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Tiger Roll, a five-time winner at The Festival™ and two times prosperous in the Randox Grand Countrywide, will return to Cheltenham Racecourse on day one of The November Meeting (Friday 11th November), when he will be inducted into the Corridor of Fame.
The Hall of Fame museum at the racecourse displays almost 100 a long time of record that hangs from the ceiling in legendary Cheltenham vogue, telling the tale of the Property of Soar Racing.
Bred to be a Flat race performer and at first ordered on behalf of Godolphin, Tiger Roll gained on his only get started for West Country handler Nigel Hawke in advance of staying sent to the Brightwells Sale at Cheltenham in December 2013, when he was obtained by agent Mags O’Toole on behalf of Gigginstown Property Stud and despatched into education with Gordon Elliott.
The son of Licensed up coming appeared at Cheltenham in the JCB Triumph Hurdle at The Festival™ in 2014, when he was successful at 10-1.
In all, Tiger Roll would go on to appear 13 situations at Cheltenham, profitable on six events.
His five Competition wins have been:
2014 JCB Triumph Hurdle (ridden by Davy Russell)
2017 JT McNamara Nationwide Hunt Obstacle Cup Beginner Riders’ Novices’ Chase (ridden by Lisa O’Neill)
2018, 2019, 2021 – Glenfarclas Cross State Chase (ridden by Keith Donoghue)
Tiger Roll’s other accomplishment was in the 2014 Masterson Holdings Hurdle at The Showcase, when he was ridden by Bryan Cooper.
If the higher than achievements ended up not adequate, the extraordinary Tiger Roll also won the world’s finest chase – the Randox Grand Countrywide at Aintree – in 2018 and 2019. This was the to start with time a horse experienced won back to back again Grand Nationals considering that Purple Rum in 1973/1974.
It was right after his run at The Competition before this yr, when he went down to by three-quarters of a duration to secure companion Delta Do the job in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase, that Tiger Roll was retired at the age of 12.
Paying tribute to Tiger Roll, Gigginstown House Stud supremo Michael O’Leary reported:
“All of us who were being so privileged to be linked with Tiger Roll from Nigel Hawke, to Mags O’Toole, to my brother Eddie, Gordon Elliott, and his outstanding staff at Cullentra, as nicely as Anita, myself and our young children, realise how fortunate and privileged we have been to share in Tiger Roll’s epic journey.
“He was a minimal horse, but was courageous as a lion, and had the coronary heart of a tiger. It was a privilege to return calendar year just after yr to Cheltenham and Aintree, wherever he distinguished himself with each operate. He will be most remembered for his two Grand Nationwide wins, nevertheless his 5 victories at the Cheltenham Festival about diverse programs and distances was probably his best achievement, and a testomony to his unquenchable spirit, and his enjoy for Bounce racing.
“We are all privileged to have played a little part in the legend of Tiger Roll.”
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