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Grand National winner Tiger Roll: This horse is unreal

Tiger Roll wins the Grand National for the second time and is on the way to becoming a legend. His coach says about the gelding: "He loves the good life: eat, drink and sleep."

After 45 years, the most famous obstacle race in the world has again successfully defended its title. The nine-year Tiger Roll won on Saturday in front of 70,000 spectators at the racecourse in the Liverpool district Aintree as 2018 in the Grand National. He followed with the oversized hoof tricks of the legendary Red Rum, who won in 1973, 1974 and then again in 1977.

"Winning twice this race is unbelievable," enthused owner Michael O'Leary, Irish entrepreneur and well known as head of airline Ryan Air. "Tiger Roll is now a legend in line with Red Rum - madness!" The rider Tiger Roll, 39-year-old Davy Russell, said: "This horse is unreal. In the pre-race parade, he even pricked his ears when the commentator said his name. "Michael O'Leary had bought Tiger Roll, which derives from the English Derby winner Authorized, five years ago for about 100,000 euros. By the victory on Saturday, the small gelding increased his prize money to about 1.5 million euros.
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