Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Carlisle winner & runners round up

Adam & Tekibleu de L’Orme triumph at Carlisle

It was a notable comeback for both horse and jockey yesterday – this was Adam’s first winner back from just a handful of rides since his bad leg break last winter – and Tekki’s first run for over 440 days following a host of niggling setbacks . Time healed both and they were a joy to watch throughout the race – Tekki with his big stride jumping efficiently and Adam exuding confidence. Despite being out the handicap, Tekki had clearly grown up a lot for his time off, and he looks a horse who can continue to thrive this winter.

This was a very satisfying win for us too – we had wanted to buy him as a 3 year old. He featured on our Goffs Sales picks video when we were searching for Bertie Blake but he made more than our budget at £45,000. Fast forward 3 unplaced runs in novice hurdles when he looked green and headstrong as a 4 year old – and we managed to buy him from from Goffs UK for  £1200. It’s been almost 20 months since then and he’s had his setbacks, but he’s always been a very nice horse and we felt he was worth persevering with. This was a low grade yesterday and Tekki is at the bottom rung of the handicap so we are not dreaming of Cheltenham – but this was a big step forward and he definately has the scope to go on over fences and improve further. We don’t think the Tekki story has finished yet! Watch the video of his win….

Tekki wasn’t the only notable performance yesterday, we were delighted with how well our hoses ran, particularly ‘En Meme Temps’ for Hope Eden Racing, a close 2nd in the competitive handicap hurdle on his seasonal comeback.

A competitive race for En Meme Temps

Close at the post…

To be continued after the school run!

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