Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Friday 5th June

factor fiftyIts time for the chasing debut of Factor Fifty today at Market Rasen, his Topspec Partnership  Owners will be watching nervously, as will we, but he has done plenty of schooling and all his best form is at this track. Its not a handicap, and he is not ‘well in’ on his hurdles mark, but he still goes there with a decent chance and there are two front runners so there will be plenty of pace on. James Reveley rides.

‘Frankie’ is one of my favourite horses, a very gentle, polite horse with the kindest temperament, very elegant and a pleasure to lead up at the races, he never pulls. He also tries his hardest in his races and often finishes very tired, there aren’t many more honest than him.

Factor Fifty with Ross Turner at home.

Factor Fifty with Ross Turner at home.

Birthday Guest was a non runner at Lingfield yesterday as the ground went too quick, it was a long drive back for Phil, especially after the nightmare result with Cathedral on Wednesday evening, how on earth did he get beat?

Cathedral appears to hit the front at just the right time....

Cathedral this side appears to hit the front at just the right time….

However, the photo finish camera doesn’t lie, and he must have had his head back at just the wrong time. A good run for nothing as the handicapper will put him up.


Narrowly beaten into 3rd….

Our Travelling Head Girl, Julie Heneghan received some exciting news yesterday, she has been picked out of the applicants to ride in a ‘staff’ flat  race at Doncaster over 7f.  Its on the  26th of June and she will have lots of support on the big day. The mount is undecided yet! We will be bringing extensive coverage of Julie’s ‘flat debut’.

Julie with the Arcano

Julie with the Arcano



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