Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog – Friday 28th December 2018

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This has been a busy Christmas week. Thursday our yard stable star Speredek ran in the Unibet Desert Orchid Chase (Grade 2). Our options for Speredek are limited because he prefers right handed tracks. Taking on Altior, who has won his last 16 starts including the Tingle Creek, The Queen Mother Champion Chase and Betway Celebration Chase, all of these being Grade 1. With Special Tiara setting a furious gallop out in front this put Speredek behind and out of his comfort zone, he is normally a front runner. The ground was also not in our favour as it was too quick for him. Although being in such hot company and the race not going Speredek’s way he still stayed on to finish 4th. He has come home safe and sound and has come out of the race no problem at all. We will look to step up in trip & the best is yet to come.

We have had a fantastic 2018 with our horses and look forward to 2019 with some lovely new prospects coming through. Everyone at Thorne Farm Racing would like to wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!


Upcoming Entries

Camron De Chaillac – Sunday at Taunton

Some Detail – Sunday at Haydock

Alminar – Tuesday at Exeter

Lamh Ar Lamh – Wednesday at Hereford

Georgina Joy – Wednesday at Hereford


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 14th December 2018

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The last couple of weeks have been extremely busy for us, with lots of runners all over the country. This week we haven’t been so busy due to less runners. We have still been extremely busy at home with galloping horses and schooling our younger horses on the grass for their first time.

We have a few entries for next week starting with Point N Shoot at Ffos Lass on Monday in the ‘MansionBet Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle’. On Wednesday we have Johanos in at Newbury for the ‘Prodec Networks Chase’ (A Novices Limited Handicap). He is a lovely horse with good form over hurdles, he has had a year off and we look forward to seeing what he can show over fences.
We also have Pearl Royale entered in on Wednesday at Newbury for the ‘Thoroughbred Breeders Association Mares Chase’ (Listed Race). Having won her last race comfortably and it being a mare’s listed race as well, we look forward to watching this lovely mare perform again.


Upcoming Entries 

Point N Shoot – Monday at Ffos Lass

Johanos – Wednesday at Newbury

Pearl Royale – Wednesday at Newbury


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 7th December 2018

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What a brilliant week we have had here at Thorne Farm.

On Saturday Le Musee went to Newbury for the ‘Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle’ (Class 2). Partnered by David Noonan the pair finished 2nd behind the Nicky Henderson trained horse ‘Champ’ with only 4 lengths between them.

On Sunday Pearl Royale ran at Carlisle for the ‘Smarkets Betting Exchange Houghton Mares Chase’ (Listed Race). Having made all under Danny Cook Pearl jumped fantastically to win by a very comfortable 6 lengths. Nigel says “ it is lovely to see Pearl’s success at Carlisle, we have always had great faith in her and now she is starting to show of her ability”.

On Wednesday Ballymagroarty Boy travelled to Haydock for the ‘Watch Racing UK In HD Conditional Jockeys handicap hurdle’. Partnered by Tom Buckley our yard conditional jockey, the pair took up the lead 3 from home and won comfortably by 2 lengths. Nigel says “he was a horse that needed time, so we waited patiently with him. He will be a lovely horse to go to war with this season.”

We have a few entries for the week ahead of us, starting with Speredek in the Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon on Sunday. We then have three entries at Uttoxeter on Tuesday which include Sienna Royale, Tanrudy and Alminar.

 


Upcoming Entries 

Speredek – Sunday at Huntingdon

Sienna Royale – Tuesday at Uttoxeter

Tanrudy – Tuesday at Uttoxeter

Alminar – Tuesday at Uttoxeter

 


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 30th November 2018

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On Saturday our yard stable star Speredek finally got to make his appearance for the first time this season at Ascot. The ground was finally going his way as it has been too firm for him to run prior to Saturday. The long wait certainly paid off as he ran a fantastic race in the ‘Gerard Bertrand Hurst Park Handicap Chase’ (Class 2). Speredek ridden by Tom Cannon led a strong pace and kept on well to finish 2nd only to be beaten a length.

On Tuesday The Boola Bee went to Lingfield for the ‘Davies Insurance Services Mares Handicap Chase’. Ridden by David Noonan she was settled out the back, she ran very well to finish 3rd with only 3 lengths between her and 2nd place.

On Wednesday we had Some Detail head to Hereford for the ‘Magic of Sri Lanka Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race’. This was his first run for our yard having come from the Irish Point to Point field. Partnered by Sean Bowen he ran brilliantly to finish 2nd with only 3 lengths between himself and 1st place. He would have learnt a lot from this run and we look forward to watching him next time out.

We have a few upcoming entries with Le Musee at Newbury tomorrow in the ‘Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle’. We also have another of our stable stars running this weekend with Pearl Royale entered on Sunday at Carlisle in the ‘Smarkets Betting Exchange Houghton Mares chase’ (Listed Race). On Wednesday we have Ballymagroarty Boy entered at Haydock for the ‘ Watch Racing UK in HD Conditional Jockey’s Handicap Hurdle’. Thursday we have Point N Shoot at Market Rasen for the Handicap Hurdle.

 


Upcoming Entries

Le Musee – Saturday at Newbury 

Pearl Royale – Sunday at Carlisle 

Ballymagroarty Boy – Wednesday at Haydock

Point N Shoot – Thursday at Market Rasen


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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