Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

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Double at Sedgefield

We were delighted to get off to a perfect start for Hambleton Racing with their talented novice WHOSHOTTHESHERIFF winning at Sedgefield yesterday for Sean Quinlan. Not only was he the second part of our double , this was also Sean’s 50th win of the season and long may it continue. Following his win, Sean spoke …

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Thursday’s News & Winner!

Top Ville Ben put his Cheltenham fall nightmare to bed on Tuesday with a superb front running display under Sean Quinlan at Wetherby to land the 3m Novice Chase by 37 lengths. Videos of his win and Romeo Brown’s will be posted later.  Sean gave him a lovely quiet ride and really gets on well …

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Blaklion gallops at Wetherby after racing tomorrow

Watch him in action tomorrow after the last, with a gallop partner…huge thanks to Wetherby Racecourse for allowing us to bring our big National hope. He is pictured here with Simon Olley, Phil’s Assistant Trainer & his regular rider. All is currently going to plan…🐎

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Monday’s News & video

  Attempting to get back on track following his 6th fence capsize at Cheltenham, Sean Quinlan came in this morning to ride out and school Top Ville Ben over our fences. He went up twice, leading Tommy & Bertie Blake and both horses jumped beautifully. Ben heads up the road to Wetherby and a 5 …

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Sunday News – and winner!

We had one runner at Carlisle today and luckily it was a winning one! Sean Quinlan gave the Yeats five year old a quiet waiting ride and he battled on to get the better of the favourite in the shadow of the post. This was Romeo Brown’s 3rd run for us and he will be …

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Thursday’s News

Nitwit ran a brave race today, he led the field in the Stayers Hurdle for a circuit & a half, jumping quickly for Tommy but tired 2nd time round as they ran out of the back straight, the soft ground just catching him out in this Grade 1 Championship race. His big day came at …

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Wednesday at Cheltenham

She is home safe & sound and did herself proud yesterday on Racing’s biggest stage – Tommy sitting her off the pace as planned and coming through with a run but not quite enough to be right in the mix, just tiring a little up the straight but another Grade 1 place to her record …

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Cheltenham Tuesday

We’re on our way to Cheltenham and it’s raining as predicted. Lady Buttons & Top Ville Ben say bring on the rain….although not sure Nitwit will be as impressed, he prefers a sounder surface. We also have Lady Kyria & The Flickeringlight with good chances at Sedgefield and the keen going Pullman Brown at Southwell. …

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SkySports Cheltenham feature video

Better late than never….obviously since this feature the decision has been made that Lady Buttons runs in the Mares Hurdle tomorrow. Thankyou Sky Sports Racing for the visit.

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Alternative Schooling

On Friday, Phil left the comfort of his tractor and put on his riding hat…it’s not quite Badminton but the horses loved the change of scenery at Richmond Equestrian Centre.  Phil is on SKIPTHESCALES & Tommy on LITTLE BRUCE, Izzy (13) joining in the fun 2 with our 2 fab ponies. Watch the video of them …

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