The Everest

The Everest 2019 is the world's richest turf race in the world with $14 million in prize money on offer for the Royal Randwick feature run on the same Saturday as Melbourne's Caulfield Cup.

2019 The Everest Race Results

  • 1st: #12 Yes Yes Yes
  • 2nd: #1 Santa Ana Lane
  • 3rd: #5 Trekking



The The Everest is the richest turf race in the world with $14 million in prize money now on offer in the restricted Royal Randwick event run annually on a Saturday in October as the new highlight of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

Racing NSW announced the inaugural edition of The Everest would take place in 2017 as Sydney look to compete for the racing community and punters’ attention with the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and the event proved a huge success.

The Everest is now Australia’s richest race surpassing the Group 1 $8 million Melbourne Cup (3200m) held on the first Tuesday of November at Flemington.

Contested over 1200m The Everest race is a weight-for-age sprint showdown open to local and international connections who “buy” their way into the race paying a $600,000 entry fee to have a runner in The Everest field.

The incredible The Everest prize money on offer is funded from this hefty entry fee as well as other event-generated events.

The Everest now competes with the Melbourne sprint races running around the same time of the season including Moonee Valley’s Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) and serves as a gun lead-up to Flemington’s Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic (1200m) held on the last day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival in November.

The Everest ran for the first time in 2017 and was won by Redzel who went on to win the Darley Classic in Melbourne next race.

Redzel successfully defended in title in 2018 to become the first back-to-back The Everest winner in the same way the mighty Archer won the opening two editions of the Melbourne Cup (1861-62).

Redzel attempted a three-peat but only managed to run eighth behind three-year-old Yes Yes Yes in the 2019 The Everest results that saw a new track record set by the young champion.

For the 2019 edition of The Everest the prize money was boosted to $14. The race is now part of a wider The Everest Carnival that has a host of special condition races taking place across Sydney with over $45 million in prize money being awarded.

The Everest date has also been moved back and it now runs on the same day as the $5 million Caulfield Cup (2400m) in Melbourne.

The 2019 The Everest took place at Randwick on Saturday October 19, 2019 and was won by the Chris Waller-trained three-year-old Yes Yes Yes. 

The Everest 2019
Date: Saturday October 19, 2019
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Restricted
Prize Money: $14 million

2019 The Everest Results

  • 1st: #12 Yes Yes Yes
  • 2nd: #1 Santa Ana Lane
  • 3rd: #5 Trekking

Chris Waller’s now very valuable stallion prospect Yes Yes Yes dominated The Everest 2019 results setting a new track record for his thrilling win in the world’s richest turf race. The star colt held off a luckless Santa Ana Lane (2nd) who got caught behind horses in the run, while Trekking ran an excellent third on the back of his Schillaci Stakes success.

Read more on the 2019 The Everest win by Yes Yes Yes.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 12 YES YES YES Chris Waller Glen Boss 9 53kg $9
2 1 SANTA ANA LANE Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 0.5L 2 58.5kg $5.50
3 5 TREKKING James Cummings Joshua Parr 0.9L 5 58.5kg $31
4 4 NATURE STRIP Chris Waller Tim Clark 1.3L 12 58.5kg $21
5 2 PIERATA Gregory Hickman Tommy Berry 1.6L 1 58.5kg $7
6 6 CLASSIQUE LEGEND Les Bridge Nash Rawiller 2.5L 8 58.5kg $18
7 8 ALIZEE James Cummings Hugh Bowman 3L 10 56.5kg $9
8 3 REDZEL Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 3.9L 7 58.5kg $13
9 10 IN HER TIME Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 4.1L 4 56.5kg $21
10 9 SUNLIGHT Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 4.4L 6 56.5kg $13
11 11 ARCADIA QUEEN Chris Waller James McDonald 4.6L 3 56.5kg $5F
12 7 TEN SOVEREIGNS (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Ryan Moore 5L 11 58kg $20

2019 The Everest Betting Odds

The Everest betting offers some of the hottest spring racing carnival markets and Australia’s best sprinters dominate The Everest odds each season. With strong international interest in the $14 million sprint, class sprinters from around the globe also feature in The Everest betting.

