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In Pictures: Tiger Roll's Heroic Return To Summerhill Looked A Blast

In Pictures: Tiger Roll's Heroic Return To Summerhill Looked A Blast

Twenty four hours on and there are a few Meath men in the midst of the delirium tremors. And with just cause.

Yesterday at Aintree, Tiger Roll became the first horse in over 40 years to complete a Grand National back-to-back double, doing so in commanding style.

And whilst the nine-year-old looked fresh enough to go for another four mile spin on his return to the village of Summerhill earlier today, the same can't be said for connections.

Owner Michael O'Leary addressed the crowd outside Shaw's Bar, whilst trainer Gordon Elliot and rider Davy Russell looked on surrounded by friends, family and fans. It looks like it could turn into one hell of a night.

Tiger Roll Homecoming

Owner and trainer led the double champion off the horse box to the awaiting masses.

Tiger Roll Homecoming

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A sizeable local crowd had gathered to welcome home the hometown hero.

Tiger Roll Homecoming

Davy Russell added himself to a very exclusive list in becoming a back-to-back Grand National winning jockey. Red Rum was piloted by Brian Fletcher in 1973 and 1974 whilst more recently Leighton Aspall achieved the feat on Pineau de Re and Many Clouds, in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

Tiger Roll Homecoming

The dynamic duo reunited outside Shaw's.

Tiger Roll Homecoming

O'Leary looked like he was still on the high that led him to declare open season on the drinks fridges on the Ryanair flight from Liverpool last night.

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