Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Thursday at the sales

Ice Pyramid at Goffs UK

We had a productive day at Goffs Uk HIT sale today – this lovely 3 year old New Approach gelding Lot 239 joining us on behalf of existing Owners. He’s ran once for a close up 2nd in a Redcar maiden with the winner rated 90. He’s out of the Group and Listed places ‘Coolnagree’ and he is a big strong hurdling prospect with plenty of class for the flat too.

The Goldolphon consigned ‘Ice Pyramid’

Phil made a later purchase on behalf of former winning Owners, The Jessie’s, who picked out the Archipenko filly ‘Midas Maggie’ as a potential improver, and she too joins the Green Oaks Team along with the two horses we took that were bought back in, Magic Dragon &  Nicely Indeed.

Magic Dragon who will be going hurdling

Our two Carlisle runners today ran as expected, and we were pleased with both of them. Pullman Brown was green on his hurdling debut but jumped well enough, will have learnt a lot from this experience and needs a handicap mark to be competitive this Winter, he’s had his problems but hopefully the wheels can stay on and he can get a clear run now. Dubh Des Champs stayed on for 5th off a very stiff looking opening mark, he should get some help from the handicapper and this showed us enough promise to think he can get involved in time. Phil thought he would get a mark of about 75 and he got 91!

No further runners now until Sunday when we have Skipthescales at Aintree for The Richards Family.  He would prefer slower ground but this is a lovely safe track to make a start. We’ll really miss Les who very sadly passed away recently but his family will be out in force to keep the flag flying. This race has always been the plan.

This was a good shot of dual flat winner ‘Man of Verve’ being exercised in the sand pen. He goes to Newcastle on the 3rd.

Man of Verve

There was an amazing sunset at the yard last night and I took these photos of the youngsters….

The fillies

Robin Des Chapp and his 2 year old brother Stanley

The Soldier of Fortune yearling filly

Our Yeats 3 year old filly


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