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23 Jun 20 12:32
Date Joined: 13 Dec 06
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Just read he passed away last night!
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Report ItsMeSwaddle June 23, 2020 12:36 PM BST
Sad, RIP, good jockey.
Report pumphol. June 23, 2020 12:36 PM BST
Very sad news Sad
Report s.kenbo June 23, 2020 12:43 PM BST
There’s nothing online about it.
Report mrcombustible June 23, 2020 12:44 PM BST
Thanks, only 34
Where did you read it? I don't see anything in the RP.
Report onthejim June 23, 2020 12:47 PM BST
On another forum whose information I would trust.
Report wondersobright June 23, 2020 1:06 PM BST
v sad news which looks like its confirmed
Report troy71 June 23, 2020 1:15 PM BST
another jockey just said RIP LIAM TREADWELL sad Sad
Report s.kenbo June 23, 2020 1:25 PM BST
Report sparrow June 23, 2020 1:26 PM BST
Shocking news of one so young and just 34 years of age..  R.I.P. Liam.
Report Shrewd_dude June 23, 2020 1:35 PM BST
Yeah, sad news.
Report San Quentin June 23, 2020 1:38 PM BST
Good lord, RIP Liam.
Report geordie1956 June 23, 2020 1:40 PM BST
Very sad ... still only a young man
His success on Mon Mome leaves a great memory
RIP & condolences to family
Report FOYLESWAR June 23, 2020 1:45 PM BST
shocking news rip liam condolencies to family
Report Hayden June 23, 2020 1:45 PM BST
Trainer Alastair Ralph confirmed that Treadwell was found dead this morning.

Ralph told The Sun: “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.”

After a nasty fall at Bangor in 2016 - where he was unconscious for four minutes - he hung up the saddle in 2018 after a series of head injuries and personal problems.

But Treadwell returned to race-riding and has been riding mainly for trainer Alastair Ralph in recent times. He managed ten winners last season and rode at this year's Cheltenham Festival. His last race was at Hereford on March 16.
Report themightymac June 23, 2020 1:54 PM BST
That is very very sad news.
Report dementia June 23, 2020 2:06 PM BST
Sad news RIP Liam
Report MJK June 23, 2020 2:19 PM BST
RIP. Thought he was older to be honest, he seemed to be around a long time.
Report sixtwosix June 23, 2020 2:24 PM BST
Very sad news , hard to equate the intense high of winning the greatest race on earth with these personal issues and demons.

RIP Liam
Report HGS June 23, 2020 2:26 PM BST
Tragic. RIP.
Report the dealer June 23, 2020 2:47 PM BST
Horrible news, RIP
Report elisjohn June 23, 2020 2:51 PM BST
oh how sad. terrible news
Report Poppydog. June 23, 2020 2:58 PM BST
Was he the one Clare Balding embarrassed on television in front of the nation? 

Report pablo-fanque June 23, 2020 3:08 PM BST

very sad
Report no-won-sun June 23, 2020 3:35 PM BST
Report stewarts rise June 23, 2020 3:44 PM BST
34, no age, how very sad. RIP
Report Movewiththetimes June 23, 2020 3:50 PM BST
RIP too young.
Report grayhawk June 23, 2020 3:56 PM BST
Sad news...RIP Liam

Yes he was Poppydog
Report ProSniper June 23, 2020 4:00 PM BST
Sad Adios Tready.

Eye remember that, Poppy. Clare Balding - of all people!?
Report duffy June 23, 2020 4:09 PM BST
Tragic news RIP.

Yeah, have a bad word to say about the Clare Balding "types" and they'd be out marching up and down the streets moaning they'd been hard done by CrazyCrazy
Report breadnbutter June 23, 2020 4:38 PM BST
Condolences to family and friends.

Found this article which touches on a few issues he suffered from.

