Welcome to Thorne Farmfrom Nigel Hawke and the team at Thorne Farm Racing
Thorne Farm is situated in its own picturesque valley in Mid-Devon being only 10 minutes from the historic market town of Tiverton. The farms natural topography forms an essential ingredient to our training facilities combined with our professional team to produce fantastic results. We are constantly enhancing and developing our farm whist the training facilities already established to a very high standard. Our ability to think outside the box has produced a wonderful platform to train both young and experienced racehorses to a variety of winning levels.
Meet our team of dedicated professionals. When the horses are well looked after it contributes to their welfare and ultimately their performance and is all part of our training regime. Everybody has a part to play!
Experience the thrill of racing from an owner’s perspective. Our syndicate allows members to share in the racing experience at a fraction of the cost of outright ownership.
Who we are…
We are a family-run business with over 40 years of experience. Nigel has a well earned reputation for sourcing and nurturing future talent for both owners and Thorne Farm’s syndicates. As a Grand National winning Jockey, Nigel knows what is needed to produce exceptional horses and get them across the finishing line. One of the most notable productions being ‘Tiger Roll’, a two-time Grand National winner and five-time Cheltenham winner. We pride ourselves on having a strong core based on well experienced staff, headed by Katie Bennett.
Why choose us?
Not only do we have an exceptional eye for talent, but we have a strong philosophy of communication. Having a racehorse shouldn’t mean selected timeslots to see your horse, vague updates and hardly any time, if any, to talk to your trainer.
At Thorne Farm we work hard to ensure that our owners never become ‘one of the numbers’. We aim to create an expertly tailored experience consisting of a hands-on approach to racing and regular and open communication with your horse’s trainer.
We are proud to have a 250 acre organic farm which allows us more independence from larger yards. We are consistently enhancing our facilities which in turn enables us to compete with the facilities of larger yards.
We have an ‘arms wide open’ policy towards owners and hope that we can welcome you into our family.
Thorne Farm Racing Limited
Devon EX16 9QG
Nigel Hawke 07769 295839