Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Sad News

We are very sad to report the passing of a wonderful man – Alan Broadwith, known to many and all of us as ‘Uncle Albert’. Having previously worked for Chris Thornton & Kate Walton, Albert then continued to work for us when we went to Sharp Hill and eventually moved with us to Green Oaks. He was usually the first one on the yard and read his paper before 6 or 7 am start and that was just up to a few weeks ago, lately concentrating on filing all the big water tubs in the stables despite his advancing age of 78, he just loved to come to work. Albert also loved to pick winners, he was an avid watcher of racing and enjoyed jumping in the horsebox with us to enjoy our runners at the races. His last trip with Phil was quite fittingly his favourite track, Carlisle, and he signed off with a winner – WHOSHOTTHESHERIFF , Phil tells me he definately backed it and he really enjoyed the day. Albert was really kind, often bringing Phil bottles of special beer, we had pheasants and ducks in season and most recently he brought our girls a great big box of chocolates for Easter. We can’t quite believe he has gone and he will be very much missed and certainly not forgotten. Proud to be part of our team, we were equally  proud to have him. RIP Albert and our thoughts are with his wife and family.

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