Mon Mome

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Mon Mome
Sire Passing Sale
Grandsire No Pass No Sale
Dam Etoile Du Lion
Damsire New Target
Sex Gelding
Foaled 29th April 2000
Country France
Colour Bay
Breeder Alexandre Deschere
Owner Vida Bingham
Trainer Venetia Williams
Record 47:5-10-5
Earnings £751,521
Major wins
Grand National (2009)
Boylepoker.com Chase (2008)
Last updated on April 4, 2009

Mon Mome is an AQPS racehorse, which won the 2009 John Smith's Grand National at Aintree Racecourse, run on April 4, 2009. It was ridden by Liam Treadwell and trained by Venetia Williams. He won by 12-lengths at odds of 100-1, making Mon Mome the largest-priced winner since Foinavon in 1967.[1]

Mon Mome was victorious in the second of four attempts to win the Grand National, having finished tenth in 2008, parting company with rider Aidan Coleman in the 2010 race at the twenty-sixth of the thirty fences and being pulled up in 2012.

His victory in the 2009 race was exactly a century since the previous victory by a French bred horse in the Grand National.

He was retired at the age of 13, with his last appearance being at Warwick on 10 March 2013. Trainer Williams said: "He's been an amazing horse to train and gave me the best day of my career when winning the Grand National."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grand National 2009". BBC. 2009-04-04. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  2. ^ Grand National: Mon Mome, 100-1 winner in 2009, is retired - BBC Sport