Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Category Archives: News

Tuesday 31st March

Team PKR & Owners will be tuned in to ITV 3 on Saturday at 5pm, and although it’s only a ‘virtual race’ there’s going to be a massive TV audience with betting available and profits going to NHS Charities battling Covid 19.  Tommy will have to ride a finish on the settee arm rather than …

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Friday 27th March

Phil’s not sure he fancies being a farmer full time 🤣 …he’s been muck spreading non-stop for 2 days,  but luckily all the muck heap has now gone and we should see plenty of green grass in the coming 6 weeks. His clothes are in the washer on a hot wash! He sent me a …

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Monday 23rd March

Having just ordered a ton of dettol, bleach and rubber gloves, and about to have a staff safety meeting, you can tell we are having to take this very seriously. Running a yard in which everyone touches stable doors, office doors, buckets, taps, gates, headcollars, walkers….we are trying to get to grips with the best …

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Friday 20th March

We’ll keep our website up and running even if there is no racing… there is still plenty of news to bring you. For Sale page updated today with a share that has become unexpectedly re-available in Lady’s Present.  Despite chaos in may parts of the country, daily life goes on at the yard, and although …

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Tuesday’s News

An unusual post to be writing this morning…. but as the World deals in its various ways with the spread of Covid 19, we as a sport are faced with the abandonment of the Aintree National meeting and likely many more meetings in between & to follow. It’s business as usual at the yard this …

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Cheltenham Gold Cup day

BRILLIANT! Just like the winner, Rayna’s World went into this Grade 2 contest yesterday as a maiden following two promising novice runs at Wetherby. Despite Phil’s words of quiet confidence she was allowed to go off a huge price, and we couldn’t have been more excited to see her storming up the hill for Tommy …

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Thursday at Cheltenham & Hexham

Today’s post is dedicated to the memory of ‘Fasterkhani’ who we tragically lost yesterday following a fracture injury sustained at exercise. Bred by us & Ace Bloodstock, and never knowing another home, it is so sad that his life has been cut short at just 4 year old. He was very much a ‘work in …

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9 runners across 3 meetings!

Its not just Cheltenham today for Team PKR…our  NINE runners  also include Adelphi Prince & Robincolette at Sedgefield and on the flat we have  Shine Baby Shine, Red Dragoness,  Ravenscar, Ice Galley & Lady Camelot at Newcastle. Lots of decent each way chances and we’ll be busy watching our phones to see our other runners while …

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Limited Ed. Signed Prints available of Lady Buttons

Ready to post. Limited Edition Print run of 250 individually signed by myself, Phil, Adam, Tommy, Sean, Jayne her Owner & Jennie & Sarah her work riders, with a donation of £10 from each sale to an Equine charity ( detailed below) Archive quality giclee print, overall measurement is a large size 20 x 24 …

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Our Cheltenham preview videos Part 1 & 2

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