Hambleton Racing trainer Philip Kirby is very talented dual-purpose trainer who’s provided some great results for our jump horse syndicates.
Best known for his big National Hunt winners. Phil has also enjoyed many good days on the Flat too.
Phil began training point-to-pointers, announcing his arrival with a bang in his first season when saddling seven winners from his four horses to become the leading hunter chase trainer in the country.
A 2013 move to Middleham saw Phil saddle his maiden half century and first Listed winner. However, Phil had always wanted to train from his own yard and realised that ambition in June 2016 when moving to Green Oaks Farm, near Catterick, where he trains today.
Re-developing the farm into an excellent National Hunt yard took time and a lot of hard work. The results are there for all to see, with Phil training stacks of winners from his impressive facilities.
Green Oaks Farm boasts both turf and all-weather gallops, lots of quality turn out, not to mention the excellent schooling facilities and hacking options.
Since established at Green Oaks Phil has gone from strength to strength, winning plenty of big races among the many winners he regularly trains.
A renowned hard-worker, Phil understands what it means to own a racehorse and has built his training operation up from scratch. He's usually up at the crack of dawn to feed the horses, regularly rides out and sometimes drives the tractor.
Phil prides himself on treating each horse as an individual and developing a bespoke routine for each horse whilst keeping a close eye on their progress. The results are there for all to see.
|25th Jan 2020||Lady Buttons wins Grade 2 Yorkshire Rose Mares Hurdle at Doncaster|
|9th Jan 2020||Little Bruce wins North Yorkshire National at Catterick|
|29th Dec 2019||Lady Buttons wins Listed Silver Vase Mares’ Chase at Doncaster|
|26th Dec 2019||Top Ville Ben wins Grade 3 Rowland Meyrick Chase at Wetherby|
|21st Dec 2019||Desaray Girl win Listed Mares Hurdle at Haydock|
|2nd Nov 2019||Lady Buttons wins Listed Mares hurdle at Wetherby|
|3rd Mar 2019||Little Bruce wins Cambridgeshire National at Huntingdon|
|26th Jan 2019||Lady Buttons wins Grade 2 Yorkshire Rose Mares Hurdle at Doncaster|
|20th Dec 2018||Niven provides 50th winner of the year|
|3rd Nov 2018||Nautical Nitwit wins Grade 2 West Yorkshire Hurdle at Wetherby|
|3rd Nov 2018||Lady Buttons wins Listed Mares hurdle at Wetherby|
|30th Oct 2013||Dr Irv provides maiden half century of winner at Thirsk|
|21st Oct 2013||Lady Heidi wins Listed Silver Tankard Stakes at Pontefract|
|7th Sep 2013||Platinum wins valuable Old Borough Cup at Haydock|
|27th Apr 2013||Stopped Out wins valuable Class 2 handicap hurdle at Sandown|
|13th Feb 2008||Amazing King first licensed trainer winner at Musselburgh|
|20th Sep 2007||Saddles first winner as permit holder, Waking Ned at Sedgefield|
|31st May 2007||Crowned Britain’s leading hunter chase trainer|
"Hambleton Racing are one of the leading horse racing syndicates in the country. They are very professional and look after their owners very well. We've enjoyed some great results together and I'm looking forward to plenty more."