Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

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Saturdays News & Newcastle winner

Resdev Ltd look to have a lovely mares jumping prospect on their hands given the eye catching way their DESARAY GIRL travelled in the Mares Maiden at Newcastle yesterday – jumping fluently in her first hurdling start and repelling all challengers up the long home straight. This was an exciting performance on her hurdling debut …

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Friday at Newcastle

Umbrellas at the ready… it has done nothing but pour down all night in the North East, we’re saturated but racing goes ahead! Bertie Blake will be in the pre-parade ring shortly, being led up by Victor who rides him every day at home. Tommy has been doing plenty of schooling on him –  there’s …

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Sunday’s News

Agonising stuff at Southwell last night as SHINE BABY SHINE & Nick Barratt-Atkin were headed in the shadow of the post by Bodacious Name – our other runner THE RESDEV WAY right in the mix too beaten just a neck and 1/2 a length in 3rd. It certainly had our Team yelling back at home …

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Weekend News

This young filly is about to make her bumper debut at Aintree this afternoon – it’s a learning curve and a stepping stone to a fillies Juvenile at Wetherby next month. She’ll learn plenty from it and hopefully show us some promise. Good luck to RED DRAGONESS & Adam Nicol. Later this evening we have …

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Wednesday at Musselburgh

Sometimes a Fox is heading to the paddock now with Julie and looking smart as he makes his second appearance for us and the Smith family. He will be partnered with Tommy who has done plenty of schooling on him and looking at the ground in the first, it looks by far the quickest surface …

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Tuesday’s News & video

6.15 and It’s blowing a gale and pouring down outside but the lights are flicking on all over the yard and our horses are starting to tuck into their breakfasts, nice and warm in their stables. Not the most pleasant day to come into work but our dedicated team will all be pulling into the …

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A special day at Wetherby

The rain poured all day but it did not dampen the enthusiasm of the Yorkshire Crowd who gave Lady Buttons a tremendous reception after winning her second Listed Mares Hurdle here, this time sponsored by Bet 365. Pictured here being led in by Jennie & her Owner Jayne, she once more reminded us why she …

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Saturday updates & videos

The big day has arrived… its currently SOFT, GOOD TO SOFT in places. We have some schooling videos of Lady B and Ben  in their final warm up… And a brief look at yesterday’s very wet 3rd lot…. Finally a video of our gorgeous foals – it’s dark brown Monty ( Fasterkhani 1/2 brother) trying …

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Saturday at Wetherby

OUR BIG FIVE for WETHERBY It’s an important day for Phil & our dedicated Team at home… We’ve been looking forward to this day for months and with the rain coming we have some decent chances in what is going to be top class racing at our local Grade 1 track. These are the times …

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Friday’s News & videos

The calm before the storm! We have just the 2 runners at Wetherby today – Zig Zag & Lucky Icon both line up in the 3.40. It’s a competitive event and they are pretty big prices suggesting the handicapper has been hard enough on them, Lucky Icon winning twice this summer for previous connections and …

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