Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 03 November 2017

It’s a quiet weekend this week with only one possible runner and that’s only if we have the rain that’s been forecast. Speredek is in a two mile handicap chase at Ascot and it’s his first run of the season. He’s won his last three so let’s hope he keeps improving, he’s a lovely horse and is ready to run a big race. Monday we have Tequila Secret at Plumpton and Atlantic King at Southwell, both have each way chances and are in good form. On Wednesday Speronimo is in a handicap  hurdle at Chepstow and must be better than his last run, he’s a big horse and a slow learner. Thursday Greybougg and Nachi Falls are entered for Newbury, Nachi made a terrible mistake at Cheltenham last time which was very unlike him, for a moment we thought he’d been injured but thankfully he was fine. On Friday Deauville Crystal is entered at Fontwell in a mares beginners chase and having run well behind a good horse last time has every right to take her chance.

Upcoming Runners

 Speredek  – Tomorrow, 2:25 – (Overnight) at Ascot Byrne Group Handicap Chase (Listed Race


 Atlantic King – Monday 06th November 2017, 1:30 – (Four day) at Southwell Own A Racehorse With Derek Shaw Novices’ Handicap Chase
 Ouro Branco – Monday 06th November 2017, 1:40 – (Four day) at Plumpton Your Jumps Season Guide At Maiden Hurdle


 Tequila Secret – Monday 06th November 2017, 2:10 – (Four day) at Plumpton Download The Free At The Races App Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle


 Dharoos – Tuesday 07th November 2017, 1:30 – (Four day) at Exeter Novices’ Hurdle


 Speronimo – Wednesday 08th November 2017, 12:55 – (Four day) at Chepstow Supacat Clayton Jones Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle


 Nachi Falls – Thursday 09th November 2017, 1:10 –  (Five day) at Newbury Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (Series Qualifier)


 Greybougg – Thursday 09th November 2017, 1:40 – (Five day) at Newbury Dawnus Handicap Chase (Qualifier For The Challenger Middle Distance Chase Series Final)


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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