Phil has been involved in greyhound racing nearly all of his life. From a very early age he would accompany his parents to Hall Green and Cradley Heath to watch his father’s greyhounds run. As a teenager he would spend quite a lot of his weekends at Ray Wilkes schooling track in Kidderminster where his father Philip Snr. worked.
Phil learnt his trade on the Independent circuit before having stints as a Permit Trainer , being attached to Henlow ,Norton Canes, Mildenhall and Milton Keynes. Phil has held a trainers licence since 1989.He became attached to Peterborough as a Professional Trainer in May 2004 .To date the kennels have sent out 1000 plus winners on 14 different tracks .
Phil has attended veterinary seminars in Ireland and England and has been fortunate enough to gain a wide knowledge of treating greyhounds and diagnosing injuries from the likes of Plunkett Devlin, John Kohnke, Chris Dumbleton and John O’Connor. There is currently room for 30 dogs at the kennels, which means that each dog is able to be dealt with on a ‘one to one basis’. The kennel has 7 Sawdust paddocks to enable dogs to exercise safely as well as a Treadmill to aid fitness.Phil also has a full range of treatment equipment to enable injuries to be dealt with on site.
Phil and the team will travel anywhere if the dogs are good enough.
Phil has some very good owners and syndicates in the kennel. He is more than happy to help prospective owners, give advice on greyhound ownership, and how to set up a syndicate.
There is currently a team of 6 kennel hands Dave,Ellie,Keith,Margaret,Nigel and Ruth who all give valuable assistance to Phil .
POTENTIAL NEW OWNERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME TO VISIT OUR FACILITIES
Broome Racing take the subject of welfare very seriously. All ex racers from the kennels are found retirement homes with the kind assistance of Joy Battley at Barley Kennels (RGT) @ www.barleykennels.co.uk and Kev Stow at Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust @ www.lincolnshiregreyhoundtrust.com