Thorne Farm Racing Testimonials


Read what our satisfied owners have to say about our services.

‘We have had horses with Nigel Hawke for more than 10 years. In that time he has always been good natured, good company & very fair. As a trainer his priority is the welfare of the horses but he never neglects the owners, keeping them informed & involved. His new facilities are superb & we look forward to a very successful season.’

Edward & Janet Donohue

Thorne Farm Racing's Master Neo winning at Uttoxeter

Thorne Farm Racing’s Master Neo winning at Uttoxeter with Edward Donohue.

video Master Neo wins the Wychwood Hobgoblin Beginners’ Chase at Uttoxeter November 2012

‘Our racehorses have been trained by Nigel Hawke since 2001 when we first went into ownership after always having that dream of passing the winning post in front.
Nigel was a friend as well as our trainer and it was open house to view the horses at work or in the stables at any time and it was not long before our dream was realised at our local Newton Abbot course.
Our budget is limited but that has not stopped  us being successful and Nigel’s team at Thorne Farm Racing  have given us 8 winners and many great days out and our star horse has been Vintage Fabric who won 5 races off a shoestring budget & really got us hooked on the sport. 
Nigel’s team bus has now moved to Tiverton with much improved, purpose built facilities that would match any training  establishment in the country and this seasons results back that up with 10 winners already at top end courses and hopefully more for us.
Nigel, Katherine,David and the team are now firm friends.

All in all – Great fun ! – thanks Nigel’

Neville McMullan

Vintage Fabric

Vintage Fabric owned by Neville McMullan and SH Bryant

video Vintage Fabric wins the South West Racing Club Handicap Hurdle at Newton Abbot April 2011


Anay Turge wins the 2013 PADDY POWER HANDICAP CHASE at Cheltenham

Anay Turge wins the 2013 PADDY POWER HANDICAP CHASE at Cheltenham (Copyright Turfpixs)

video Anay Turge wins the Follow Totepool On Facebook And Twitter Novices’ Hurdle at Newton Abbot June 2013