21 January 2023
On Thursday evening Micheal Fahy's filly Looe P Looe, bought out of Richard Hannon's stable following her two year old season, went up to run over a mile at Kempton Park and she ran a very good race in her first outing for the yard. She broke and travelled very well under jockey George Rooke, moving forward with great promise after the cutaway and towards the two furlong pole. From this point she just got a little outpaced in the final stages, finishing in sixth place but only four lengths back, and there was plenty to be encouraged about in her first showing. She didn't look like the outsider of the field in this company at all, and Denis will now look to step her up in distance for her next race, when she has the definite prospect of making the frame in the near future.
14 January 2023
Having run with great promise on debut at Lingfield Park, but then missing the entire calendar year 2022, Hoornblower raced over a mile once again at the Surrey track. Although he travelled very nicely in midfield for Ron Hornby, coming down the hill into the second half mile Hoornblower got very unbalanced away from the rail and struck into himself, so that he came very wide indeed into the final turn, Hanging so wide he lost many lengths before straightening up, so he did quite well to see out the race and still finish just over six lengths back from the easy winner. He is sure to come on for the run after such a long break, and he will definitely appreciate a track without the downhill and tightly turning layout. Hoornblower will be allocated a starting mark after his next run, when he should hopefully be much more competitive.
02 December 2022
Connections were delighted with the run of Ruskin Red over twelve furlongs at Lingfield on Wednesday, held up towards the rear of the field by jockey David Egan. Well supported in the markets, the Mastercraftsman gelding finished his race off powerfully, closing all the way down the straight after taking a wide course turning in and then hanging a little to the left at the top of his run home. By the line he found only one horse just a length up on him, and he should be winning again very soon.
In other news, Supersonique has been sold out of the yard and will be heading over to Rathbarry Stud, Cork this coming weekend.
Located on the Berkshire Downs in the famous racing village of West Ilsley, Keeper’s Stables is picturesque and tranquil racing yard with some of the finest and most famous gallops in the country, making it a fantastic place to have a horse in training. Pictured right is Miss Marjurie winning Group 3 Pinnacle Stakes 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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There is an Owners’ Party held in October - If you are interested in racehorse ownership please contact us for an invitation. This year the yard will be taking part in the National Racehorse Week, opening the stables on Sunday 12th September 2021, from 12 noon until 3pm. This is an opportunity to wander around the yard and chat to Denis and others caring for the horses at Keeper’s Stables
Denis, Barbara and Charlie Coakley pictured here at the yard. Denis Coakley Racing is very much a family business.
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