Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

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Wednesday’s News & Winner!

Its been a thoroughly wet night over at Cartmel but our two runners did us proud with a win and a second to add to Shine Baby Shine’s excellent 2nd last night at Ayr & December Seconds impressive win at Huntingdon… they are running well and our team at home work hard to keep the …

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Tuesday – and winner!

Tommy will not ride many easier winners than David Platt’s ‘December Second’ who won his second bumper in effortless style yesterday evening at Huntingdon. He only had three rivals to beat but the 2nd horse has been placed twice in its previous bumpers and December won ‘ in an exercise canter’ according to the Racing …

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Weekend Round-Up

It’s been a busy weekend all round but not just all about the racing … while Simon has been racing both days with Magellan & Lady Kyria, Phil has been with us at Hickstead with our eldest daughter competing in National Schools Arena Eventing, an enjoyable couple of days away. It still had a familiar …

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Friday’s News & Sales roundup

It was a day to remember at Goffs UK yesterday and for us to be bringing home the outstanding top lot ‘Interconnected’ was the sort of result that dreams are made of. Huge thanks go to Darren & Annaley Yates for entrusting him to us. What a stunning big horse he is, barely breaking sweat …

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Thurs23rd…updated

*The Resdev Way wins again!* THE RESDEV WAY won for the 5th time  for us last night at Yarmouth, making it his 8th career win. A perfect hold up ride by Paula Muir to win on him again, making a move 4f out to win comfortably for owners Resdev. Congrats to all connections of this …

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Wed 22nd…

Our runners from Hexham yesterday are back home safe and sound, Fading Icon looked to maybe need a bit more of a cut in the ground but she gave Tom a nice ride and jumped soundly. Lord Roccoco ran very well in his first novice for 2nd, pulling 40 lengths clear of the field only beaten …

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Tues 21st May

*LADY BUTTONS WINS MORE THAN JUST RACES!* Last night it was the Thoroughbred Breeders Association Awards. Our golden girl was up for two awards – Best British Bred Chase Mare and Best British Bred Hurdle Mare of 2018/19 –  she duly claimed both! Everyone is understandably so very proud of her and what she has achieved, …

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Sat 18th May…

Racing at Doncaster We have Rayna’s World as our one runner tonight at Donny for Ace bloodstock and Rayna Fitzgerald. She ran a respectable race last time out and we hope the drop back in trip will help, a little rain would also be a bonus to see her at her best. Teamed up with …

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Goffs Sales & gallop video

There is plenty of homework going on, particularly on the Horses in Training catalogue this week – 2 years ago Phil bought TOP VILLE BEN from this sale for £32,000 – one of the Million in Mind draft and he has proved to be a top class novice chaser for us, 3rd in a Grade …

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Thursday’s News

‘Bahkit’ & Tom Midgley Last  night saw Iconic Belle & Tommy  go SO close at Perth, just beaten a neck giving away plenty of weight. This was an excellent first run for her new Owners but the drive was a long way back for Phil with a 2 instead of a 1 next to her …

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