23 May 2019
Givepeaceachance ran the extended 1m 3f in today's opening race at Lingfield, but, having led through the first mile of the race, she found the ground much too firm for her liking and she was headed easily and beaten eight lengths in sixth. Following the run jockey Pat Dobbs reported that she really hated the ground and was unable to act on it, so hopefully she will return to a much better showing with a favourable surface next time out.
21 May 2019
A flying start to the week's racing once again for Denis Coakley Racing, as Sonnetina did it very nicely indeed to get off the mark on her sixth outing - a great reward for owners The Good Mixers. The leaders broke smartly and made for a good gallop down the hill and crossing Wilson Avenue, when Tom Queally ensured that Sonnetina had maintained good balance and was travelling very smoothly in behind some cover, moving well in sixth place. Taking the shortest route with an inside line, Tom was able to steer the filly left upside the leaders, and having switched she moved easily through the gap and cleared away inside the final furlong to win very nicely, recording a fast time on the quick ground - which appeared to suit Sonnetina really well for her first track success. Some TV photos are posted in the Gallery !
21 May 2019
After three spins on the all weather, The Good Mixers' Sonnetina goes for today's 3.05 race at Brighton, a fourteen runner handicap on the fast ground over just short of seven furlongs. Tom Queally takes the ride in what should be a very tight and revealing race for the Poet's Voice filly. A beautiful afternoon to take in some Sussex sunshine !
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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