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The Everest is the world's richest turf race in the world with $20 million in prize money on offer for the Royal Randwick feature.
2023 The Everest Race Results
- 1st: #3 Think About It
- 2nd: #1 I Wish I Win
- 3rd: #2 Private Eye
The Everest News
- The Everest 2023 Betting Tips & Odds Update
- 2023 The Everest Form Guide: Two Words on Each Runner
- 2023 The Everest Barrier Draw Confirmed: I Wish I Win Draws Inside Alley
- 2023 The Everest Field & Jockeys Confirmed: Alcohol Free Completes Line-Up
- 2023 The Everest Field Takes Shape: Yulong Hold Last Slot
The Everest is the richest turf race in the world with a staggering $20 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 $8.41 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) – now known as the VRC Champions Sprint – 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. The Everest prize money was further boosted in 2023 to an incredible $20 million.
It is now second in prize money to only the $28m Saudi Cup which is the world’s richest thoroughbred event and runs on a dirt track.
In 2020 jockey Kerrin McEvoy secured his third The Everest success in the race’s four-year history riding the previous season’s sixth place-getter Classique Legend to victory. Classique Legend ($4.20 in 2020) became the first The Everest favourite to salute for the punters.
In 2021 trainer Chris Waller won the race for a second time when the favourite Nature Strip ($3.70) saluted for the punters at his third attempt in the event.
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 $50 million in prize money being awarded.
Nature Strip returned in 2022 for a fourth run and title defence but only managed to finish fourth behind upset winner Giga Kick who became the second three-year-old The Everest winner, the event’s longest-priced champion at $21 and the first undefeated horse to win the event.
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 $2 million The Kosciuszko open only to NSW country-trained horses, while the $1 million Silver Eagle (1300m) and the $2 million Group 3 Sydney Stakes (1200m).
In 2023 The Everest Day also features the world’s richest weight-for-age 1600m event with the new look George Main Stakes added to the card and run as the Group 1 $5 million King Charles III Stakes.
Each year The Everest results also determine the race name for the Winners Stakes, a $3 million feature run at Rosehill on the same day as Melbourne’s VRC Derby.
2023 The Everest took place at Randwick on Saturday October 14, 2023 offering an unprecedented $20 million in prize money and was won by the Joe Pride-trained favourite Think About It ($4.40F) who secured his ninth straight victory to defeat I Wish I Win and the fellow Pride-trained Private Eye.
|The Everest 2023|
|Date:||Saturday October 14, 2023|
|Track:||Royal Randwick Racecourse|
|Prize Money:||$20 million|
2023 The Everest Results
- 1st: #3 Think About It ($4.40F)
- 2nd: #8 I Wish I Win
- 3rd: #2 Private Eye
The Joe Pride-trained first-up Premiere Stakes winner Think About It ($4.40F) was too good again securing his incredible ninth win on the trot and 11th from 12 career starts overall when taking out the world’s richest turf race with a quarter-length victory over the brave I Wish I Win ($5) in The Everest 2023 race results. Pride’s other runner, the 2022 runner-up Private Eye, was also good finishing in the money once more off a wide run to place third to his star stablemate.
2023 The Everest Results & Finishing Order
|1||3||THINK ABOUT IT||Joseph Pride||Sam Clipperton||5||58.5kg||$4.40F|
|2||1||I WISH I WIN (NZ)||Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman||Luke Nolen||0.4L||1||58.5kg||$5|
|3||2||PRIVATE EYE||Joseph Pride||Nash Rawiller||0.76L||9||58.5kg||$7|
|4||9||IN SECRET||James Cummings||Zac Purton||1.06L||12||56.5kg||$10|
|5||12||CYLINDER||James Cummings||Zac Lloyd (a)||1.17L||4||53kg||$11|
|6||7||HAWAII FIVE OH||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||James McDonald||2.32L||10||58.5kg||$9.50|
|7||10||ESPIONA||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||2.79L||3||56.5kg||$17|
|8||6||BUENOS NOCHES||Matthew Smith||Dylan Gibbons (a)||3.5L||8||58.5kg||$20|
|9||11||SHINZO||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||3.57L||6||53kg||$21|
|10||5||OVERPASS||Bjorn Baker||Joshua Parr||3.99L||2||58.5kg||$9|
|11||4||MAZU||Peter & Paul Snowden||Tommy Berry||4.94L||11||58.5kg||$51|
|12||8||ALCOHOL FREE (IRE)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Craig Williams||6.19L||7||56.5kg||$51|
|15e||KING OF SPARTA||Peter & Paul Snowden||0|
|13e||BELLA NIPOTINA||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||0|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2023 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 $20 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.
The following year Nature Strip ($3.70 in 2021) won as favourite at his third attempt.
Nature Strip was odds on favourite at $1.90 in 2022 but only managed to run fourth behind Giga Kick who won at the longest The Everest odds to date of $21.
Think About It ($4.40 in 2023) is the latest The Everest winner to salute for the punters.
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2023 The Everest Tips
Stay tuned for our insider The Everest 2023 betting tips and exotic Randwick spring racing selections on the country’s richest race.