The Everest odds are led by proven Group 1 winning sprinters that have previous form in past editions of The Everest race and those who dominated the autumn features including the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) that takes place at the same track – distance.

Odds on The Everest horses also firm as slot-holders confirm their runners.

2019 The Everest Tips

Stay tuned for our Races.com.au insider The Everest 2019 betting tips and exotic Randwick spring racing selections on the country’s richest race.

2019 The Everest Field

The spring’s The Everest field features the best sprint horses from Australia and abroad competing for the incredible prize money on offer including the millions on offer to The Everest winner.

Connections must pay a whopping $600,000 entry fee to have their horse run in the capacity 12-starter The Everest field, meaning the sprinters on show come from the richest owners and stables able to afford the cost of having a runner.

Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club sell 12 slots in The Everest field each year that can be traded or that the owners of which can enter into a partnership with a non-slot holding connection to make up the final field.

The Everest 2019 race field will be released in October and published below as soon as available.

The 12 horses making up the 2019 The Everest field are now confirmed and detailed below with the barrier draw taking place on Tuesday evening in Sydney.

Among the standout horses in The Everest 2019 field are the two-time defending champion Redzel, Godolphin’s Schillaci Stakes winner from last weekend Trekking and ace sprinter Santa Ana Lane.

Santa Ana Lane leads The Everest betting after drawing barrier two, while Pierata has the inside barrier (1) and comes off The Shorts win. Redzel won from the inside alley last year but is out wider with gate 7 chasing the three-peat.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 5161x514x2 SANTA ANA LANE Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 2 58.5kg 120
2 13x5251x21 PIERATA Gregory Hickman Tommy Berry 1 58.5kg 118
3 15x2862x13 REDZEL Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 7 58.5kg 118
4 18x1014x41 NATURE STRIP Chris Waller Tim Clark 12 58.5kg 115
5 4x41131x81 TREKKING James Cummings Joshua Parr 5 58.5kg 114
6 1131×23 CLASSIQUE LEGEND Les Bridge Nash Rawiller 8 58.5kg 110
7 111×5416 TEN SOVEREIGNS (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Ryan Moore 11 58kg 115
8 x111306x13 ALIZEE James Cummings Hugh Bowman 10 56.5kg 116
9 1x3113x531 SUNLIGHT Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 6 56.5kg 116
10 39x372x16x IN HER TIME Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 4 56.5kg 115
11 113111×1 ARCADIA QUEEN Chris Waller James McDonald 3 56.5kg 110
12 211x17x22 YES YES YES Chris Waller Glen Boss 9 53kg 96
13e 111x3621x1 BRUTAL (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes TBA 0 58.5kg 112
14e x214x70x52 HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE) James Cummings TBA 0 58.5kg 110
15e 3178447×32 CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES Bjorn Baker TBA 0 56.5kg 106
16e 415x2221x8 BRAVE SONG Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 0 58.5kg 105

Confirmed 2019 The Everest Horses

Stay tuned below as the 12 slots in The Everest Field are filled, the confirmed horses and jockeys along with the slot-holders to be listed below as positions are announced leading up to the race.

Arcadia Queen

  • Trainer: Chris Waller
  • Slot Holder: The Star

Runaway Group 1 Kingston Town Classic winning filly Arcadia Queen is now in Sydney being trained by Waller and represents The Star in The Everest 2019 field. New trainer Waller said he couldn’t be happier with the now four-year-old’s progress ahead of the sprint feature.

Sunlight

  • Trainer: Tony McEvoy
  • Slot Holder: Max Whitby and Neil Werrett

Three-time Group 1 winning mare Sunlight gets her chance in The Everest 2019 fourth-up this spring.

Santa Ana Lane

  • Trainer: Anthony Freedman
  • Slot Holder: TAB

The world’s highest-rated sprinter after a barnstorming TJ Smith Stakes win in the autumn, Santa Ana Lane is an early favourite in The Everest betting.

