Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog – Friday 29th March 2019

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Friday 29th March 2019

The sun is out so that usually means fast ground which is not ideal for most jump yards across the country.

Most of our horses need a cut in the ground at the very least so it’s hard to see them running again this season if we don’t get some rain.

On the plus side we have a nice little team for the summer months and also hopefully a few dual purpose horses to do both jobs.

During the summer the racing is at its least competitive and there are lots of opportunities for horses that like better ground. These horses are our second division if you like and are every bit as important, they will fly the flag while the others are having a break.

As I said we will have a few more runners on the flat this season and there’s a few that can be competitive over a trip, who knows we might even end up at Royal Ascot.

With the sun appearing we always like to get the horses out for an hour or so, it does them good mentally and physically any longer and they soon want to come in, like us their happiest in their homes.

Upcoming races


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 22nd March 2019

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Friday 22nd March 2019

Taunton is our local course and we love to have winners there and that was the case on Tuesday.

Lamh Ar Lamh (which incidentally means hand in hand) won the last race of the day eased down by five lengths, it was the owners first winner with their first horse so that added to the excitement. She was ridden by our conditional jockey Tom Buckley who has now reduced his claim to seven and it was this very race last year that Tom had his first ever ride so he’s done really well in a short time. Lamh Ar Lamh is very tough and consistent and although she’s not the greatest horse in the world she’s done her owner proud and will win more races now she’s got her head in front, she could possibly run again on Tuesday at Hereford.

Nice to see the BHA have seen sense and quashed the ban on Declan Lavery after the NH chase at Cheltenham last week, I think a large dose of common sense would work wonders and sort out most of the issues they seem to be having, at least they’re willing to listen to the people who know so that’s a positive step in the right direction.


Upcoming Races

at Lingfield (AW) sunracing.co.uk Handicap

               at Hereford Happy Retirement Noel Fehily Handicap Hurdle

  • Tuesday, 26 March 2019 – 2:30 Verbitude  Horse Profile - Jockey Colours

               at Hereford St. Michael’s Hospice Juvenile Maiden Hurdle

  • Wednesday, 27 March 2019 – 4:50 Tanrudy   Horse Profile - Jockey Colours

at Market Rasen Download The MansionBet App Handicap Hurdle


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 – Monday 18th March 2019

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Monday 18th March 2019

After a very hectic week and after last week it’s back to normality.

Cheltenham is the most competitive brutal unforgiving festival that you’ll ever encounter but it’s also the most magical place and to have horses good enough to run there is an honour.

The history of the place and the atmosphere really sets your heart thumping and we can only dream what it’s like to walk into that winners enclosure, Someday maybe.

It was a fantastic meeting, crowds we up, the racing was brilliant and our horses are all fine afterwards.

Some Detail ran a great race in the champion bumper only beaten fifteen lengths behind the winner, there’s more to come from him next season, he’s a very exciting prospect.

Le Musee ran well without ever looking like winning and Johanos was travelling really well when falling, it was bad luck because he just seemed to be getting the hang of it.

Pearl Royal was never happy and was rightfully pulled up.

The good news is there all back safe and sound and that’s always a relief.

UPCOMING RACES


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 – Monday 11th March 2019

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Monday 11th March 2019.

It’s the biggest week of the year next week.

The Olympics of horse racing it has been called and that’s a pretty accurate description. Anyone who’s ever been involved with racing or even knows someone involved or even knows what a horse is, Will be watching.

We have assembled a nice team to go there and if they all get in we should have four runners and they’ve all got each way chances. Johanos, Some Detail, Pearl Royal and Le Musse could all run especially now the rain has finally arrived.
It’s great to have horses good enough to go there and not just to make up the numbers, Every owner, Trainer and Jockey aspires to compete at the festival.

Nigel actually rode a winner at the festival on Segram, What a horse he was.

A big chunk of the season has been missed by many trainers because of the dry winter and then the flu scenario which incidentally has really messed us about, trainers and owners are desperate to run now the rain has come but on Saturday at Hereford there was twenty balloted out of the first race when surely it could have been divided, why not ???.

UPCOMING RACES

Today – 3:20 Ballymagroarty Boy     Horse Profile - Jockey Coloursat Plumpton

Tomorrow – 5:30 Johanos   Horse Profile - Jockey Colours at Cheltenham

Tomorrow – 8:15 Stormy Blues     Horse Profile - Jockey Colours at Wolverhampton

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 – 5:30 Some Detail      Horse Profile - Jockey Colours at Cheltenham

Thursday, 14 March 2019 – 5:30 Pearl Royale    Horse Profile - Jockey Colours  at Cheltenham

Friday, 15 March 2019 – 5:30 Le Musee        Horse Profile - Jockey Colours at Cheltenham

Saturday 16 March – 2:25 Alminar      Horse Profile - Jockey Colours    at Uttoxeter

Saturday, 16 March 2019 – 3.15   Speredek       Horse Profile - Jockey Colours at Kempton

Saturday, 16 March 2019 – 3:35   Johanos       Horse Profile - Jockey Colours at Uttoxeter

Sunday, 17 March 2019 – 4:10    Johanos   Horse Profile - Jockey Colours at Ffos Las


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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