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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Rathlin Rose

    Published: Tue, 16/01/2018 08:02
    Last week was a quiet one with only three runners over the sticks and while it is a similar story to begin this week, things pick up with plenty of entries from midweek onwards. Looking back to last week, I thought Broadway Buffalo took a step in the right direction at Taunton when a close fifth in the staying handicap chase. Following a long
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  • Ely have a comfortable win at home over Wymondham

    Published: Mon, 15/01/2018 06:17
    Ely faced opposition Wymondham at home on Saturday eager to win and push for second in the table. The Tigers were on the scoreboard within minutes and the match continued that way for first half. Ever-present Matt McCarthy scored a brace with two individual efforts. Man of the Match Nathan Brooks also crashed over from close range when he spotted
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, New Year 2018

    Published: Tue, 09/01/2018 10:27
    The first day of the New Year was a busy one for the stable with five runners at Exeter, although the inclement weather, downpours and freezing temperatures have since started to play havoc with the fixtures list. We are yet to make it onto the scoresheet this calendar year, although there were a number of notable performances to mention, not least
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  • Ely win away against Lowestoft and Yarmouth

    Published: Mon, 08/01/2018 08:11
    Ely Tigers were dominant throughout the match and crossed the line 4 times in the first half. Tries came from Matt McCarthy, Nathan Brooks scored a brace, debutant and man of the match Luke Turner touched down for one as well. Lowestoft were able to score a try the first half after the Tigers conceded multiple penalties.
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  • Huntingdon Racecourse has record prize money of over £1m

    Published: Thu, 04/01/2018 12:37
    Prize money at Huntingdon Racecourse is to rise to a record amount of just under £1,192,200 in 2018, the first time it has exceeded seven figures. That represents an increase of 25 per cent over the prize fund offered during 2017. The new total is spread over 19 fixtures during the year, up from £951,900.

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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Daklondike wins well

    Published: Tue, 02/01/2018 10:17
    A couple of winners at Newbury and Uttoxeter on Saturday and Sunday was a nice way to bring 2017 to a close.
    It has been something of a frustrating year for the team - the obvious high point was the incredible back-to-back victory of Un Temps Pour Tout in the Ultima Chase at the Cheltenham Festival back in March, while the low also came at the
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Merry Christmas 2017

    Published: Mon, 25/12/2017 06:26
    With it being Christmas Day, I hope you will all excuse me an abridged weekly blog. I am sure as the week goes on some of the pictures from our staff party on Christmas Eve will come to light and I will be happy to add those as they emerge! One thing is for sure, with three small children in the household, I have the feeling that it is going to be
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Sad Loss of Starchitect

    Published: Tue, 19/12/2017 10:21
    It is time to adjust to the loss of one of Pond House's brightest stars after the awful events of the weekend at Cheltenham racecourse and this week's blog has been an extremely difficult and emotional one to write. On Sunday it was very hard feeding up with Starchitect's stable being empty.
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  • Ely have a win over Wisbech

    Published: Mon, 18/12/2017 09:08
    Ely Tigers with a thumping win over a struggling Wisbech side. The Tigers continued with their winning ways on Saturday with a decisive 62-7 victory over Wisbech. Captain Joel Scott Paul ran in a hat-trick, man of the match Luke Cornwell and Matt McCarthy both scored a brace.
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  • Ely and District Cycling Club were not deterred by the snow and ice

    Published: Wed, 13/12/2017 07:54
    Ely and District Cycling Club were not stopped by snow and ice from competing both in cyclocross and mountain bike races recently, including a sterling performance by junior member Isaac Barton in round 12 of the Eastern Cyclocross League at Chantry Cross in Ipswich.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Eamon An Cnoic

    Published: Mon, 11/12/2017 17:21
    While Storm Caroline caused the abandonment of Huntingdon yesterday due to snow it brought torrential rain and very high winds to Pond House. Thankfully the yard coped remarkably well with all Mother Nature threw at us and despite me personally taking refuge from the elements in the afternoon the daily routine continued as normal. Whether the
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  • Ely RUFC win against Holt to take them to third in the table

    Published: Mon, 11/12/2017 06:17
    Ely Tigers move up to third with a bonus point win away at Holt. Ely man of the match Nathan Brooks then scored his first of the day when he picked from the back of a rolling maul and crashed through the opposition defence. The score at the end of the half was 17-7 to the Tigers.
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  • Huntingdon Racecourse Meeting Today Cancelled

    Published: Sun, 10/12/2017 07:27
    Huntingdon Racecourse has a classy renewal of the highest quality horse race of 2017 on Sunday. Thirteen entries have been made for the Betfred Peterborough Chase which, at £65,000 in prize-money, is the richest contest in the calendar at the Cambridgeshire track.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Lapland

    Published: Tue, 05/12/2017 10:21
    Busy as it is around Pound House at this time of year, it is not all work, work, you know. Indeed, midweek myself, Leanne, Jack and Sophie jetted off to Finland to see if we could find Father Christmas and his helpers in Lapland! Back at home we still had eight runners through the course of the week and the racing diary is looking busy once again o
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  • Ely RUFC go third in table after win against Thetford

    Published: Wed, 29/11/2017 05:47
    Ely held on for a win at home against Thetford, to bring them up to third in the table. Within the first minute of the game the Ely Tigers had scored a try. A failed clearance kick by the opposition was pounced on by Matt McCarthy. He sprinted through the opposition defence, took the last defender out and offloaded to Jacob Muncey in tail who touch
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Ramses de Teillee

    Published: Tue, 28/11/2017 17:04
    Another couple of winners last week courtesy of Ramses de Teillee and You Say What kept the scoreboard rolling along and at the time of writing the seasonal tally stands at 14. With the horses continuing in good order there is plenty to look forward to and the week ahead is looking busy with many entries over the coming days.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, What A Moment

    Published: Tue, 21/11/2017 08:52
    The stable enjoyed a couple of nice winners last week courtesy of Tobacco Road and What A Moment. It was fantastic to get on the board at the first time of asking at Cheltenham's November meeting, a fixture at which the stable has so often excelled in the past. The horses continue to run well and there were a number of other notable performances to
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  • Ely and District Cycling Club juniors win one of the Muddy Monsters races

    Published: Tue, 14/11/2017 17:33
    Ely and District Cycling Club continued their winter season of off-road racing with a strong showing from the junior members of the club. On Saturday 4 Ely club members took part in round 9 of the Eastern Cyclocross League series at Hempton Cross. After his uncharacteristic failure to finish in the previous round, Phil Peacock came back strongly
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Dell' Arca

    Published: Tue, 14/11/2017 12:27
    The good form of the stable continued last week with the successes of Red Square Revival and Dell' Arca at Plumpton and Newbury respectively, while there were a number of other creditable performances. With the Open meeting at Cheltenham taking place this week and a whole host of other big races on the horizon, it is certainly a very exciting time
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  • Ely RUFC beat West Norfolk under the floodlights

    Published: Mon, 13/11/2017 08:54
    Ely win a bonus point victory over West Norfolk under the floodlights. Ely Tigers spent the first fifteen minutes in opposition territory, points finally came from when the ball was passed wide and Matt McCarthy stepped inside the defence to dot down for an unconverted try. West Norfolk then fought their way into the Tigers
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