Champion Flat jockey Paul Hanagan was last night honoured at Anfield football ground.

He was re-presented with his championship trophy by former Liverpool player Ian Rush during the Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers match last night (Wednesday, 29 December).

The presentation was organised by the British Horseracing Authority, Racing for Change and Liverpool Football Club in honour of Paul’s achievements this season.

Paul, a lifelong Liverpool fan, originally from Warrington and now based in Malton, is only the third Northern-based jockey to win the Flat Jockey Championship in 105 years.

Hanagan clocked-up 191 wins last season, in a closely fought battle for the Championship with Richard Hughes, who finished just two wins behind him.

“I am extremely grateful for this very special presentation. It was incredible to be presented with the trophy in front of The Kop and especially by Ian Rush,” said Paul.