A year on from his passing, we remember Liam Treadwell’s 100/1 Grand National win aboard Mon Mome back in 2009.
Venetia Williams’s gelding was seemingly a no-hope for the race given his price, but became the first horse to win National Hunt’s most famous race at these odds since Foinavon back in 1967.
On Wednesday afternoon, he will be paraded at Worcester before the entire card at the Midlands track is paid in honour of the National Hunt jockey, who sadly lost his life twelve months ago aged just 34.
In the aftermath of his greatest day in the saddle, he told The Guardian: “I asked Venetia [Williams] to find me a horse for the National. It’s absolutely unbelievable.
“He gave me a super ride and jumped brilliantly. He’s so genuine.
“I got a lovely sight at every fence.”
Williams led the tributes for Mr. Treadwell in the wake of his death in June 2020, describing the news as a “massive shock”.
“I think we all thought he was in a good place now, having been through some tough times in previous years.
“We thought his renewed career had put in him in a situation where he was happy. It’s desperately sad news.”