The Everest

The Everest 2020 is the world's richest turf race in the world with $15 million in prize money on offer for the Royal Randwick feature run on the same Saturday as Melbourne's Caulfield Cup.

2020 The Everest Race Results

  • 1st: #3 Classique Legend
  • 2nd: #6 Bivouac
  • 3rd: #7 Gytrash



The The Everest is the richest turf race in the world with $15 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 VRC Sprint 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 million and another prize money increase in 2020 saw the event offer an unprecedented $15 million in stakes!

In 2020 jockey Kerrin McEvoy secured his third The Everest success in the race’s four-year history riding the previous season’s sixth placegetter Classique Legend to victory. Classique Legend ($4.20 in 2020) became the first The Everest favourite to salute for the punters.

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 $46 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 Everest Day also features another Special Condition feature race with the $1.3 million The Kosciuszko open only to NSW country-trained horses.

Each year The Everest results also determine the race name for the Winners Stakes, a million feature run at Rosehill on the same day as Melbourne’s VRC Derby.

The 2020 The Everest took place at Randwick on Saturday October 17, 2020 with Classique Legend blowing his rivals away with a powerhouse 2.5 length victory. 

The Everest 2020
Date: Saturday October 17, 2020
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Special Condition
Prize Money: $15 million

2020 The Everest Results

  • 1st: #3 Classique Legend
  • 2nd: #6 Bivouac
  • 3rd: #7 Gytrash

The Les Bridge-trained Classique Legend ($4.20F) became the first favourite to salute in The Everest 2020 results storming home for a runaway 2.5 length victory to hand jockey Kerrin McEvoy his third win in the world’s richest race on turf.

Click here to read more on the powerhouse 2020 The Everest winner Classique Legend.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 3 CLASSIQUE LEGEND Les Bridge Kerrin McEvoy 6 58.5kg $4.20F
2 6 BIVOUAC James Cummings Glen Boss 2.5L 10 58.5kg $9.50
3 7 GYTRASH Gordon Richards Jason Collett 3L 7 58.5kg $6
4 2 TREKKING James Cummings Joshua Parr 3.1L 4 58.5kg $16
5 12 HAUT BRION HER Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 3.4L 3 56.5kg $41
6 4 SANTA ANA LANE Anthony & Sam Freedman Sam Clipperton 3.6L 8 58.5kg $20
7 1 NATURE STRIP Chris Waller James McDonald 3.8L 5 58.5kg $7
8 11 LIBERTINI Anthony Cummings Regan Bayliss 4.1L 12 56.5kg $6
9 10 TOFANE (NZ) Michael Moroney Tommy Berry 6.1L 11 56.5kg $19
10 5 BEHEMOTH David Jolly Nash Rawiller 6.5L 2 58.5kg $11
11 8 EDUARDO Joseph Pride Ms Rachel King 6.8L 9 58.5kg $26
12 9 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR Tony & Calvin McEvoy Tim Clark 8.8L 1 58.5kg $101
15e STANDOUT Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 0
16e TACTICAL ADVANTAGE Kris Lees 0
13e DEPRIVE James Cummings 0
14e SPECIAL REWARD Kris Lees 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 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 $15 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.

Classique Legend ($4.20 in 2020) started the shortest-priced The Everest favourite and became the first to win the event.

2020 The Everest Tips

Stay tuned for our  insider The Everest 2020 betting tips and exotic Randwick spring racing selections on the country’s richest race.

To Win: #5 Behemoth ($9.50) 

Another star-studded edition of The Everest pending and for value the $9.50 on offer for Behemoth, drawn a treat in gate two, is hard to go past. Proven The Everest horses Nature Strip and Classique Legend are sitting top of the odds, but think this recent dual Group 1 winner at Caulfield (Memsie Stakes – Sir Rupert) can still be fast-finishing at the shorter 1200m distance and give the Sydney form lines a shake-up.

2020 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 2020 race field will be confirmed on Tuesday October 13, 2020 and published below as soon as available.

All 12 The Everest 2020 horses have been locked in with the final slot going to Haut Brion Her to give trainer Chris Waller – who won the race in 2019 with then three-year-old Yes Yes Yes – two chances as the mare joins one-time favourite Nature Strip in the line-up.

Dollar For Dollar became the eleventh hour The Everest contender taking the Aquis slot previously held by Farnan.

Click here to read more on the confirmed 2020 The Everest field.

