Adam Kirby: will be back in action on Friday after missing Thursday ridesPICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
House fire forces Kirby
to miss Thursday rides
ADAM KIRBY was forced to give up his mounts at Lingfield and Newbury on Thursday following a fire at his home in Kirtling, near Newmarket, in the early hours of the morning.
Kirby's agent Nicky Adams, said: "Nobody was injured, but Adam asked me to take him off his rides because he was going to have spend most the day clearing up."
William Carson replaces Kirby on Hatsaway at Lingfield (3.10) while Jim Crowley is on Zari (4.10). Kirby was also due to ride The Special One at Newbury (7.05).
The cause of the blaze is not known, but Kirby is due back in action on Friday when he has a double shift embracing Doncaster and Haydock.