Randox Health Grand National Trophy Hallmarked

The Grand National Trophy design has been finalised and the sculpture has been taken to be hallmarked today. It is the first to be redesigned in a number of years and as a result it's sure to make a splash. Undoubtedly, getting their hands on it will be the goal for many of the jockeys in the race as they vie for the title that goes along with it in April.

The Grand National trophy itself is in the last stages of its creation as it gets hallmarked at Goldsmith’s in London. This is the final seal of approval in the process and it will mean that the design will be on its way to that lucky jockey come April 8th. There has been a period of contention over the trophy in the last few months, with industry specialists weighing in on the design prior to the big day.

It will be hallmarked at the Assay Office in the City of London, a memorable place for the ceremony to be held. This is the first time in the history of the Grand National that the design of the trophy will be set to change each year. Randox Health, a global diagnostics company, are sponsoring the design for the foreseeable future and will change it each year that they add their name to the event.

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The very first of these trophies will be shown at the Weights Evening Reception which will be held at the V&A Museum. This London based museum will be home to the trophy from Valentine’s Day, so if you're an avid fan you can head there to see it for yourself.

Over the next two weeks, we can expect to see teaser pictures of the trophy revealed, though the full design won’t be available just yet which is understandable as organisers want to create some hype around the trophy and ignite fresh interest in the race itself. But they did release a video to give us a little inkling of the trophy as it gets made. I must admit, it's not the world's most exciting video but I suppose they were limited as to what they could show. That said, if you fancy watching it, check it out below.

The reasoning behind creating a new Randox Health trophy each year is that each winner will hold an entirely different trophy and they will each be totally unique.

Dr. Peter FitzGerald, the Managing Director of Randox Health, has stated that these trophies stand as a testimony to those that have won them and the commitment that they have made to the sport to do so. They are created with the ethos that every winner is different and that their trophy should also reflect that.

The smith that worked on the Grand National trophy, Shannon O’Neill, has said that this year’s version is a true work of art. It has images that show the speed and excitement of racing and really serve to show what these racers are capable of. The work was created at Burghley House, a highly interesting and historic place.

O’Neill has said that he was delighted to be offered the smith’s position for the trophy and he appreciates just how important this is to the racing world. He said that he understands that each piece is its own work of art and deserves a place in the history books.

Overall it seems that the spirit of racing is very much alive in these trophies, with each winner deserving something totally new. We’re excited to see what this design looks like and with four more to come, this trophy is bound to keep getting better.