The Everest

The Everest is the world's richest turf race in the world with $10 million in prize money on offer for the Royal Randwick feature run on the second Saturday of October.

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Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained Vega Magic out of next year’s autumn carnival but the stable are still confident the Group 1 winning sprinter will be back for a second shot at the 2018 The Everest in the spring. Perth expat Vega Magic injured himself in November…

The The Everest is the new richest turf race in the world with $10 million in prize money on offer in the restricted Royal Randwick event run annually on the second Saturday of 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.

The Everest is now Australia’s richest race surpassing the $6.2 million Group 1 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 will compete with the Melbourne sprint races running around the same time of the season including Moonee Valley’s Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) and will serve as a gun lead-up to Flemington’s Group 1 Darley 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.

The 2018 The Everest will take place at Randwick on Saturday October 13, 2018.

The Everest 2018
Date: Saturday October 13, 2018
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Restricted
Prize Money: $10 million

2018 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 $10 million sprint, class sprinters from around the globe also feature in The Everest betting.

The Everest 2018 odds are already out with all-in prices on offer for the world’s richest turf race dominated by the reigning The Everest winner Redzel.

2018 The Everest Tips

Stay tuned for our Races.com.au insider The Everest 2018 betting tips and exotic Randwick spring racing selections on the country’s richest race.

2018 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 $5.8 million 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 2018 race field will be released in October and published below as soon as available.

Confirmed 2018 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.

2018 The Everest Prize Money

The Everest is now the richest turf race in the world with $10 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 as follows:

  • 1st: $5.8 million
  • 2nd: $2.4 million
  • 3rd: $800,000
  • 4th: $400,000
  • 5th: $250,000
  • 6th – 12th: $175,000

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

2018 The Everest Results

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

2017 The Everest Results

  • 1st: #3 Redzel
  • 2nd: #2 Vega Magic
  • 3rd: #8 Brave Smash

View the Everest 2017 Race Results & Finishing Order.

Year Place Horse Time
2018
The Everest
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
The Everest
1st Redzel 1 minute 8.36 seconds
2nd Vega Magic
3rd Brave Smash