Pierata

  • Trainer: Greg Hickman
  • Slot Holder: Aquis

All Aged Stakes winning Pierro entire Pierata has amassed over $3.6 million in prize money and was last seen winning The Shorts.

Classique Legend

  • Trainer: Les Bridge
  • Slot Holder: Boniface Ho & Carmel Size Racing

Four-year-old grey yet to win a Group 1. This and the inaugural $7.5 million The Golden Eagle on the cards this spring so plenty of chances to prove his full potential.

In Her Time

  • Trainer: Kris Lees
  • Slot Holder: Inglis

Aging mare whose two biggest wins have been Group 1s over 1100m (The Galaxy) and 1000m (Black Caviar Lightning). Tested over all kinds of distances but is at her best in the sprint races.

Redzel

  • Trainer: Peter & Paul Snowden
  • Slot Holder: Yu Long Investments

Two-time defending The Everest champion gets his chance at making the history books again. Would take some kind of effort to post an Everest three-peat but this is the race this horse peaks in.

Yes Yes Yes

  • Trainer: Chris Waller
  • Slot Holder: Chris Waller Racing

Waller prepares three The Everest horses in 2019 and his slot is now filled by three-year-old Golden Rose runner-up Yes Yes Yes after the retirement of his original representative, Enticing Star.

Trekking

  • Trainer: James Cummings
  • Slot Holder: Australian Turf Club / Melbourne Racing Club

The winter’s Stradbroke champ Trekking secured the final slot in The Everest field taking out the ‘win and you’re in’ Group 2 Schillaci Stakes a week out from the $14 million feature.

Ten Sovereigns

  • Trainer: Aidan O’Brien (IRE)
  • Slot Holder: Coolmore

Aidan O’Brien-trained July Cup winner represents Coolmore who failed to win the race last year with US Navy, also then a Northern Hemisphere three-year-old July Cup champ who flopped on a wet track in Sydney.

Nature Strip

  • Trainer: Chris Waller
  • Slot Holder: James Harron Bloodstock

Third Waller-trained runner in the 2019 The Everest field, Nature Strip became a dual Group 1 winner in the Moir Stakes at The Valley. Some questions over his 1200m form but will be on-pace and giving them something to chase.

Alizee

  • Trainer: James Cummings
  • Slot Holder: Godolphin

A host of chances were vying for the Godolphin slot in The Everest but class mare Alizee has won the battle going into the feature sprint fresh.

2019 The Everest Prize Money

The Everest is now the richest turf race in the world with $14 million in total prize money on offer. Prize money in The Everest race is paid down to 12th giving all runners in the field a share in the stakes.

A horse in The Everest results would need to run fifth to pay back the $600,000 entry fee for connections.

  • 1st: $6,050,000
  • 2nd: $2,140,000
  • 3rd: $1,240,000
  • 4th: $900,000
  • 5th: $680,000
  • 6th: $450,000
  • 7th: $400,000
  • 8th: $400,000
  • 9th: $400,000
  • 10th: $400,000
  • 11th: $400,000
  • 12th: $400,000

The Everest History

The first ever The Everest results and inaugural The Everest winner was decided when the then $10 million took place in October of 2017, Redzel making history with his impressive victory.

For the second edition of The Everest race, the Australian Turf Club (ATC) and Racing NSW increased the overall prize money to an incredible $13 million and Redzel was back in winning form posting back-to-back wins in The Everest.

The Everest history was made for the third running in 2019 with three-year-old Yes Yes Yes defeating a field of seasoned sprinters to set a new track record.

Year Place Horse Time
2019
The Everest
1st Yes Yes Yes 1 minute 7.32 seconds (R)
2nd Santa Ana Lane
3rd Trekking
2018
The Everest
1st Redzel 1 minute 12.03 seconds
2nd Trapeze Artist
3rd Osborne Bulls
2017
The Everest
1st Redzel 1 minute 8.36 seconds
2nd Vega Magic
3rd Brave Smash

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