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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Catch The Swallows

    Published: Tue, 15/01/2019 07:52
    Last week perfectly illustrated the up's and down's of our wonderful sport. It may be a little clichéd, but as the old saying goes the only certainty is the glorious uncertainty! Having suffered the low of a shock reversal for 1/14 chance Queens Cave (more on that later), only a couple of hours later we were celebrating a first success for one of
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  • Fishing at Head Fen Lakes near Ely gets off to a flying start

    Published: Mon, 14/01/2019 12:26
    Avid Anglers have taken advantage of January's mild weather and headed down to Head Fen Lakes near Ely for a spot of fishing. The first match of the year saw fabulous results at both Snake and Trevs lake which hosts several species from Carp to Bream, Tench to Barbel. The top three catches of the match at Snake Lake this Sunday (13th
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  • Ely Tigers scored eight unanswered tries in a better defensive display

    Published: Mon, 14/01/2019 07:19
    Ely crossed the whitewash within the first few minutes of the game. Charlie Coupland darted through the opposition defence, similar to last week's score, and dotted down for a converted try. The Tigers crossed again moments later when Matt McCarthy dived over in the corner from a clever counterattack. The Tigers began to concede penalties which
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  • Huntingdon Racecourse welcomes New Chairman today

    Published: Fri, 11/01/2019 07:02
    Huntingdon Racecourse will welcome its new Chairman as racing gets under way for the first time in 2019 on Friday, 11th January. Following his appointment by The Jockey Club, Julian Taylor has succeeded Paul Taiano who stepped down at the end of 2018 from the position he held for nine years.
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  • Fishing News From Head Fen Lakes, Ely, January 2019

    Published: Thu, 10/01/2019 09:55
    The fishing lakes near Ely produced a lot of fun angling over the festive period. Trev's Lake is a 36 peg oval shaped lake with a large island, specifically designed for anglers who like to use conventional float and feeder tactics as well as the pole.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, double at Exeter

    Published: Tue, 08/01/2019 09:43
    The New Year is now upon us and with the Cheltenham Festival only nine weeks away I continue to be pleased by the form of the stable. Indeed, what better way to say goodbye to 2018 than with a winner at Uttoxeter and hello to 2019 with a double at Exeter on New Year's Day?
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  • Ely Tigers hold out for victory in a tough physical encounter

    Published: Sun, 06/01/2019 14:37
    Ely Tigers crossed the line first when the ball was shipped wide to Jacob Muncey who ran through the opposition defence to touch down under the posts. Ely then conceded a penalty in their twenty-two and the opposition opted for the three points. The Tigers conceded more penalties which gave the Crusaders the upper hand. They kicked for the corner
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Happy New Year!

    Published: Tue, 01/01/2019 08:02
    I hope you all enjoyed a great Christmas! With 2018 coming to a close I am pleased to be signing off the year with the horses in good form. Ramses de Teillee ran a cracker to finish a very creditable second in the Welsh Grand National at Chepstow while many others also performed well to reach the frame. With Delface a winner on the last day of the
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  • Huntingdon Racecourse staff rewarded for their efforts on Boxing Day

    Published: Tue, 25/12/2018 10:01
    Hard-working staff who look after Britain's racehorses aren't being forgotten at Huntingdon Racecourse's traditional Boxing Day fixture. The sponsor of what is being called ‘National Huntingdon Day' is offering a special Christmas lunch for racing staff to demonstrate the sport's gratitude for their efforts.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Christmas Crackers

    Published: Mon, 24/12/2018 13:52
    Well, Christmas is almost upon us once again and I am looking forward to enjoying the festivities with Leanne and the children. As is traditional, we will be joined for lunch by a few of the lads and lasses who won't be going home for Christmas. I won't be able to spend too much time relaxing however as the horses don't know it is Christmas and
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Three Winners

    Published: Tue, 18/12/2018 10:08
    Last week was a good one for the yard with no fewer than three winners courtesy of Know The Score, Teaser and Umbrigado. With several others also reaching the frame I am pleased with the form of the stable as the Christmas and New Year period approaches. That is obviously good news at any time of the year, but with such a busy programme in the
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  • Ely just missed out on a bonus point win against West Norfolk

    Published: Mon, 17/12/2018 07:22
    It was a back and forth first ten minutes with neither side conceding. Finally, the deadlock was broken when Ely gained a penalty in the opposition twenty-two. Man of the match Mitchell Kennett opted for the quick-tap penalty and rumbled his way over the line for a converted try. The Tigers crossed again a few minutes later, the Ely pack mauled the
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Good Week for the stable

    Published: Tue, 11/12/2018 07:24
    I wrote last week's offering on route to London for the Horse Writer's Awards. Gerry Supple and I had a very enjoyable afternoon as guests of Mike Vince and there were some very worthy winners. Our runners at Plumpton that day also kicked off what has been a good week for the stable. Dusky Hercules has improved with each of his three career starts
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  • Nick Littmoden on track with new yard and winner By Rail

    Published: Wed, 05/12/2018 09:56
    Newmarket trainer Nick Littmoden has plenty to celebrate about with his Fakenham winner By Rail and new yard. The front running By Rail seemed to relish the conditions at Fakenham until the last, when headed by Yourholidayisover and looked beaten with only a few yards to go. Yet By Rail rallied under a strong ride by Jack Quinlan to get up by half
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  • More racing for Ely junior riders

    Published: Tue, 04/12/2018 13:24
    With the senior members of the Ely & District Cycling Club taking another week off from racing, attention turned once again to the club's junior members. Racing started on Saturday, when the club hosted a round of the Muddy Monsters race series, a cyclocross race series designed for novice junior racers. Racing in different age categories on a
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  • Ely have a decisive victory over Woodbridge in nine try romp

    Published: Mon, 03/12/2018 06:56
    It took the Ely Tigers several minutes to score their first try. Matt McCarthy found space down the blindside and touched down in the corner for a converted try. Jacob Muncey then scored a brace before half time. His first came from the back of dominant Tigers' maul. The second came when man of the match Tom Holloway disrupted the opposition
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Know The Score

    Published: Tue, 27/11/2018 13:01
    I have always thought that the job of racecourse ground staff was a difficult task but the weather conditions have only heightened my admiration for the teams who work so hard to produce decent jumping ground. On the whole they do an outstanding job, although unfortunately with a mixed bag of weather across the country the ground continues to be
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  • Huntingdon Racecourse is one of the first sporting venues in Britain with Detailed Accessibility Guide

    Published: Tue, 27/11/2018 11:28
    Huntingdon Racecourse has become one of the first sporting venues in Britain to give disabled people and carers a Detailed Accessibility Guide on its facilities via AccessAble, the UK's leading provider of access information. The initiative follows extensive site visits to all 15 of the Jockey Club's racecourses and its historic Jockey Club Rooms
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  • Ely riders return to cyclocross racing

    Published: Wed, 21/11/2018 12:08
    After a week off, members of the Ely & District Cycling Club were once again racing in the Eastern Cyclocross League race series on Sunday. The 10th of the 16 rounds making up the series took place at Hilly Fields nature reserve in Colchester in an event organised by Amis Velo. The windy but sunny conditions led to some fast racing on a course
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Umbrigado Impresses

    Published: Tue, 20/11/2018 10:23
    Once again, the lack of any significant rain continues to frustrate and meant that we had comparatively few runners last week, primarily at Cheltenham's November meeting where we have traditionally been so strong in the past. Of course, it is disappointing to leave that fixture without a winner but there were some decent performances, not least the
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