PHILIP KIRBY has had a little bit of a nomadic existence in recent years but his roots appear firmly settled now after a move in April 2016 to a purpose built 52-box yard at Green Oaks Farm in East Appleton near Richmond in North Yorkshire.
Kirby was formerly scooting between two yards close to Whitby on the Yorkshire coast and Middleham but with everything on his doorstep now his owners can look forward to some great days ahead with one of our most talented young trainers.
Lady Buttons recently flew the flag for the Kirby team with a game display in a red hot handicap hurdle at Leopardstown and has a listed novice chase success to her name and stable stalwart Transient Bay is doing his bit with a game victory at Uttoxeter on Saturday.
His jumps total stands at 13 for the season but the unlucky tag will soon be erased and he has plenty of horses at his disposal for a busy spring/summer campaign both over the jumps and on the Flat.
Kirby said: “We are trying to get back to where we were a few years ago and it’s looking good and we have plenty on. The quality of the horses is getting better all the time and that augurs well for the future.”
Philip kindly spoke to Tony Elves of ATR about those that he hopes can carry him further forward in the coming months.