Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Category Archives: News

Monday 16th news & video

Roving news….typed while in  the horsebox taking two horses back to their owner for their winter break. Its a very grey day much like Saturday morning when we welcomed a large group of Owners to the yard for breakfast and to watch Northern Girl and Bertie Blake school. Phil Andrews caught much of the action, …

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Kilcullen Flem wins at Hexham

We saw a superb performance from Kilcullen Flem at Hexham today, Adam giving him a positive ride to dominate the race and grind the others into submission. This was a special win for Adam being his 100th winner – for us as it was our first run with the horse, always one you want to …

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Yearlings & News

Heading to Green Oaks tomorrow, our first yearling purchase of the year, a full sister to Archiposs. Given his rating of 82, she looks a good buy and is a correct, quality yearling. Archipposs is declared for the 5pm tomorrow at York, and steps up to 2miles for the first time. He has to prove …

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Partnership Morning – Important road closure

In case you have missed your email: We Looking forward to seeing Owners of Northern Girl and Bertie Blake tomorrow…(bring wet weather gear, its not looking great) We will be tacked up for 9.15 and heading down the gallops, please feel free to come  early and give yourselves plenty of time. Breakfast buns and tea/coffee …

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Velka Pardubice 2017

If you didn’t catch this on racing UK at the weekend, be prepared for a war of attrition! These horses really must be super fit. Colm McCormack was in action here (formerly ridden for us) but departed early at one of the first banks.

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Tattersalls Yearling sales 2017 Review Book 1 videos

We are sure many of you will find these videos interesting – such huge figures paid for these yearlings including £4,000,000 for the Galileo filly.

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Congratulations to Nick

We were so pleased to hear that Nick Barratt-Atkin who rides out for us when school allows – not long to go now! – has won the Title of Leading Racing Pony Jockey for The North of England and Scotland. Nick is a dedicated and hugely talented 15 year old, who lives and breathes becoming …

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Thursday 12th October & video

Adam was delighted with how this big chestnut horse jumped this morning – he is likely to make his seasonal and stable debut for us at Hexham on Saturday in the 3 mile handicap chase, and he’ll be joined on the box by ‘Allmyown’ for John Birtles and Bill Allan, another new horse to be …

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Good Time Ahead wins at Newcastle!

Good Time Ahead won for owners Alan Fairhurst, John Greenbank & Colin Fletcher at Newcastle last night under a well judged ride by Kevin Stott. A well deserved win after a handful of near misses over the past couple of months for him. There was a fairly game pace set from the off, which suited Good …

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Tuesday 10th October & video

Two runners today – ‘The Resdev Way’ in the 4.40 at Catterick, and ‘Good Time Ahead’ in the 5.55 at Newcastle on the All weather. Both are competitive handicaps, but they’re fit and well and have each way chances. Resdev is a lovely looking horse, his best form so far is on the AW but …

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