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AINTREE REWIND: Remembering Liam Treadwell | 2009 Grand National

Racing remembers Grand National-winning pilot Liam Treadwell on the anniversary of his passing

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TYART4 Jockey Liam Treadwell raises his arm as he wins the Grand National race on his horse Mon Mome at odds of 100-1 at Aintree on Saturday April 04 2009. (UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott)

A year on from his passing, we remember Liam Treadwell’s 100/1 Grand National win aboard Mon Mome back in 2009.

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WATCH: MON MOME AND LIAM TREADWELL ARE SURPRISE TRIPLE-FIGURE WINNERS OF THE 2009 GRAND NATIONAL AT AINTREE [CREDIT: RACING TV]

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.

TYARW1 Jockey Liam Treadwell celebrates his win at the John Smith's Grand National race on his horse Mon Mome at odds of 100-1 at Aintree on Saturday April 04 2009. (UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott)
Jockey Liam Treadwell celebrates his win at the John Smith’s Grand National race on his horse Mon Mome at odds of 100-1 at Aintree

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.

Grand National winner Mon Mome with winning jockey Liam Treadwell and owner Vida Bingham at Venetia Williams Stables, Kings Cable, Hereford

“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”.

Mon Mome ridden by jockey Aidan Coleman during The John Smith's Grand National Steeple Chase (Handicap) (Class 1) (Grade 3)
Mon Mome won the 2009 Grand National by 12-lengths and would go onto finish third in the Cheltenham Gold Cup under a year later

“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.”

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