Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Thursday 2nd June

New horse to the yard, quarters for sale - the half brother to top class hancicap hurdlers & chasers Ron's Dream & Fistral beach.

New horse to the yard, quarters for sale – the un-named, un-tried 4 year old half brother to top class handicap hurdler & chaser Ron’s Dream & Fistral Beach.

We are keen to keep the winning momentum up and have three runners tomorrow to get another win on the scoreboard… Perennial kicks us off at Catterick in the lowest grade of race he has run for us, and just two minutes up the road for him to go to work tomorrow. He runs at 2.25 followed by Nautical Nitwit and Bold Henmie at Market Rasen – Niwit is a cracking little horse who is just a bit high in the handicap and needs some help to get his head back in front, he ran some competitve races over the winter. Henmie has taken a while to get his hurdling back together after a bad fall at Wetherby and hopefully he will still keep his jumping together the quicker they go on this sounder surface. All have chances without being likely favourites, and first and foremost we hope they all come back safe and sound.

Just joined us and now cantering lightly is the impressive Black Sam Bellamy 4 year old above – a gorgeous big future chaser out of ‘Empress of Light’ the dam of Fistral Beach (rated 144 over fences at best and 3rd in the Becher chase)  and the  high class 6 year old mare, Ron’s Dream – now rated 145 – a class 1 Cheltenham winner and a recent winner at the Scottish National meeting at Ayr – a potential Mares Festival winner of the future. This gelding has a FULL sister who has had 1 run and 1 win in a point to point and made £65,000 to Emma Lavelle.  His Owner would like to retain 25% in him, and has the remaining quarters to sell at £7500 + vat per 25% – and you would be able to claim your VAT back as we would create a Racing Partnership that was VAT registered.  Share 1 Owners gets to name the horse or run in their colours – and the second gets the next choice. He is a lovely big scopey gelding and is guarenteed untried.

Empress of Light x Black Sam bellamy gelding for sale.

Empress of Light x Black Sam bellamy gelding for sale.

The Green Oaks Partnership’s ‘Call it On’ is back to full fitness after a couple of niggling problems – Phil had made him a tentative entry at Pontefract but the ground will likely be too fast and he has a handicap hurdle over 3 miles at Aintree next week as the more likely objective. He has never run there but the tack should be ideal and he will have a sound chance in the 0-125 race.

Call it ON with Adam today - his partner for Aintree

Call it ON with Adam today – his partner for Aintree

Its a busy few days with Rajapur making his juvenile hurdle debut at Hexham on Saturday and our veteran star hurdler,  Goldan Jess, his seasonal reappearance at Newcastle on the AW the same evening. Sunday is a brief respite before three at Ayr on Monday – Seminole Dream on her second start, ‘Triple Eight’ for Julie in the ladies race, and the debutante ‘Archippos’ in the 3 & 4 year old maiden over 1 mile. Triple ran a good race for a close 3rd in a decent race at Musselburgh latest and must have a great chance of providing Julie with her first winner after some near misses.

Last weeknd Phil was leading up a very small runner at the local pony race – Izzy’s shetland Midge who strggled against the proper taller racing ponies but gave him and her some valuable racing experience. He then took part in the Shetland Grand National at Northumberland County Show – not qualifying but showing much improvement. They had a great time.

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