Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 08 August 2017

It has been a quiet week here at Thorne Farm with no jump racing but there’s lots going on in the yard. All of the horses are back in and are big and fat, it’s going to be a hard couple of months getting them back into shape, this consists of lots of walking and trotting then loads of steady work up the gallops. This is hard work for the horses and riders because the staff have been on holiday as well and they need to get into shape also. There a few races next week and we have entries at Newton Abbot one being Patsy Oriel who is a nice big horse from Ireland and is the winner of a point to point, he will probably need the run to sharpen him up. We also have Buffalo Sabre who is racing in the novice chase and is coming back after a wind op and finally we have Calin Du Brizais racing, he is in the same race as Buffalo Sabre and has got a great record around Newton Abbot. Atlantic King is entered at Bangor over fences, he jumps very well and hopefully it should bring about some improvement in him.

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Upcoming Races

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursPatsy Oriel – 2:30, Wednesday 16th August 2017 – (Four day) at Newton Abbot Sarah Wilton’s 15th Birthday Celebration Maiden Hurdle

Buffalo Sabre – 3:30, Wednesday 16th August 2017 – (Four day) at Newton Abbot Steve Hexter 60th Birthday Celebrations Novices’ Chase

Calin Du Brizais – 3:30, Wednesday 16 August 2017 – (Four day) at Newton Abbot Steve Hexter 60th Birthday Celebrations Novices’ Chase

Atlantic King – 7:50, Wednesday 16th August 2017 – (Four day) at Bangor-on-Dee Horseradish Catering Novices’ 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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