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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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  • Ely and District Cycling Club go off-road at the weekend

    Published: Thu, 09/11/2017 08:48
    Ely and District Cycling Club turned their attention to off-road racing, taking part in both cyclocross and mountain bike races last weekend.
    On Sunday, three Ely club members took part in the first round of the Kings Lynn MTB Winter Series. Cliff Loveday finished in 35th place in the 1.5 hour Veterans race, with Derek Ricketts in 77th place.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Starchitect Wins

    Published: Tue, 07/11/2017 10:26
    Last week was a very good one for the stable with the successes of Saint John Henry, Starchitect and Daklondike, while there were also a number of creditable placed efforts. It was certainly a relief to get back on the board to end a frustrating spell during which time the horses by and large had been running respectably without quite getting their
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  • Ely RUFC draw against unbeaten Stowmarket

    Published: Mon, 06/11/2017 07:57
    The Ely Tigers dominated the first half. On debut, man of the match Jacob Muncey found space down the blindside and sprinted in untouched from twenty metres out, for a converted try.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Gail's Race

    Published: Tue, 31/10/2017 09:07
    It was great to be back racing at the headquarters of British jumping at the weekend. The first meeting of the season at Cheltenham took place on Saturday and Sunday and with the Tattersalls Horses In Training Sales and a busy entry book for the week ahead, this time of year certainly marks an upturn in pace at Pond House.
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  • Huntingdon Racecourse Guy Fawkes Day meeting could be royal occasion

    Published: Tue, 31/10/2017 08:39
    Huntingdon Racecourse's Brian Martin Pallets Annual Beer Festival Race-day this Sunday could have a royal flavour. On the Flat, The Queen's horses have famously won many races, including Classics and at Royal Ascot, but she rarely has runners over jumps at the Cambridgeshire racecourse.
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  • Ely Tigers grind out a win against rivals Newmarket

    Published: Mon, 30/10/2017 08:54
    Ely Tigers were first to get on scoreboard through the boot of Joel Scott Paul after he notched two penalties to take them up to six points. Ely then had a scrum in opposition territory, the ball went blind to Scott Paul who was awarded a penalty try after being tackled off the ball by the opposition full-back.
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  • It's Elfmas at Newmarket's Final Meeting, 3rd - 4th November 2017

    Published: Wed, 25/10/2017 15:39
    Newmarket's Final Meeting on Friday, 3rd and Saturday, 4th November will not only include glorious racing but also a whole host of family friendly entertainment, all tinted with the beginnings of the festive season celebrations.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Gerry Supple rides Great Tempo

    Published: Tue, 24/10/2017 08:18
    The weather was quite rough and high winds brought down a few branches and we had over 30mm of rain but there was not too much to complain about in the grand scale of things and the normal daily routine was carried out with no problems.
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  • Ely Tigers suffer their first defeat of the season away at Southwold

    Published: Mon, 23/10/2017 08:03
    In 45mph winds, the opposition opted for Ely to go against the wind the first half. Southwold were certainly up for it, within the first minutes they had crossed over the Ely try line for an unconverted try. Moments later Southwold conceded a penalty for putting their hands in the ruck. The Tigers opted for the posts and Joel Scott Paul slotted the
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Bambi du Noyer

    Published: Mon, 16/10/2017 16:59
    Last week was a busy one both on and off the course. We were joined by a number of visitors including jockeys (past and present), reporters, photographers and even racegoers so there was plenty to keep us occupied. Meanwhile the week was topped off by the facile success of Bambi du Noyer at Exeter.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Daklondike Entered

    Published: Tue, 10/10/2017 08:43
    It is one of those thankless tasks that is never going to leave everybody completely satisfied so you have to feel a little sorry for the race planning committee. Even so, with eight jumps fixtures scheduled for this week, it is a bit of a mystery as to why there is no action over the sticks until Wednesday. Consequently it is a quiet start
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  • Ely Tigers achieve a comfortable win over Crusaders

    Published: Mon, 09/10/2017 10:24
    In the first ten minutes Ely Tigers dominated possession and turned it into points through the boot of Joel Scott Paul, who slotted two penalties. Ely continued to run the show and man of the match Matt McCarthy scored after the backs ran a neat move that saw him run in a converted try.

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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Wexford sand gallop

    Published: Tue, 03/10/2017 10:01
    I was pleased to see Newton Abbot survive an early morning inspection following a soggy weekend and it means that with four runners at the Devon track today (Monday), and another at Stratford it is a busy start to the week. Indeed, with a number of further entries later in the week, following a quiet spell on the racing front it is good to see thin
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  • Ely Tigers win against the odds

    Published: Mon, 02/10/2017 06:11
    Ely fought back after the restart and added points of their own when man of the match Luke Wileman went in under the posts after Matt McCarthy held the last defender. Soon after McCarthy put Wileman in again for a converted try in the corner when broken play saw Tigers run amok.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Paul Leach rides into shape

    Published: Tue, 26/09/2017 10:31
    There is certainly a mixed bag of weather about at the moment. While the sun has been shining in the south west over the past few days (and is set fair again for the majority of this week) there have been deluges in the north of England and Scotland culminating in the abandonment of Ayr's feature three day Gold Cup meeting last week
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  • Ely gain another convincing win

    Published: Mon, 25/09/2017 10:39
    The Ely Tigers traded scores in the first five minutes, when Ely's John Dibb crashed over in the corner for an unconverted try. A well worked move from the Ely backs saw Matt McCarthy go in under the posts for a converted try. Soon after Lowestoft were penalised for a high tackle infringement, Stirling Fenton took it quickly
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  • Mathew Eley finishes 2nd in the Championship Mud Sweat and Gears, Ely and District Cycling Club

    Published: Wed, 20/09/2017 12:16
    The weather once again affected racing for members of the Ely and District Cycling Club, reflecting the fact that we are at the end of the time-trialling season, but the beginning of the Cyclocross season. On Saturday, Ely's Martin Holmes overcame the adverse conditions to set a new distance personal best on the E2/10 course
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