29 May 2020
Like many stables are sure to be, the Keeper's Stable string are raring to go from next week onwards. Another fine weather week has seen plenty put through their paces on some firming ground, and the forecast of some rain later next week will add some welcome juice and ease in the going. By that time the summer gallops should be in action, and hopefully several horses will get into highly competitive races at the scheduled meetings. On Wednesday of this week Sweet Charity, Power Home, My Sheila and Carmenere (pictured - 3yo chesnut filly) were photographed on the gallops, followed by Party Island, Eagles Dare, Adaay colt and Bobby Kennedy (pictured - 2yo bay colt) On the Gallery pages a selection of this week's photographs can be viewed.
14 May 2020
Still waiting for the green light this week, but the amber signal shines brightly up on the gallops. Champion jockey Oisin Murphy has been up to ride Chris van Hoorn's 2yo filly by The Gurkha, Nell Quickly, and he is pictured here with her after riding out.
Links to gallop video clips can also be seen (click below)
The first clip is of Dylan Mangan in red on the 3yo Sheila's Showcase leading Oisin Murphy riding Nell Quickly up the five gallop.
The second clip is of an extended gallop, with Charlie Bishop on the Adaay colt leading up Oisin Murphy riding Lisdarragh (colt by Hit it A Bomb)
04 May 2020
With the two year olds making good progress with their galloping, here is a work video for the Free Eagle colt called Eagles Dare - purchased at auction last year by Denis for one of the long established syndicates at the yard : the Keeper's 12. He is being primed for action after midsummer, once the arrangements post-lockdown are confirmed.
click the link below to see him in action : Eagles Dare 2018 (Free Eagle - Fasten Up)
Located on the Berkshire Downs in the famous racing village of West Ilsley, this picturesque and tranquil racing yard with some of the finest gallops in the country is a fantastic place to have a horse in training. Pictured right is Miss Marjurie winning Group 3 at Haydock 30th May 2015
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Irishman Denis was born into racing, working with leading trainers around the world and he was a successful professional jockey before commencing his training career in 1999.
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Trainer Denis Coakley runs a small team with big ambitions, maximising the potential of each horse in the yard.
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Denis, Barbara and Charlie Coakley pictured at the yard. Very much a family business.
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