Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 21 April 2017

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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 21 April 2017

Lord Ballim has a fabulous win, making it three in a row now!!

Lord Ballim won again at Carlisle last Saturday, he has now won his last three races and we think there could be more to come. The handicapper has taken a dim view and shoved him up nine pounds so it’s going to be tougher but he’s a very tough horse and is capable of winning again. On Thursday Deauville Crystal runs at Cheltenham in a mares hurdle, she’s very well and hopefully can do the business again. On Friday Petergate runs at Fontwell, he’s not run for a while but he’s in good form and should run well. On Saturday Samingarry runs at Bangor and Nachi Falls runs at Wolverhampton on the flat. Nachi has had a break and a run on the flat will do him good and bring him on, depending on how he gets on he could run again on the flat. We are taking advantage of the nice weather and have let out lots of horses this week, it’s nice to see them out relaxing in the sun especially the ones that have won. The pictures below are of some horses schooling on our sand gallop, the ground is so firm so we are very lucky to have somewhere safe to school the horses.

Katie Bennett on Lake Placid

Lee Drowne on Petergate

Kieran Buckley on Pomme

 


Upcoming Runner

Samingarry  2:35 Saturday 22 April 2017 –  (Overnight) at Bangor-on-Dee, Weatherbys General Stud Book Online Handicap Hurdle

Nachi Falls  8:15 Saturday 22 April 2017 – (Overnight) at Wolverhampton (AW), FCL Global Forwarding Making Logistics Personal Maiden Stakes

My King  4:10 Wednesday 26 April 2017 –  (Four day) at Perth, Heineken UK Amateur Riders’ Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier For Northern Lights Stayers Hurdle Series)

Lord Ballim  4:40 Wednesday 26 April 2017 – (Four day) at Perth, Bill And Bunny Cadogan Memorial Chase (A Novices’ Limited Handicap)

Speredek  6:40 Wednesday 26 April 2017 – (Three day) at Punchestown, Guinness Handicap Chase (Grade A)

My King  1:50 Thursday 27 April 2017 –  (Five day) at Taunton, Anna Warrington Birthday Bash Handicap Hurdle

Faction 2:20 Thursday 27 April 2017 –  (Five day) at Taunton, Arabian Horse Racing Here 21st May Maiden Hurdle

Speredek  2:35 Thursday 27 April 2017 – (Five day) at Perth, Heineken UK Handicap Chase

Speredek 4:10 Thursday 27 April 2017 –  (Five day) at Perth, River Tay Handicap Chase

Speredek  4:20 Friday 28 April 2017 – (Early closer) at Punchestown, EMS Copiers Novice Handicap Chase (Grade A)

Deauville Crystal  4:25 Saturday 29 April 2017 – (Early closer) at Punchestown, AES Champion Four Year Old Hurdle (Grade 1)

 


 

Young Race Horses For Sale

Thorne Farm Racing has a quality selection of potential young race horses for sale, all with winning pedigrees.

By Kapgarde, a leading French sire, 3 year old bay filly broken and with a winning pedigree. Her attitude and ability mirrors that of Speredek at this stage. She is a horse with potential sold to stay in our yard waiting to be owned and trained.

For more information please speak with Nigel Hawke on 07769295839


Get involved with 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 13 April 2017

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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 13 April 2017

Hoping for a successful weekend ahead!

It’s been a quiet week racing wise but still lots to do. The paddocks have to be prepared for the horses to be turned out, which consists of harrowing and rolling plus checking fencing and water mangers. We have a lot of horses to turn out and thankfully we’ve got plenty of land and excellent grazing for them. A new addition to the yard is Liam McKenna, he’s our new conditional jockey. He came to us from Harry Fry’s and has ridden winners over fences, hurdles and on the flat, so he’s got plenty of experience and he claims seven pounds. Liam has fitted in well and will get his chances. Weekend plans are Carlisle on Saturday, we will have possibly four runners they are Lord Ballim, Midnight Request, Lady Mix and Njorls Saga. If the ground is safe they will all run. At Newton Abbot we run Faction. Monday at Chepstow Buffalo Sabre has his first run over fences and Calin du Brizais runs over hurdles also that day Berry de Carjac runs at Fakenham. It’s quite a busy bank holiday weekend, lets hope we get a winner.

