Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

A wet Wednesday!

Northern Girl (Lily) and new horse Nicely Indeed (Adam)

Back to reality today for the Kirby family – after a week of red hot sunshine in Ibiza it’s pouring down this morning and we’ve had to

A lovely break in the sunshine in Portinatx

get our waterproofs out!!  It doesn’t take long to get back into the swing of it,  and with so

It couldn’t be wetter here today!!!

many nice existing and new young jumpers for the winter, we can’t wait to get going with them.  Pictured at the top of the page and below   is The TopSpec Partnership and Ownarachorse’s

Northern Girl

‘Northern Girl’ who is nicely forward ahead of her Autumn/ winter schedule when she will go novice hurdling. There are still some shares in her for the new season ahead, and she is very affordable value at £500 for a 2.5% share for a full 12 months. She is alongside ‘Nicely Indeed’ owned fully by Ownaracehorse, a really exciting addition to the yard who joined us a couple of weeks ago.

Lady Buttons is looking in good shape – she is pictured here with Jenni before exercise this morning-  her early season aim being a listed mares hurdle at Wetherby in October.

Lady Buttons

This is new Horse Skip the Scales with Tommy doing an early lot on him this morning.

Skip the Scales

On second lot Tommy schooled another new

Dubh des Chamos

young horse, Dubh des Champs  – he is entered up at Cartmel and needs a couple more runs to qualify for handicaps. He was a cheap buy for us at Ascot but wasn’t cheap originally as a 3 year old ( over £50,000) and he is one that might prove taking a chance on  for staying chases  in the future as he is out of a Presenting mare by Robin des Chanps. We have his 2 year old Yeats half sister here and a gorgeous  looking individual she is, bought in Ireland as a foal. If we can win with this 5 year old then her page becomes enhanced.

Some other new names you may not yet be familiar with are-  Rock of Leon, Barracalu, McEnzie’s Friend, Nemean Lion, All my Own, Gonn Away, Kilcullen Flem, Askmemore, Topvile Ben, Minstrel Royal, Pineapple Crush, Kaylen’s Mischief, – all horses who will be having their first run for us in the coming months amongst others.

Kaylen’s Mischief by Doyen

All my Own, Irish point winner

No runners for the next few days but we clocked up yet ANOTHER frustrating 2nd courtesy of Good Time Ahead at Thirsk on Sunday- he came with a good late run under Kevin Stott but just couldn’t peg back the winner, he was just beaten half a length at the post. We seem to be having seconditis on the flat, hopefully we can convert those to winners over the next couple of weeks.

Nautical Nitwit has his big date at Cartmel on Monday when he runs  in the  3m 1f staying handicap that Goldan Jess has previously won for us. He is looking in good shape, we could do with the rain staying away and some decent ground for him over this extended trip. He enjoyed an outside gallop a couple of days ago for a pipe opener.

Nautical Nitwit with Katie

Bertie Blake


Wemyss Point

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