Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Store Sales video

Video added below:

Although we didn’t make a successful purchase for the new NH Partnership yesterday ( as usual the ones

DBS Store sale video and may photos 033we could afford, we didn’t want and the ones we did want, we couldn’t quite afford) we had an interesting and enjoyable day in the company of some of our Owners (right) who are joining us in the new P’ship.

The search continues and it is on to Goffs IRE  in June (5/6/7) for their store sale, but we thought you would like to see some of the young horses that we picked out, and a little bit about them – and why we did and didn’t bid on some of them.  My favourite at mid price was a big strong dark brown  Yeats gelding out of bumper winner,  Kilbarry Classic – and Phil’s was an exceptionally quality Balko filly with size and a great mover.

My favourite - Yeats x Kilbarry Classic, made £35,000

My favourite – Yeats x Kilbarry Classic, made £35,000

Phil's favourite of the selections, the Balko filly lot 282 who made £56,000

Phil’s favourite of the selections, the Balko filly lot 282 who made £56,000 – Note I have mistakenly called her lot 252 on the video

Presenting x Whoops a Daisy, filly

Presenting x Whoops a Daisy, filly

As usual two of our favourites, the Balko and a Presenting filly out of ‘Whoops a Daisy’ came late on the card, and we didn’t go right to the top of our budget on a couple of earlier others as we waited for these – however, they both made more than we had to spend which was a pot of up to £40,000 at a real push but preferably no more than £38,000.  I have made this video with the intention of looking at these horses in the future and seeing how they fare on the racecourse, it will be an interesting exercise. We will also look at how the other high priced lots fared listed below. Obviously we didn’t focus on these very best bred geldings in the sale as we knew the limitations of our budget.

An early Presenting filly we were underbidder on at £34,000

An early Presenting filly we were underbidder on at £34,000


G | Great Pretender (IRE) | La Pelodette (FR)
Purchaser: Tom Malone – Consignor: Moanmore Stables
2 144 G | Robin des Champs (FR) | Mardi Roberta (IRE)
Purchaser: Gerry Hogan Bloodstock – Consignor: Kirriemuir Stud Ireland
3 238 G | Kapgarde (FR) | Tango Princess (FR)
Purchaser: Aiden Murphy – Consignor: Lakefield Farm
4 75 G | Stowaway (GB) | Fairy Dawn (IRE)
Purchaser: Colin Tizzard – Consignor: Cottage Field Stables
5 26 G | Shirocco (GER) | Behra (IRE)
Purchaser: Ryan Mahon/Dan Skelton – Consignor: Oaks Farm Stables
6 196 G | Zambezi Sun (GB) | Rapsodie Sea (FR)
Purchaser: Bobby O’Ryan – Consignor: Mocklershill Stables
7 111 G | Sholokhov (IRE) | Kastoria (GER)
Purchaser: Gordon Elliott – Consignor: Oaks Farm Stables
8 199 G | Robin des Champs (FR) | Rivervail (IRE)
Purchaser: Aiden Murphy – Consignor: Ballincurrig House Stud
9 148 F | Presenting (GB) | Maryota (FR)
Purchaser: Michael Hyde – Consignor: Abbeylands Farm
10 252 F | Balko (FR) | Viana (FR)
Purchaser: Stroud Coleman Bloodstock – Consignor: Trickledown Stud

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