Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Monday December 1st -Winner!

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Splash of Verve winning at Wolverhampton

We were delighted to win the 3.05 at Wolverhampton today with 2 year old  Splash of Verve, Joey Haynes gave him a lovely waiting ride, and the colt won comfortably by a length and a half. Julie won best turned out with him and he looked immaculate watching on TV. It is great to get a winner for the Partnership made up of some of our good friends, including former Top Trainer Jeremey Glover who is pictured below with him being led into the winners enclosure.

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This is him for the winter now, he will be put away with plenty to look forward to for next year and may be gelded shortly – not a great prize for him after winning!

Julie and Ross welcome Joey Haynes back in on Splash of Verve

Julie and Ross welcome Joey Haynes back in on Splash of Verve

Ross Turner in the green and yellow silks on a perennial.

Ross Turner in the green and yellow silks on a perennial.

Earlier in the day we saw an exciting debut ride for Ross Turner on Perennial who had to sit and suffer behind a  wall of horses stacking up off a slow pace in the 12.55 at Wolverhampton , but Ross got Perennial out when it mattered and flew down the home straight to finish a  fast finishing close up 3rd at 20-1, and a good note to sign off Perennial for his winter holiday. I am sure the video will be replayed a lot tonight, and Phil thought Ross aquitted himself really well, lets hope he gets his first winner for us soon, he is gong to be riding Amazing King in amateur flat races if we can get him back on the track.

Earlier News: We have a good chance today at Wolverhampton as Splash of Verve bids to break his maiden under Joey Haynes in the  handicap. He had no luck last time and ran on eyecatchingly race,  this looks a tougher assignment with several handicap debutantes but he remains in good form and should be thereabouts with a clearer run.

Perennial goes in the first with Ross Turner having his first ride, the box has already left Middleham as he is in the first, it’s an exciting day  for him and we wish him tons of luck on his first ride in public. Perennial is dropping to a handy mark but us ready for a winter break and this will be his last start for a couple of months.

Stopped Out ran a sound race for second  at Newcastle on Saturday, and James gave him a great ride to get him round safely as Monty didn’t look as though he fancied it back over fences for the first third of the race. This has happened before and he may revert back to hurdles next time out to fill his confidence back up, although he won’t be rushed back, he finished pretty tired. Phil took this photo of his Owners, The Well Oiled Partnership, and all has a good day out. imageYesterday we said good bye to member of staff, Glenn Watton and we wish him every success in his new position. Glenn has been with us for almost a year and been an hard working member of the team. Good Luck!

Phil and I were busy with the foals yesterday and I took this photo of the Josr Algharoud colt out of Show Potential, he is a strong, correct foal, and was late to be born, 24th May.

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Pickworth’s foal, Sherbert, did some great leaping around when he went out to exercise.

Sherbert by Shirocco out of 5x winner, Pickworth

Sherbert by Shirocco out of 5x winner, Pickworth

This is bumper winner, Aniknam who will be making his hurdles debut very soon.  He is looking fit and well and we are looking forward to seeing him back out.

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pictured below  with Becky is Preesall Garage’s mare, Royalty, due to their own stallion, Andorn. She sadly lost her Josr foal last Spring so we are all hoping for a happier outcome in 2015, and can’t wait for Andy’s first foal. Next to her is her 2 year old daughter, Roma, by Rainbow High, a full sister to Lowcarr Motion. Becky is really pleased to be taking Jawaab home on Wednesday, he is going to be doing all sorts of RC, hunting and pony club and is going to love his new life with Becky, former jump jockey and now Steward, Alan Dempsey and their three girls, we couldn’t be more pleased.

 

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