David Pipe (racehorse trainer)

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The son of the prolific horseracing trainer Martin Pipe[1] David Pipe is the trainer of the David Johnson owned Comply or Die, which ridden by Timmy Murphy won the 2008 John Smith's Grand National at Aintree racecourse.[2] He is also the trainer of the Somerset Racing-owned Rathlin Rose, which ridden by Guy Disney was the first horse to win a race at a professional race course in Britain while being ridden by an amputee jockey, at the Royal Artillery Gold Cup at Sandown Park Racecourse, in Esher in Surrey, on 17 February 2017.[3]


Pipe was educated at King's College, a boarding and day independent school in the county town of Taunton in Somerset, in South West England.


  1. ^ "Pipe Dream"- article by Simon Hart in Sports Section of Sunday Telegraph issue no 2,443 (dated 6 April 2008)
  2. ^ Sky News-Comply Or Die Wins At Aintree,[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Sandown: Amputee jockey Guy Disney takes historic victory in Royal Artillery Gold Cup". BBC Sport. 17 February 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2017.