Nigel Twiston-Davies, British National Hunt trainer

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  • Nigel Twiston-Davies is a British National Hunt trainer based in Naunton in Gloucestershire.

    Born on 16 May 1957, Twiston-Davies began his career riding as an amateur jockey for trainers Fred Winter, Fred Rimell and Kim Bailey, clocking up 17 winners in total.

    Initially Nigel took out a combined training permit that allowed him to continue with his farming interests. He sent out his first winner in 1982 when Last Of The Foxes won at Hereford.

    Twiston-Davies took out a full training licence in 1989.

    He has trained two Grand National winners – Earth Summit in 1998 and Bindaree in 2003.

    Nigel has had 13 Cheltenham Festival winners, including the Ryanair Chase (2009) and the Gold Cup (2010) with Imperial Commander. He trained Baby Run – a horse he also owned – to win the Christie’s Foxhunters in 2010 at the Cheltenham Festival and the horse was ridden by his son Sam.

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