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About David Pipe
Written by James C Smith
Born to train racehorses...
David Pipe was born to train racehorses. Son of Martin Pipe CBE, fifteen times champion National Hunt trainer, and the most successful jumps trainer in British racing history, David fast carved a niche for himself as an extremely successful and talented Point-to-Point trainer. Indeed, during his six seasons as a trainer of Pointers, David amassed no fewer than 164 winners (including 47 Point-to-Points and two Hunter Chases in his final season) – each weekend he seemed to return with a winner!
Channelled his talents...
David also amassed a wealth of knowledge not only from the champion British jumps trainer, but also through experience with some of the worlds other leading handlers including Michael Dickinson in America, Cricquette Head-Maarek in France and Joey Ramsden in South Africa.
Since his father’s retirement from training at the end of April 2006, David has channelled his talents towards the Pond House string – a role which has provided a varied, challenging and rewarding role alongside his record-breaking father who now occupies the position of assistant trainer.
David’s fledgling career met with unparalleled success, indeed his first winner Standin Obligation (Kelso, 9th May 2006) was quickly followed by two more, Wee Dinns and Papillon de Iena making it a treble for the day. By the end of the season the tally stood at 134 winners (more than any other trainer) and prize money won was in excess of £1.6million. David had finished third in the trainers championship and had along the way become the first trainer to saddle one hundred winners in his debut season and also landed his first Cheltenham Festival winner, Gaspara in the 2007 Fred Winter Juvenile Hurdle who was owned by his father.
Synonymous with success...
Since then the rich tradition of success at the highest level has continued and Pond House racing stables remains the winning most training establishment in Great Britain. During his tenure with a trainers’ licence David has enjoyed victory at every jumps track in Britain as well as at all of the most prestigious meetings; a Grand National winner, 14 Cheltenham Festival winners and a Hennessy Gold Cup over jumps as well as a Royal Ascot winner and Chester Cup success on the level to name but a few. Meanwhile he has also surpassed 1,000 career winner mark, all of which means that the Pipe name remains synonymous with success within the horse racing industry.
David has amassed an enviable portfolio of owners, largely owing to his honest and approachable demeanour as well as his proven track record. At Pond House, the onus is on treating each and every owner in the same open and friendly manner whether they own a share in a horse, or a large string of horses. Such an approach looks sure to continue to repay dividends on the track...
To find out more about David and the team at Pond House, please enjoy browsing the remainder of the website or follow us on Twitter @DavidPipeRacing or the Facebook page "David Pipe Racehorse Trainer".
Big race CV...
|Ultima Hcap Chase (G3)||Cheltenham||15Mar16||Un Temps Pour Tout||T Scudamore|
|Grand Course de Haies d'Auteuil (G1)||Auteuil||7Jun15||Un Temps Pour Tout||J Reveley|
|Prix la Barka Hdle (G2)||Auteuil||16May15||Ballynagour||T Scudamore|
|Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Hcap Chase||Cheltenham||12Mar15||The Package||Mr J J Codd|
|Weatherbys Champion Bumper (G1)||Cheltenham||11Mar15||Moon Racer||T Scudamore|
|Reynoldstown Novices' Chase (G2)||Ascot||14Feb15||Ainsi Fideles||T Scudamore|
|Dominican Republic Hcap Hdle (G3)||Aintree||3Apr14||Doctor Harper||T Scudamore|
|Midlands Grand National Hcap Chase (Listed)||Uttoxeter||15Mar14||Goulanes||R Johnson|
|Byrne Group Plate Hcap Chase (G3)||Cheltenham||13Mar14||Ballynagour||T Scudamore|
|Ryanair Chase (G1)||Cheltenham||13Mar14||Dynaste||T Scudamore|
|Racing Post Arkle Chase (G1)||Cheltenham||11Mar14||Western Warhorse||T Scudamore|
|William Hill Imperial Cup Hcap Hdle (G3)||Sandown||8Mar14||Baltimore Rock||T Scudamore|
|Neptune Investment Novices' Hdle (G2)||Cheltenham||25Jan14||Red Sherlock||T Scudamore|
|Albert Bartlett Novices' Hdle (G2)||Cheltenham||14Dec13||Kings Palace||T Scudamore|
|Betfair Fixed Brush Hcap Hdle (G3)||Haydock||23Nov13||Gevrey Chambertin||T Scudamore|
