Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 10 November 2017

It has been an emotional week…

Sadly we lost Lake Placid this week, he was a lovely kind horse who had a future over hurdles. It’s always very sad when this happens and the staff in the yard feel it more than most. On Saturday at Wincanton Take A Break runs and has an each way chance, he ran really well at Worcester and has the visor back on. On Sunday Deauville Crystal runs at Sandown, this mare is very genuine and loves the track. We have a busy week next week, on Tuesday at Hereford Deckers Delight is in over the fences, she’s not very big but she does jump well. Also on Tuesday at Lingfield we could have Farmer Lad race, Hes a staying type who needs soft ground and a trip. On Wednesday at Exeter we have Midnight Request, Speredek, Deauville Crystal and Atlantic King as all possible runners. On Thursday at Taunton Dharoos is entered and the strangely named Mutoondresdashorse is in at Ludlow,he’s a nice horse to go hurdling and has some decent flat form.


Upcoming Runners 


Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursSperonimo – Today at 3:10 -(Overnight) at Hexham Hexham Racecourse Membership An Ideal Xmas Present Handicap Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursAtlantic King  – Today at 3:40 -(Overnight) at Hexham Follow Hexham Racecourse On Twitter Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Chase

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursTake A Break – Tomorrow at 1:15 -(Overnight) at Wincanton Banz Carewear For Kids Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Chase 

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursDeauville Crystal  – Sunday 12 November 2017, 1:20 -(Overnight) at Sandown Rugby Betting At 188Bet Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursFarmer Lad  – Tuesday 14 November 2017, 1:20 – (Four day) at Lingfield British Stallions “National Hunt” EBF Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier)

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursCamron De Chaillac – Tuesday 14 November 2017, 1:30 – (Four day) at Hereford Rewards4Racing Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Deckers Delight – Tuesday 14 November 2017, 1:50 – (Four day) at Lingfield EPDS Racing Welfare Novices’ Handicap Chase

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursFarmer Lad – Tuesday 14 November 2017, 2:30 – (Four day) at Hereford British Stallion Studs EBF “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier)

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursMidnight Request – Wednesday 15 November 2017, 12:50 -(Four day) at Exeter Premier League Betting At 188Bet Handicap Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursSperedek – Wednesday 15 November 2017, 1:25 – (Four day) at Exeter Russell Worth Solicitors 20th Anniversary Handicap Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursAtlantic King – Wednesday 15 November 2017, 2:00 – (Four day) at Exeter RGB Building Supplies Handicap Chase

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursDeauville Crystal – Wednesday 15 November 2017, 2:30 – (Four day) at Exeter Cheltenham Betting At 188Bet Chase (A Novices’ Limited Handicap)

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursFarmer Lad – Wednesday 15 November 2017, 4:05 – (Four day) at Exeter Free Spins At 188Bet Casino Novices’ Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Dharoos – Thursday 16 November 2017, 1:05 – (Five day) at Taunton Reliable British Scaffolding Maiden Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursRobin Why Not – Thursday 16 November 2017, 1:55 – (Five day) at Ludlow Bernard Harts Finishing Strongly 70th Birthday Novices’ Handicap Chase

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursMutoondresdashorse – Thursday 16 November 2017, 4:00 – (Five day) at Ludlow Ludlow Racecourse Bookmakers Juvenile 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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