Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Category Archives: News

Friday June 4th

Abington Park heads our news post today – bred by us back in 2015 at Castleton, ‘Coco’ by Passing Glance is steadily improving and ran his best race to date over hurdles last time for 3rd at Uttoxeter. We wish his Owners Red Cap Racing the best of luck with him today at Market Rasen. …

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Thursday 27th

Today’s news post is dedicated to the beautiful horse we lost yesterday evening, ‘Imajorblush’ ( Pedro) He had been with us since the start of his career, and he was much loved by his Owners & everybody at the yard. Pedro was a real character, and a really happy boy. We seem to have had …

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Weekend news & runners

Wishing the best of luck to our 3 runners today – our 2 at Uttoxeter ‘Wye Aye’ & ‘Abington Park’ will only run if the forecast rain does not arrive and get into the ground – tough as teak ‘Little India’ heads to Doncaster for the 8.35 this evening, she is a 12-1 chance in …

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Monday’s yard update

We’ve seen torrential rain, hail & thunder today at Green Oaks, challenging working conditions for our Team. It was a nicer night when I took these two videos last week… Winfola and Little Miss Moo ran this afternoon at Catterick and had pretty dire conditions as the storm passed over. Little miss Moo ran pretty …

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Today at Catterick

Our 2 fillies today ! 2.15 & 2.50 Catterick, LITTLE MISS MOO followed by WINFOLA in 2 divisions of the 1m 4f handicap. Big prices but not without a squeak, best of luck to all connections of this good looking duo who are being prepared & led up today by our Head Girl Issey Gill …

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In memory of Des

We had one of those awful but thankfully rare days at Hexham on Saturday when the horsebox came home one space empty and left us all feeling so sad. Dubh des Champs, owned by a small Partnership of kind & knowledgeable racing Owners, very sadly broke a leg on the flat in his hurdle race …

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Iconic Belle’s 5 timer

What a legend – Doncaster on Saturday night saw 5 wins in a ROW for ‘ICONIC BELLE’ 🎉🐎🥂 we’ve had a number of horses win 5 with a 2nd in between but she becomes our first to win 5 on the bounce. Andrew Mullen is rightly smiling passing the line, he gave her an excellent …

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Tuesday Runners

TODAY’S PREVIEW – our 4 runners are spread across 3 meetings… Phil has gone to Fakenham with his own High Moor Flyer & The Vacuum Pouch company’s ’Louis Vac Pouch’. Louis is trying an extreme trip for the first time and he is off a fair handicap mark if it suits him, he ran a …

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Weekend News & runners

It’s a busy Saturday with 7 runners across 3 cards, a mix of flat & jumps and our 2 shortest priced runners being SEXY BEAST & ICONIC BELLE on the level at Doncaster. Phil will be checking the ground before they run, it’s good to firm and we would have preferred a bit more juice …

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Ayr winner & yard news

After the disappointment of Auteil and Top Ville Ben pulling up (but back safely – ground a bit lively over that trip) we were delighted to get a good winner at Ayr yesterday courtesy of RED FORCE ONE under a super- cool ride from kevin Stott who continues to fire in the winners. ‘Fred’ as …

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