Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 12 March 2018

The other week was a quiet one for us here at Thorne Farm Racing due to the weather…

The weather set us back a little, we had at least 2ft of snow sat on the gallops. Eddie was battling with the tractor to get it cleared up as soon as possible so the horses didn’t miss out on any exercise.

We had a little excitement this week due to the arrival of a lovely mare named Sheer Poetry. She has settled in very well and has some lovely form which we hope to keep improving.

This week we have plenty of upcoming runners, we have races at Taunton and Stratford on Monday and Sedgefield on Tuesday. With the yard getting bigger and lovely quality horses coming through, fingers crossed we could add the Cheltenham Festival to the list next year. We may not have any runners this year but Nigel and Eddie are off to the Cheltenham sales on Thursday. Hopefully they can find the next yard superstar to join Speredek at the Grade 1 level.



Upcoming Runners 

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursLord Ballim – Today at 16:10 – (Overnight) at Taunton Invest Southwest Handicap Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursSienna Royale – Today at 17:10 – (Overnight) at Taunton Family Easter Raceday 26th March Mares’ Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursLady Mix – Tomorrow at 13:55 – (Overnight) at Sedgefield Noel Fehily Cheltenham Previews At 188Bet Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (Betfred Hurdle Series Qualifier)

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursTake A Break – Tomorrow at 16:35 – (Overnight) at Sedgefield 188Bet Extra Places At Cheltenham Friday Handicap Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursCamron De Chaillac – Saturday 17 March 2018 at 16:35 – (Five day) at Fontwell Porto Racing Specialist Horse Racing Saddlery Handicap Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursPoint N Shoot – Saturday 17 March 2018 at 17:10 – (Five day) at Fontwell Gofest Family Sports Festival Conditional Jockeys’ 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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