Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Monday 21st September

Happy Birthday to our daughter Izzy, 10 today!

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imageNo runners today, so Phil could enjoy a family party Birthday tea once he had finished work at Middleham. Yesterday he took Triple Eight to Uttoxeter and it was so nearly a perfect afternoon, the 2nd fav just pipped us by the post although Triple ran another blinder under a peach of a ride from Adam, even if he did get beat – just by a better handicapped horse.  He is one of Phil’s favourite horses on the yard, he says he is so easy and sound to train,  he wishes they were all like that!  Triple went out in the  field at Castleton this morning and will be relaxing for a couple of days.

Last  week we had Ashley , a recruit from Doncaster Racing School come for a days trial. He actually rode Triple before he ran, this is Ashley up the gallop on Triple behind stablemate, Nabateo. Ashley will be coming back for a couple more weeks to see how he gets on.

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Several more videos are being made this evening and will be on tomorrows news. We hope you enjoyed the first two and seeing most of ( with a few exceptions that were out riding) the horses in the yard. It is noticeable that they look very happy, our big aim is to make their lives as comfortable and stress free as possible and they are all treated as individuals. We get very attached to them! Stormy Morning went to his new home in Bedfordshire early this morning, and Christine Stafford sent me this photo of him out in their paddock this afternoon, he has a wonderful permanent home with them.

Stormy in his new home

Stormy in his new home

Its a fairly quiet period with the flat runners all ready to run again in another week or two, and the bulk of the  jumpers primed to start in mid- late October. One horse who is looking particularly well is pictured below;

Lauren on Woodpole Academy

Lauren on Woodpole Academy

Looking a feeling better than last year, bumper placed Dibble Bridge.

Looking and feeling better than last year, bumper placed Dibble Bridge.

The Yeats gelding, Bruce Almighty

The Yeats gelding, Bruce Almighty

Next Edition riding home behind Nabateo

Next Edition riding home behind Nabateo

Splash of Verve stretching out

Splash of Verve stretching out

Two extremes...biggest horse on the yard 'Transient Bay' and the diminuitive 'Goldan Jess', one our smallest but the biggest heart of all.

Two extremes…biggest horse on the yard ‘Transient Bay’ and the diminuitive ‘Goldan Jess’, one our smallest but the biggest heart of all. You can hardly believe the difference!!

Up the Bees - all going smoothly and we're looking forward to seeing this bumper winner back over hurdles.

Up the Bees – all going smoothly and we’re looking forward to seeing this bumper winner back over hurdles.

 

 

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