Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Thursday 29th November

3rd lot on the way to exercise

Its been challenging weather the last few days at the yard and tomorrow promises more of the same with heavy rain and 40mph wind from 8-1pm 🙈

Caitlin ‘wearing’ the gallop after a drenching

Sammi smiling through the fog riding the 3 year old Ice Pyramid

We are seeing softening jumping ground all over now though, and although it’s not great to work in the rain & wind for our Team, it is providing a safer surface to be schooling and running the jumpers on.

Ice Galley schooling well this morning

We were of course a man down today on the schooling grounds, and he was missed. We’re  hoping Tommy can get his broken collar bone fixed as quickly as possible but it’s a fairly serious break and it’s not going to happen quickly. What a frustrating time for him, there’s no good time to be out injured but even worse when he was in such terrific form. Tommy’s regular mount, Skipthescales jumped well for Adam in his abscence, he’ll be making his Chasing debut on Friday at Doncaster over 3 miles and every drop of rain will help his cause. Adam has won on Skip too and will be keen to add him to his pair of Musselburgh winners on Monday. See him and others jumping on this short video taken this morning….

Nathan Moscrop was also in to school and he rides Minstrel Royal at Doncaster on Friday.

Corinda & Adam

Skipthescales

Pullman Brown & Henry

No runners now at Ayr tomorrow, Phil is waiting for other days for Dubh Des Champs, Ice Galley & Nicely Indeed. He’ll probably wish he was going to Ayr when he realises that the ponies need shoeing and i’ve been waiting for a free afternoon to make use of his farrier services!

Fingal’s Cave did his very best to win tonight – he was only beaten A NECK  at Newcastle seeing the mile out really well. He actually dead heated for 2nd, an unusual result and not sure we’ve had one before. Zig Zag ran soundly at Wetherby but found top weight a bit tiring, making all until just plugging on for 5th from 2 out – he needs a bit of help from the handicapper and will reappear around Christmas.

Tomorrow we’ll be posting news featuring our young horses and the young members of our expandingTeam here.

New staff member, Sam Moate on Lord Rococco 

 

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