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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Cheltenham Festival 2020

    Published: Tue, 10/03/2020 08:54
    The waiting is nearly over for another year with the Cheltenham Festival getting underway tomorrow. Amazingly, given the amount of rain to have fallen in recent months, the ground is likely to ride only soft tomorrow and with a drying forecast, it could be considerably quicker come day four. With a winner last week taking our seasonal tally to 62,
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  • Ely Tigers welcomed Woodbridge to the Cambridge Commodities Park

    Published: Mon, 02/03/2020 09:07
    Ely Tigers welcomed Woodbridge to the Cambridge Commodities Park for what would another game that battled the latest storm, the recent downpours had made the pitch sticky in place, the home side was once again forced to make changes to the starting fifteen. Tigers got the game underway, kicking with the brisk wind at their backs, Woodbridge
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Cheltenham Festival Handicaps

    Published: Wed, 26/02/2020 08:47
    Despite the loss of another host of fixtures due to the adverse weather conditions last week, we did manage to hit the mark with the cosy success of Night Edition. With Cheltenham now only a fortnight away, the string continues in good form and we are currently on the 57 winner mark for the season.
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  • Defeat for Ely Tigers in Suffolk, missed conversions prove costly

    Published: Mon, 24/02/2020 08:46
    Ely Tigers travelled across to Suffolk to play Thurston, and like many games this season there was changes to the starting 15, in came Jim Storey, Luke Cornwell, Ryan Clark & Luke Turner, while Tom Green was missing due to injury picked up against Thetford the week before. Like previous weeks the current gusting winds were going to have a hand in
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  • Huntingdon Races prevails with heavy ground

    Published: Sat, 22/02/2020 08:58
    Despite rainfall in the hours before racing began turning the official going to "heavy", favourite backers were on good terms with themselves after five of the seven Betway sponsored races were won by the market leader at Huntingdon's latest race meeting on Thursday. The most impressive winner of the day came in the two-mile handicap hurdle when
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Ramses De Teillee wins Grade 2

    Published: Tue, 18/02/2020 08:57
    Unfortunately as with Storm Ciara, Storm Dennis is playing havoc with the racing calendar but Ascot and Haydock both survived the storms onslaught on Saturday. Ramses De Teillee travelled to Haydock and put in another fine display to win the Grade 2 Prestige novices hurdle under David Noonan. Given a sensible ride in conditions he led at a nice p
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, sad news

    Published: Tue, 11/02/2020 09:06
    There seems to have been an abundance of bad news of late and sadly that trend continued last week as the racing industry lamented the loss of two notable characters. Gold Cup winning trainer Robert Alner passed away at the age of 76, whilst former jockey James Banks was just 36 years old. The unexpected passing of James Banks at such a tender age
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, 55 winners so far

    Published: Tue, 04/02/2020 11:04
    The good form of the stable continued last week with the successes of Main Fact and Eden du Houx taking our tally to 55 winners for the season which is comfortably more than our total for all of last term. We have also surpassed last season's prize money haul and our strike rate is also considerably higher, which means we have already achieved the
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  • Cyclocross Racing at Milton for Ely Riders

    Published: Fri, 31/01/2020 09:07
    With the Cyclocross season drawing to a close, Sunday saw the penultimate round of the 2019/20 Eastern League Cyclocross series take place at Milton Country Park. Conditions were good throughout the racing, with the rain holding off until after racing had finished. Turnout was unusually high for many of the races, and 56 riders took part in the U10
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Ramses de Teillee

    Published: Tue, 28/01/2020 09:08
    It was a real rollercoaster of a week for the stable with some fantastic highs and a couple of the most dreadful lows. We did enjoy three winners over jumps, marking our first victories of the New Year. Main Fact was a real hero, winning twice within the space of three days, whilst Ramses de Teillee produced a fantastic performance to land the
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  • Ely Tigers travelled to Norwich for a big win

    Published: Mon, 20/01/2020 09:11
    Ely Tigers travelled to Norwich based Crusaders on Saturday with a much changed side, but they still came away with the points following a 43-17 win. The opening try came inside the first five minutes when Erwin Noteboom found himself in space to place the ball down over the try line, with Joel Scott Paul adding the extra points, on 15 minutes
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  • Ely Tigers open the New Year with a league win

    Published: Mon, 13/01/2020 09:16
    Ely Tigers welcomed Ipswich YM to the Cambridge Commodities Park looking to complete the double over the Suffolk side, the visitors got the game underway, deciding to kick into the strong Fen wind, the opening ten minutes of the game was all Ipswich ball, with Tigers unable to get to grips with the ball. From a line out meters from the Ely try line
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  • New Year cyclocross for Ely riders

    Published: Thu, 09/01/2020 08:56
    Members of the Ely & District Cycling Club saw in the New Year racing in the 10th round of the Eastern Cyclocross League. The Stow Scramble cyclocross event was organised by the Stowmarket & District CC and took place at Haughley Park in Fordham near Ipswich. In the Under 10s race Harvey Woodroffe had another strong race, despite having
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, New Year

    Published: Tue, 31/12/2019 08:39
    I hope that all readers had a most enjoyable Christmas. I had a lovely one with the family but have to confess that I was pleased to get back to work on Boxing Day; one of the most prestigious day's racing on the calendar. I was even more delighted to notch an across the card double on the day courtesy of the successes of Hugo ‘N Taz at Market
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Israel Champ

    Published: Tue, 24/12/2019 09:28
    The stable heads into the Christmas period on 46 winners following the impressive Ascot success of Israel Champ in a hotly contested Listed bumper under Tom Scudmore on Friday. He is a horse I have held in high regard since he arrived in the summer and although I was a little disappointed with him first time out for the yard at Worcester he has don
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Caspian Caviar Gold Cup winner Warthog

    Published: Tue, 17/12/2019 09:03
    It's a good job we had recently undergone training with the defibrillator! With the last gasp success of Warthog (pictured above) in the feature Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Saturday and the eventful victory of Kepagge at Leicester the Wednesday before that, there were certainly a few heart-stopping moments! On very testing ground
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  • Huntingdon Racecourse set for Boxing Day races

    Published: Mon, 16/12/2019 09:06
    Huntingdon Racecourse is getting into the festive mood for its most popular jump racing occasion of the year, the MansionBet Boxing Day At The Races meeting. Every year at Christmas time, over 6,000 people descend on the Cambridgeshire track with friends and family for a traditional sporting day out. Tickets for the big day are on sale - and
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  • Ely Tigers travelled into Cambridge Saturday afternoon to face second placed Cantabs

    Published: Mon, 16/12/2019 09:00
    The rain 24 hours earlier and on Saturday morning made the pitch heavy and sticky in places, Tigers started brightly taking the game to the home side, and it was Ely that got the first points on the board, winning a line out on the left they moved the ball out to the right, finding Matt Mccarthy who dived over the line to place the ball under
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  • Six appeal as Peterborough Chase marks 50 years

    Published: Wed, 11/12/2019 13:18
    The last two winners of the Fitzdares Peterborough Chase take each other on this weekend as Huntingdon Racecourse marks 50 years of its showpiece race. Charbel, the victor 12 months ago for trainer Kim Bailey, heads a field of six horses who will contest Sunday's Grade 2 contest at the Cambridgeshire track, along with Top Notch who took the honours
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Dusky Hercules

    Published: Tue, 10/12/2019 11:12
    There were three reasons for celebration last week with the victories of Miss Tynte, First Lord de Cuet and Dusky Hercules. Whilst every victory is savoured, the success of Dusky Hercules was especially sweet as it marked the first winner for the newly formed David Pipe Racing Club, but more of that later...
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