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Grand National-winning jockey Liam Treadwell dies aged just 34

Liam Treadwell, the jockey who rode Mon Mome to Grand National glory in 2009 at odds of 100/1 has died aged just 34. Alastair Ralph confirmed Treadwell’s death yesterday, the trainer describing it as a “big shock” and “unbelievably sad”.

Following the confirmation of Treadwell’s death, police visited the jockey’s home although while it is being treated as unexplained, there is no evidence to suggest any third parties were involved and it isn’t suspicious in any way.

Treadwell was making his debut appearance in the Grand National when he rode Mon Mome to victory eleven years ago, this being one of the biggest shocks in the famous steeplechase since Foinavon romped home to victory in 1967 at the same 100/1 odds. In all, Treadwell rode over 300 winners during his career. He hung up his saddle in 2016 but returned to racing in March 2019.

Chief Executive of the BHA, Nick Rust, said that the governing body was “devastated” to hear about Liam Treadwell’s death and said that his Grand National win aboard Mon Mome “cemented his place in racing folklore”.


Jockey Liam Treadwell following his Grand National win in 2009