Crabbies Ginger-beer is new Grand National sponsor August 28th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Crabbies Ginger-beer is new Grand National sponsor Merseyside Ginger-beer maker Crabbie’s has been named new sponsor of the World Famous ‘Grand National’ The deal will see the Aintree steeplechase run for a £1m purse for the first time in history. Crabbie’s replace beer brand John Smith’s, the race’s backers from 2005 to 2013. The £1m prize money compares with prize money of £550,000 for the 2013 Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup, considered the most prestigious race of the UK jump season. Southport resident, Peter Eaton who is deputy chairman of Halewood International, said: “It has always been the family’s ambition to sponsor the Grand National” Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!