Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Valentines Day News & winners

One of two winners already this week … let’s hope we can get some more at Southwell today 🐎

We’ve enjoyed a particularly good spell of it on the AW this winter and hopefully plenty more to come –  we still have some well enough handicapped horses to run in that sphere in the coming months. It was great to see MADEEH win his 4th of the campaign on Thursday at Newcastle in the hands of talented apprentice Billy Garritty.

Madeeh always getting the better of the favourite in a decent little contest

Phil’s interview with Madeeh who looks to be pleased with himself !

Madeeh has really found his niche on tapeta, although he does go on turf too and is likely to have a crack over hurdles at some point as well – he’s still an entire and there are no plans to geld him as he’s no bother at all. The only equines he seems to take a shine to are the ponies so we keep them well away! He is pictured her with his next door friend, Hidden Commander.

Photo by Phill Andrews

Last weekend we had ‘Glory of Paris’ winning at Southwell for Owned Alan Rodgers, and he’s back there again today to see if he can double up.

Our winner last Sunday  – Glory of Paris

’Midge Mullen’ is in the plate again  and he runs with a penalty but off bottom weight in this 1m handicap. It’s a typically competitive low grade heat.

Today’s runners

Glory of Paris

Both ‘Little India’ & ‘Alsvinder’ have been knocking at the door with seconds lately, and they deserve to get their heads in front as they are proper triers.

Little India with Megan for Hope Eden Racing

The beautiful Alsvinder who is coming to an attractive mark if all falls right

It’s been one of the coldest weeks we can remember while living at Green Oaks – only tonight is the snow due to thaw, and it’s been very difficult getting the gallop and sand school harrowed enough to canter on – the tractor has been very busy.

Ross ‘rocking’ the boiler suit look on Whoshotthesherrif

We hope you enjoy this snowy video of some well known names & some unraced youngsters..

Meg, Henry & Sky

Even TC had to get wrapped up

Sammi & Sexy Beast by Megan Dent

Colm & Glory of Paris by Phill Andrews

Phil has been contributing taking plenty to the beach  during this cold snap  and we have had some amazing photos from Megan Dent Photography and Phill & Marcus Andrews.

Phil with Bushy Park by Megan Dent

Joe & Rayna’sWorld by Marcus Andrew’s

Rayna’s , Stargazer & Dubh des Champs by Marcus Andrews

Its been a week where the legend ‘Lady Buttons’ left us to go to stud in Ireland – she is visiting Coolmore’s top NH stallion ‘Walk in the Park’ and we have everything crossed for a successful outcome. Her leaving video was very popular on fb …

And the next morning…

Her safe arrival at Coolmore….

Issey Gill & Stargazer at the beach, still smiling as always despite the weather! Photo by Phill Andrews

 

 

 

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