David Pipe’s 2008 Grand National winner Comply Or Die has been retired after being pulled up in this year’s renewal.
The David Johnson-owned 12-year-old won eight of his 31 races and amassed nearly STG800,000 ($A1.24 million) in prize money.
“He’s been great for Pond House, for me and for David Johnson and his family and everyone involved with him,” Pipe said.
“Obviously winning the Grand National is a dream for every owner, trainer and jockey and it was a day I’ll never forget. It’s great that he retires happy and in one piece.”
He will be retired to jockey Timmy Murphy’s stables, with the rider having partnered him to victory three years ago.
“It will be a pleasure to have him back here and when they retire safe and sound it’s always great,” Murphy told At The Races.
“He’s a great character and he’ll have some fun here. We’ll keep him occupied here, he doesn’t like doing nothing.
“Hopefully he can pass on some traits to some up and coming stars.”