Liam Treadwell

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Liam Treadwell is an English National Hunt jockey.[1] He was born in the West Sussex town of Arundel and attended the local Angmering School. He was the winner of the 2009 Aintree Grand National, having ridden Mon Mome to victory at odds of 100/1. It was only the fifth time a horse at those odds won the race, the most recent being Foinavon in 1967.[2] It was Treadwell's debut in the Grand National, in his first season in jump racing.[3]

After his Grand National victory on 4 April 2009, Clare Balding interviewed him and made fun of his apparently bad teeth.[4] Both the BBC and Balding apologised by 6 April.[5] Balding later clarified on BBC's Have I Got News For You quiz that she believed Treadwell to have had his teeth "kicked out" by a horse, a common injury suffered by jockeys, apologising again for her error.

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  1. ^ "Treadwell touched by McCoy support". Sporting Life. Retrieved 5 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Mon Mome seals shock National win". BBC Sport. 4 April 2009. Retrieved 5 April 2009. 
  3. ^ Longmore, Andrew (5 April 2009). "Rookie wins the National lottery". The Times. London. Retrieved 5 April 2009. 
  4. ^ "Presenter apologises for teeth jibe". United Kingdom: Microsoft (MSN News UK). 6 April 2009. Retrieved 6 April 2009. The BBC has apologised to Grand National winner Liam Treadwell after presenter Clare Balding made fun of his teeth. In a post-race interview, Balding urged the jockey to show his teeth and told him he could afford to "get them done" after winning the biggest race of his life. ... A BBC spokeswoman said: "Clare Balding... has also apologised directly to Liam Treadwell." The jockey told the Daily Mail that Balding had apologised by text message. 
  5. ^ "Jockey on Balding teeth joke". BBC News. 6 April 2009. Retrieved 7 May 2010.