2009 National winner Mon Mome to retire

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One of the longest shots to ever win the Grand National Mon Mome is to retire, his trainer has confirmed.

The horse went off at 100-1 in the 2009 race and although Foinavon won with the same odds in 1967, there has never been a longer-priced winner.

Trainer Venetia Williams said the horse, who is now 13, would spend his retirement at her stables in Herefordshire.

She told the Racing Post that Mon Mome gave her the best moment of her career.

"He showed a bit of form at Wincanton earlier this year, but has not run anything like that since and we've decided to retire him, as that was going to be the plan at the end of this season anyway," she added.

The jockey who rode him to victory at Aintree Liam Treadwell also paid his respects to the beast, calling him a "real gentleman".

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