Our Horses

Horses In Training at Thorne Farm

We are  a family-run business with over 40 years of experience. Nigel has a well earned reputation for sourcing and nurturing future talent for both owners and Thorne Farm Racing syndicates.

As a Grand National-winning jockey, Nigel knows what is needed to produce exceptional horses and get them across the finishing line. With one of his most notable productions being Tiger Roll, a double Grand National winner and five time Cheltenham winner.

Our philosophy of plenty of fresh air, paddock turnout, open windows, routine exercise and specialised feeding regimes all goes towards producing contented and thriving thoroughbred racehorses.

CLICK the link below to see horses running to form in the last 14 days

Double Grand National Winner Tiger Roll

Horses For Sale

We always have a selection of good quality horses for sale at Thorne Farm and can offer good rates for horses that will stay in training at our facility. Horses are available for outright purchase or via shared ownership using the Nigel Hawke Racing Syndicate.

If you engage Nigel to assist in purchasing a racehorse, Nigel will become your agent. His duty will guarantee you total integrity and loyalty to act in good faith and be open and transparent with all discussions so that fair dealing is maintained for all parties. To assist with this Nigel has a clear Written Commission Agreement.

Get in touch to find out more about this bespoke service and fees.

Please call or Email Nigel for the current list or to discuss any aspect of racehorse purchasing:
07769 295839

Current Shares Available

Shares available in 2 French bred yearlings to race as 3-year-olds

1. New Virginia
Grey filly
DOB 08/05/2022
Sire: Desinvolte
Dam: Sissi De Teille

2. Bebop
Grey Colt
DOB 26/02/2022
Sire: Moises Has
Dam: Keep Guard

COST FOR QUARTER SHARE purchase for both racehorses: £6250.00*
QUARTER SHARE for both racehorses KEEP COST YEAR 1: £3500 or £292/Month*
QUARTER SHARE for both racehorses KEEP COST YEAR 2: £7000 or £583/Month*
QUARTER SHARE for both racehorses KEEP COST YEAR 3: £8000 or £667/ Month*
QUARTER SHARE for both racehorses KEEP COST YEAR 4: £8000 or £667 / Month*

Terms & Conditions apply.

* Plus, vat which is reclaimable under the owner’s vat scheme.

Please call or Email Nigel for further information and full terms and conditions:
07769 295839

New Virginia


Atlantic Friends Racing Syndicate

Atlantic Friends Racing offers the opportunity to have a share in 8 horses trained here at Thorne Farm. The syndicates horses are Cheltenham winner Repetitio, smart flat performer Historic Heart, dual purpose Peat Moss, exciting colt Theocrat, the well handicapped A New Siege, the unexposed Novus Aditus and the unraced, well bred Geordie Washington and Cider Kilt.

To find out how you can get involved with this exciting team of horses that could take you racing weekly call Paul Willis on +1 603 944 2569 or email pwillis@seacoastunited.com

You can find out how it works here –  Atlantic Friends Racing

The Cheltenham Trail Racing Club

Andy Gibson – Professional Punter, Racing Analyst and TV Pundit

Andy has been a frequent TV pundit for At The Races, specialising in the major festivals, particularly the Cheltenham Festival. More recently Andy has worked as a pundit for RUK and can also be heard regularly on William Hill Radio.

The Cheltenham Trail Racing Club launched on 1st June 2022 and the gates will remain open for new members until the end of August 2022.

The aim is to create an immersive ownership experience for a small group of racing enthusiasts. The objective is to acquire 3 or 4 horses that will race frequently and successfully over a two-year period.

At this point if you are interested in becoming a member of the Club, and would like further details, please send an email to Andy Gibson at patternsandprofiles@yahoo.co.uk to indicate your interest and Andy will be in touch.

Our selected trainers:

Nigel Hawke

We are keen to involve Nigel in the Club. He has great connections with the Jim Bolger yard in Ireland and a proven track record of picking good ex-flat horses from which he produces good juvenile hurdlers which can give the club a realistic chance of selling a horse on for a good profit.

Breaking News: We have purchased our first horse Elmaftun who will go juvenile hurdling under the care of Nigel Hawke.

Find out more about Andy Gibson, the club and the two other selected trainers HERE

Follow Andy Gibson’s At The Races blog HERE


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Stoodleigh, Tiverton
Devon EX16 9QG

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Nigel Hawke
01884 881666

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Thorne Farm Racing Limited

Stoodleigh, Tiverton
Devon EX16 9QG

01884 881666
Nigel Hawke 07769 295839