Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Quickfire Questions round 3

You’ve seen them do the ‘Raw Egg’ challenge…..


Now it’s time to reveal all…

Up first, Nick whose had that many seconds he’s ready to join the Guinness Book of World Records…

Favourite horse at Green Oaks past and present?
Present – Rayna’s World & Siena Mia.   Past Andorn’s Legacy & Man In Black

Rayna’s World lengthening Nick’s arms up the gallop – he’s been riding her from the start

What’s the best thing about working here?
The yard itself and facilities, all purpose built

Who’s your biggest inspiration?
Family and friends

If you didn’t work in racing, what profession would you do?
Footballer, Train Driver, Food Taster or a Watersports Person ( food taster! 🤣)

Best moment at Green Oaks?
Beating Phil in this years Cheltenham Tipping Challenge

How long have you worked here?
Full time since September 2018, Since age 14 on weekends and school holidays

Nick’s first day!

Whats the best and worst thing about working with Phil?
Best – Laid back and easy to get on with, because i’m due loads of bollockings
Worst – Always beats everyone, especially in Sport and drinking!

Who’s the biggest character in the yard?
Tommy Dowson

Favourite track? York

Pick a horse from another yard you’d love to have here? Enable

Favourite drink?  Lucozade ( yes, we believe him 🤣)

Who has the worst dress sense in the yard?
Simon Olley

A youthful Simon not doing a good job of proving Nick wrong!

Your four dinner party guests?
Megan Fox, Bob Champion, Oli Stammers, Jay off the Inbetweeners ( unusual combination! )

Favourite dinner?
Salad ( again, we aren’t sure Nick is being entirely truthful here! )

Favourite film?
The Inbetweeners & Titanic

Cheltenham or Aintree?
Cheltenham

Gold Cup or National?  The National

Fascinating fact?  I’m an A* Artist

We are mightily impressed!

Favourtie song? Mysterious Girl

Favourite holiday destination? Greece

Dream holiday destination? Dubai

Dream car? VW Polo 2015 ( his current car! )

Favourite racecourse to ride around?
Haydock / Newcastle

Most satisfying winner to be a part of?
Siena Mia

Worst habit? Bad hands & accident prone ( Not sure about the bad hands but he is DEFINITELY accident prone 🙈)

Hidden talent? Dancing on a night out & Football ( We’ve seen the dancing and think he should stick at being a jockey 😆)

First race ride? The Resdev Way at Nottingham

Pet hate?
Listening to women whine at work ( lucky for Nick he didn’t add names here 🤦‍♀️)

Favourite way to spend a day off?
Visiting family / friends

Pick a horse to follow for next Jumps season?
Lady Buttons ( not a dark one then 🤣)

Favourite jockey past or present?
Tom Midgely

What was your most memorable Winner?

They’re all so good I couldn’t pick one out .
( Love the reply)

A small selection of Nick’s seconds…. that winner is just round the corner 🤞🏻

What 3 apps could you not live without?

Just Eat, Racing Post, Google Maps

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Now it’s the turn of our new 7lb Conditional ‘Joe Williamson’ for a grilling….

How long have you worked in racing?
8 years

Favourite horse at Green Oaks?
Galardo ( a new Presenting horse from Ireland)

Favourite horse of all time?
Cue Card

What’s the best thing about working here?
Being part of a big friendly yard ( good answer 👍🏻)

Who’s your biggest inspiration?
My Dad

If you didn’t work in racing, what profession would you do?
Would have loved to have played football professionally

A young Joe on the pitch

Best moment at Green Oaks?
Getting the job!

How long have you worked here?
2 Months

Whats the best and worst thing about working with Phil?
Best – Easy going and straightforward
Worst – Haven’t been here long enough!

Who’s the biggest character in the yard?
Victor

Favourite track?
Wetherby

Pick a horse from another yard you’d love to have here?
Sam Spinner

Favourite drink?
Kronenburg

Who has the worst dress sense in the yard?
Nick

And we always thought Nick looked very smart 😁

Your four dinner party guests?
Connor King, Danny Redmond, Vincent Hanley, Dapper Laughs

Favourite dinner?
Pizza

Favourite film?
The Firm

Cheltenham or Aintree?
Aintree

Gold Cup or National?
The National

Fascinating fact?
I didn’t ride a horse until I was 16

( we’re pretty impressed by that given how far Joe has come…)

Favourite song?
UB40 Red Red Wine

Favourite holiday destination?
Portugal

Dream holiday destination?
Barbados

We can’t think of many places we’d rather be either…

Dream car?
Bentley Continental GT

Favourite racecourse to ride around?
Wetherby

Most satisfying winner to be a part of?
Midnight Moss – I did everything with him and won after 800+ days off the track

Worst habit?
Napping on an afternoon

Hidden talent?
A right back defender

First race ride?
Minella Bliss at Wetherby

Pet hate?
Things not being done properly ( great answer 😁👏👌🏻)

Favourite jockey past or present?
Jamie Spencer

Favourite way to spend a day off?
Having a lie in

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