Imperial Commander given hero's welcome
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.
Gents, come in to Earl's & Co and enjoy a haircut and finish, glass of whisky and a shoeshine for £18.50
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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.