The official 2020 The Everest barrier draw took place on Tuesday night and saw the Premiere Stakes winning mare Libertini draw wide in the outside alley (12), while the best in betting Nature Strip, Classique Legend and Gytrash drew ideally in gates 5 – 7 respectively.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 141x411x24 NATURE STRIP Chris Waller James McDonald 5 58.5kg 121
2 324x7219x2 TREKKING James Cummings Joshua Parr 4 58.5kg 116
3 x2360x1x12 CLASSIQUE LEGEND Les Bridge Kerrin McEvoy 6 58.5kg 115
4 225x6266x6 SANTA ANA LANE Anthony & Sam Freedman Sam Clipperton 8 58.5kg 115
5 184x14x111 BEHEMOTH David Jolly Nash Rawiller 2 58.5kg 114
6 62x61365x3 BIVOUAC James Cummings Glen Boss 10 58.5kg 114
7 x2x13212x1 GYTRASH Gordon Richards Jason Collett 7 58.5kg 114
8 x37x07x112 EDUARDO Joseph Pride Ms Rachel King 9 58.5kg 110
9 x2308x8522 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR Tony & Calvin McEvoy Tim Clark 1 58.5kg 104
10 1x77351x35 TOFANE (NZ) Michael Moroney Tommy Berry 11 56.5kg 114
11 x1133x49x1 LIBERTINI Anthony Cummings Regan Bayliss 12 56.5kg 110
12 x111221x17 HAUT BRION HER Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 3 56.5kg 105
13e 714x5465x3 DEPRIVE James Cummings 0 58.5kg 106
14e 56x211x345 SPECIAL REWARD Kris Lees 0 58.5kg 105
15e 0x84170x85 TACTICAL ADVANTAGE Kris Lees 0 58.5kg 105
16e 112x160x55 STANDOUT Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 0 58.5kg 104
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Confirmed 2020 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.

Nature Strip

  • Trainer: Chris Waller
  • Slot Holder: TAB

One-time favourite in The Everest betting, Chris Waller’s four-time Group 1 star Nature Strip was the first horse to secure a slot in the $15 event this season. Nature Strip ran fourth to his young stablemate Yes Yes Yes in last year’s race and went on to win Flemington’s VRC Sprint Classic by over three lengths next start. He secured the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes win in the autumn but has been flat in his two lead-up runs this campaign.

Classique Legend

  • Trainer: Les Bridge
  • Slot Holder: Bon Ho

Read More: Kerrin McEvoy commits to ride Classique Legend in 2020 The Everest Field.

Gytrash

  • Trainer: Gordon Richards
  • Slot Holder: Inglis

Read More: Gytrash confirmed The Everest 2020 runner for Inglis; kicks off in Concorde Stakes.

Eduardo

  • Trainer: Joe Pride
  • Slot Holder: Mieverest

Tofane

  • Trainer: Michael Moroney
  • Slot Holder: Yu Long Investments

Read More: Tofane latest confirmed The Everest horse.

Dollar For Dollar

  • Trainer: Tony & Calvin McEvoy
  • Slot Holder: Aquis

Behemoth

  • Trainer: David Jolly
  • Slot Holder: The Star

Bivouac

  • Trainer: James Cummings
  • Slot Holder: Godolphin

Santa Ana Lane

  • Trainer: Anthony & Sam Freedman
  • Slot Holder: Coolmore

Trekking

  • Trainer: James Cummings
  • Slot Holder: Max Whitby

Libertini

  • Trainer: Anthony Cummings
  • Slot Holder: James Harron Bloodstock

Read More: James Harron Bloodstock secures Libertini.

TBA

  • Trainer: Chris Waller
  • Slot Holder: Three Bridges (sold by Chris Waller Racing)

2020 The Everest Prize Money

The Everest is now the richest turf race in the world with $15 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: $6,200,000
  • 2nd: $2,400,000
  • 3rd: $1,300,000
  • 4th: $1,000,000
  • 5th: $750,000
  • 6th: $500,000
  • 7th: $450,000
  • 8th: $450,000
  • 9th: $450,000
  • 10th: $450,000
  • 11th: $450,000
  • 12th: $450,000

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.

The records continued in the 2020 edition with jockey Kerrin McEvoy winning his third The Everest aboard Classique Legend, the horse the first favourite to get the job done.

Year Place Horse Time
2020
The Everest
1st Classique Legend 1 minute 8.27 seconds
2nd Bivouac
3rd Gytrash
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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