Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Sunday round up

Twix and Coco, jumping foals of the future at Dible Bridge

Twix and Coco, jumping foals of the future at Dibble Bridge

the handsome 'Cavalieri'

the handsome ‘Cavalieri’

We paused for breath today with no runners but gearing up for FOUR at Wolverhampton tomorrow – the evergreen GOLDAN JESS, the ‘becoming consistent’ CAVALIERI, the still capable ‘NEXT EDITION’ and yard newcomer ‘ULLSWATER’. Our strongest chances would be Jess or Cavalieri, and they will both be doing their best to win the 2 miler, this is likely to be Jess’s final race of the campaign and he will go

Jess winning at Wolverhampton in the past

Jess winning at Wolverhampton in the past

into his Winter Break with old friend ‘Colin’. Can Jess gain another win to add to his already impressive tally? He has the right man on board in  Joe Fanning who excells in riding races from the front. Cavalieri is no back number either and will be pouncing from behind if Jess is feeling the effects of his

Eddie at home

Eddie at home

Wetherby hurdles race, we won’t really know until tomorrow afternoon. Its a competitive race and will take some winning either way,  lets just hope one of ours passes the post in front.

Next Edition has been fluffing his lines this year but he is becoming dangerously well handicapped and if finding his form will look a silly price in the first divison of the 1m 4f race, Phill Dennis takes an eyecatching 7lbs off to further add to his chances for The Dibble Bridge Partnership.

It will be great when Newcastle have their AW track, and even better if Catterick is granted theirs, it will be a quick drive down the road from our new yard compared to the dreaded Wolverhampton journey…always worse on a Friday when you have to set off so early not to get stuck in traffic.

Now a look at some of our youngsters, and this Equiano filly FOR SALE from Castleton Bloodstock..Phil bought her as a foal from the Goffs flat sale in 2014, and she is a quite superb looking yearling filly as I am sure you will all agree. Please speak to Phil about her or visit http://www.castletonbloodstock.com

This filly is now being long-reined at Sharp Hill and can be seen there.

This is a photo of Indy Kirby getting aquainted with her new foal, the bay filly by Yeats out of a Presenting mare we bought in Ireland during the week. She shares her with Izzy her sister, and if she doesnt make a racehorse she is going to make them a beautiful show horse. The girls have called her ‘Willow’.

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The two foals that arrived from Ireland had a great sleep this afternoon, they were tired out after all the travelling.

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Having seen so many jump foals at the sales Phil and I were keen to take a closer look at our precious Robin des Champs colt foal, and he didn’t dissapoint, in fact we

The stunning mare 'Lady Chapp'

The stunning mare ‘Lady Chapp’

knew he was special but the photo below shows what an exceptional individual he is with tremendous size, quality bone and so much heart room. He looks a potential sale topper wherever he goes as his well bred dam has bred a black type performer at her first attempt in dual bumper winner and novice hurdle winner ‘Lady Buttons’  –  but for now he is staying here and if we could wrap him up in cotton wool we would.  The sires stock are so sought after, being the sire of Quevega, Vatour, Sir des Champs etc. His dam, Lady Chapp, by High Chapparal is out of NELL GWN winner A-to-Z, who has also bred the high class young mare  ‘Queen Alphabet’, a runner up in the valuable Summer Hurdle at Market Rasen this year, also former top class handicap hurdler, ‘Royal Alphabet’ who was rated as high as 140 over hurdles, and also the very classy 7 time winner  ‘Red Spell’ rated 104 on the flat. Its a family full of black type and we are pleased to say Lady Chapp is scanned  in foal to Presenting for 2016.

Robin des Champs colt foal out of Lady Chapp

Robin des Champs colt foal out of Lady Chapp

We also took some photos and a short video  of the Kayf Tara mare ‘Tara  Time’ whose Perth bumper 2nd form has been franked so nicely last week when the horse who just beat her, ‘Carinena’ of Nicky Richards won a Musselburgh novice hurdle in good style beating the Hobbs hotpot. Confirming the form, the mare in 3rd was beaten about the same distance in the same race at Perth.  Tara pulled a deep muscle in her hindquarters after Perth and we haven’t rushed her back but you can see from this video that she is fine now and  maturing into a lovely mare. There may be a couple of shares available in her to buy as it is now renewal time. Her aim is the Mares Aintree Bumper that we were just touched off in with Lady Buttons, and her excellent debut at Perth when inexperience cost her the race, marks her out as a live candidate. Tara will be coming back into work over Christmas and we are looking forward to an exciting Spring with her. If you are interested in becoming an Owner in her please email pippakirby@icloud.com for the relevant forms and information.

Tara Time with Charlotte

Tara Time with Charlotte

The final video tonight is of the second Castleton Bloodstock filly for sale, the attractive Arcano x Seminole Lass yearling who is also now being broken in, and doing everything nice and easily. She is the half sister to BOLD HENMIE who has been so consistent since joining us this summer and she seems to have his willing attitude. Her half sister made top lot at tatts yearling Sales last year in Book 2, (£78,000) and that filly ‘So Much Fun’ has had a couple of eye catching runs in 2 year old maidens on the AW this backend, it will be no suprise to see her win early  next year off her  handicap mark!

Twix and Coco

Twix and Coco

 

 

 

 

 

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