Belfast Telegraph

Randox to give sneak preview of new Grand National trophy

By Margaret Canning

Co Antrim medical testing company Randox will today unveil a preview of its work on the 2017 Grand National trophy.

Randox, which is based in Crumlin, has signed up to sponsor the event - the biggest in the horse racing calendar - for five years.

The company announced it will create a fresh trophy every year, presenting mini versions to the jockey, trainer and groom.

Former jockey Sir Tony McCoy, who won the Grand National in 2010, is now the company's ambassador.

Last week a health check at Randox revealed that he'd gained two stone since retiring.

Today marks the final step of the 2017 trophy design, with its hallmarking at Goldsmiths' Company Assay Office in London, which has been hallmarking precious metals for over 700 years.

The first of the five new trophies will be unveiled on February 14.

Belfast Telegraph