Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 21 April 2017

Thorne Farm has had a very quiet week with the season ending this weekend….

A quiet week last week with only a few runners, unfortunately Petergate got injured when running a big race at Fontwell and will be out for quite a while, it’s a real shame because he would have had a great summer campaign but these things happen in racing and he’s being well looked after here at Thorne farm. Deauville Crystal ran below par at Cheltenham and will now have a nice break out at grass, she’s done very well winning three times and picking up £47,359 in prize money and will be one to follow next season. Nachi Falls ran well on the flat last Saturday and runs again this Saturday then we shall aim him at the two mile handicaps on the flat and see how he gets on. Lord Ballim was unlucky to unseat his rider at Perth on Wednesday and runs again at Perth on Friday, he’s always been a bit clumsy but if he jumps well he won’t be far away. The season ends this weekend and it’s been a very good one for us, there will be a review in next weeks blog!


Nachi Falls will be running this Saturday!


Upcoming Runners

Lord Ballim     3:10, Today 28 April 2017 – (Overnight) at Perth, Glenearn Flooring Balnakeilly Chase (A Novices’ Limited Handicap)

Speredek  4:45, Saturday 29 April 2017 –  (Four day) at Sandown, bet365 Josh Gifford Novices’ Handicap Chase

Nachi Falls  7:20, Saturday 29 April 2017 – (Overnight) at Wolverhampton (AW), Marstons Pedigree Maiden Stakes

My King  3:15, Monday 1 May 2017 – (Four day) at Warwick, Racing UK Profits Returned To Racing 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

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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+).

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