One for Arthur’s Grand National win is to be commemorated at a Kinross-shire pub.
The Thistle Hotel in Milnathort, which is just over a mile from the stables where the eight-year-old was trained, has been given a bespoke fount by lager firm Tennent’s.
The fount, complete with an image of jockey Derek Fox’s distinctive Saltire silks, was designed, produced and installed within a week of One for Arthur crossing the finish line and will now sit proudly on the bar reminding everyone who drinks there of the win.
Lucinda Russell, One for Arthur’s trainer, said: “We were obviously delighted with the result on Saturday so it’s great to have a permanent reminder in our local bar where we can raise a glass to toast One for Arthur and the team every time we’re in for a drink.
“Many thanks to Tennent’s for gifting us the fount, it looks fantastic.”
One for Arthur became only the second Scottish-trained horse to win the prestigious race when he crossed the line ahead of Cause of Causes, Saint Are and pre-race favourite Blaklion on April 8.
Jockey derek Fox held back until after the final jump of the race, accelerating along the final straight.
The win caused a headache for local bookies, as many gamblers in Fife and Perth and Kinross had placed money on the local horse.
Tennent’s unique new fount casings are interchangeable, meaning the brand can produce one-off founts like One for Arthur for special occasions.
Six fount designs are currently available taking cues from Tennent’s iconic branding and advertising campaigns over the years.
Claire Arnott, head of UK customer marketing at Tennent’s said: “Being the first Scottish trained Horse to win the Grand National since 1979 is a tremendous achievement, so we are delighted to be able to play our part in toasting Lucinda, her team and One for Arthur.
“After Saturday, we think Lucinda has earned herself a couple of celebratory pints.
“We’re incredibly proud of our new founts, which are unique to the market. When we decided to update them, we knew we had to bring something exciting that would engage drinkers and further demonstrate our commitment to the Scottish on-trade.
“Congratulations again to Lucinda and her team.”