08 March 2019
Denis and jockey Jonathan Burke were very pleased and encouraged with the way in which Saumur coped with adverse conditions to finish beaten only twelve lengths by the Paul Nicholls hotpot favourite, French import Miranda. One TV commentator described Wincanton as tempestuous yesterday, and drenching showers led to the going being described as 'horrible' and very soft by returning jockeys for early races. It had become the ground she really did not want, and also Saumur was a little wary of the early obstacles, but she then got into some better jumping and found her rhythm as the race progressed. Closing into fifth as the runners met the long straight, the principals kicked clear from the last but Saumur galloped through the line to a clear fourth and show that her stamina was there, and that better ground would suit her well in future races. Jonathan was pleased with her and is developing a good relationship with the Sparkling Partners' mare.
06 March 2019
The Sparkling Partners' Saumur takes her second venture into hurdling, looking to build on an encouraging Lingfield debut behind the impressive Emitom. The 3.15 race is the All Sport Insurance Mares' Novices' Hurdle over 1m7f65y , and Jonathan Burke once again takes the ride in this Class 4 contest. The eleven rivals include four previous winners and some powerful jump yards, so there is a real test ahead for the consistent mare to develop her promising career over obstacles.
27 February 2019
The Poachers' Dozen syndicate are pleased to have acquired some splendid race photos, courtesy of the official photographer Jonathan Hipkiss. These are posted in a folder which can be viewed by clicking on the Gallery link at the top of the screen.
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, worked with leading trainers around the world and 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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