10 August 2022
At Lingfield Park yesterday Supersonique ran in a ten furlong race wearing a tongue tie for the first time, Jockey George Bass had her breaking sharply and sent her into the lead entering the first bend. Racing a little keenly at first, he did manage to get some cover for her along the far side of the track and she was better settled and ran prominently around the inside rail in third place. Turning in for home Supersonique made a promising run up the inside from the top of the straight, but got a little tired inside the last hundred yards to fade into seventh place, only beaten just over four lengths behind the winner. Off racing since March she seemed to benefit from the application of the tie this time, and George felt that she would be better suited by a more galloping turf track, provided she can get her toe into a softer surface than current weather conditions have allowed. The Cable Bay filly is sure to come on from this run and hopefully she can remain competitive in this grade in the near future for the Poachers' colours.
09 August 2022
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09 August 2022
Having waited a long time to get a favourable draw in her races, Juanita had just that with a stall 2 draw in a 6f race at Windsor yesterday evening. On the break from the stalls, however, the horse next to her - the winner - came abruptly across to the right and bumped her badly so that she was last in the field and thus detached from the main group through the first furlong. This really left her with little chance of winning and Juanita had to make a great deal of ground up, which she managed to do quite readily only to find the front runners wavering in their runs up the straight. Two of the jockeys reported to the stewards that their mounts hung to the right. and the first two home were the subject of an enquiry by the stewards. George Bass did his best to find a way through horses, which only came ultimately well inside the last hundred yards, and Juanita closed rapidly for third, beaten only a neck and half a length at the post. With only a fair degree of fortune she will surely be winning next time out - in what seems to be her ideal ground and trip.
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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