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.
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.
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.
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.
An online fundraising auction is being hosted at www.32auctions.com/LiamTreadwell, with a number of lots that will be of interest to racing fans, including a pair of tickets for Grand National Day 2022 & a pair of 2021 Champion Jockey, Harry Skelton’s, signed racing breeches.
Former amateur jockey Jeremy Mahot will shortly be undertaking the 23rd edition of the Transalp, a seven-day mountain bike race that takes place through the Alps in Liam’s memory.
Jeremy will be raising funds for Headway, undertaking a gruelling 550km course that includes over 18,000 meters of altitude, starting in Austria and travelling through Switzerland and Italy. Read more about Jeremy’s Transalp challenge, and donate to his fundraising by clicking here.
Bundle Pickard, who has undertaken much of the organisation of the day, said, “Liam was a dear friend to many of us, and a hugely popular guy across the sport. We really wanted to come together on a day like next Wednesday at Worcester to celebrate and remember his life, as well as hopefully raise some money for the Injured Jockeys Fund and Headway. Both charities do such fantastic and important work, of course.”
“Jeremy’s Transalp race is a huge endeavour, which we all really want to get behind and promote as far and wide as we can, as well as all of our fundraising and our auction. We all have such fantastic memories of Liam both as a jockey and as a friend, which we’ve tried to make sure we reflect that in the race titles over the afternoon. We’re going to share stories, celebrate and remember him with a smile.”
Rebecca Davies, Executive Director of Worcester Racecourse said, “We were really pleased to welcome Liam’s family and friends to Worcester, where he rode regularly over the years.
"We all know what a popular member of the weighing room he was so hope that this afternoon’s race meeting can help promote both charities and the important issues of concussion in sport.”
Tickets are available for racing at Worcester on 23 June here, and the full fixture will be available to watch live on Sky Sports Racing.
For more information about concussion and other brain injuries, please visit Headway’s website at https://www.headway.org.uk.
For more information regarding the Injured Jockeys Foundation, please visit https://injuredjockeys.co.uk.