21 August 2019
Yesterday the sunshine drew the camera back into action, and pictures from the gallops and the ring are featured in the Gallery.....
16 August 2019
Keeper's Choice ran a creditable race at Salisbury as the ground had gone to soft by the time her contest came around. Michael Pitt managed to get her into a nice position after a furlong, and she was travelling well up the hill but was not able to quicken out of the soft ground and come through the field as hoped, finishing in sixth place beaten under five lengths- just a nose and a neck from fourth. At Kempton, Givepeaceachance had a rare off day and was never travelling as well as she had done on the tapeta of Wolverhampton, Charlie Bishop calling on her for an effort at the quarter mile but she was not able to respond as she can do in the home straight. Lily Of Year was once again slow out of the gates, but then cruised forward nicely. In the middle of the race she went to the back of the field, and Michael Pitt was only able to get her really going forward inside the last furlong, running on very well into seventh place and beaten about eight lengths this time out.
13 August 2019
The ground remained on the fast side at Windsor yesterday evening, which really did not suit either Lily Of Year and Bartimaeus. Lily got a little behind and would not let herself down fully in the first half mile, but finished well in the last two of the six furlongs and was only seven lengths behind as she came home in 7th of 12 runners. Lily holds an entry for Chepstow on Thursday, where a stiffer six and anticipated cut in the ground should prove beneficial. Oisin Murphy was pleased with Bartimaeus, as after breaking very sharply he was obliged to cut out all of his running in the race, and he kept on very well from the front end to keep fourth place at the finish, beaten a half a dozen lengths. The jockey is pretty convinced that he will much prefer a softer surface, and he could be winning very soon.
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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Denis, Barbara and Charlie Coakley pictured at the yard. Very much a family business.
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