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  • Two triumphs in a row for Twotwothree in tribute race at Huntindon Races

    Published: Wed, 06/11/2019 09:12
    Twotwothree tried and failed to win last season, but this term the six-year-old has come good and Sunday's Macer Gifford Handicap Chase at Huntingdon Racecourse was his second victory in a month. The race is run each year in memory of the late Macer Gifford, brother of Grand National-winning trainer Josh Gifford. Born in Huntingdon, Macer was a
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Noonan's Lucky Escape

    Published: Tue, 05/11/2019 08:49
    October certainly proved to be somewhat damp with 145mm of rain falling at Pond House last month alone. Strangely, it produced an incredible variance in the going from racecourse to racecourse, with Newton Abbot having to abandon their final fixture of the season last Thursday due to waterlogging, whilst the ground at Taunton's first meeting on
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  • Huntingdon Racecourse saddles up for Beer Festival raceday

    Published: Thu, 31/10/2019 09:07
    Huntingdon Racecourse is gearing up for its fastest growing event, the Fairfax Saddles Beer Festival race-day on Sunday. Visitors to the Cambridgeshire track can enjoy live music and a wide selection of fine ales from Cambridge's Milton Brewery. Liam Johnson, General Manager, Huntingdon Racecourse, said: "Our busy autumn programme of superb jump
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  • Tigers suffer first defeat of the season

    Published: Mon, 28/10/2019 11:22
    Ely Tigers made the short trip across to Thetford looking to continue their unbeaten start to the season, but like previous weeks they were forced into changes due to injury, including captain Matt MaCarthy, who picked up an ankle injury the previous week.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Double at Ffos Las

    Published: Tue, 22/10/2019 09:18
    The stable enjoyed a great weekend when recording a double at Ffos Las's Welsh Champion Hurdle meeting on Saturday, marking a triumphant return to the saddle for stable jockey Tom Scudamore who had been on the sidelines since breaking his wrist and T7 vertabrae in a fall on 10th September. These successes were no less significant as they
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  • Ely Tigers beat Fakenham in a tough match

    Published: Mon, 21/10/2019 09:03
    Ely Tigers welcomed Fakenham to the Cambridge Commodities Park on Saturday afternoon as third met fourth, following a two week break from league fixtures Ely had slipped from the top of the league. Within the opening 5 minutes the visitors try line had been breached, as Ash Clark dived in to the corner for the opening try, the extra points couldn't
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  • Cheltenham winner takes to hurdles at Huntingdon Racecourse

    Published: Mon, 21/10/2019 08:49
    After making a successful debut in a National Hunt Flat race at Cheltenham on New Year's Day, trainer Tom Lacey sent the four-year-old to Cambridgeshire for the MansionBet Novices' Hurdle. Ridden by Nico de Boinville, the 9-4 chance had little trouble in landing the first prize in the two-mile contest. One possibility for the future is a return to
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  • Success for Ely Juniors

    Published: Thu, 17/10/2019 08:52
    Junior members of the Ely & District Cycling Club dominated the Under 10s category in the latest round of the Muddy Monsters North Cambridgeshire junior off road racing series. The Muddy Monsters series is an introductory race series for junior riders in which the riders race off road on a grass track for two races, a sprint race and an endurance
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  • PB for Holmes and cyclocross woes for Ely riders

    Published: Fri, 11/10/2019 12:22
    With the time trial season drawing to a close, and a flooded course preventing the Norwich ABC 25 mile race on Sunday from going ahead, the only time trial action involving riders from the Ely & District Cycling Club - B&T Motor Repairs last weekend was Martin Holmes racing in the Norwich ABC 10 mile event which took place on the B10/43 course on S
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  • Champion in winning form as Huntingdon races resume

    Published: Tue, 08/10/2019 16:18
    Champion jump jockey Richard Johnson took a one-winner lead in this season's title race when he rode to victory at Huntingdon Racecourse's opening autumn fixture. He partnered the Welsh-trained 9-4 favourite Akkapenko to a win in the second division of the MansionBet-sponsored handicap hurdle, while his chief rival Brian Hughes drew a blank from
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Unsettled Weather

