Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Happy New Years Eve

Captain Bob with Pete

We’ve had an exciting  Christmas with our runners so far and we hope to keep up the good work tomorrow at Southwell with Captain Bob who runs for ourselves & Malcolm Long –  we are happy with this Dark Angel gelding claimed off Jamie Osborne. He is gradually going up in trip and will be mixing flat and hurdles in 2018, we hope he takes to jumping like his half brother Call it On, he certainly looks like a potential jumper as you can see from his photo above. 33 or 66% of Captain Bob is  available to buy – he is very sensible money and knows how to win races. We’ve had a lot of success with this type of dual purpose horse – he has the same profile as Triple Eight, Call it On,  Goldan Jess, Agglestone Rock, Andorn & Amazing King – multiple dual code  winners  to name but a few. For those of you who follow the yard you will be pleased to hear that Goldan Jess has been enjoying some days out hunting with the Cleveland Hunt and his 2nd family, the Fletcher’s. Jess has proved a great hit in his new life and has adjusted to life after racing so well. The Jessie’s who part owned him now have True Ballew to carry the mauve and white silks and hopefully she will be back in action for her second start at Wetherby on January 13th.

Baracalu and Top Cat

Bitumen Belle looking good with Issey

Our next bumper runner will be Hangard ( pictured below) and he reappears at Ayr, the scene of his debut win in November. He is a big strapping chasing sort and we would like to think he has come on since his debut. He will be joined in the box by Wetherby winner, Skipthescales who will appreciate a stiff test on heavy ground round Ayr – he is a real stayer.

We’re pretty excited about the young National Hunt horses we have growing up  at Green Oaks – they are currently split into four groups of 4 or 5  in each quarter of the big barn now that it’s winter, and really thriving. Being free to wander about they don’t develop vices which can happen being bored in stables and it’s a much more natural regime. They also go into the paddocks when the weather is good. 

Colt foals in the barn

Phil with the well grown Yeats yearling colt

We have the following National Hunt Yearlings  who by tomorrow will officially  be 2 year olds!

Yeats x  Mislean – colt

Presenting x Lady Chapp – colt

Authorized x Lady Chloe – colt

Kayf Tara x Fragrant Rose – filly

Kayf Tara yearling filly

And the National Hunt Foals – Yearlings tomorrow:

Martaline x Helen Wood – filly

Presenting x Lady Chloe – filly

Sixties Icon x Royalty – filly

Walk in the Park x Glen’s Melody – colt

Fame and Glory x Pickworth- colt

Martaline filly foal

Walk In The Park/Glen’s Melody colt foal

And the 2 year old boys becoming 3year olds tomorrow!

Shirocco x Lady Chloe – ( Rococco)

Robin des Champs x Lady Chapp (gelding)

Mastercraftsman x French Friend ( gelding)

Passing Glance x Epicurean ( gelding)

Scorpion x  Pickworth ( gelding)

Shirocco x Gaspara ( gelding)

Gaspara X Shirocco, 3 tomorrow

The gorgeous Brazen Beau colt foal in front here. We also have some very smart Flat youngsters not least this colt owned and bred by by Ace Bloodstock Ltd out of Kodiac mare Marmot Bay – this well grown Brazen Beau is her third produce.




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