Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 06 October 2017

It was a sad day at Exeter…

On Thursday, Pomme broke down badly and has been retired from racing, the good news is she’s fine and back in her box at the yard. Pomme ran nine times, she won two and was second once, she never achieved her full potential and was very unlucky with injuries. Pomme will make a nice broodmare, she has the size and a decent pedigree. Danny Cook came down and schooled a load of our horses before going to Exeter, It was his first visit to Thorne Farm and he was quietly impressed with our facilities. Danny started his career down in the West Country and has progressed since, he is now one of the top jockeys up north. There are plenty of entries this week, at Carlisle we have Cameron De Chaillac, Tequila Secret and Sapphire Noire, the same day at Uttoxeter the entries are Johanos, Jack In A Box and Georgina Joy. At Lingfield on Wednesday we have Nachi Falls entered on the flat.

Pomme being schooled at Throne Farm




Pomme’s win at Market Rasen back in July



Upcoming Runners

Greybougg – Wednesday 18 October 2017, 3:45 – (Four day) at Wetherby Bobby Renton Handicap ChaseWednesday, 18 October 2017 – 3:45 Greybougg(Four day) at Wetherby Bobby Renton Handicap Chase

Johanos – Wednesday 18 October 2017, 4:20 – (Four day) at Wetherby bet365 Charlie Hall Meeting 3rd & 4th November Handicap Hurdle

Nachi Falls – Wednesday 18 October 2017, 4:30 – (Four day) at Lingfield (AW) Lingfield Park Golf Club Handicap

Camron De Chaillac – Thursday 19 October 2017, 2:10 – (Four day) at Carlisle Get Daily Tips At Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (Northern Lights Hurdle Series)

Georgina Joy – Thursday 19 October 2017, 2:55 – (Four day) at Uttoxeter British Stallion Studs EBF “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier)

Johanos – Thursday 19 October 2017, 3:25 – (Four day) at Uttoxeter Selectequip Handicap Hurdle

Tequila Secret – Thursday 19 October 2017, 3:45 – (Four day) at Carlisle Watch Racing UK Any Way Novices’ Hurdle

Sapphire Noire – Thursday 19 October 2017, 4:20 – (Four day) at Carlisle Bet At Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier For The Northern Lights Mares’ Hurdle Series)

Jack In A Box – Thursday 19 October 2017, 4:30 – (Four day) at Uttoxeter St Modwen Homes Handicap Chase

Camron De Chaillac – Friday 20 October 2017, 1:40 – (Four day) at Wincanton Jockey Club Catering Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Speredek – Friday 20 October 2017, 2:50 – (Four day) at Wincanton Bet At 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

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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