It has been another busy week here at Thorne Farm. We have had runners most days this week at Kempton, Wincanton, Newton Abbot and Aintree. We also have runners at Uttoxeter on Saturday.

We cannot forget Kempton on Monday as Level of Intensity brought home our first winner of the 2018/19 season. He won the Matchbook VIP Handicap Hurdle very Impressively by 5 lengths and was still drawing clear under Sean Bowen. Nigel Says, ‘could not be happier, he won it well and there’s a possibility he might be out again this week’.

Level of Intensity wins at Kempton under Sean Bowen.

On Sunday Katherine Hawke had a wonderful day at Trebudannon Point to Point. Her first runner of the day Sapphire Noire ran brilliantly to finish 2nd only beaten a length. Speronimo ran later in the day to win the Maiden by 3 lengths. Kieren Buckley our yard amateur confidently rode both horses and gave them a peach of a ride.

On the way back home from Newton Abbot on Wednesday Katherine and Nigel went to Cothelstone Point to Point. Thorne Farm Racing and Junction 24 sponsored the Open Maiden race. The race was split into 2 divisions and the first division was won by Massini’s Blade who is trained by Michael and Sheila Watson who regularly use the Thorne Farm Gallops.

As well as being busy with racing it’s all go at home on the yard. More horses have been turned out for their summer holidays, the team have been busy painting, steam cleaning and making sure the horses that are still in training are still getting ridden out and receiving the best care. We are very lucky here that we have the room to make a small paddock for individual horses so that the ones who are still in full training can still go out for some grass and enjoy the sun on their backs.

A couple of our horses still in training enjoying the sunshine and grass










Nigel is off to Doncaster sales next week for all 3 days searching for the next batch of horses to join us here at Thorne Farm. This is always an exciting time and if anyone wishes to speak to Nigel do not hesitate to contact him on 07769295839.

Upcoming Entries

Level of Intensity at Warwick

Deauville Crystal at Worcester

Lord Ballim at Worcester

Horses for sale

Flints Legacy

6yr old grey mare

Sire: Sagamix     Dam: Luneray

Ready to go novice chasing this season.

Any queries please contact Nigel on 07769295839

Flints Legacy (S Bowen)

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