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DAVY RUSSELL: Morning after day before !!

Good Morning everyone. Just thought I’d do a little blog the morning after the day before! What an unbelievable day. I keep worrying that I’m going to wake up in a minute and realise that it was all a dream. Well, if it was, it was the best dream I’ve ever had. To win the biggest race of them all like that, well what more can I say.

I caught up with you all last night on what it meant, but in all honesty, I was just desperate to get home and away from the racecourse. Not that it wasn’t magic or something I will never forget. All that fuss, all that noise. It would have been easy to stay and celebrate, but I made a promise to the kids that I’d be back home to see them when they woke up on Sunday morning and I stuck to those words. At times like this family become even more important to you and they were all I kept thinking about. I wanted to see them. I wanted them with me.

We blitzed our way out of Aintree at around 7pm last night and I jumped in with Michael (O’Leary) and his family. It was some flight home and Michael got on the public-address system and offered everyone free drinks on the flight!

In the end I got home really late and it was actually nice travelling back on my own for the last leg of the journey. It gave me time to reflect on the most extraordinary of days. When I did walk in the door, my sister and a few friends were still up waiting for me and it was just so nice to be home.

A few people have been asking me about my celebration where I flip my hands to the air. It’s a funny one as it’s become my trademark now and almost a bit of a superstition. It’s actually something I took from a small rodeo film called 8 seconds about a couple of rodeo riders and one of them gets killed. I lost a good friend a few years ago too and it’s just something I copied.

As for today, there is a big homecoming parade at Summerhill Village in County Meath which I’ll go along too after five rides at Tramore. It’s back to business as usual and I have good chances and am particularly hopeful for a bold showing from Decision Time (1.50pm) and Monatomic (2.20pm).

Thanks again to all of you for the lovely messages particularly about my Mum. I am just sorry she wasn’t there to see it but I know she was watching on from somewhere.

Best Wishes


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