel-hawke-racing-club

                                                                 

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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog – Friday 25th January 2019

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At last the boss is back from holiday and so is Nigel. We hit the crossbar a few times while they’ve been away and are now looking forward to a good second half of the season.

The ground has been too quick for the percentage of our runners but that’s the type of horse we buy, soft ground staying types who will improve slowly and hopefully be successful eventually.

Stormy Blues ran well again at massive odds the other night at Wolverhampton, 125/1 and only beat two lengths I don’t think he’ll be that price next time, he’s entered again for Lingfield on Wednesday.

We have some nice bumper horses to run in the coming weeks namely

Kendelu,

Onboard,

Kapitall,

Wise Garden

and Malina Ocarina.

These are a lovely bunch of four year olds and have been working well at home so the next step is the racecourse, it can be quite daunting for them first time out with the crowds and the noise etc but it’s amazing how they get used to it.

Mead Vale is a possible runner on Monday at Ludlow and we could have runners at Wincanton Thursday and Chepstow Friday.

Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Mead Vale    Monday, 28 January 2019 – 4:30
(Four day) at Ludlow

Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Stormy Blues   Wednesday, 30 January 2019 – 1:50
(Four day) at Lingfield

 

 


Horses For Sale

Boris De Deauville / Take a Chance – Purchased in France with a winning pedigree, schooled with a lovely natural jump and ready for training next year.

Balko / Ugoline – Beautiful racing type from the profiled French jumps sire Balko. Bought in France and a very exciting prospect for next year.

Top Trip / Jour De Chance – Top class racing type from an exciting young stallion standing at the same stud as Kapgarde. Strong winning pedigree and much to look forward to next year.


Get Involved In The Nigel Hawke Racing Club!

The club gives an exciting opportunity for racing-lovers to share in the thrills of racehorse ownership without the need for the usual major expense. The new club will always have four horses running in its colours and, uniquely to Nigel Hawke Racing Club, Nigel will also introduce selected young horses to the racecourse by running them in club colours.
Fees to join the new club are £45 per month or £515 when paying annually in advance. This makes enjoying the thrills of horse racing available and affordable. (Members must be 18+)
To find out more visit nigelhawkethornefarmracing.co.uk/nigel-hawke-racing-club

                                                                 

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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog – Friday 11th January 2018

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Due to the weather being very dry the last week we have been unable to run many of our horses. Most of the racecourses local to us are calling the ground good to firm which is almost unheard of in January.

On Saturday Stormy Blues had a change of scenery and went to Lingfield for the all-weather racing. He ran a fantastic race under Dougie Costello to finish 6th but was only beaten 5 lengths. This would have been a great confidence booster for Stormy Blues and we look forward to seeing him out next time.

On Sunday Calin Du Brizais travelled to Plumpton for the ‘Sky Sports Racing Sussex National Handicap Chase’. Partnered by Tom Cannon, Calin Du Brizais ran a cracking race to finish 2nd with only 2 lengths behind the 134 rated The Two Amigos.

Monday, we went to Chepstow with Mead Vale and his usual partner Tom Buckley. The pair put in another great performance to finish 3rd with only 3 lengths between him and the winner.

We have a lot of entries for next week providing the ground is suitable for the horses running. In the upcoming entries we have our yard stable star Speredek tomorrow at Kempton for the listed chase over 2m4 ½ f.


Upcoming Entries

Speredek – Saturday at Kempton

Verbitude – Tuesday at Lingfield

The Boola Bee – Tuesday at Lingfield

– Wednesday at Plumpton

Lamh Ar Lamh – Tuesday at Lingfield

Point N Shoot – Tuesday at Lingfield

Stormy Blues – Tuesday at Kempton


Horses For Sale

Boris De Deauville / Take a Chance – Purchased in France with a winning pedigree, schooled with a lovely natural jump and ready for training next year.

Balko / Ugoline – Beautiful racing type from the profiled French jumps sire Balko. Bought in France and a very exciting prospect for next year.

Top Trip / Jour De Chance – Top class racing type from an exciting young stallion standing at the same stud as Kapgarde. Strong winning pedigree and much to look forward to next year.


Get Involved In The Nigel Hawke Racing Club!

The club gives an exciting opportunity for racing-lovers to share in the thrills of racehorse ownership without the need for the usual major expense. The new club will always have four horses running in its colours and, uniquely to Nigel Hawke Racing Club, Nigel will also introduce selected young horses to the racecourse by running them in club colours.
Fees to join the new club are £45 per month or £515 when paying annually in advance. This makes enjoying the thrills of horse racing available and affordable. (Members must be 18+)
To find out more visit nigelhawkethornefarmracing.co.uk/nigel-hawke-racing-club

                                                                 

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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog – Friday 4th January 2018

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This week has really shown us all at Thorne Farm the highs and lows of racing. We started the week of with a great run from Some Detail at Haydock on Sunday where he finished 3rd under Sean Bowen. He is a lovely horse that is showing a lot of promise for the future.
On Tuesday Alminar showed us all a very promising run on his second start over fences to finish 4th. We have always known chasing will be his thing and its great he is showing this so early on in his chasing career.

It is with great sadness that we must announce the loss of Georgina Joy. Sadly, Georgina sustained a fatal injury when racing at Hereford on Wednesday. She was a great ambassador for the Nigel Hawke racing club giving them there first ever winner and plenty of placings. She was also a lovely horse to have around the yard with a huge heart and will be tremendously missed by everyone.


Upcoming Entries

Stormy Blues – Saturday at Lingfield

Calin Du Brizais – Sunday at Plumpton

Mead Vale – Monday at Chepstow

Verbitude – Wednesday at Taunton


Horses For Sale 

Boris De Deauville / Take a Chance – Purchased in France with a winning pedigree, schooled with a lovely natural jump and ready for training next year.

Balko / Ugoline – Beautiful racing type from the profiled French jumps sire Balko. Bought in France and a very exciting prospect for next year.

Top Trip / Jour De Chance – Top class racing type from an exciting young stallion standing at the same stud as Kapgarde. Strong winning pedigree and much to look forward to next year.

 


Get Involved In The Nigel Hawke Racing Club!

The club gives an exciting opportunity for racing-lovers to share in the thrills of racehorse ownership without the need for the usual major expense. The new club will always have four horses running in its colours and, uniquely to Nigel Hawke Racing Club, Nigel will also introduce selected young horses to the racecourse by running them in club colours.
Fees to join the new club are £45 per month or £515 when paying annually in advance. This makes enjoying the thrills of horse racing available and affordable. (Members must be 18+)
To find out more visit nigelhawkethornefarmracing.co.uk/nigel-hawke-racing-club

 

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