Nigel Twiston-Davies

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Nigel Twiston-Davies (born 16 May 1957)[1] is a British racehorse trainer specialising in National Hunt racing. He is based at stables at Naunton, Gloucestershire.[1]

He began training in 1981 and sent out his first winner, Last of the Foxes, at Hereford Racecourse in 1982.[2]

He has trained over 1000 winners under National Hunt rules including two winners of the Grand National with Earth Summit in 1998 and Bindaree in 2002,[1] and the winner of the 2010 Cheltenham Gold Cup with Imperial Commander.[3] He also trained Imperial Commander to win the Ryanair Chase at the 2009 Cheltenham Festival.

His sons, Sam and William, are both jockeys.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "BBC SPORT | Other Sport | Horse Racing | Nigel Twiston-Davies". BBC Sport. 29 March 2004. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  2. ^ George, Ricky (7 April 2005). "The master of understatement lets his horses do the talking". The Telegraph. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  3. ^ McRae, Donald (15 March 2011). "Nigel Twiston-Davies sure Imperial Commander will be a Cheltenham star". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Nigel Twiston-Davies:my boys stopped me quitting racing". Daily Mail. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 

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