Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

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Monday 6th July News

Our first National Hunt horses make a start today, we’ve been over 4 months without a jumps runner but Tommy Dowson is back in the plate and we have a runner in each of the novice hurdle divisions at Uttoxeter at 12.55 & 1.55. Both horses are learning their trade and will be seen to …

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Saturday’s News

It might be Derby Day but we are at Haydock this afternoon with ‘ Imjajorblush’ who runs in the 12.00   over 1m 2f with Andrew Elliott on board. This is very much a test to see if he handles the soft ground – it  isn’t guaranteed and probably why he is such a generous …

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Prints, Canvases & Coasters!

As many of you will know our Junior Secretary and Resident Photographer, Megan Dent has been keeping busy whilst living on site the past few months and developed her passion for photography into a thriving business! She now has a vast collection of photographs taken at Green Oaks, including horses on the gallops, in the …

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Monday 29th June & video

We’re heading to Thirsk for an evening race with ‘Man of Verve’ and hoping he can improve on his first run back when he ran respectably after more than a year off… Andrew Elliott rides him in the 8.00 race and he has a decent each way chance if building on his first appearance. The …

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Tuesday 23rd June News & Video

The sun is shining and the horses are looking so well getting going again in their pre-season fitness regime. We’ve only had a handful of runners so far on the flat, and while we are still looking forward to our first winner since Lockdown eased, most of ours have been young ones that need a …

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Friday’s News

Its been pretty damp here the last few days, the fields are bright green and we’ve tons of grass again. Some of our jumpers are back in 2 weeks ahead of the next batch on 1st July and there has been lots of shoeing and dentistry work going on as they adjust to life back …

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Monday 15th News

Phil is pictured here with ‘Man of Verve’ and he makes up our quartet of runners at Ponte today on what should be beautiful ground after rain late last week and now 2 drying days. Phil is looking almost as trim as his runner after 3 months on his Pelaton bike every day 🚴🏽‍♂️ The …

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Friday June 7th

We had a happier trip to the races yesterday and two pleasing debuts were made by our youngsters in their novice races over 5 and 6f . They went into the stalls perfectly and finished their races to good effect. Mont Blanc had a tough ask on her hands but was only beaten about 7 …

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December Second tribute video

Megan has put together this moving video of December who we heartbreakingly lost last week.  It’s both lovely and incredibly sad and we’re not going to quite get over losing this gorgeous horse, it will always stay with us and he will be remembered often – what a bright star he was in our yard. …

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Weekend News

They will find easier assignments in future but today our young pair make a start and they line up against some mightily expensive 2 year olds with Ascot dreams. We’d like a sound and satisfactory debut performance from our duo, and top jockies Ben Curtis & Tom Eaves have been booked. Mont Blanc the grey …

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