Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

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Tuesday 10th News & video

17 Seconds & 10 3rds! Siena Mia added to our frustrating tally of seconditis this summer ( luckily there have been wins as well! ) but it was an excellent second start for this 4 year old daughter of Bated Breath who was just touched off by the even money favourite. Nick Barratt-Atkin gave her …

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Monday 9th Sept…

Its a dull and grey day here at Green Oaks and the temperature has certainly taken a dive, but hopefully it spells the start of some ‘proper’ jumping ahead for us. We had Lady Buttons and Top Ville Ben doing some nice work out of the yard a few days ago and Phill Andrews was …

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Thurs 5th…

It was a morning of bright sunshine today and Pippa has been busy out with the camera….     Todays runner….   Richard Strauss ran a respectable race today at Sedgefield, but unfortunately just out of the placings for 4th with Tom Midgely giving a good ride. The winner always looked to have the race …

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Welcoming Newcomers…( video)

It’s heartwarming to have such a dedicated young member of our Team  welcoming the new horses to the yard…😁 Here is Top Cat with the beautiful grey yearling filly purchased at Goffs UK last week. It’s been VERY popular on Facebook with 27,400 views so far and almost a 1000 likes…quite amusingly that’s 25,000 more …

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Ferdy Murphy – goodbye to a Great Trainer

Phil & I were so sad  to hear of the passing of our old boss Ferdy Murphy this week. If it hadn’t been for us going to work for him at Wynbury Stables in 1998 we would never have met! He was a tremendous man to know and learn from, he gave young people good …

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Thursday 5th September – & video

With the Autumnal weather the last couple of days it feels like the jumps season is just round the corner! Watch our latest compilation video where you will see some new and familiar faces…. And we’ve been busy taking photos too…. York on Sunday…… We are double entered in the 2 mile stayers race and …

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Wednesday 4th September – & video

We managed to hit the crossbar yet again at Catterick yesterday – it’s certainly been a summer of ‘near misses’ and this was the second time that ALSVINDER has filled No. 2 spot at our local track for us. He tried his all and he still looks in good heart to get his head in …

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Thurs 29th….

September is days away and we are well on the way with all our winter horses and we cant wait to get them all out doing their thing…. hopefully winning along the way!! The weather doesnt seem to know what it wants to be doing atm with blazing sunshine, showers and thundery downpours all thrown …

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Fri 23rd…

We are very nearly ready with our row of 10 new stables, and it is a good job as the horses are waiting for their lodgings for the winter! Sorry boys but todays post is all about the mares!!! We have a strong and exciting team of horses looking forwards to the start of the …

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Wed 21st Aug…

Its a sunny afternoon here at the yard and another mornings exercise is over for the day and all is quiet with the horses enjoying a snooze. Victor is off down the fields for some fence maintenance and the only noise is farrier Toby busy shoeing the upcoming runners. Todays runner is Keith & Jayne’s …

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