Liam McKenna on stable star Speredek

 


Upcoming runners

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursNjorls Saga   1:45 Saturday 15 April 2017 – (Four day) at Carlisle, toteplacepot Novices’ Hurdle

Berry De Carjac  1:55 Saturday 15 April 2017 – (Four day) at Newton Abbot, Attheraces Sky 415 Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Sapphire Noire  1:55 Saturday 15 April 2017 – (Four day) at Newton Abbot, Attheraces Sky 415 Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Greybougg  2:15 Saturday 15 April 2017 – (Four day) at Carlisle, totescoop6 The Millionaire Maker Novices’ Chase

Lord Ballim  2:15 Saturday 15 April 2017 – (Four day) at Carlisle, totescoop6 The Millionaire Maker Novices’ Chase

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursNjorls Saga  2:30 Saturday 15 April 2017 –  (Four day) at Newton Abbot, Racing Partnership Mares’ “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle

Phoenix Firebird  2:30 15 April 2017 – (Four day) at Newton Abbot, Racing Partnership Mares’ “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle

Rocco Rumbled  2:30 Saturday 15 April 2017 – (Four day) at Newton Abbot, Racing Partnership Mares’ “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle

Greybougg  3:05 Saturday 15 April – (Four day) at Newton Abbot, Frank Loosemore Memorial Handicap Chase

Lord Ballim  3:25 Saturday 15 April 2017 – (Four day) at Carlisle, mytotepool.com Exclusive Racing Previews Handicap Chase

Faction  3:40 Saturday 15 April 2017 – (Four day) at Newton Abbot, Smith Family Memorial Novices’ Hurdle

Lord Ballim  4:00 Saturday 15 April 2017 – (Four day) at Carlisle, @totepool Follow Us On Twitter Handicap Hurdle

Midnight Request  4:00 Saturday 15 April 2017 – (Four day) at Carlisle, @totepool Follow Us On Twitter Handicap Hurdle

Lady Mix  5:00 Saturday 15 April 2017 – (Four day) at Carlisle, Collect totepool Winnings At Betfred Shops Mares’ Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race

Acadian  6:20 Saturday 15 April 2017 – (Four day) at Stratford, Rio Gold Syndicate Novices’ Handicap Chase

Acadian 7:50 Saturday 15 April 2017 – (Four day) at Stratford, Integrated Scaffolding Handicap Hurdle

Pearl Royale  2:50 Sunday 16 April 2017 – (Three day) at Fairyhouse, Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final (Grade 1)

Berry De Carjac  1:10 Monday 17 April 2017 –  (Four day) at Fakenham, Jarrold Ladies Day Fakenham Sunday 4th June Selling Hurdle

Buffalo Sabre  2:30 Monday 17 April 2017 – (Four day) at Chepstow, Ceres Estates Supporting NSPCC Wales Novices’ Handicap Chase

Calin Du Brizais  4:15 Monday 17 April 2017 – (Four day) at Chepstow, Sinclair Mercedes Supporting NSPCC Wales Handicap Hurdle


Young Race Horses For Sale

Thorne Farm Racing has a quality selection of potential young race horses for sale, all with winning pedigrees.

By Kapgarde, a leading French sire, 3 year old bay filly broken and with a winning pedigree. Her attitude and ability mirrors that of Speredek at this stage. She is a horse with potential sold to stay in our yard waiting to be owned and trained.

For more information please speak with Nigel Hawke on 07769295839


Get involved with 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 07 April 2017

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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 07 April 2017

Lord Ballim has just this week shown on the track what he can do at home, he won at Carlisle on Wednesday in the style of a decent horse carrying twelve stone three pounds, he sprinted clear on the run to win easily going away. He’s always been a tricky customer but Ciaran Gethings rides him very well and they’ve obviously clicked as he’s never run a bad race when Ciaran has been on board. On Thursday Berry de Carjac ran a good race at Taunton after a winter break and he’ll keep going through the summer, also at Taunton we ran RGB the Architect, he was very disappointing on his first run and the jockey reported he lost his action during the race so he pulled him up. He seems fine afterwards and we are confident he will come good next time. He’s a big raw horse so it’s only a small set back. Weekend plans are very quiet compared to lately so we’ve got just got Robin Why Not running at Chepstow. He let us down last time out at Market Rasen but the ground was tacky that day and he will appreciate the better going. We have a quiet week next week as the ground is getting too fast for most of our horses so we wait for the rain.

