Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 02 January 2018

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!

We’ve had a very Merry Christmas here at Thorne Farm thanks to Pearl Royal and Camron De Chaillac. Firstly Pearl Royal won on Boxing Day and was very impressive, It was her first run over fences and she dominated and outclassed her opponents in what looked a very competitive race. Hopefully she’ll keep on improving and will step up a bit more next time. Camron De Chaillac also ran on Boxing Day, finishing a respectable third and we then decided to run him again on Saturday at Taunton with the inspired addition of a visor, he battled on and won. Camron is a character to say the least and it’s thanks to his lass Katie Bennett that he’s actually won a race as he’s a real handful at home, she rides him every day and she has always said he will win. Next weeks entries are Lady Mix at Lingfield on Friday, Then on Saturday we have Speredek, Level Of Intensity and possibly Lord Ballim at Sandown also we have a nice young horse called Alminar at Chepstow racing. 

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Our amazing winner Camron De Chaillac at Taunton, ridden by Sean Houlihan

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All very proud of Cameron De Chaillac’s win at Taunton













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Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursBlue SireThursday, 04 January 2018 – 2:50 (Four day) at Bangor-on-Dee Stella Artois Cidre “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursLady Mix -Thursday, 04 January 2018 – 3:20 Lady Mix(Four day) at Bangor-on-Dee Stella Artois 4% Handicap Hurdle

Sir Mix -Friday, 05 January 2018 – 1:05 Sir Mix(Four day) at Lingfield Download The App At 188Bet Novices’ Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursLady Mix -Friday, 05 January 2018 – 1:15 Lady Mix(Four day) at Wetherby Bet At Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier For The Northern Lights Mares’ Hurdle Series)

Sir Mix -Friday, 05 January 2018 – 2:25 Sir Mix(Four day) at Wetherby Watch Racing UK In Stunning HD Maiden Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursLady Mix – Friday, 05 January 2018 – 3:15 Lady Mix(Four day) at Lingfield Extra Place Races At 188Bet Handicap Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursLevel Of Intensity – Saturday, 06 January 2018 – 12:15 Level Of Intensity(Four day) at Sandown 32Red Casino Juvenile Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursLord Ballim – Saturday, 06 January 2018 – 1:15 Lord Ballim(Four day) at Sandown 32Red Handicap Chase (Qualifier For The Challenger Middle Distance Chase Series Final)

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursSperedek – Saturday, 06 January 2018 – 1:50 Speredek(Four day) at Sandown 32Red Casino Handicap Chase

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursAlminar -Saturday, 06 January 2018 – 3:20 Alminar(Four day) at Chepstow Coral Best Price Guaranteed Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursSperedek – Saturday, 06 January 2018 – 3:35 Speredek(Four day) at Sandown 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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