Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

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Andorn’s Legacy

Tomorrow will be an emotional one for Owners of ANDORN’S LEGACY, Mick & Pete Helm of Preesall Garage. She is the one and only living foal from their many times winning stallion, ANDORN, who tragically died in early retirement. Andorn was a beautiful small entire by the late, great MONSUN and he won over a …

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Friday’s News

We saw a storming effort from Little Bruce yesterday pictured here with Julie – a running on 2nd place after 3miles 6f round Catterick in their ‘Grand National’ – a brave effort and Nathan conjured some great leaps out of him. We see this as a race he can come back and try and win …

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Champion Chase Entry

Tom Richmond of The Yorkshire Post has written this interesting article today with the Champion Chase entries out. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/lady-buttons-tasked-with-chasing-down-altior-at-cheltenham-festival-1-9531211 Phil has entered Lady Buttons in the Queen Mother Champion Chase  and she may also get a Mares Hurdle entry. Plan A remains at this stage to have a pre Festival outing at Huntingdon later this month …

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Thursday’s News – Winner & videos

First 2019 win on the board…After a series of near misses and some placed efforts from Magellan and Jaycol’s Star at Doncaster earlier yesterday, we saved the best till last with a tenacious effort from Cara’s Way ridden by Sean Quinlan. Making her debut for us after previously being with Gordon Elliott, Sean gave the …

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Sunday 6th News

We’re still seeking win no.1 of 2019 but SHINE BABY SHINE came close today with a 2nd at Newcastle followed by a 3rd from Mr Carbonator. Shine had all  bar the favourite beat and this was a step back in a winning direction from a mare who is sure to be adding to her tally …

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A Review of the Year video

For our annual Christmas team party, Megan Dent put together this excellent video of all our winners up to the 27th December ( we had a couple after! ) and some funny moments from our year at a Green Oaks in a photo slide show. We are sure you will enjoy!

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Saturday’s News & video

We’re looking to get our first winner on the board of 2019 after some placed efforts at Newcastle on Thursday. Boxing Day winner, Suggestion is a short priced second favourite to have his name on that roll of honour, getting the racing day off to a very early start at 11.55 at Newcastle. In the …

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All weather Action

Happy New Year everybody, sadly our first post of 2019 is a bit muted as we bring the news that our stable jockey Adam Nicol broke his femur yesterday when riding Iconic Belle at Musselburgh. The mare was looking a likely winner when coming down and unfortunately Adam got galloped over by a horse behind …

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Happy New Years Eve

We had a day off racing today to recharge the batteries but Julie is leaving at 5am for Cheltenham with superstar NAUTICAL NITWIT so she won’t be having a sleep in tomorrow! We also have Pullman Brown and Nemean Lion at Catterick and Iconic Belle at Musselburgh. The shortest price of our quartet is Nemean …

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Reviewing the winners part 3

And now on to the 28th and 29th December when we recorded wins number 57 & 58 – in early December we wondered if we could get to 50 – and then our target of 52 for the year. It’s been great to get so far past the yearly target and now we have to …

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