Stats & Testimonials

Cooney Racing Stables, LLC: Stakes Winning Thoroughbred Training - Walnut Hall Farm, Boyce VA

Ned Williams

Susan and Pat make a team that is hard to beat. They are both excellent horsemen/women and can be counted on to do what is right for the horses in their care. I have had the pleasure of having them breakmy two-year-olds as well as running older horses as part of their racing stable. One huge advantage they regularly use to great advantage is that they are able to ship/run anywhere. I can tell you that they are not afraid to travel to put horses in the right spot. From Woodbine to Mountaineer to Churchill Downs and every track inbetween, they will ship, run, and win.

Danny Atkins

Susan Cooney has been training my racehorses for me since 2004. During that time, she and her husband, Pat, have handled the training of the racehorses from starting them under saddle to running them at the races. During the eight years that Susan has been training for me, I have been very happy with the training and care that my horses have received. Susan works very hard to keep them happy, healthy and fit. She and Pat are also good communicators who always find time to discuss the progress, needs and plans for the horses. Pat is a very good hand with the training of the youngsters. Their basic training is so well and thoroughly done that when they retire from racing, it requires very little retraining to get them going in a new career.

James and Mary Lamphier, Lost Corner Thoroughbreds

Susan Cooney and Cooney Racing were the fifth trainers that we hired. They were the first to get us into the winner’s circle. Susan was also the first to listen to what our goals as owners were, and to provide guidance in the right direction, so that our aspirations could be realized. Our horses were well maintained while they were in training and each came home sound from the track. Cooney Racing also helped us prepare them to move on to new careers after their racing careers were done. We highly recommend them for racehorses from breaking to retirement, and for owners looking for caring, consistent partners.

The “Quest” Family

The “Quest” family has been with Cooney Racing since our first thoroughbred purchase in 2006. Without Susan’s caring ways, expertise, enthusiasm and love of those in her charge, this hobby would have been abandoned long ago. Susan is “mother” to each horse in her stable…she knows their assets and their liabilities…she assures they reach their greatest potential under her expert hand. With Susan’s guidance, since 2006, Quest has acquired or bred over forty thoroughbreds and all have been broken and trained by Cooney Racing. We’ve enjoyed 25 wins, 39 have placed and 41 thirds for an overall 33 percent in the money. Susan and Pat have become good friends and have hosted many of Quest’s friends at Walnut Hall Farm in Boyce, VA, over the years. Susan’s greatest attribute is her skill at communication and her extraordinary desire to maintain her client’s satisfaction at all times!


YTD 2018
141 starts with 14 wins, 18 seconds and 16 thirds for earnings of $466.301

2015 Rankings:
Trainer Susan Cooney:
154 starts, 10 wins, 26 seconds, and 18 thirds for earnings of $464,804 and ranking of #496 out of 5911 trainers

Owner Susan Cooney:
33 starts, 2 wins, 8 seconds, and 6 thirds for earnings of $163,987 and rnking of #1235 out of 26,678 owners


2014: 20 wins, 18 seconds and 16 thirds for career high earnings of $592,524


As of 12/31/13 2013 stats:

as a Trainer 156 starts = 17 wins, 14 seconds, 18 thirds for $492,154 earnings

as a Owner 54 starts = 4 wins, 9 seconds, 5 thirds for $179, 587 earnings


YTD stats : As of 9/30/12
130 starts 19 firsts 9 seconds 19 thirds