Cheltenham and Aintree winner Baby Run has been retired.

The popular chaser, who is now 14, was retired on Monday (30 December) after finishing 4th in a veterans’ handicap chase at Haydock.

Baby Run has been an important member of the Twiston-Davies’ stable. Owned by Nigel Twiston-Davies, the horse carried the trainer’s son Sam and Willy to special victories.

Sam won the 2009 Champion Hunters Chase at Punchestown and the 2010 Cheltenham Foxhunter aboard the horse, while Willy took the Aintree Fox Hunters’ the following year (pictured).

“He’s done wonders for both me and Willy,” said Sam (pictured below at Cheltenham).

Baby Run - Sam Twiston-Davies

The horse won 10 times in 26 starts and was off for more than 2 years before finishing 2nd in the Becher Chase in December.

Baby Run will spend his retirement out in the field, at home in Naunton, with Twiston-Davies’ other former racing stars Hello Bud and Bindaree.