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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary for Ely, Un Temps Pour Tout at Cheltenham

    Published: Tue, 21/03/2017 16:57
    It is hard to believe that the Cheltenham Festival has been and gone for another year. There were plenty of thrills and spills and some amazing performances on the track, not least by our own Un Temps Pour Tout who became a back-to-back Festival winner by defying top weight in a thrilling finish to the Grade 3 Ultima handicap chase.
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  • Ely & District Cycling Club in action at two weekend events

    Published: Mon, 20/03/2017 08:19
    Saturday afternoon saw Ely & District Cycling Club members in action at two different events, at Risby, Bury St Edmunds. It was the West Suffolk Wheelers Hilly 21 mile TT, fastest club riders was Robert Golding who posted a time of 50 minutes and 36 seconds. Rory Havis finished with 51:44 on the clock, while John Manlow, 56:42 and Stephen Croft, 59
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary for Ely, 24 hours to Cheltenham

    Published: Mon, 13/03/2017 17:56
    With Cheltenham now less than 24 hours away I hope you will forgive me for something of an abridged blog – we are all declared for the first day, although we still have the remainder of the week to sort out. With a winner and four seconds from a limited number of runners last week, I am satisfied that the horses enter the most important week of ou
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  • Ely Tigers knocked out of Cup by Cambridge

    Published: Mon, 13/03/2017 08:54
    Ely RUFC scored a brace of tries but were unable to defeat Cambridge in a hard fought match. They kicked for the corner and set up a maul at the line-out, Ely Tigers were unable to defend it and they dotted down for an unconverted try. They were the only points that half.
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  • Ely Tigers beat 4th place Stowmarket with great team performance

    Published: Tue, 07/03/2017 19:58
    Ely continued to retain possession but a silly pass got Stowmarket on the scoreboard, it was intercepted and the opposition dotted down under the posts for a converted try. Not long after Ely were pushing for territory and a clever placed kick from Alex Milne forced the opposition full-back to take the ball over the line for a Tigers scrum on the f
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  • Wales lands the Cambridgeshire National

    Published: Mon, 06/03/2017 14:04
    The prize for the fourth running of the Cambridgeshire National at Huntingdon Racecourse headed to Wales as Court Frontier won the three and three-quarter of a mile race by 14 lengths.
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  • Cambridgeshire Home Win Targeted on Cambridgeshire National Day

    Published: Wed, 01/03/2017 14:38
    Cambridgeshire trainer Pam Sly will bid to land her biggest success of the jumps season so far in the latest high class contest at Huntingdon Racecourse on Sunday.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Cheltenham a fortnight away

    Published: Tue, 28/02/2017 10:48
    The stable continues in good form and the Sedgefield victory of Mr Clarkson took us on to the 52 winner mark for the campaign with the Cheltenham Festival now just a fortnight away. Meanwhile, high profile injuries to Gold Cup favourite Thistlecrack and top jockey Barry Geraghty show what can happen to both horse and human in the lead-up to the bi
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  • The Cambridgeshire National day at Huntingdon Racecourse

    Published: Mon, 27/02/2017 12:59
    It’s a bumper day of jump racing and fun for all the family, with Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol making personal appearances at intervals throughout the day.
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  • Ely & District Cycling Club Report, Summer Series

    Published: Mon, 27/02/2017 09:13
    The 1st round being held at the Lea Valley Complex in London, where Ely & District/B&T Motor Repairs Cycling Club member were in action. The day started with the Juniors in action, where the club saw Charlie Fleet make his debut in the series in the Under 12 race, where he completed 3 laps in his allotted time.

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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Vieux Lion Rouge Favourite For Grand National

    Published: Wed, 22/02/2017 17:17
    What an amazing week it has been. Although we were only represented by a handful of runners, a couple of high-profile winners certainly do no harm for morale. The Haydock Grand National Trial success of Vieux Lion Rouge means that we now have the ante-post favourite for the big one at Aintree in April, while Rathlin Rose’s Royal Artillery victory a
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  • Ely Tigers RUFC travel down to face East London

    Published: Mon, 20/02/2017 08:48
    The Ely Tigers were caught completely unaware in the first minutes when East London collected their own kick off. They scored in the corner after the ball was forced wide from the breakdown.

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  • Huntingdon hero set for Aintree Grand National Festival

    Published: Thu, 16/02/2017 10:37
    Aintree in April rather than the Cheltenham Festival is a more likely destination for Keeper Hill following his victory in the Listed 188Bet Sidney Banks Memorial Novices’ Hurdle at Huntingdon Racecourse on Thursday.
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  • Ely Tigers get back to winning ways

    Published: Wed, 15/02/2017 15:33
    Ely faced Upminster at Downham road, eager to get back to winning ways. Both teams fought hard in the first ten minutes and added a penalty apiece. Upminster played the wide game and it paid off when the ball was shipped to the winger. He darted into the corner and did well to reach out and dot down.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Only Four Weeks to Cheltenham

    Published: Wed, 15/02/2017 12:51
    In the coming days and weeks some of the team will be having a last run before the Festival while others will just be kept ticking over. As we have seen over the last few weeks and countless times over the years, anything can happen in the lead-up to Cheltenham so I will be relieved when the action gets underway.

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  • High class jump racing at Thursday’s #GoRacing Day

    Published: Thu, 09/02/2017 08:22
    February’s jump racing action kicks off in Cambridgeshire on Thursday when the feature race on a card sponsored in its entirely by 188Bet is the Listed Sidney Banks Memorial Novices’ Hurdle.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Abracadabra Sivola Wins

    Published: Tue, 07/02/2017 12:33
    Stay Out Of Court made a satisfactory start to his handicap career when finishing third over three miles at Plumpton on Monday against far more experienced rivals. He kept plugging on in pleasing fashion and looks as though he will be suited by an even greater test of stamina. He is still only young and looks like a nice staying chaser in the maki
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Mr Big Shot

    Published: Tue, 31/01/2017 14:42
    The week had started well for the Pond House team when Mr Big Shot made a very impressive start to his hurdling career when successful in the novices’ hurdle at Wetherby on Tuesday. Without wishing to string too many clichés together, he has the stamp and pedigree of a staying chaser so to win a Uttoxeter bumper and Wetherby hurdle over two miles
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  • Bonus For Racing Fans At Friday’s #GoRacing Day

    Published: Thu, 26/01/2017 12:23
    The frosty weather put paid to the high-class fixture at the Berkshire track on Saturday, but the Grade 2 Mares’ Hurdle race has been saved with its transfer to Cambridgeshire.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Mr Clarkson

    Published: Tue, 24/01/2017 11:07
    Mr Clarkson started the ball rolling with a battling success in the novices’ hurdle at Exeter on Tuesday under conditional jockey David Noonan. A winner on his Pond House debut in a bumper at the track on New Years’ Day, he jumped well on this first start over timber and saw off all challengers in the straight in tenacious fashion. A r
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