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Imperial Commander given hero's welcome

By This is Gloucestershire  |  Posted: March 20, 2010

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People lined the street in Guiting Power to give a hero's welcome to Gold Cup winner Imperial Commander.

The champion horse, who brought the coveted trophy back to Gloucestershire for the first time since 1988, was given a victory parade through the village.

More than 200 people came to the Hollow Bottom pub to cheer the 7-1 shot who is trained in nearby Naunton, and to get a glimpse of the cup.

Shouts of three cheers rang out from the crowd as the horse's trainers and owners basked in the glory of a famous victory.

Trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies said: "It is a very special day and great to see so many people have come out to celebrate.

"We knew he was in great shape all along and he ran a fantastic race. It's a very proud day for me and for everyone connected with the stable."

To read the full write up see Monday's Echo.

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    Todd, In Ton  |  March 21 2010, 7:42PM

    A railway fanatic from Guiting Finds villages very exciting So he's put a big sign On the Honeybourne Line: "GUITING POWER" in double gauge writing