Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Tuesday at DBS – updated

Now on our way back from Doncaster Sales, a mixed day with a good result for our yearling filly Ruby but a buy back in for Enzaal when he didn’t make enough.

imageRuby was bought by top agent Tom Malone, he used to ride her dam and she is imagedestined to a leading yard down south. This is a good result for us, and for Helen Wood’s future offspring, Ruby will get every chance to show how good she is. It was  still very tough giving her a pat and saying goodbye! I led her up in the ring and she was an absolute star the whole time, she was calm and well behaved when a lot of others weren’t! So on our way back we have Enzaal and keeping him company is a big strapping bay colt by Native Ruler out of an 8 time winner who we have bought to sell.

Native Ruler colt

Native Ruler colt

Earlier News..

our way to Doncaster Sales with Enzaal and our yearling filly, Ruby. It was a tense moment setting offwith her in the wagon as she took a while to work out how to stand properly as we set off but she is travelling lovely and quiet now and Enzaal was a star keeping quiet next to her while she was unsettled.

this is is a video of Ruby yesterday after having a final trim up and bath.

I will be posting photos and news from the day at the sales on the way home, I wonder if we will have an empty horse box or not, we will certainly be sad to see her go.

Of our recent runners, Stopped Out, Vic’s Last  Stand, Istimraar and Transient Bay are all fine. Vic’s Last Stand was unlucky to stumble and almost fall in her race just when she was getting into it, Adam eased her up after that and she came back in her own time. Istimraar ran another good race in the handicap hurdle at Doncaster, staying on well for third in a competitive handicap, he is a model of consistency.

Gallops News:

Episode is entered at Wetherby although whenever we enter him the forecast turns bad, he is a horse who is waiting for some better ground.  A bumper horse who has come on since his first start is Dibble Bridge, he has improved up the gallops and is about ready to enter again.. Jessie Pinkman, 3rd on his Musselburgh debut will also be out again soon, another nice horse who has learnt plenty from his first outing, he looks to need plenty of cut in the ground. Bumper winner Bedale Lane is back at her Owner/Breeders having a short winter break but she may now be aimed at the Sandown Mares bumper in the Spring. Placed twice in both his bumpers, Sakhee’s City will be back out again mid February and Phil thinks he can go close next time.

The Castleton bloodstock 2 year old are progressing well, and Ice Galley by Galileo is cantering away nicely, he is a really big scopey sort and very well mannered.

New horse news- We had a very nice young horse called Bryce Almighty join us on Sunday. He is by Yeats and has run well in two bumpers to date. His half sister is the unbeaten mare, Feathard Lady. An exciting addition to our team.

It may be the depths of January now but the summer  horses are gradually coming back into work, Perennial is now hacking out with Factor Fifty, and also  back into work  is Full Speed and Triple Eight.



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