Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog – Friday 12th April 2019

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Friday 12th April 2019

Point n Shoot hacked up at Sedgefield last week, he is a bit of an enigma and in many ways a strange horse.

He can be quite miserable in the box and is happiest left alone most of the time but when he wins he always wins easily.

At Sedgefield he demolished basically the same field that he could only finish third to the previous time on ground that was probably too fast as well.

He’s now won three races since a life threatening injury happened a few years back so it’s a big thanks to the staff at Thorne Farm who nursed him back to full health and then to the winners enclosure. Ridden by our conditional Tom Buckley who gets on really well with him having had his first win on him at Exeter last year.

Pomme has had a colt foal by Sageburg and is visiting Getaway next. Pomme was a very good but unlucky on the track but it looks like the bad luck is over as the foal is a cracker so look out for him in a few years as he could be a bit special.


Upcoming Races

 
Saturday 13 April – 2:45 Lord Ballim   Horse Profile - Jockey Colours

(Overnight) at Bangor-on-Dee Weatherbys TBA Handicap Chase

 
 
Sunday, 14 April 2019 – 5:10 Spinolo   Horse Profile - Jockey Colours

(Overnight) at Wincanton Royal Bath & West Show Society Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race

 


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 5th April 2019

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Friday 5th April 2019

Nachi Falls nearly pulled it off at Taunton on Thursday.

He travelled and jumped like his old self just getting caught on the run in by the favourite. It was a massive step in the right direction for the horse as he’s had his problems so hopefully he can build on yesterday’s performance and get back in the winners enclosure, he’s a yard favourite with everyone and a pleasure to have in the yard, he could possibly run again on Tuesday at Southwell if he’s ok.

Over the next few weeks we have some four year olds having their first runs in bumpers, they seem a very nice bunch at the moment so we’re really looking forward to getting them on the track and while some might not actually win a bumper it’s always a good starting point, they learn a lot about racing and we learn a lot about them.

Of course it’s the national this week and as everyone knows we have a connection with Aintree, Nigel somehow rode Segram to win and then the Ex Thorne Farm Tiger Roll won it last year. We will all be cheering him on again this year.

Upcoming Races
Saturday, 06 April 2019 – 6:05 Malina Ocarina   Horse Profile - Jockey Colours

(Four day) at Chepstow Bet On Course At Sid Hooper Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race

Sunday, 07 April 2019 – 3:05 Lord Ballim    Horse Profile - Jockey Colours
(Four day) at Ffos Las Evans Race Handicap Chase

Sunday, 07 April 2019 – 3:05 Greybougg   Horse Profile - Jockey Colours

(Four day) at Ffos Las Evans Race Handicap Chase

Tuesday, 09 April 2019 – 3:40 Tanrudy   Horse Profile - Jockey Colours

(Four day) at Exeter Join Racing TV Now Handicap Hurdle

Tuesday, 09 April 2019 – 4:50 Nachi Falls Horse Profile - Jockey Colours

(Four day) at Southwell Toalsbet Live Race Simulator 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 – 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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