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LIAM TREADWELL: Worcester pay tribute to Grand National-winning jockey as Captain Tom Cat returns

Liam Treadwell will be remembered at Worcester later this week in what will mark the anniversary of his passing

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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)

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.

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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.

WATCH: MON MOME AND LIAM TREADWELL WIN THE 2009 GRAND NATIONAL [CREDIT: RACING TV]

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.

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Worcester’s card, which pays tribute to Liam Treadwell, kickstarts at 1:25pm this Wednesday

“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.

Mon Mome ridden by jockey Aidan Coleman during The John Smith's Grand National Steeple Chase (Handicap) (Class 1) (Grade 3)
Mon Mome will be paraded at Worcester before race action begins on Wednesday

“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.

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“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.

WATCH: CAPTAIN TOM CAT MAKES ALL IN A STELLAR JUMPING DISPLAY AT AINTREE ON CHASE DEBUT [CREDIT: RACING TV]

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.

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