|StanJames.com Greatwood Hdle (G3)||Cheltenham||17Nov13||Dell' Arca||T Scudamore|
|Sky Bet Supreme Trial Nov Hdle (G2)||Cheltenham||17Nov13||The Liquidator||T Scudamore|
|Betdaq Champion INH Flat Race (G1)||Punchestown||24Apr13||The Liquidator||T Scudamore|
|John Smith's Mildmay Nov Chase (G2)||Aintree||5Apr13||Dynaste||T Scudamore|
|Betfred Midlands National Hcap Chase (Listed)||Uttoxeter||16Mar13||Big Occasion||Mr M Ennis|
|totepool.com Towton Nov Chase (G2)||Wetherby||2Feb13||Goulanes||T Scudamore|
|Kauto Star Feltham Nov Chase (G1)||Kempton||26Dec12||Dynaste||T Scudamore|
|Majordomo Hospitality Hcap Chase (G3)||Cheltenham||14Dec12||Master Overseer||T Scudamore|
|Fuller's London Pride Nov Chase (G2)||Newbury||30Nov12||Dynaste||T Scudamore|
|Betfred Midlands National Hcap Chase (Listed)||Uttoxeter||17Mar12||Master Overseer||T Scudamore|
|Byrne Group Plate Hcap Chase (G3)||Cheltenham||15Mar12||Salut Flo||T Scudamore|
|williamhill.com Feltham Nov Chase (G1)||Kempton||26Dec11||Grands Crus||T Scudamore|
|GPG Nov Chase (G2)||Cheltenham||24Nov11||Grands Crus||T Scudamore|
|betfair.com Fixed Brush Hcap Hdle (G3)||Haydock||19Nov11||Dynaste||C O'Farrell|
|Paddy Power Gold Cup Hcap Chase (G3)||Cheltenham||12Nov11||Great Endeavour||T J Murphy|
|John Smiths Hcap Hdle (G3)||Aintree||8Apr11||Battle Group||B Geraghty|
|Totesport Midlands National Hcap Ch (Listed)||Uttoxeter||19Mar11||Minella Four Star||C O'Farrell|
|Pertemps Hcap Hdle Final||Cheltenham||17Mar11||Buena Vista||C O'Farrell|
|Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Hcap Chase||Cheltenham||17Mar11||Junior||Mr J J Codd|
|Rewards4Racing Cleeve Hdle (G2)||Cheltenham||29Jan11||Grands Crus||T Scudamore|
|bet365.com Hurdle (Listed)||Sandown||24Apr10||Ashkazar||T J Murphy|
|bet365.com Celebration Chase (G2)||Sandown||24Apr10||I'm So Lucky||T Scudamore|
|Byrne Group Plate Hcap Chase (G3)||Cheltenham||18Mar10||Great Endeavour||D Cook|
|Pertemps Hcap Hdle Final||Cheltenham||18Mar10||Buena Vista||H Frost|
|Peter Marsh Limited Hcap Chase (G2)||Haydock||23Jan10||Our Vic||D Cook|
|Holloway's Limited Hcap Hdle (G2)||Ascot||23Jan10||Mamlook||H Frost|
|Dipper Nov Chase (G2)||Cheltenham||1Jan10||Seven Is My Number||T J Murphy|
|totesport Bowl Chase (G2)||Aintree||2Apr09||Madison du Berlais||T Scudamore|
|EBF NH Nov Hdle (G3)||Sandown||7Mar09||Big Eared Fran||A J McNamara|
|totesport.com National Spirit Hdle (G2)||Fontwell||22Feb09||Lough Derg||T Scudamore|
|Bathwick Tyres Kingwell Hdle (G2)||Wincanton||14Feb09||Ashkazar||T J Murphy|
|Levy Board Chase (G2)||Kempton||7Feb09||Madison du Berlais||T Scudamore|
|Holloway's Limited Hcap Hdle (G2)||Ascot||17Jan09||Lough Derg||T Scudamore|
|Hennessy Gold Cup Hcap Chase (G3)||Newbury||29Nov08||Madison du Berlais||T Scudamore|
|Grand National Hcap Chase (G3)||Aintree||5Apr08||Comply Or Die||T J Murphy|
|totesport Bowl Chase (G2)||Aintree||3Apr08||Our Vic||T J Murphy|
|Ryanair Chase (G1)||Cheltenham||13Mar08||Our Vic||T J Murphy|
|William Hill Trophy Hcap Chase (G3)||Cheltenham||11Mar08||An Accordion||T Scudamore|
|Sunderlands Imperial Cup Hcap Hdle (Listed)||Sandown||8Mar08||Ashkazar||T J Murphy|
|totesport.com National Spirit Hurdle (G2)||Fontwell||24Feb08||Lough Derg||T Scudamore|
|Sky Bet Hcap Chase (Listed)||Doncaster||26Jan08||An Accordion||J Farrelly|
|Victor Chandler Chase (G1)||Ascot||19Jan08||Tamarinbleu||T Scudamore|
|Holloway's Limited Hcap Hdle (G2)||Ascot||19Jan08||Lough Derg||T Scudamore|
|BGC Long Walk Hdle (G1)||Ascot||22Dec07||Lough Derg||T Scudamore|
|Boylesports.com International Hdle (G2)||Cheltenham||15Dec07||Osana||P Brennan|
|Boylesports Gold Cup Hcap Chase (G3)||Cheltenham||15Dec07||Tamarinbleu||D O'Regan|
|The Haldon Gold Cup (G2)||Exeter||6Nov07||Pablo du Charmil||T Scudamore|
|Fred Winter Juvenile Nov Hdle (Listed)||Cheltenham||13Mar07||Gaspara||A Glassonbury|
|VC Casino.com Gold Cup Hcap Chase (G3)||Newbury||3Mar07||Madison du Berlais||T Scudamore|
|Sunderlands Imperial Cup Hcap Hdle (Listed)||Sandown||10Mar07||Gaspara||A P McCoy|
|totepool Game Spirit Chase (G2)||Newbury||10Feb07||Well Chief||T J Murphy|
|Ladbrokes Trophy Hcap Chase (G3)||Cheltenham||27Jan07||Whispered Secret||R Greene|
|Mar City Championship NH Flat (G2)||Ascot||16Dec06||Seven Is My Number||T J Murphy|
|bet365 Charlie Hall Chase (G2)||Wetherby||28Oct06||Our Vic||T J Murphy|
|Major Flat Race Successes...|
|Ascot Stakes||Royal Ascot||15Jun10||Junior||S Sanders|
|Chester Cup||Chester||5May10||Mamlook||R Hughes|