Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

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Friday’s News & Sales roundup

It was a day to remember at Goffs UK yesterday and for us to be bringing home the outstanding top lot ‘Interconnected’ was the sort of result that dreams are made of. Huge thanks go to Darren & Annaley Yates for entrusting him to us. What a stunning big horse he is, barely breaking sweat …

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Thurs23rd…updated

*The Resdev Way wins again!* THE RESDEV WAY won for the 5th time  for us last night at Yarmouth, making it his 8th career win. A perfect hold up ride by Paula Muir to win on him again, making a move 4f out to win comfortably for owners Resdev. Congrats to all connections of this …

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Wed 22nd…

Our runners from Hexham yesterday are back home safe and sound, Fading Icon looked to maybe need a bit more of a cut in the ground but she gave Tom a nice ride and jumped soundly. Lord Roccoco ran very well in his first novice for 2nd, pulling 40 lengths clear of the field only beaten …

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Tues 21st May

*LADY BUTTONS WINS MORE THAN JUST RACES!* Last night it was the Thoroughbred Breeders Association Awards. Our golden girl was up for two awards – Best British Bred Chase Mare and Best British Bred Hurdle Mare of 2018/19 –  she duly claimed both! Everyone is understandably so very proud of her and what she has achieved, …

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Sat 18th May…

Racing at Doncaster We have Rayna’s World as our one runner tonight at Donny for Ace bloodstock and Rayna Fitzgerald. She ran a respectable race last time out and we hope the drop back in trip will help, a little rain would also be a bonus to see her at her best. Teamed up with …

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Goffs Sales & gallop video

There is plenty of homework going on, particularly on the Horses in Training catalogue this week – 2 years ago Phil bought TOP VILLE BEN from this sale for £32,000 – one of the Million in Mind draft and he has proved to be a top class novice chaser for us, 3rd in a Grade …

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Thursday’s News

‘Bahkit’ & Tom Midgley Last  night saw Iconic Belle & Tommy  go SO close at Perth, just beaten a neck giving away plenty of weight. This was an excellent first run for her new Owners but the drive was a long way back for Phil with a 2 instead of a 1 next to her …

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Wednesday 15th May

Phil, Tommy & Iconic Belle are on their way to Perth for what looks a winnable 2m Mares Hurdle round this picturesque track. We wish they’d turned the sprinklers off sooner as we would have much preferred good to firm but with luck any good to soft patches will have dried up to good in …

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Tuesday 14th May

Just the one runner today-good luck to connections of MISU BULA who has her third bumper start at Sedgefield in the 5.15 tonight – she was a good 3rd at 40-1 on her second run.   For us it’s a quiet couple of months in the  Spring/ early Summer with much of our horses targeted …

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Sad News

We are very sad to report the passing of a wonderful man – Alan Broadwith, known to many and all of us as ‘Uncle Albert’. Having previously worked for Chris Thornton & Kate Walton, Albert then continued to work for us when we went to Sharp Hill and eventually moved with us to Green Oaks. …

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