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A growing feature on the Australian racing calendar, Special Condition races are becoming hugely popular with incredible prize money on offer for these Group-exempt events.
The first and most famous of these Special Condition races was The Everest, introduced by Racing NSW in 2017. This unique buy-in horse racing event is the richest turf race in the world worth $15 million in prize money as of 2020.
More and more Special Condition races that each have their own specific set of ballot conditions and restrictions are being added the both the spring and autumn racing carnivals each season.
Along with Sydney’s The Everest held each October at Royal Randwick, the other most popular Special Condition race held in Australia is the $5 million The All-Star Mile (1600m) run during the autumn at various tracks in Melbourne.