Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Sunday at home & Monday preview

Improved (Prince) grazing this morning

Improved (Prince) grazing this morning

Prince is looking in amazing shape for his date at DBS sales on Thursday. He’s been in the family since being born and its going to be very hard to sell him. Interested buyers please note we would love to keep him on the yard! We watched his debut bumper run on the TV again yesterday and he did it all the hard way – making all, running a bit green and then going away again by the line. It will be interesting to see if the runner up to him runs on Wednesday at Southwell, it would be good to see that horse frank the form with a good performance.

Nabateo has been out in the paddock following his debut 3rd at Southwell, he is fine and he may also have the sales as his next stop, possibly Tatts at Newmarket. it was a sound performance by this ‘bred in the purple’ Sea the Stars gelding who could go the flat or jumping route now.

Nabateo on the left this morning at home

Nabateo on the left this morning at home

Improved and Nabateo say good morning to each other

Improved and Nabateo say good morning to each other

Perennial and King’s grey are also enjoying the sunshine, although sily Perennial wont be caught to take his rug off, horses can be so silly sometimes.

prince, nabateo matilda top cat 011With a rare Sunday off, Phil has been getting in some lead rein jumping practice in with Indy ahead of their debut at Kildale show next Saturday. he’s got a big jump for a shetland!

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Tomorrow sees the 3rd appearance in 2015 of our evergreen Goldan

Sarah with Jess

Sarah with Jess

Jess and after his excellent photo finish 2nd last time you couldn’t rule him out  although its tough for him of a mark of 130 At 11 years old. Kyle is back on board and the 3lbs he claims will just bring his weight down a little. Theres a red hot Tim Vaughn favourite and it looks a progressive novice off a very lenient 111, it will be hard to beat if acting round Cartmel.

At Ripon we will all be shouting home Ross Turner in the novice amateur riders, the final race on the card. He rides recent W’hampton winner, Bold Henmie for Faye Stephenson & Ben Lapham, and we hope their new horse gets them into the winners again! Ross is looking for his first winner after several placings and he puts in plenty of practice on the Equicizer and knows his mount well, there is sure to be some celebrating tomorrow if he can repeat the Wolver success.

Lastly at Newcastle we have Full Speed who struggled on his first run for 18 months but should have come on for that outing. Good luck to his Owners L& D Interiors. Full Speed is 9 years old now but has won several races for us in the past and we felt he was too good to retire. He is likely to go back over hurdles or try fences this winter – he is one of Phil’s favourite horses.

Phil and Full Speed

Phil and Full Speed

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