Jockey Liam Treadwell Dies Aged 34

Liam Treadwell

2009 Grand National winning jockey Liam Treadwell has passed away aged 34 with no details yet to be released on the circumstances of his death.

Treadwell had a brilliant jumps racing career with the pinnacle of it seeing him win the Grand National on board 100/1 shot Mon Mome in 2009 for trainer Venetia Williams, on his first attempt in the contest.

He had a love affair with the race having also finished third in 2015 on board Monbeg Dude.

Other big-race successes for Treadwell included the Grand Sefton Handicap Chase at Aintree on Benny's Mist in 2015 and the Byrne Group Plate on Carrickboy at the 2013 Cheltenham Festival.

The 34 year old announced his retirement from the saddle back in February 2018, but had since returned to riding in March 2019

From 859 rides Treadwell managed to gain 106 winners, 101 second placed finishes and 103 third placed finishes.

Whilst still riding, Treadwell became the assistant trainer to Bridgnorth based Alastair Ralph who has described the death of his friend as “unbelievably sad” and a “big shock”.

Thoughts are with Liam Treadwell's family and friends at this difficult time.