Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Stenna the tank

Transient Bay In the parade ring at Wetherby looking in top shape.

Transient Bay In the parade ring at Wetherby looking in top shape and led up by Katie who often rides him at home. He is pictured with the winners place behind him – a good omen obviously!

It was another special day for Owners in Transient Bay today, many at Wetherby to watch him win in good style for the second time this season. We were hopeful of a stronger pace today and thats what we got, Adam giving him a positive ride and Stenna answering every call when he asked him to quicken in that heavy ground up the straight. There were a lot of proud people watching their big horse fulfill his potential and it was good to hear the Racing UK presenters saying how impressive he looked in the paddock. He certainly is an imposing sight, he must be almost 18 hands and surely one of if not the biggest horse in training in the UK, and he is wide with it! It just shows how patient you have to be with these big staying bred horses, he was weak and wrong in himself last year, and  next stop could be fences for him and Cleve Cottage who ran a much improved race for a staying on third, both have always been embryo chasers whose future lies over the larger obstacles.

The Racing Post analysis

The Racing Post analysis

Some photos from today….

Stenna just in front coming to the last

Stenna just in front coming to the last

Galloping to the post in front

Galloping to the post in front

On his way to the start - photo by Julie Heneghan

On his way to the start – photo by Julie Heneghan

Cleve in 4th but stays on well for third.

Cleve in 4th but stays on well for third.

A study in concentration - before the off - photo by Brian Dunn,

A study in concentration – before the off – photo by Brian Dunn

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The lovely head of Transient Bay by Keith Foster

The lovely head of Transient Bay by Keith Foster

The Original Oil Painting of 'Transient Bay' £500 or Limited Edition Prints of the same painting £50.00 plus £5pp

The Original Oil Painting of ‘Transient Bay’ £500 framed in Antique gold  or Limited Edition Prints of the same painting £50.00 plus £5pp

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