Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

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Monday at Thirsk – and Carisle winner!

Can Iconic Belle make it a 6 timer? Its no easy task for Belle today at Thirsk in the 2.10 over 1m 4f. Top claimer Billy Garrity takes the ride, and Belle is out to 13-2 with a red hot favourite in Tricorn for Phil’s friend Ian Jardine, and Arrow of Gold (Golden Horn’s half …

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Becoming an Owner

We have enjoyed making this short video at the weekend, with many clips from Catterick to show those of you interested a little of what it is like being an Owner with us, wether owning a small share or a horse fully, the enjoyment is no less real when you have a good day at …

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Tuesday June 8th news

FOR SALE PAGE FULLY UPDATED TODAY – New Partnerships available to join. Please take a look. We have 2 runners today and Phil has taken them to Wolverhampton while Katie has gone with 2 for wind checks at Cheltenham vets. Pictured above is ‘Man of Verve’ who hadn’t had much luck recently but remains capable …

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Friday June 4th

Abington Park heads our news post today – bred by us back in 2015 at Castleton, ‘Coco’ by Passing Glance is steadily improving and ran his best race to date over hurdles last time for 3rd at Uttoxeter. We wish his Owners Red Cap Racing the best of luck with him today at Market Rasen. …

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Thursday 27th

Today’s news post is dedicated to the beautiful horse we lost yesterday evening, ‘Imajorblush’ ( Pedro) He had been with us since the start of his career, and he was much loved by his Owners & everybody at the yard. Pedro was a real character, and a really happy boy. We seem to have had …

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Weekend news & runners

Wishing the best of luck to our 3 runners today – our 2 at Uttoxeter ‘Wye Aye’ & ‘Abington Park’ will only run if the forecast rain does not arrive and get into the ground – tough as teak ‘Little India’ heads to Doncaster for the 8.35 this evening, she is a 12-1 chance in …

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Monday’s yard update

We’ve seen torrential rain, hail & thunder today at Green Oaks, challenging working conditions for our Team. It was a nicer night when I took these two videos last week… Winfola and Little Miss Moo ran this afternoon at Catterick and had pretty dire conditions as the storm passed over. Little miss Moo ran pretty …

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Today at Catterick

Our 2 fillies today ! 2.15 & 2.50 Catterick, LITTLE MISS MOO followed by WINFOLA in 2 divisions of the 1m 4f handicap. Big prices but not without a squeak, best of luck to all connections of this good looking duo who are being prepared & led up today by our Head Girl Issey Gill …

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In memory of Des

We had one of those awful but thankfully rare days at Hexham on Saturday when the horsebox came home one space empty and left us all feeling so sad. Dubh des Champs, owned by a small Partnership of kind & knowledgeable racing Owners, very sadly broke a leg on the flat in his hurdle race …

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Iconic Belle’s 5 timer

What a legend – Doncaster on Saturday night saw 5 wins in a ROW for ‘ICONIC BELLE’ 🎉🐎🥂 we’ve had a number of horses win 5 with a 2nd in between but she becomes our first to win 5 on the bounce. Andrew Mullen is rightly smiling passing the line, he gave her an excellent …

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