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, 15 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 the 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...

Catesby Estates Mares' Hcap Hdle (Listed) Cheltenham 14Mar22 Panic Attack T Scudamore
Greatwood Gold Cup Hcap Ch (G3) Newbury 6Mar21 Umbrigado D Noonan
Reynoldstown Novices' Chase (G2) Ascot 20Feb21 Remastered T Scudamore
Coral Finale Juvenile Hdle (G1) Chepstow 9Jan21 Adagio T Scudamore
William Hill Becher Hcap Ch (G3) Aintree 5Dec20 Vieux Lion Rouge C O'Farrell
Betfair Stayers' Hcap Hdle (G3) Haydock 21Nov20 Main Fact F Gillard
Planteur At Chapel Stud Hcap Chase (G3) Cheltenham 15Nov20 Ramses de Teillee T Scudamore
Burton Union Hcap Hdle Uttoxeter 14Mar20 Main Fact F Gillard
Albert Bartlett Prestive Nov Hdle (G2) Haydock 15Feb20 Ramses de Teillee D Noonan
River Don Nov Hdle (G2) Doncaster 25Jan20 Ramses de Teillee T Scudamore
Isobel Championship Bumper (Listed) Ascot 20Dec19 Israel Champ T Scudamore
Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Hcap Chase (G3) Cheltenham 14Dec19 Warthog D Noonan
Racing Remember Bumper (Listed) Cheltenham 17Nov19 Israel Champ T Scudamore
Colts & Fillies Club Juvenile Hcap Hdle Ascot 31Mar19 Legal History T Scudamore
Marston's Pedigree Hcap Hdle Uttoxeter 16Mar19 Poker Play T Scudamore
Tommy Whittle Hcap Chase Haydock 22Dec18 Daklondike T Scudamore
St Andrews Championship Bumper (Listed) Ascot 21Dec18 Eden du Houx T Scudamore
Gaskells Hcap Hdle (G3) Aintree 14Apr18 Mr Big Shot T Scudamore
Ultima Hcap Chase (G3) Cheltenham 14Mar17 Un Temps Pour Tout T Scudamore
Betfred Grand National Trial (G3) Haydock 18Feb17 Vieux Lion Rouge T Scudamore
Betfred Becher Chase (G3) Aintree 3Dec16 Vieux Lion Rouge T Scudamore
SkyBet Supreme Nov Hdle Trial (G2) Cheltenham 13Nov16 Moon Racer T Scudamore
Challenger Mares Hcap Hdle Final Haydock 26Mar16 Lady Of Longstone M Heard
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

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