David Pipe

Ever since David Pipe took over the reigns at Pond House from his famous father he has taken the yard forward and can now call himself one of the top trainers in the country. The great Martin Pipe is of course a legend of the National Hunt game but after he retired in 2006 he was comfortable in the fact that he had left it in safe hands with son David now the Captain of the ship. Less than two years after taking over from his father David had already trained a Grand National winner when Comply Or Die won at Aintree in 2008.

Comply Or Die really helped David Pipe to step out of the shadow of his father and there has been no looking back ever since with a string of big name winners now coming from the Pond House stables. Pipe has had plenty of success at the Cheltenham Festival as well with notable winners like Buena Vista and Junior making their mark at Prestbury Park over the past couple of years. Pipe has also unearthed one of the most exciting horses in years with Grands Crus looking like a future Cheltenham Gold Cup horse after a great career over hurdles.

Not only has David Pipe had success in National Hunt racing but he has also made a successful foray into the world of flat racing with some of his stable stars. Junior is an exceptional horse as he has won a race at both the Cheltenham Festival and Royal Ascot while there is still talk he could be a potential National horse of the future.

Notable David Pipe Trained Winners

  • 2008 Grand National - Comply Or Die
  • 2008 Hennessy Gold Cup - Madison Du Berlais
  • 2010 Pertemps Final - Buena Vista
  • 2011 Pertemps Final - Buena Vista
  • 2010 Ascot Stakes - Junior
  • 2011 Kim Muir Cup - Junior
  • 2011 Cleeve Hurdle - Grands Crus
  • 2010 Chester Cup - Mamlook
  • 2014 Ryanair Chase - Dynaste
  • 2014 Arkle Chase - Western Warhorse

David Pipe Grand National Record

2007 Puntal 8th 
2007 Celtic Son PU 22nd 
2008 COMPlY Or dIE wON 
2008 Milan Deux Mille 15th 
2008 Madison Du Berlais FELL 8th 
2008 Vodka Bleu PU 19th 
2008 Joaaci FELL 20th 
2009 Comply Or Die 2nd 
2009 Arteea 10th 
2010 Comply Or Die 12th 
2010 Piraya 13th 
2010 Pablo Du Charmil FELL 2nd 
2010 Madison Du Berlais FELL 19th 
2010 The Package UR 19th 
2011 Piraya 19th
2011 Or Noir De Somoza FELL 6th
2011 Comply Or Die PU 29th
2012 Swing Bill 10th
2012 Junior FELL 2nd
2013 Swing Bill 6th

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