Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

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SkySports Cheltenham feature video

Better late than never….obviously since this feature the decision has been made that Lady Buttons runs in the Mares Hurdle tomorrow. Thankyou Sky Sports Racing for the visit.

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Alternative Schooling

On Friday, Phil left the comfort of his tractor and put on his riding hat…it’s not quite Badminton but the horses loved the change of scenery at Richmond Equestrian Centre.  Phil is on SKIPTHESCALES & Tommy on LITTLE BRUCE, Izzy (13) joining in the fun 2 with our 2 fab ponies. Watch the video of them …

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Sunday’s News and videos

It’s official – Lady Buttons has been declared for the Mares Hurdle and is currently joint 4th in the betting behind 3 of Mr Mullins horses… how many Mares does one man need to train! He actually has 5 of the 16 declared 🤣 Phil & her Owners weighed up her best chance and although we …

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Just 5 days to go…

Phil, Adam & Tommy survived their first Cheltenham Preview Evening last night at Jayne & Keith Sivills ‘The Tiger Inn’ at Easington and by all accounts it was excellent – absolutely packed and well received. Tonight Phil heads to Sedgefield racecourse for their preview Evening. Yesterday we had Niall Hannity & the Racing TV cameras …

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Wednesday at Catterick

All went to plan on the outside gallop at Middkeham’s Low Moor yesterday. Lady Buttons, Top Ville Ben & Nautical Nitwit all came through their work well and for Phil & our Team it’s now it’s just a question of putting the finishing touches on, a schooling session and ticking over until their respective BIG …

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Tuesday’s News

Its the last piece of really strong work for our Cheltenham team  today and we’ll be hoping everything goes to plan and they work well, always a slightly nervous time. As promised here is Little Bruce’s tremendous pillar to post success on Sunday – even more notable considering he is a first season novice and dwarfed …

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A Super Sunday

Video to follow tomorrow  What a performance we saw from the novice ‘Little Bruce’ at Huntingdon this afternoon Tommy giving him a fantastic front running ride to make the most of his slick jumping and stretch the field from the off. Barely 15.1hh, LB really is the bravest and cleverest of jumpers, standing off when …

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Friday March 1st

And  along with the rest of the National Hunt Racing World, we’re all feeling excited…. Pictured in front here, Lady Buttons has had a smooth preparation since a short break following her Grade 2 Doncaster hurdle win. She is 4 from 4 this season and no decision has been made yet as to which race …

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Thursday’s News -video & Cheltenham Countdown

  Extensive news piece to follow later today, for now here are some videos to enjoy from yesterday… plus our 13 year old daughter Izzy on Little Bruce – she loved having a ride on him on Tuesday…he is such a versatile horse!

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Monday News…

Two runners today, firstly there’s Discay at Ayr in the 2m4 h’cap hurdle with Tommy Dowson on board for owners John & Linda Oldroyd. He came a close 2nd in his last outing beaten only 3/4 of a length, same trip today and up 5lbs for his efforts, but he is in top form as are …

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