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Tributes Pour In For Grand National Winning Jockey Liam Treadwell Who Has Died

Tributes Pour In For Grand National Winning Jockey Liam Treadwell Who Has Died

Some very sad news has emerged from the horse racing world today with the news that national hunt jockey Liam Treadwell was found dead this morning, aged 34.

Treadwell was at the centre of one of the great sporting moments when aboard 100/1 shot Mon Mome when he won the Aintree Grand National in 2009.

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Having orginally retired in 2018 due to a bad fall two years before that left him unconscious for four minutes, he returned to racing recently, riding for trainer Alastair Ralph, having ten winners so far this year and riding at the Cheltenham festival in March.

Ralph confirmed to The Sun that he'd been found dead this morning.

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“We found him this morning, it’s all still very raw. It’s just terrible, he had suffered depression and it was on going for a couple of years.”

Since the news has broke, racing people everywhere have been paying tribute to a very popular jockey.

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Michael McCarthy

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