To Win: #3 Think About It ($4.60 at time of publish) – BET NOW
What a great seventh instalment of The Everest! It is a typically crack field of star sprinters bringing in varying form lines with plenty to consider. Have landed on the Joe Pride-trained Think About It to continue building his picket fence with an incredible ninth win on the trot. He is 10 from 11 overall and continues to impress. Massive winter included wins in the Group 1 Kingsford Smith Cup and Stradbroke Handicap in Brisbane over 1300m and 1400m respectively. Carried 59kg in the former so handle the kilos with 58.5kg at WFA on Saturday. Flawless record at the track (3-3:-0-0) and is undefeated at the distance (4:4-0-0). Those are some pretty imposing stats and this So You Think five-year-old is a pretty imposing horse! He got the job done fresh in the Group 2 Premiere Stakes (1200m) with a narrow victory at the track and trip. This is tougher up against a horse like I Wish I Win now, but Sam Clipperton gets things his way from gate five. He got the box seat and closed hard up near the rail first-up, and he looks likely to get a similar charmed run here from the barrier. Pride came close to The Everest glory with Private Eye second last year, and that horse also lines up again, but think it is Think About It who will be best home.
The Danger: #1 I Wish I Win ($5) – BET NOW
Peter Moody certainly knows what it like to train a champion and face the pressure, and if I Wish I Win takes out The Everest this weekend he will go a long way to achieving championship status. This brilliant son of Savabeel is super versatile and has already banked over $7.8 million in 17 starts. He narrowly took out the $10 million Golden Eagle (1500m) as a four-year-old in October 2022 and was very competitive this autumn with a trio of Group 1 top three runs. He was placed down the Flemington straight in the Lightning Stakes (2nd) and Newmarket (3rd) on firm Good (3) tracks before defeating last year’s The Everest winner Giga Kick in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on a Heavy (9). Kicked off in Melbourne when third a half-length off the country’s best miler Mr Brightside in Caulfield’s Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m). Drops back to six furlongs which he has a stellar record over (6:3-2-1) and returns to the TJ Smith track and trip fit second-up. The inside alley was a bit of a blow, but Moody remains confident this horse can get the right run. Strap in!
The Roughie: #11 Shinzo ($18 at time of publish) – BET NOW
There is a host of livewire fancies at big The Everest odds with genuine claims at the title, but for the best roughie in the mix have landed on Chris Waller’s forgotten youngster Shinzo. The Golden Slipper winner got the absolute peach draw for him with gate six and has three-time The Everest winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle. This still progressive Snitzel colt is looking to become the third three-year-old to win the race joining the also Waller-trained Yes Yes Yes (2019) and Giga Kick (2022) last year. Waller also prepared Nature Strip for a 2021 The Everest triumph. Right trainer, right jockey, right gate and is back to 53kg at WFA after carting 56.5kg to a first-up ninth to stablemate Militarize in the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) on September 23. Was 2.6 lengths beaten, fitter now and back to his preferred trip. Runs spaced and was good in a trial when third to Overpass and Mazu – who both ran in last year’s The Everest as well as being in the mix again on Saturday. How he is close to $20 is beyond us!
2023 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 2023 race field will be confirmed on Tuesday October 10, 2023 and published below as soon as available.
The 2023 The Everest Barrier Draw is also conducted confidentially on Tuesday morning and released to the public during a Racing NSW event that night following The Everest final acceptances around 8:00pm (AEDT).
The official 2023 The Everest field is now out with Alcohol Free the final runner to secure one of the 12 slots in the $20 million showdown.
The Everest 2023 barrier draw was announced on Tuesday night with I Wish I Win drawing barrier one in a blow for favourite backers while the main danger Think About It came up trumps with gate five which produced last year’s champion Giga Kick.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Probable Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||1151x231x3||I WISH I WIN (NZ)||Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman||Luke Nolen||1||58.5kg||116|
|2||1217x405x1||PRIVATE EYE||Joseph Pride||Nash Rawiller||9||58.5kg||115|
|3||1111x111x1||THINK ABOUT IT||Joseph Pride||Sam Clipperton||5||58.5kg||115|
|4||232x5363x9||MAZU||Peter & Paul Snowden||Tommy Berry||11||58.5kg||113|
|5||26690x12x2||OVERPASS||Bjorn Baker||Joshua Parr||2||58.5kg||112|
|6||6123x57x13||BUENOS NOCHES||Matthew Smith||Dylan Gibbons (a)||8||58.5kg||110|
|7||9x22113x62||HAWAII FIVE OH||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||James McDonald||10||58.5kg||110|
|8||x34913x0x4||ALCOHOL FREE (IRE)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Craig Williams||7||56.5kg||115|
|9||21x1317x24||IN SECRET||James Cummings||Zac Purton||12||56.5kg||115|
|10||40x6117x21||ESPIONA||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||3||56.5kg||111|
|11||3211×9||SHINZO||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||6||53kg||104|
|12||2x1127x113||CYLINDER||James Cummings||Zac Lloyd (a)||4||53kg||101|
|13e||9x30236x33||BELLA NIPOTINA||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||0||56.5kg||112|
|15e||6x114624x2||KING OF SPARTA||Peter & Paul Snowden||0||58.5kg||108|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Confirmed 2023 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.
