11 September 2022
It is with great sadness that we report the loss of Nell Quickly, who was found to have suffered a heart attack and passed away in her box during the early hours of Saturday morning. Chris van Hoorn and Anne, together with Denis and all at Keeper's Stables, are utterly devastated by the loss of their wonderful filly.
09 September 2022
In yesterday's Park Hill Fillies' Stakes at Doncaster, Nell Quickly just wasn't able to see out the trip of a mile and six and a half furlongs. The ground was ideal for her and she travelled very well through the race at the rear of the field alongside eventual winner Mimikyu. Moving forward in the straight, David Egan really felt he had a good place chance three furlongs out, but once into the last five hundred yards it was clear that Nell wasn't going to make the full distance. Chris van Hoorn's filly will now look to switch back to a mile and a half, where some listed races might provide a good winning opportunity now that the rain softened ground will be to her liking.
31 August 2022
Una Notte had her third outing and ran a nice race at Chepstow yesterday afternoon, so that she will be given a mark next Tuesday and can look for a handicap event to contest. The race over a mile of the Gwent track threw up a real surprise as the favourite of Roger Varian's, with odds of 1/16, was turned over in a duel to the line. The two leaders had forged clear from halfway, but Una Notte seemed to cope well with the undulations of the course to move through and pass three rivals before entering the last quarter mile. Ultimately, she was ten lengths back from the principals, but she finished off her race well and will have benefitted from the racing experience to continue her progress.
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
Find out more about the yard and Denis Coakley…
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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