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Lord Ballim at home after his wonderful win at Carlisle

 


Upcoming runners

 Robin Why Not  2:50 Saturday 08 April 2017 –  (Overnight) at Chepstow, totescoop6 The Millionaire Maker Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Berry De Carjac  2:20 Tuesday 11 April 2017 –  (Four day) at Exeter, Finlake Devon’s Premier Holiday Resort Novices’ Selling Hurdle

Midnight Request  3:50 Tuesday 11 April 2017 – (Four day) at Exeter, Luxury Lodges For Sale At Finlake Handicap Chase

Flints Legacy  3:10 Wednesday 12 April 2017 –  (Four day) at Fontwell, Dale Park Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

Pearl Royale  3:05 Sunday 16 April 2017 – (Early closer) at Fairyhouse, Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final (Grade 1)

 


Young Race Horses For Sale

Thorne Farm Racing has a quality selection of potential young race horses for sale, all with winning pedigrees.

By Kapgarde, a leading French sire, 3 year old bay filly broken and with a winning pedigree. Her attitude and ability mirrors that of Speredek at this stage. She is a horse with potential sold to stay in our yard waiting to be owned and trained.

For more information please speak with Nigel Hawke on 07769295839


Get involved with 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 31 March 2017

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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 31 March 2017

Deauville Crystal strikes gold twice!!!

Deauville Crystal has won twice since the last blog and what a tough mare she is! as was previously said she was bought last summer at Ascot sales for twenty eight thousand and so far this season has won fifty thousand in prize money. She has a bright future and could be very decent one day, don’t forget she’s only four. Future plans for her are the big juvenile hurdle on the last day of the season at Sandown or she might go to Cheltenham for a two and a half mile mares race on the 20th April. Other plans are Greybougg might run Saturday at Uttoxeter, then at Newton Abbot on Tuesday we got a few entries of which Petergate and Faction are likely to be  the most notable runners. Wednesday at Carlisle we have Johanos, Ouro Branco, Lord Ballim and Cameron de Chaillac all ground dependent. At Wincanton on Wednesday and Taunton on Thursday we’ve entered RGB The Architect, a nice horse having his first run for new owners so we’re really looking forward to that.

Sean Bowen ridding Deauville Crystal at the Warwick 188 Bet St Mary’s Lands 4YO Fillies Handicap Hurdle.

 

Nigel & Katherine Hawke standing with the winner Deauville Crystal


Upcoming runners

Greybougg  3:40 Saturday 1 April 2017 – (Overnight) at Uttoxeter, Betfred “Great Value Everyday” Chase (A Novices’ Limited Handicap)

Faction 2:20 Tuesday 4 April 2017 – (Four day) at Newton Abbot, Great To Be Back Racing Novices’ Hurdle

Petergate  2:50 Tuesday 4 April 2017 – (Four day) at Newton Abbot, Attheraces App Betting Handicap Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursNjorls Saga  4:00 Tuesday 4 April 2017 – (Four day) at Newton Abbot, Attheraces “National Hunt” Maiden Hurdle

Nail ‘M  5:05 Tuesday 4 April 2017 –  (Four day) at Newton Abbot, Racing Partnership Handicap Hurdle

Acadian  5:05 Tuesday 4 April 2017 – (Four day) at Newton Abbot, Racing Partnership Handicap Hurdle

Lord Ballim  2:00 Wednesday 5 April 2017 –  (Four day) at Carlisle, Racing UK Day Pass Just £10 Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Camron De Chaillac  2:00 Wednesday 5 April 2017 – (Four day) at Carlisle, Racing UK Day Pass Just £10 Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Johanos  3:00 Wednesday 5 April 2017 – (Four day) at Carlisle, Pauline Phizacklea Memorial Novices’ Hurdle

Ouro Branco  4:35 Wednesday 5 April 2017 – (Four day) at Carlisle, Racing Here Easter Saturday Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race

RGB The Architect  4:55 Wednesday 5 april 2017 –  (Four day) at Wincanton, Grand National Betting At 188Bet “Newcomers” Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race

Berry De Carjac  2:10 Thursday 6 April 2017 – (Five day) at Taunton, Taunton Civil Service Sports Club Selling Handicap Hurdle

RGB The Architect  5:35 Thursday 6 April 2017 – (Five day) at Taunton, UB40 In Concert 11th June Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race

Samingarry   5:15 Saturday 8 April 2017 – (Early closer) at Aintree, Randox Health Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3)


Young Race Horses For Sale

Thorne Farm Racing has a quality selection of potential young race horses for sale, all with winning pedigrees.

By Kapgarde, a leading French sire, 3 year old bay filly broken and with a winning pedigree. Her attitude and ability mirrors that of Speredek at this stage. She is a horse with potential sold to stay in our yard waiting to be owned and trained.

For more information please speak with Nigel Hawke on 07769295839


Get involved with 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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