Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Friday’s News

The talented ‘Ice Pyramid’ who we are looking forward to seeing out again

Its been pretty damp here the last few days, the fields are bright green and we’ve tons of grass again. Some of our jumpers are back in 2 weeks ahead of the next batch on 1st July and there has been lots of shoeing and dentistry work going on as they adjust to life back in a stable routine again.  Wemyss Point, Another Theatre, Abington Park, Niven, Zig Zag, Hangard, Master Newton, Lucky Icon, Kangaroo Valley, Fading Icon, Winfola, Lord Rococco, Sincereley Resdev, Dieu Benisse, Fabrication, Ninepin Bowler, Oak Vintage, Lord Toronago, Tekibleu de l’Orme, Two Thirtyeight, The Mayne Man,  Little Bruce and Gonn Away are just a few of the familiar jumping names in training. All newly painted out, the stables are filling up and a whole new batch of summer rugs are about to arrive.

Novice staying handicap chase prospect, HANGARD

Quality 2 mile chaser, NIVEN

Talented mare, Another Theatre

Ninepin Bowler with Top Cat

Sincerely Resdev having a an afternoon out with Little Bruce

Little Bruce

Gowanlad, exciting 3 year old flat horse


Winfola leads the lot back in yesterday, ridden by Birthday Girl, Issey Gill

Our next runner will be Siena Mia at Redcar on Sunday – she will contest the 0-70 mile handicap and Kevin Stott takes the ride.  We were satisfied with our Pontefract runners who all came home safely. – Fircombe Hall jumped much more sharply, but was a bit keen, travelling too well and paid the price late on finishing midfield on this stiff track, and fellow 2 year old ‘Mont Blanc’ will fare better once able to contest nursery handicaps and even better, against her own sex, she has a  likeable attitude. Bahkit gets a further chance with blinkers on, and Man Of Verve ran a sound comeback following a year and a half off the track, he was also pretty keen. Once Summer jumping starts our first horses to run will likely be ‘Galardo’ & ‘Olympic Fighter’. We don’t have many true summer jumpers in, and most of the early batch are getting ready for an early ‘proper’ season start. We’ll certainly have August & September runners this year end some of our good ground novice hurdlers need to get experience and handicap marks for later in the season. Julie was delighted to win Best Turned Out with M.O.V – normal service resumed.

We are pleased that Lady Chloe and her foal ‘Boris’ and foster Mum will be coming back to Green Oaks from Coolmore. Lady Chloe is back in foal to MILAN the sire of her tremendous looking 2019 yearling, and hopefully she will foal here next year and maybe have a year off breeding in 2021, she has done us & Ace Bloodstock proud the last five years. Marmot Bay returns with her colt foal ‘Hercules’ tomorrow, he’ll be a new playmate for the 3 foals already here.

Boris at Coolmore

The new sand gallop is riding well: here is a short video of it being put to use….

Green Oaks is ‘blooming’ and we have ‘Lady Buttons’ flowers in abundance thanks to Victor’s gardening skills…

Some of the youngsters growing up here…

Spanish Buttons growing up

‘Martalindy’ and ‘Lady’s Present’ – 3 year old National Hunt homebred fillies

Their holiday will soon be over…

The lovely ‘Desaray Girl’


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