Tiger Roll Retires from Racing

Tiger Roll is an irish throughbred national hunt racehorse who over the years has become a crowd favourite, winning the Grand National twice in both 2018 and 2019. He is owned by Michael O’Learys Gigginstown House Stud and trained by Gordon Elliott.

Tiger Roll’s impressive career includes 45 races with 13 wins including 5 Cheltenham Festival wins and 2 Grand National wins.

On day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival Tiger Roll retired from rancing following a gallant final race to finished second to stable mate Delta Work in the Glenfarclas Chase which is a cross country style race.

Jockey Davy Russell said “Tiger went down on his sword today. I always knew Delta Work was going to be his biggest danger and he was breathing down my neck the whole way – unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be for us today.”

Owner Michael O’Leary said “I would have loved to see Tiger go out with a win, but on ground that doesn’t suit him he went out on his shield. He’s a warrior. The great thing is he has finished in one piece and has come back safe and sound. He will now have a very long and well-earned retirement.”

Trainer Gordon Elliot commented following the race saying “It wasn’t Tiger Roll’s day. He ran his heart out. The ground went against him. He got the reaction he deserved and we’re very proud of him. It will be a big loss for the yard but he’ll only be at Gigginstown, which is down the road, so they can go and see him whenever they want.”

Following the retirement ITV Racing pundit Kevin Blake stated: “The words hero and legend get overused all the time, but as racehorses go, Tiger Roll couldn’t fit those bills any better. Incredible longevity, an unbelievable CV and what a way to bow out with a huge run on the biggest stage. Thanks for the memories, Tiger.”

From all The Horse Exchange Team – Enjoy retirement Tiger Roll, thank you for the memories.