Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Thurs 29th….

September is days away and we are well on the way with all our winter horses and we cant wait to get them all out doing their thing…. hopefully winning along the way!! The weather doesnt seem to know what it wants to be doing atm with blazing sunshine, showers and thundery downpours all thrown in over the past couple of days. Its not going to be long before we have to get the clippers out – always a sign summer is well and truly over.

Not a whole lot of fresh news to report other than Phil’s latest purchase yesterday at the Goffs Uk Yearlings Sale – a Darling Grace filly by Outstrip for owner Peter Allen. He is there again today so there could be more before the day is out!

We had a visit from the late ‘Uncle Albert’s’ wife Liz and their daughter a few days ago.  Albert was  in his late 70’s and did his best to never miss a day coming in to fill up water buckets for the lads mucking out and doing the odd bit of tidying. He was always listening out for a few tips and loved being involved with the team. Liz really enjoyed see the yard, having sadly never been before with Albert, and loved how we have his bench in memory of him facing the gallops – he would have loved to have sat there watching all the action going on!

Uncle Albert's Liz

Liz on Uncle Albert’s bench.

We have had a few pics of our past horses doing well recently….

Avidity dressage

Avidity doing well with his dressage – a former bumper winner for us.

Chloe's Image

Chloe’s Image doing well with Beth Hutchinson as always – a successful ROR Champs.

Birthday guest

Birthday Guest getting 3rd in his Novice ROR with Cailin Williams who adores him.

Some pics from the past few days…

field boys Aug19

The field boys being noisy

Princess Lady Chloe x Presenting

‘Princess’ Lady Chloe x Presenting

en meme temps

En Meme Temps – Novice chaser for Hope Eden Racing


Top Ville Ben in his usual Super hero outfit 

fille d'avignon

Topspec II Partnership’s Fille D’Avignon aka ‘Sylvie’

Abington Park

Abington Park – a bumper/novice hurdle prospect 


Shine Baby Shine – heading to York early September after confirming she doesn’t enjoy the jumping game.

Asum jen

The sturdily built Asum – has novice chasing ahead.

Lady Westerner x Spanish Moon colt

Lady Westerner’s Spanish Moon colt

Mushikhani & Monty

Mushikhani & ‘Monty’

Lady Chloe & Milo

Lady Chloe & ‘Milo’

Thunder. Skid x Night of Thunder

‘Thunder’ – Skid x Night of Thunder

Harry. Helen Wood x Milan

‘Harry’ – Helen Wood x Milan

Romeo Brown Aug19

Romeo Brown

Sometimes A Fox Aug19

Sometimes A Fox

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