Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog – Monday 4th March 2019

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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog –

Monday 4th March 2019.

A great week for Thorne Farm and Kieren Buckley with two winners to their credit.

Some Detail won the bumper at Chepstow on Saturday a shade comfy having travelled really well throughout the race, he stayed on well to win with his ears pricked and easily disposed of a decent field.

Some Detail was bought out of Colin Bowes yard in Ireland during the summer and is owned by the same owners that have level of intensity, a great bunch.

Alminar won the novice handicap chase at Ffos las on Tuesday also ridden by Kieren Buckley who was seen at his strongest to force a dead heat. He’s a massive big horse we bought at Doncaster sales as a three year old and will keep improving as he gets older, he could make into a nice staying chaser in time. There’s a chance that could be it for him this season but he’s definitely one to look forward to next season.

Two new additions to our string from the powerful Jim Bolger yard, owned by Russell Lane.
Dawn Trouper is an 84 rated flat horse and a nicer horse you wouldn’t see, he’ll probably have a couple of runs on the flat then go hurdling if he’s as good as he looks he could be a decent dual purpose horse.

The other one is Cool Artist, a nice well bred mare who’s been placed on the flat in Ireland and is crying out for hurdles,
She is for sale and wouldn’t be expensive if anyone is interested and will run through the summer and give someone a lot of fun.

Upcoming Races

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 – 3:50 Greybougg

(Five day) at Catterick

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 – 5:20 Bella Beau

(Five day) at Catterick

Saturday, 09 March 2019 – 2:25 Speredek

(Early closer) at Sandown

 


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 25th February 2019

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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog –

Monday 25th February 2019

A quiet enough week this week the highlight being Lamh Ar Lamh finishing a very close second at Taunton on Tuesday. She’s a lovely mare and takes her racing really well, she’s yet to win but has been second three times now and Taunton on Tuesday was a heart stopper as she just got beat a whisker.

Her owners are real racing enthusiasts and no matter where she finishes as long as she’s ok afterwards there happy also they really appreciate the work that goes on behind the scenes like so many of our owners.

With the weather being as dry as it is it’s nearly impossible to predict where or when our soft ground horses will run, there’s no rain forecast for the foreseeable future and Cheltenham could be fast ground in a few weeks and that would be a shame.

Its increasingly frustrating for us and the owners who deserve a lot of praise for their patience, luckily we have some brilliant owners who have the horses best interest at heart.

2  shd
5 94 Out-of-Handicaps 1 ht 74 20 82
Mid-division, headway after 8th, ridden to chase winner approaching 2 out, stayed on well for strong challenge final 120yds, just held (op 20/1)

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 February 2019

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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog – Friday 18th February 2019

There is nothing much to report this week so I thought it was a good opportunity to discuss Brexit, not really. The BHA we’re in full panic mode this week, not really achieving much other than costing owners more money, the whole vaccination system is not fool proof and should be reviewed and revamped. There are some people who don’t vaccinate at all, some because of the cost and some because they don’t believe in the theory of vaccinating a supposedly healthy horse. This is where the problem lies and it needs addressing, most people adhere to the rules of the BHA but unfortunately there are still some that think they know better. A more serious threat is herpes and it’s not even compulsory but believe me when a horse contracts herpes it takes a lot longer to recover than the flu. We have two mares going to Ireland to visit Getaway, Rejaah and Pomme are both very well bred and should make very successful brood mares. Pomme was hard to train but very decent on her day and Rejaah was a very high achiever winning on the flat, hurdles and fences and in listed company. Pomme is in foal to Sageburg and is due fairly soon.


Upcoming Entries 

Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Lord BallimWednesday, 20 February 2019 – 3:35 – (Four day) at Ludlow His Royal Highness The Prince Of Wales Challenge Trophy Amateur Riders’ Handicap Chase
Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursTanrudy – Wednesday, 20 February 2019 – 4:10 – (Four day) at Ludlow Marches Vets Maiden Hurdle
 Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursOnboard Wednesday, 20 February 2019 – 5:00 – (Four day) at Doncaster Doncaster Racecourse Cheltenham Preview 6th March Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race
 Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursBallymagroarty Boy – Friday, 22 February 2019 – 1:30 – (Four day) at Exeter gg.co.uk Handicap Hurdle
Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Alminar  – Friday, 22 February 2019 – 3:55 – (Four day) at Warwick Bet Connect Festival Preview Here March 7 Handicap Chase
 Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursCalin Du Brizais – Friday, 22 February 2019 – 4:20 – (Four day) at Exeter Healthy Pets Devon National Handicap Chase
Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursJohanos  – Friday, 22 February 2019 – 4:20 -(Four day) at Exeter Healthy Pets Devon National Handicap Chase
Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursNikap  – Friday, 22 February 2019 – 4:30 – (Four day) at Warwick British Stallion Studs EBF Mares’ Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Qualifier)
Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Johanos – Friday, 22 February 2019 – 4:50
 Spinolo – Friday, 22 February 2019 – 5:20
Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Malina Ocarina Friday, 22 February 2019 – 5:20  – Four day) at Exeter Follow @ggcouk On Twitter Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race
 Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursJohanos – Tuesday, 12 March 2019 – 5:30

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 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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