Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

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Wetherby winner

Adam was ice cool  yesterday as he waited until the very last moment to ask SAKHEE’S CITY to go on and win his race at Wetherby… it was shades of Harchibald & Paul Carberry and we’d like to think he is up for ride of the month for such a well judged effort. Knowing the horse …

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Wet Wolverhampton !

Nick Barratt- Atkin wasn’t eating the millionaires shortbread yesterday brought in by Will as he’s doing light this afternoon -we have 2 runners  on their way to Wolverhampton for us. Nick is pictured above on the newly named ‘Avis Bay’, an attractive black filly by Cable Bay who runs in the 4.45 for Owner, Chris …

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Saturdays News & Newcastle winner

Resdev Ltd look to have a lovely mares jumping prospect on their hands given the eye catching way their DESARAY GIRL travelled in the Mares Maiden at Newcastle yesterday – jumping fluently in her first hurdling start and repelling all challengers up the long home straight. This was an exciting performance on her hurdling debut …

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Friday at Newcastle

Umbrellas at the ready… it has done nothing but pour down all night in the North East, we’re saturated but racing goes ahead! Bertie Blake will be in the pre-parade ring shortly, being led up by Victor who rides him every day at home. Tommy has been doing plenty of schooling on him –  there’s …

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Sunday’s News

Agonising stuff at Southwell last night as SHINE BABY SHINE & Nick Barratt-Atkin were headed in the shadow of the post by Bodacious Name – our other runner THE RESDEV WAY right in the mix too beaten just a neck and 1/2 a length in 3rd. It certainly had our Team yelling back at home …

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Weekend News

This young filly is about to make her bumper debut at Aintree this afternoon – it’s a learning curve and a stepping stone to a fillies Juvenile at Wetherby next month. She’ll learn plenty from it and hopefully show us some promise. Good luck to RED DRAGONESS & Adam Nicol. Later this evening we have …

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Wednesday at Musselburgh

Sometimes a Fox is heading to the paddock now with Julie and looking smart as he makes his second appearance for us and the Smith family. He will be partnered with Tommy who has done plenty of schooling on him and looking at the ground in the first, it looks by far the quickest surface …

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Tuesday’s News & video

6.15 and It’s blowing a gale and pouring down outside but the lights are flicking on all over the yard and our horses are starting to tuck into their breakfasts, nice and warm in their stables. Not the most pleasant day to come into work but our dedicated team will all be pulling into the …

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A special day at Wetherby

The rain poured all day but it did not dampen the enthusiasm of the Yorkshire Crowd who gave Lady Buttons a tremendous reception after winning her second Listed Mares Hurdle here, this time sponsored by Bet 365. Pictured here being led in by Jennie & her Owner Jayne, she once more reminded us why she …

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Saturday updates & videos

The big day has arrived… its currently SOFT, GOOD TO SOFT in places. We have some schooling videos of Lady B and Ben  in their final warm up… And a brief look at yesterday’s very wet 3rd lot…. Finally a video of our gorgeous foals – it’s dark brown Monty ( Fasterkhani 1/2 brother) trying …

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