Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 01 June 2017

Last week we had a smashing start to the season!

We are off to a good start this season with Calin Du Brizais winning on Tuesday at Newton Abbot. This gives us our first winner of the new season! He battled through hard to beat the Paul Nicholls trained Braqueur D’Or and win by a neck. Calin has been a very consistent horse without winning and never really runs a bad race, he might run again at Newton Abbot on Monday. We have a few other runners, Nachi Falls runs Saturday on the flat at Newcastle and Lord Ballim runs on Sunday at Perth. They’re both in great form so we’re hoping for the best. Atlantic King is entered for Newton Abbot on Monday and is having his first run back since having a wind op, he’s got plenty of ability so let’s hope it’s done the trick. We have bought two horses from the Doncaster sales last week, a nice four year old by Fair mix who’s a half-brother to a winner, he’s a good size and ready to kick on. The other one is a three year old filly by Sholokov and she’s a half-sister to Pearl Royal who we think very highly of, she very well made and has a lovely temperament.

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Calin Du Brizais at Newton Abbot Races

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Upcoming Runners

 Nachi Falls  6:40, Saturday 3rd June 2017 – (Overnight) at Newcastle (AW), Northsealogistics.Co.UK Handicap

Lord Ballim  2:45, Sunday 4th June 2017 – (Four day) at Perth, Mackie’s World Class Indulgence Handicap Chase

Lord Ballim  4:15, Sunday 4th June 2017 – (Four day) at Perth, Horizon Parking City Of Perth Gold Cup Handicap Chase

Atlantic King  2:10, Monday 5th June 2017 –  (Four day) at Newton Abbot, toteplacepot Six Places In Six Races Handicap Hurdle

Calin Du Brizais  3:40, Monday 5th June 2017 –  (Four day) at Newton Abbot, Visit For Racing Results Handicap Chase


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+).

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