Things have been very exciting for us here at Thorne Farm Racing. Just after publishing our last Blog Deauville Crystal and Lord Ballim soon gave us plenty to talk about. With both horses running at Worcester Deauville Crystal kicked things off with a brilliant win in the “Paul Charlie” Farley Big Birthday Bash Novices’ Chase, she won by nearly 2 lengths and was given a peach of a ride by Sean Bowen. Within the space of 30 minutes Lord Ballim went on to make it a double for team Hawke. Tom Cannon gave Lord Ballim a brilliant ride to win the “Thundering Molly Cider Handicap Chase” by ½ a length. It was a wonderful team effort and a glass of champagne was had by all the team to celebrate this success. Nigel says, “it was lovely to see both of the horses running in great form and both jockeys gave them a brilliant ride”.

Deauville Crystal

Lord Ballim and Lucie Furlong


On Wednesday Calin Du Brizais went up to Warwick to run in the Amateur Riders’ Handicap Hurdle, he was partnered by our yard amateur Kieren Buckley to finish second only beaten 1 ¼ lengths.

We have plenty of entries lined up over the weekend and next week, so our fingers will be crossed that the success can carry on.

Nigel was busy buying stores at Doncaster sales last week and they have all arrived at Thorne Farm. They have all settled in well and we cannot wait to get them going and seeing what ability they show. All four of the horses are lovely looking prospects and are all available for sale.

Upcoming Entries

Rejaah ( Worcester – Saturday)

Lord Ballim ( Perth- Sunday)

Lamh Ar Lamh ( Newton Abbot- Monday)

Level Of Intensity ( Newton Abbot- Monday)

Horses For Sale 

Flints Legacy

6yr old grey mare

Sire: Sagamix      Dam: Luneray

Ready to go Novice chasing this season.

40% left available 

Any queries please do not hesitate to contact Nigel on 07769 295839

Flints Legacy (S Bowen)

Nigel has recently purchased a selection of lovely store horses from the Doncaster GOFFS sales which will be broken in and ridden away, they are all offered for sale. Any queries please do not hesitate to contact Nigel on 07769 295839.

Get involved in 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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