Worcester’s Wednesday afternoon card will be paid in homage to the late Grand National hero Liam Treadwell, in what will be exactly a year on from his passing.
The National Hunt pilot infamously rode 100-1 shot Mon Mome to victory at Aintree’s showpiece back in 2009 and was just 34 when he sadly died.
In a statement, Worcester Racecourse said on their website: “Worcester Racecourse will, on Wednesday 23 June, be pleased to welcome the friends and family of Liam Treadwell in celebration of his life and achievements in the saddle.
“A year since Liam’s passing, the racing world will come together to share memories of the popular rider who famously won the 2009 Grand National.
“As part of the celebrations, Liam’s partner on that famous day, Mon Mome, will parade before the racing at Worcester, with many thanks to Venetia Williams and his owner, Vida Bingham.
“Across the afternoon, friends and racegoers will be encouraged to remember Liam’s many successes in racing, including his 2013 Cheltenham Festival win on Carrickboy.
“Alongside this, the day will aim to raise awareness of the effects of concussion in racing and in sport more generally, and help raise funds for both The Injured Jockeys Fund and Headway, the brain injury association.”
On the track, the exciting Captain Tom Cat bids to keep his unbeaten chasing start intact following his successes in Liverpool and Worcester, respectively.
Dr. Richard Newland’s six-year-old carries a 6lb penalty in the opener at his local track later this week, already holding a mark of 144 after just a duo of starts over the larger obstacles.