Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

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A wet Wednesday!

Back to reality today for the Kirby family – after a week of red hot sunshine in Ibiza it’s pouring down this morning and we’ve had to get our waterproofs out!!  It doesn’t take long to get back into the swing of it,  and with so many nice existing and new young jumpers for the …

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Monday 21st Aug…

Todays runner…. Today we have Good Time Ahead running at Thirsk ridden by Kevin Stott. Hopefully he can improve on his staying on 3rd last time out at Newcastle. We wish him and all his owners the best of luck and a safe return home. At the weekend Whitchurch went off to his new home with …

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Saturday 19th Aug…

Yesterday we got started with the beginnings of what will eventually be the grass gallop. Bits of the path it will take have been leveled out and it has all been ploughed in preparation for being grass seeded. The sun was out again today, and the horses enjoyed a pick of grass after exercise. Here is …

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Friday 18th Aug…

Today Whitchurch is being vetted before hopefully going off to his new owner. He may not have been in love with being a race horse for a while, but he has certainly been one of the best moving, soundest race horses we can ever remember having. Nobody can remember him having a lame day in his …

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Thurs 17th Aug…

Todays runner… Todays runner is Mr Carbonator at Beverley with Jimmy Quinn on board again after their near miss at Nottingham last week, beaten by a painfully short head! Hopefully he can go one better this afternoon, with the overnight rain definitely not going to hinder him.  Megan arrived with cake today for my birthday …

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Sat 12th Aug…

Today we have runners at Redcar and Haydock. We have Silverlight at Redcar, making her 2nd appearance after her close 2nd first time out at Thirsk last Friday. It will be good to see this nice filly run well again after such an honest first try. Can she go 1 better?!! Also at Redcar we have Pullman …

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Wednesday 9th Aug…

A painfully close 2nd for Mr Carbonator! It was a photo finish for Mr Carbonator and Jimmy Quinn at Nottingham yesterday after hitting the lead 2f out he was just beat to the post by a nostril! That makes both our 2yr olds putting up great efforts this past week with first time out Silverlight …

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Sunday 6th News – full video

MARKET RASEN SUNDAY Arabian Oasis bids for his second hurdles win this afternoon but he has a huge obstacle to overcome and thats the 3lb ‘well in’ hot favourite, Get Ready Freddie, a horse Phil was underbidder on at the sales and a recent easy winner for Dan Skelton. He has to give it a …

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Fri 4th July…

Silverlight makes promising debut…. It was Silverlights first appearance in public today and she made a very good account of herself. After a bit of a slow brake she stayed on well through the field to finish up a very respectable 2nd by 2 lengths to a twice winning colt. You never know how they will take …

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Thurs 3rd Aug…

Tomorrow we have What’s Up Walter and Silverlight at Thirsk, both ridden by Paddy Aspell. It will be Silverlight’s first run and we wish her lots of luck for her debut. As always, most importantly we hope they both return home safe. I (Sarah) have been busy making lots of new sets of girth sleeves and …

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