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Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 25th March 2018

It was all going on here at Thorne Farm last week. On Monday we were battling with the remains of the snow and trying to get people in to work, this was hard due to the amount of snow on the roads. As well as clearing the gallops Nigel had to provide a taxi service in the 4×4 so people could get in.

On Wednesday we had 3 runners at Chepstow, Ballymagroarty Boy and Alminar who ran in the same race, both ran promising races especially Ballymagroarty Boy who seems to keep improving after every run. Later on in the day we had Camron de Chaillac who finished 5th.

On Wednesday we also had the diggers arrive to upgrade the gallop & this work will allow us continual flexibility in all weathers. We are lucky enough that they can do it in stages and this assists with the training & fitness work.
Thursday, we had Sean Bowen in schooling with us and you may have seen the video on our Facebook page. Sean schooled Sheer Poetry a new mare to our yard, Pirolo, Rejaah and of course Speredek.

This week we have Tequila Secret, Le Musee and Deckers Delight running at Taunton on Monday and Midnight Request entered at Wincanton on Wednesday.



Upcoming Runners

  Le muse

  Tequila secret

  Deckers delight 

Midnight request 

Horses For Sale

Flint’s Legacy

6 yr old grey mare

Sire: Sagamix        Dam: Luneray

shares available ready for her to go Novice Chasing next season 2018/19

Flints Legacy (S Bowen)

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