The jockey's weighing room colleagues gathered around the winners' circle and he was hoisted on to the shoulders of Jimmy Frost and Chris Maude.
McNeill's biggest win came on Katabatic in the 1991 Queen Mother Champion Chase. A new career as a Jockey Club starter gets under way at Wolverhampton on Wednesday.
"I escaped serious injury so I was very lucky," McNeill said. "I've had a really good innings but now it's time to move on."Reuse content