Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

A bit of looking back…

I cam across this video of ours on Youtube and with the big Tatts Newmarket Sales coming up and Phil attending Mon-Thurs, it serves to remember that you don’t always need to spend tens of £1000’s on a horse to be lucky. Phil and I bought Platinum for £2000 from Doncaster Sales after he had been running in selling handicap hurdles,  and he was a revelation for us, winning 5 x and The Heritage Handicap ‘Old Borough Cup’ at 10-1. He had of course been bred to win The Derby but small injuries and quirkiness had meant that when we bought him he was at the bottom of the racing pile. After recuperation and learning his ways,  he gave us a season  we will never forget –  sadly the story didn’t go on as we would have liked as he was injured in The Cesarawitch when well fancied and he never ran again… but he has a wonderful loan home and is enjoying his dressage now

..here is his incredible year in 2013. We thought those of you who hadn’t seen it may like to watch…

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