Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

April 23rd News

Yearlings at turnout yesterday

We’ve a lot to catch up on for our website followers that don’t follow Facebook….despite the lockdown and difficult times for many in the country, we count ourselves extremely fortunate as everyone as I type remains thankfully well at Green Oaks,( including the horses) and  the sun has shone to keep all our spirits up and the fields good and dry. This week sees many of the horses out of work staying out full time as we manage the Spring turnout, it’s so much easier with this beautiful weather. The majority of our flat horse remain in medium level work.

A very ‘dust bathed’Winfola!

Iconic Belle

Arthur Mac

Lady’s Present

Yearlings Milo & Thunder

Rayna’s World

We are still waiting for foals from Helen Wood, Skid and of course LADY WESTERNER whose forthcoming foal still has a couple of shares available to buy. She is due to ‘BUCKS BOUM’ in less than ten days now and it could be anytime… Owners have their own private fb page and filming equipment is ready at the stud to capture those unforgettable first moments for his/ her Owners. If you would like to be sent costs to Consider joining the ‘From Day One Partnership’ please email Pippa on with no obligation.

We were delighted to receive the news from Coolmore on Tuesday that Lady Chloe has had a big good looking colt foal by Yeats but he was a bit weak and didn’t want to stand for 12 hours so to get the update that he is now up and feeding is a massive relief, a lot of good help from their team at Grange Stud and their excellent vets. Photos to follow when we they land .

Musikhani’s beautiful colt foal is doing well at stud – he looks very like his sadly lost big brother ‘Fasterkhani’ . However, he is by a show pony this time as one for our girls and destined for the show ring when he grows up. Musikhani will return to racing broodmare duties in a year or two.

Musikhani’s colt foal

Yesterday we turned the yearlings out with the 2 year olds on our newly fenced field and they had a fantastic time … watch the video taken and then underneath the video of them today, absolutely shattered from their exertions!

All the yearlings look well but Lady Chloe’s Big Milan colt can’t help but take your eye …. a top class chaser of the future we hope 🤞🏻 Bred by us & Ace Bloodstock. We would hope she can get in foal to Milan again this Spring.

With no racing on at present it’s good to look forward and it was nice to read this on the internet today by Timeform’s Dan Barber….

We have such a strong team for The 2020/21 NH Season, and currently Phil is drawing a plan up for each horse for when it comes back into work so that we are on track with each of them for their first Autumn / early Winter targets.

 new boy, THE MAYNE MAN

New boy, GALARDO

This may prove challenging given there is no programme book yet and everything is very uncertain, but we have to plan as though the NH season ‘proper’ will be at least on by September ( and likely earlier for summer jumpers) so our good ground horses who missed their Spring targets after a very wet winter will at least be able to make amends as soon as able providing the ground is safe. We are delighted that our stable star mare LADY BUTTONS will remain in training next season, at least for part of  it, and given that she was at the top of her game this year, we’ll be hoping she can record another memorable win or two before retiring to the paddocks and a very well deserved second career as a broodmare. Can’t even imagine how exciting it will be for Keith & Jayne & our team here while waiting for her to foal in future years!  Let’s take another look at her amazing 2nd Mares Listed Chase win at Doncaster in December which surely was the most epic mares Chase clash ever staged to date…..

Lady Buttons now on her holidays

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