Imperial CommanderThe National Hunt season is in full flow now and all major park meetings are starting.  As far as North West followers are concerned, we are looking forward to the appearance of Gold Cup Winner Imperial Commander, trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies.  He will appear at Haydock Park on November 20th to contest the Betfair Gold Cup, in which he was beaten in 2009 by a nose.  Unfortunately, Katau Star will not take part this year.  He has been sent to Ireland on the same day to contest the J W Nicholson Trophy.

Local racing from Wetherby Saturday 13th November, Hexham 17th, Haydock 20th, Aintree 21st, Sedgefield 23rd, Wetherby 24th, Newcastle 27th and Carlisle 28th November.  It makes for a great day out and good fun if you haven’t been before.