The Randox Grand National Trophy is one of the most iconic and prestigious sporting trophies in the world of horseracing.

From the start of the Randox sponsorship in 2017, Randox CEO Dr. Peter FitzGerald proposed a unique trophy would be designed and produced each year – the winning owner receiving a full-sized trophy, with the winning trainer, jockey and groom all receiving a miniature version.

Each trophy is uniquely Randox and has a story to tell. The design on the trophy has evolved over the years. Innovation is a characteristic that Randox takes great pride in. Randox is dedicated to improving health using innovative diagnostic technologies. This year’s design was the innovative work of talented De Montfort University placement student, Ritik Manoj Tailor.

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Randox Grand National 2014 Trophy Designer Ritik with Silversmith, Cara Murphy

On his design, Ritik says, “I am very fortunate to be given the opportunity to design the Randox Grand National Trophy. Being entrusted with such an important design at the start of my placement is quite rewarding. With the support of the team, I was able to create a trophy that feels like a major accomplishment for me as an intern. It’s also an incredible opportunity as the trophy is being presented to the winning jockey at the Randox Grand National. It is a great feeling that something I have created will be woven into the history of such a prestigious sporting event.”

This year’s trophy has two key elements – the beautifully crafted horse and the stand on which it sits – a DNA helix, holding significant meaning and representation of Randox.

The horse, as one of the most iconic symbols of the event, was something Ritik considered an essential component to incorporate into the design. “I wanted to capture the racehorse in a way that would make it stand out as the focal point of the trophy.” adds Ritik, “After brainstorming a couple of sketched, I decided on a dynamic and lifelike horse sculpture.

But the life-like horse sculpture is not the only element that makes the trophy unique. The Randox iconic logo is incorporated into the base in a subtle, yet impactful way – perfectly complimenting the horse. To tie everything together the DNA Helix design is another key feature.

“I wanted to incorporate Randox’s expertise in the field of biochemistry and molecular diagnostics into the design. This intricate design is etched into the metal base of the horse, symbolizing Randox’s icon.”

  1. Concept Art of the 2024 Randox Grand National trophy
  2. 2. A close-up of the trophy.

Graphic Design Team Lead, Elizabeth Heaney adds, “Ritik has truly made his mark within our design team during his placement. His trophy design being chosen over others from multiple designers is a testament to his creativity and talent. We couldn’t be prouder of this years Randox Grand National trophy – and I hope Ritik feels the same sense of accomplishment for his involvement in its creation.

“It’s amazing to think that Ritik accomplished this feat within just four weeks of joining Randox, demonstrating his quick adaption to the company and his ability to create a design that embodies Randox’s essence flawlessly!

The Randox Grand National trophies over the years have been brought to live by silversmith, Cara Murphy who adds, “This is the fifth year I have had the honour of making the Randox Grand National trophy. It is always exciting to see the different designs and how they each celebrate the event.

Overall, the Randox Grand National Trophy is beautiful and intricate work of art that embodies the company’s commitment to innovation, accuracy, and precision in the field of diagnostic testing and opportunity.