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House of Waterford Crystal

Waterford Crystal’s rich heritage spans centuries, with origins that date back to 18th century Ireland. Traditional cut crystal originally crafted by Waterford Artisans represents the roots of the brand. Over the years, developments of new and innovative techniques have pushed the boundaries and bring ever-growing recognition for Waterford Crystal.

Waterford Crystal Horse Head Collectible

Each sport has its great events and championships, and each has its great trophy to mark them. And in many sports around the world, these great trophies originate with the craftsmen of Waterford Crystal. Though these craftsmen devote maximum attention to every item they create, few things give them more satisfaction than working on a trophy for a world famous sporting event- especially as such prizes challenge their creative and crafting skills to the limit.

Waterford Crystal has created trophies for sporting events in golf, tennis, horse racing, rugby, sailing, snooker to name just a few.

Waterford Crystal Racing Trophy - Budweiser Irish Derby
Waterford Crystal Racing Trophy



The single finest event in Irish Racing – continuously run for more than a century. This is the richest race in the Irish season. Ireland is synonymous with horse racing and therefore with the Irish Derby. This race is an unbroken tradition of racing at the Curragh of Kildare for more than 100 years.

The Curragh Race Course commissioned Waterford Crystal is 2008 to produce a trophy, we then pioneered a new hand-painting technique using platinum to decorate this new crystal design.

The Irish Derby has been firmly established as one of the worlds leading international races and in recent years this showpiece event has become synonymous with the world’s best racehorses, glamour, fashion and first class entertainment.

Waterford Crystal Racing Trophy - Maryland Million
Waterford Crystal Racing Trophy


Maryland Million Classic is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in October since 1986 primarily at Laurel Park Racecourse in Laurel, Maryland or at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. To be eligible for the Maryland Million Classic, a horse must be sired by a stallion who stands in Maryland.
Waterford Crystal Racing Trophy - LADBROKES WORLD HURDLE
Waterford Crystal Racing Trophy


The World Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run on the New Course at Cheltenham over a distance of about 3 miles (4,828 metres), and during its running there are twelve hurdles to be jumped. The race is scheduled to take place each year during the Cheltenham Festival in March.
Waterford Crystal Racing Trophy - Qatar Races
Waterford Crystal Racing Trophy

Qatar Races

Sheikh Mohammed Al Thani presents the Waterford Crystal Trophies at the Qatar Races – (Largest Racing Event in the Middle East)

House of Waterford Crystal

Staying true to its original mission, Waterford continues to create the world’s most brilliant crystal masterpieces known for unmatched purity, color and quality. Progressing with today’s lifestyles, Waterford creates a wealth of home luxuries designed to enrich daily experiences. This passion to appreciate each and every day is what makes the Waterford brand synonymous with gift-giving and celebrations of all sizes.

Waterford. Live A Crystal Life.

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