Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Sunday’s News

It’s snowing hard at Castleton tonight, and this was Middleham on Friday while we were at Musselburgh, conditions were desperate to ride out in , and it looks like there may be more of the same tomorrow. Phil’s car is somewhere near Castleton cricket pitch, he has had to abandon it and walk home about a mile and a half  this evening!

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The view from Monty’s back, taken by Sarah Olley

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We are feeling pretty proud today as The Racing Post has acknowledged our website and the well updated weekly posts, Geoff Kirby has just sent me this clipping and we thought it best to make a weekend catch up, although it’s been a couple of days with no runners. We have a fair few horses waiting for better ground, and although it’s been a quiet time for runners Phil will be making more entries this week.

Stable news: Splash of Verve has now been gelded so he won’t be thinking about the ladies as we head into Spring- he is a really nice horse for  three year old handicaps and won last time out, improving all summer for us. We have decided to send Musikhani to his sire, Fast Company – she is now part of our small broodmare band and is very well related. The other two year olds are all coming on well, the Arcano is going to the DBS Breeze Ups and us an exceptionally likeable colt. Cavalieri is now on his winter break as he has been given a handicap mark and will be better suited to Spring ground.

Congratulations to James Reveley who won the Grand Prix de Pau today, one of France’s richest winter prizes for one of France’s top jumps Owners. We are used to James winning these big prizes now, he is one of the top horseman riding today and we are pleased to be able to use his services on our horses. His ride on Hail the Brave, and that horses performance, was plucked out by Racing UK recently on their horses to follow feature.

Hail the Brave keeping warm.

Hail the Brave keeping warm.

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A photo of Master Moon at his new home with Lynn Shimwell – retired through injury after Catterick.

 

 

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