    Published: Tue, 08/10/2019 08:52
    The unsettled weather conditions mean that it has been very difficult trying to get an accurate gauge on the ground and therefore we were limited to just one racecourse representative on the flat at Bath last Monday. Indeed, last month was the wettest September we have had since we began recording the rainfall at Pond House in 2001. With 100mm of
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  • Jockeys in title tussle as Huntingdon racing resumes

    Published: Wed, 02/10/2019 11:28
    Britain's two leading jump jockeys arrive in Cambridgeshire on Wednesday as the National Hunt season resumes at Huntingdon Racecourse. Richard Johnson has been champion for the last four seasons following the retirement of 20-time winner Sir Anthony McCoy, but his title is under threat from the North's top rider Brian Hughes. Johnson has five rides
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Plenty of Action

    Published: Wed, 02/10/2019 09:25
    Following a quiet start to the week, the action came thick and fast from Friday onwards! We attended the McCoy Awards at Cheltenham on Friday evening where our own Suzanne Lower was nominated for an award (more of that later!), whilst our first runners from the stable came at Worcester earlier that day. We were unlucky not to come away with a
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  • Ely Tigers Cruise to victory over Crusaders

    Published: Mon, 30/09/2019 08:54
    Ely gave an early penalty to Crusaders was their only highlight from a difficult afternoon for the visitors to the Cambridge Commodities Park on Saturday afternoon. The opening drive of the afternoon produced an early chance for Crusaders to put some points on the board as they choose the option to kick in front of the posts, despite kicking into
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  • Bennett breaks Ely Club record

    Published: Wed, 25/09/2019 13:51
    On Saturday afternoon three Ely riders took part in the Leo 30 time trial race, riding on the E2/30 course on the A11. Coming within a whisker of completing the course at an average speed of 30mph, Darran Bennett stopped the clock at 1 hour 1 minute and 1 second to set a new club record for 30 miles, beating the previous record set by Mathew Eley
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Ryan Remains In Good Order

    Published: Tue, 24/09/2019 11:13
    Last week was a quiet one with only a handful of runners, our first not coming until Newton Abbot on Friday and it looks like being a similar story this week. Indeed, with only limited opportunities early and a couple or midweek fixtures at Perth, Britain's most northerly track, the next runners from the Pond House team may not be until Worcester o
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  • Ely Tigers make it two wins from two

    Published: Mon, 23/09/2019 08:56
    Ely Tigers sit top of the table after making it two wins on the spin, but they had to come from behind in the win over Ipswich YM in Suffolk, as the home side scored in the opening minutes under the posts. Tigers had a early chance to get some points on the board when they were awarded a penalty, opting to kick, but the kick from Joel Scott Paul
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  • Ely Tigers have new grounds sponsor

    Published: Thu, 19/09/2019 08:57
    Ely Tigers are pleased to announce Cambridge Commodities Ltd as our new grounds sponsor for the next 2 seasons. This newventure will increase and strengthen the already blossoming relationship between Ely Tigers and the Lancaster Way based business, who have already shown great faith in the club by being the main sponsor of the Senior and Youth
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Fast Ground

    Published: Tue, 10/09/2019 09:04
    We were fairly quiet on the runners front last week with only a jumps card at the northerly venue of Hexham on Monday, no jumps fixtures at all on Tuesday and Friday and a dearth of runners at Sedgefield last Thursday (where there were just twenty runners in total throughout their final six races) due primarily to the prevailing fast ground. We
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  • Ely & District Cycling Club have a busy weekend

    Published: Thu, 29/08/2019 08:34
    Last weekend's action for members of the Ely & District Cycling Club started on Saturday afternoon with the Cambridge CC time trial race held on the the F2/15 course running along the A428 near Cambourne. Once again Darran Bennett was the fastest Ely rider, completing the 15 mile at an average speed of just under 30mph to give him 13th place on a t
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