Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Thursday 21st January

Cavalieri at Castleton

the beautiful Cavalieri at Castleton

I have been over at our home yard at Castleton today, and we have had vet visits with amongst routine jobs, Helen Wood getting her tests to enable her to go to France to visit Martaline. Lady Chloe also left France for Ireland today, ( visiting Presenting) she has been boarding at Andrew and Irene Scheldt’s in Normandy, and looks in great shape just 5 weeks away from her Authorized foal being due. Keeping her  in France until December 15th or after means her foal of last  year (her Shirocco colt now named Roccoco) will be able claim all the French Premiums if he stays until this June, which is the plan. It means we will be tempted to run him in France for excellent prizemoney and the added bonus that French breds receive which is often 48 % more for flat races. He is now owned by The Wiggins family and ourselves and he’s an exciting prospect for the future.

Lady Chloe leaving France today

Lady Chloe leaving France today

It is good to see how all the youngsters  at Dibble are progressing, here are some of last years colt foals, and now officially yearlings.

The Mastercraftsman, Twix and Coco

The Mastercraftsman, Twix and Coco

Coco ( Passing Glance x Epicurean)

Coco ( Passing Glance x Epicurean) Who is strengthening up nicely.

We have some of our resting geldings too at Dibble Bridge, and here are some further photos….

Reg

Reg

Perennial

Perennial

We are back racing again tomorrow, and we haven’t been to Market Rasen for a while. The races are competitive offerring decent ground  and there has been so many meetings off. Both horses  are fit and ready for action, Adam Nicol rides  Rumble of Thunder in the 2m 4f handicap hurdle  and Sakhee’s City in the first race, the novice. Good luck to The Well Oiled Partnership and Keith and Jayne Sivills.

 

 

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