Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Wednesday’s News – DBS Sales & Southwell

Adam will be hoping that lightening strikes twice at Southwell as last time he rode Jawaab there over 3 miles he was a

Jawaab and Adam Nicol in winning form at hexham - photo by Keith Foster

Jawaab and Adam Nicol in winning form at hexham – photo by Keith Foster

wide margin winner. His last two starts since his double of wins have not been so good and it may be that he has had enough for the summer but he still goes there with a chance and obviously likes this flat track. He is pictured on the right with Corben leading him up.

imagePhil has gone to Doncaster Sales and couldn’t resist buying a big three year old by Tikannen to make a future jumper – one for the future but with tons of size and scope he says. He reminded him of ‘Stenna’ (Transient Bay). He is pictured on the left, and will be in work with our other 3 and 4 year olds as soon as he heads back to Sharp Hill. Of course he will be for sale to stay on the yard if anyone likes the look of him.

We are getting plenty of people wanting to join our next Partnership ‘The Philip Kirby Racing Partnership’ (II)  – please email me on to put your name down for news of the next unraced bumper prospect for this winter. Phil is heading to France in 2 weeks time and it may be from here that the new ones comes from. Keep up to date with the website for photos and videos from the French AQPS show and sale. Price of the first year to buy a 5% share and all training  will be £1500-£2000 depending on the cost of the purchase, and £1250 a year thereafter , in line with our other  20 strong Partnerships. Everyone seems to like this way of being involved with no hidden extras and all the benefits our Single Owners enjoy as well.

PKR colours

Remember we also have 50% of a very well bred Kayf Tara filly (3 year old, bay) for sale at present – this filly is cantering away after a summers break and is one for the juvenile fillies bumper at Wetherby we won last season with Lady Buttons. She is currently owned 100% by one of our nicest Owners who we can happily recommend as an excellent person to be involved with, a true racing enthusiast. Her 50% cost is £8000 and this is good value as the breaking and learning to canter is already done.

Tomorrows sale sees two of are horses attending and we will sorry to see Rio Cobbolo and Run Fat Lass Run leave us. Rio is an absolute gentleman and would make a good flat schoolmaster for an apprentice or amateur, he is dropping to a really handy mark and is an easy ride. Fat Lass has had a great summer with 2 wins and 2 seconds and she is a versatile mare as regards trip and ground – she is also totally easy and will win plenty more races. If anyone would like to keep her with us Phil would be delighted to continue training her.

On Tuesday we had runners at Carlisle and Hamilton – Mysterious Wonder was disappointing in the last but Splash of Verve ran a much better race in the 2 year old maiden, staying on nicely for 5th. He  has learnt from his first start and will be seen to better effect in nursery handicaps.

splash of verve

Watch his replay here with commentary by Niall Hannity.

Factor Fifty had his first hack out today after his win on Saturday evening – he strode round the Castleton hills in good style for Kim and looked really well.


We have had several of his Owners down to see him the past few days, he is pictured here with Steve Bocking yesterday morning.


And pictured here is little thoroughbred ‘Pat’ who left us to go to his new home with Gemma Kirby.

image On Monday the horsebox carried a different set of passengers – it could be seen parked up at Lightwater Valley Theme Park  all day as I took our children and their friends out for a special last day of the holidays! Our waggon is so useful as it has an extra row of seats behind the driver and front passengers, perfect for family trips out!



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