22 December 2023
At Kempton on Wednesday evening Waterloo Sunset faced a fairly wide draw and apprentice jockey Alex Jary was only able to get him across into a detached position off the back of the field as they faced a complete circuit. From here he was still a little adrift along the back straight, so coming from so far back he had much too much to do at the business end of the twelve furlongs, By half way up the straight he still had more in front than behind, but he stayed on very strongly to thread his way through and claim fourth by the post. With a favourable draw and a more forward position he can hopefully return to winning ways, as he remains in very good order.
21 November 2023
Denis and the owners, West Islley -Platinum, were all really delighted with yet another very impressive run over a mile by their Gustav Klimt filly. She had a fairly wide draw and jockey David Egan opted to give her some cover by taking back early on. Travelling strongly down the hill inside the last half mile Golden Phase was just denied a clear run to take position turning in, so that she had a good deal of ground to make up in the straight. With a really good turn of foot she closed rapidly to pass the whole field bar one, and the post came just too soon to see her beaten just a neck. An uninterrupted run might well have seen her gain a second win, but now she is deserving of a break after five really good outings on the spin. There is every hope and the firm prospect for her to strengthen up and return to the winners enclosure next season.
02 November 2023
Denis was delighted with a very good run from Golden Phase at Wolverhampton under Hollie Doyle - her fourth pleasing run on the bounce. She saw out the extra half furlong very well to finish a clear second, having gone the shortest way round the circuit but just conceding first run to the winner who has followed up with another CD win within the week. The Gustav Klimt filly has now shown versatility on a number of tracks and surfaces, and she certainly remains a very competitive type.
Milvus went up to Kempton's six furlongs and ran his best race to date with good speed in the straight. Oisin Murphy was very pleased with him this time and felt that the winning post came just a little bit too soon for him. Deserving of a break now, Milvus should strengthen up further over the winter, coming back as a four year old with lots of promise next year.
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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