Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 30 October 2017

We had a magnificent start to last week…

Midnight Request won a superb race at Exeter on Tuesday, he’s a grand old horse and if things are in his favour, pretty useful too. He was ridden by James Bowen who claimed seven pounds off his back which helped a lot but was very well ridden too, James has been touted as a future champion jockey and on what we’ve seen there’s no reason to think otherwise (sorry Sean). We then had another grand win at Sedgefield with Level Of Intensity who was ridden by Sean Bowen who’s a brother of James as you might have guessed. Sean won decisively and put up a very professional performance considering it was his first run over hurdles, It was also Level Of Intensity’s first run for his new owners and our first runner for them also, so a great result all round. Deauville Crystal was third on the same card and will be winning soon over fences. Take A Break ran a respectable race at Worcester and will surely win again over further. Next week’s entries on Tuesday at Chepstow are Jack In A Box and Ballymagroarty Boy, entered on Thursday at Stratford is Greybougg, On Friday Lady Mix is racing at Uttoxeter and the Saturday Speredek is racing Ascot.


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The spectacular Midnight Request at Exeter!!

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Jack In A Box – Tomorrow, 1:45 – (Four day) at Chepstow And Ascendance Fashion Chase (A Novices’ Limited Handicap)

Ballymagroarty Boy – Tomorrow, 4:30 – (Four day) at Chepstow Paul’s Place Standard National Hunt Flat Race (Conditional Jockeys’ And Amateur Riders’ Race)

Robin Why Not – Wednesday 01 November 2017, 2:50 – (Four day) at Taunton Bet totetrifecta At Novices’ Handicap Chase

Lady Mix  – Friday 03 November 2017, 1:00 – (Four day) at Uttoxeter Pektron Electronics For Vehicles Mares’ Maiden Hurdle

Ouro Branco – Friday 03 November 2017, 1:35 – (Four day) at Uttoxeter Sun Bets Novices’ Hurdle (Northern Novices’ Stayers’ Series Qualifier)

Greybougg – Friday 03 November 2017, 2:35 – (Four day) at Wetherby bet365 Handicap Chase (Listed Race)

Ouro Branco – Friday 03 November 2017, 3:45 – (Four day) at Wetherby Racing UK HD On Sky 432 Novices’ 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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