Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Sunday’s news



The sun is shining and Phil set off early to Middleham ahead of a day at Market Rasen with Jawaab and Iktiview, two of our long standing residents. We may have 2 runners but can only have one possible winner as they are both in the same race. Both horses are more than capable on their day , although looking at past course form, Iktiview may have the edge round this track, he has run well here in the past and won. Both horses like top of the ground and there will surely be some healthy rivalry between Adam and Kyle as they go head to head for the yard!  Good luck to owners East View Thoroughbreds with Iktiview and Dave Hopper & Gareth Fawcett with Jawaab.

It was a mystifying (and disappointing) run from War Lord at Kelso yesterday and maybe something will come to light this morning as this was not like him at all.  He is pictured here by Mike Dunn, and looked good at this point! Julie had him looking fantastic and its not often one of ours runs like him, he is a much better horse than this performance.

War Lord -

War Lord  and Barry keniry


Up the Bees & Julie

Phil was pleased with the gallop of Lady Buttons yesterday and she is well on course for her date at Aintree on the Friday for the mares bumper, she spends plenty of time under her heat lamps and must think she is living in the bahamas until she heads up on to the moor for exercise!  Plenty of entries next week, and The Topspec Partnership’s Factor Fifty has an entry at Wetherby for his second start over hurdles.  Up the Bees is also entered up and he may wait for Wetherby too for his bumper debut. This is a well bred son of Kayf Tara who has been steadily coming to hand for owner Colin German and we are looking forward to his debut.

Ex racer news: We are pleased to say that an excellent broodmare home has been found for Mrs Eff with top pointing family and TB stud Owners, the Dawsons who stand the stallion Trans Island and she heads there next week. We were also delighted to be sent news and  these photos of ex racer ALICESAM who left us last year after a couple of runs and has proved a briliant mare for her owner Daniel Pantry -she may not have made it as a racehorse but she has proved herself as a competition horse now.  He had these words to say about her:

"She is now known as Alice or Ali-G she has come on so much! From jumping
 60cm jumps to 1m 35cm spreads! She is an amazing horse always try 100%!!
 Works in a perfect outline? Beautiful paces and has won so many rosettes,
 trophies and  money. She had competed in cross country, show jumping, 
dressage,been to country shows and this year she will be doing
some British eventing?! So proud of her.... Thankyou so much for letting
me buy her Ireally do love her to bits and she is such an amazing horse?!
Definitely a superstar in the making!! :)"
alicesam alicesam 2

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