The Everest

2018 The Everest is the world's richest turf race in the world with $13 million in prize money on offer for the Royal Randwick feature run on the second Saturday of October.

The The Everest is the richest turf race in the world with $13 million in prize money on offer, up from $10 million, 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 and the event proved a huge success.

The Everest is now Australia’s richest race surpassing the Group 1 $6.2 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 compete 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 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: $13 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 $13 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 with reigning The Everest winner Redzel and the flying TJ Smith Stakes – All Aged Stakes winning three-year-old from the autumn Trapeze Artist the early favourites.

2018 The Everest Tips

Stay tuned for our 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 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 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.

Trapeze Artist

  • Trainer: Gerald Ryan
  • Slot Holder: Aquis Farm

Trapeze Artist is the first horse confirmed for a spot in The Everest 2018 field.

In Her Time

  • Trainer: Benjamin Smith
  • Slot Holder: Tabcorp

In Her Time has secured a slot in the 2018 The Everest field after controversially missing out last spring.


  • Trainers: Peter & Paul Snowden
  • Slot Holder: Yulong Investments

Redzel has been confirmed to defend his title with last year’s champ securing a slot in The Everest 2018 field.

2018 The Everest Nominations

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 11x2124x15 REDZEL G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 1 58.5kg 118
2 110x45291x U S NAVY FLAG (USA) H 4 Aidan O’Brien 2 58kg 117
3 x6x0311x51 SANTA ANA LANE G 6 Anthony Freedman 3 58.5kg 116
4 x74232x172 LE ROMAIN G 6 Kris Lees 4= 58.5kg 115
5 0x14311x34 TRAPEZE ARTIST H 4 Gerald Ryan 4= 58.5kg 115
6 11257x8x14 VEGA MAGIC G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 4= 58.5kg 115
7 x112x139x3 IN HER TIME M 6 Kris Lees 7= 56.5kg 114
8 21x81x1x32 SHOALS M 4 Anthony Freedman 7= 56.5kg 114
9 x2411x20x1 VIDDORA M 6 Lloyd Kennewell 7= 56.5kg 114
10 531270×332 BRAVE SMASH (JPN) H 6 Darren Weir 10 58.5kg 112
11 1x1230x214 HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE) G 7 James Cummings 11 58.5kg 111
12 11×123 GRAFF C 3 Kris Lees 12 53kg 94


2018 The Everest Prize Money

The Everest is now the richest turf race in the world with $13 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 third to pay back the $600,000 entry fee for connections.

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.

2018 The Everest Results

  • 1st: #1 Redzel
  • 2nd: #4 Trapeze Artist
  • 3rd: #17 Osborne Bulls

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.

Year Place Horse Time
The Everest
1st Redzel 1 minute 12.03 seconds
2nd Trapeze Artist
3rd Osborne Bulls
The Everest
1st Redzel 1 minute 8.36 seconds
2nd Vega Magic
3rd Brave Smash

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