34 is no age at all
Report stewarty b June 23, 2020 4:39 PM BST
Very sad news. Only 23 when he won the National. R.I.P.
Report peeler June 23, 2020 4:42 PM BST
Report the old nanny ;-) June 23, 2020 4:44 PM BST
ShockedSad Tragic RIP , I thought he was a bit Older  ,11 years Since his great netional Win ,its a cruel life for some Sad
Report FatPunt June 23, 2020 5:14 PM BST
R.I.P Liam. Lost for words.
Report OVERSEAS June 23, 2020 5:16 PM BST
tragic - RIP..
Report flushgordon1 June 23, 2020 5:22 PM BST
Jesus , that's bad 34 ,did he post here?
Report elisjohn June 23, 2020 5:23 PM BST
very true duffy
Report grappler June 23, 2020 5:23 PM BST
utterly idiotic and irrelevant post from g1 wanchor puffy.

racing and cricket above all other sports in the auto-hovis stakes, dunno why
Report tictacman1 June 23, 2020 5:29 PM BST
The British Horseracing Authority’s chief executive Nick Rust also paid tribute, saying in a statement: “We are devastated to hear the tragic news about Liam Treadwell.

“Liam had a fine career in British racing, riding over 300 winners in the 17 years that he held a jockeys’ licence, obviously none more memorable than his remarkable 100-1 Grand National success on Mon Mome in 2009 – a ride that cemented his place in racing folklore.

“Liam will forever be remembered for winning the Grand National in 2009 on the 100-1 shot Mon Mome, trained by Venetia Williams. He was a gifted horseman, valued by racehorse trainers for both this and his communication skills.

“He was polite, funny, kind and brave, having spoken passionately and eloquently about his mental health issues both in the press but also in our own ‘Jockey Matters’ films. It is devastating that this has happened, and our thoughts and prayers are with Liam’s family, friends and everyone who knew and supported him.”
Report ashleigh June 23, 2020 5:55 PM BST
sad news rip.
good tribute by cornelius lysaght on the sporting life website.
Report G Hall June 23, 2020 6:03 PM BST
RIP so sad
Report tictacman1 June 23, 2020 10:35 PM BST
Cornelius Lysaght pays tribute to Liam Treadwell....
Report Nonaynever June 23, 2020 11:17 PM BST
I've witnessed first hand with my dear mother what clinical depression can do to a person and what a cruel illness it is. The word depressed gets banded about all too often these days, but being in a bad place because of circumstances in your life and being clinically depressed are two very different things.

I feel for my mum and anyone who has this terrible condition, she has no escape, she has no hope and has had her life taken from her.

RIP to Liam and best wishes to anyone reading this who is suffering.

Report Shrewd_dude June 23, 2020 11:54 PM BST
Cornelius Lysaght pays tribute to Liam Treadwell....

A good but very sad read.
Report ihal essex June 24, 2020 2:05 PM BST
Yes Poppy, the odious upper class Balding saw fit to embarrass Liam by drawing attention to the gaping state of his teeth by stating that he could now afford to have them fixed. The blue-blooded Balding probably still doesn't understand how offensive her remarks were! Why the BBC continue to employ this ridiculously over-rated throwback waste of space is one of life's mysteries!
Report moonaxed June 24, 2020 4:16 PM BST
I think shes really good at her job.
Report fife June 24, 2020 7:52 PM BST
i thought he said he wasn't embarrassed by her comments and had his teeth repaired free because of the publicity .
Report pixie June 25, 2020 11:11 AM BST
fife 24 Jun 20 19:52 
i thought he said he wasn't embarrassed by her comments and had his teeth repaired free because of the publicity .

Yep, that was pretty much the gist of it; I could never understand why a couple got their knickers in a twist over what Clare Balding said. It was very cringy at the time but clearly no malice was intended, it was a bit of banter that didn't really work and Liam Tredwell being the class act that he was, certainly wasn't going to be bothered by it, on the greatest day of his life.

Well said, Nonaynever, depression is such a terrible illness, one of my best mates TWO sisters (both of them!) have been horrendously effected by it; really not taking part in life now at all and just existing at best. Awful when I think back to them in their twenties and how beautiful they were.
Report hello :-) June 25, 2020 11:59 AM BST
very sad only read about this last night

by all accounts a cheerful guy , and the way he took baldings comments said so much about his attitude and personality , in a world of folk waiting to be offended he took it with humour

tragic loss of a good person , RIP Liam
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