RIP Liam Treadwell - tragic jockey's great riding career in pictures

They called him Tredders - and he was always smiling, often winning. Liam Treadwell, who has died at the age of 34, was universally popular on the horse racing circuit. It's a sport in shock and mourning at his untimely death.

Friday, 26th June 2020, 12:48 pm
Liam after a 2009 Fontwell win on Shaka's Pearl / Picture: Jeannie Knight

Liam was born in Arundel and attended The Angmering School and still had strong links in this part of the world. He rode more than 300 winners in a 17-year career in the saddle. Trainers, fellow jockey and industry bosses have all been quick to pay tribute to a great jockey. Here we pick out just some of the pictures that show him in action - including the day that made him a household name, when he won the Grand National on 100-1 outsider Mon Mome.

Liam is interviewed about a winner at Stratford
Presenting an award at Cowdray Park Pony Club
Liam at Fontwell a few days after his Grand National win
Another winner at Fontwell
As a Grand National winner, Liam was invited to other sporting events in Sussex to present prizes
Liam with connections of Prouts Pub after a Fontwell victory in 2015 / Picture: Jeannie Knight
A mud-splattered Liam after a ride
Liam at Fontwell
Over the sticks: Liam Treadwell
Liam with Gorgheous Lliege and connections after another success at Fontwell / Picture: Jeannie Knight
Liam with his parents Mark and Lorraine at Fontwell
On his way to the winning post at a sunny Fontwell
In demand for photos at Fontwell after his National triumph
In action at Warwick
Winning the Grand National on Mon Mome / Picture: Getty