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



Anay Turge back on winning form!


Anay Turge wins at Southwell!

Anay turge 2

Anay Turge (Photo: Tracey Roberts, Turfpix)

Anay Turge got back to his winning ways yesterday taking the 2m Novice Hurdle at Southwell on heavy ground under an excellent ride from Kieron Edgar who took off a valuable 7 lbs.

This is Anay’s 8th win! This will have done his confidence the world of good for his big day at the Cheltenham Festival in March.

Thorne Farm Racing horses have also done well elsewhere this week:

Tokyo Javilex ran on the same card in the 2m Handicap Hurdle finishing 3rd. He will now go over fences and it will not be long before he is sure to be winning.

Master Neo runs in the 3m2f rewardsforracing.com Handicap Chase at Warwick today. He relishes the heavy ground and jumps well. He has come on a lot from his first run of the season where he finished 4th last month after a wind op.

Samingarry is well on track for his big day at Cheltenham on Saturday.

Pagham Belle has come out of saturday’s race at Taunton very well.


Welcome to 2014 and the new Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing website

Nigel Hawke and Thorne Farm Racing would like to wish all our owners, staff and followers a very happy new year!

Sedgemoor ExpressSo far this season we are having an excellent time of it, from 87 runners we have had 10 winners, and 26 in the first four, including a Cheltenham and Aintree winner from only 19 different horses, earning over £85k in prize money. We are delighted with this as we are only a small but expanding yard. Our first runner of the new year will be ‘Master Neo’ at Chepstow next Friday, he is on a very winnable mark! With all the recent bad weather our new gallops and schooling facilities have taken it extremely well, we have not missed a single day which has encouraged other trainers to come and use our facilities! David Judd, our assistant trainer, will start to break in our recent French purchases and the 3yr old ‘Fast Green’ will be ready for a juvenile campaign. Thorne Farm Racing would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support and look forward to more success with them. ( Connely’s Redmills) (Junction24) (thevenue@j24) .