One For Arthur and jockey Derek Fox put in an impressive performance to win the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree.
The victory gave Scotland only its second ever winner, following Rubstic in 1979.
But the internet appeared to be celebrating a different achievement at the UK’s biggest racing event – the fact that all the 40 racehorses returned safely at the end of the event, making it the fifth year in a row without fatalities.
All forty #GrandNational Runners have returned safely… Again beating any winning slips!
— Longshot Scott (@LongshotScott) April 8, 2017
All 40 horses are back safe and sound! #GrandNational
That's the 5th year in succession without fatalities
— ITV Racing (@itvracing) April 8, 2017
No wins for me on #GrandNational, but wonderful to see ALL 40 horses & jockeys safe afterwards!
— em-j rabbitwolf (@emjrabbitwolf) April 8, 2017
Phew need another drink after #grandnational all horses home safe,brave things❤️🐎🐎🐎
— LittleCoityKitchen (@lilcoitykitchen) April 8, 2017
I don't care that my horse didn't win, I just care that all 40 horses came back safe and sound. The real heroes. #GrandNational
— chloe hawthorn💒🌄 (@chloe_hawthorn) April 8, 2017
All 40 horses are safe and sound.
Best news of the day..!#grandnational
— Andy Townsend (@AndyTownsend_AV) April 8, 2017
All 40 horses have returned safe and are back in the cooling down area… is there a better result today? #GrandNational
— Tom Crossland (@TCrossland55) April 8, 2017
Pleased all 40 horses returned safe and with the dismount and cool ruling. A step closer to better welfare in the #grandnational
— Charlotte Romans (@strangecharm94) April 8, 2017
Cause Of Causes came in second while the third spot was taken by Saint Are.