- Update: Giga Kick Out Of The Everest 2023
- Update: The Annabel Neasham-trained Sunshine In Paris has been withdrawn from The Everest field for slot-holders Aquis due to a minor foreleg injury that has ruled her out of the remainder of the spring carnival.
I WISH I WIN
- Trainer: Peter Moody
- Jockey: Luke Nolen
- Barrier: 1
- Slot Holder: Trackside (New Zealand TAB)
The Kiwis will be represented in The Everest with New Zealand TAB securing their first slot in the event locking in Peter Moody’s talented Golden Eagle – TJ Smith Stakes winner I Wish I Win. Resumed in Melbourne with a Group 1 Memsie Stakes third behind form horse Mr Brightside and can frank that back in Sydney second-up.
- Trainer: Joe Pride
- Jockey: Nash Rawiller
- Barrier: 9
- Slot Holder: Max Whitby & Neil Werrett
Slot holders Max Whitby & Neil Werrett of Black Caviar fame have snapped up last year’s The Everest runner-up to represent them in the $20 million event this year following the Joe Pride-trained galloper’s huge return winning the Group 2 The Shorts. Private Eye was runner-up to Giga Kick in the 2022 The Everest and is out to go one better in this year’s edition of the world’s richest turf race as a six-year-old.
THINK ABOUT IT
- Trainer: Joseph Pride
- Jockey: Sam Clipperton
- Barrier: 5
- Slot Holder: Newgate Farm & GPI Racing
Think About It proved himself as one of the country’s best sprinters with impressive back-to-back Group 1 Eagle Farm wins doing the Kingsford Smith Cup – Stradbroke Handicap double in Brisbane. He took his incredible early career record up to 10 wins from 11 starts with a thrillingly close victory in the Group 2 Premiere Stakes fresh to put him at the top of the markets.
- Trainer: Peter & Paul Snowden
- Jockey: Tommy Berry
- Barrier: 11
- Slot Holder: The Star & Arrowfield
The Snowdens famously won the opening two editions of The Everest with Redzel (2017-18) before emerging star Mazu ran a gallant third in the 2022 edition after success in Brisbane’s Group 1 Doomben 10,000 that year. Slot holders The Star & Arrowfield secured Mazu for two years and have him in the mix again in 2023 with Mazu putting in a strong effort for a Doomben 10,000 third to his regular foe Giga Kick before a spell. Missed the Premiere Stakes after being scratched on raceday with mild lameness, but performed well in a subsequent barrier trial and is reportedly doing well.
- Trainer: Bjorn Baker
- Jockey: Joshua Parr
- Barrier: 2
- Slot Holder: ATC & RAM Racing
Overpass gets a second shot at The Everest with Bjorn Baker’s now five-year-old snapped up by slot holders Australian Turf Club and Western Australia’s RAM Racing Syndicate. He was runner-up again fresh in The Shorts narrowly beaten by Private Eye and gets the chance now to improve on his sixth in The Everest to Giga Kick last year presenting as a more established and mature galloper.
- Trainer: Matthew Smith
- Jockey: Dylan Gibbons (a)
- Barrier: 8
- Slot Holder: TAB
Supido four-year-old Buenos Noches is the next horse to lock in his The Everest bid with the TAB locking in the up-and-comer who was eye-catching running third behind fellow The Everest contenders Private Eye and Overpass in the Group 2 The Shorts.
HAWAII FIVE OH
- Trainer: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
- Jockey: James McDonald
- Barrier: 10
- Slot Holder: Aquis
A brilliant second-up run in the Group 2 Premiere Stakes when closing fast to narrowly go down to the odds-on favourite, fellow The Everest contender Think About It, over The Everest track and distance has seen progressive four-year-old Hawaii Five Oh secure a run for Aquis.
- Trainers: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
- Jockey: Craig Williams
- Barrier: 7
- Slot Holder: Yulong Investments
Waterhouse & Bott will saddle-up two The Everest horses in 2023 with $10.6 million purchase, four-time Group 1 winning imported mare Alcohol Free, securing the final Yulong Investments-owned slot. Last year’s The Everest winning jockey Craig Williams will ride the outsider in betting.
- Trainer: James Cummings
- Jockey: Zac Purton
- Barrier: 12
- Slot Holder: Godolphin
The Royal Blue brigade have selected classy mare In Secret as their The Everest runner. She’s a dual Group 1 winner at Flemington with wins in the Coolmore Stud Stakes (2022) and Newmarket (2023) and will be rock-hard fit third-up at Randwick on October 14. Comes via the Concorde (2nd) and Shorts (4th) when right in the finish on both occasions, with the 1200m to suit.
- Trainer: Chris Waller
- Jockey: Hugh Bowman
- Barrier: 3
- Slot Holder: Chris Waller Racing
Waller will chase his third The Everest title when represented as both the trainer and slot-holder of Group 1 winning mare Espiona who will drop back to six furlongs fit third-up after her Group 2 Golden Pendant (1400m) victory last time out.
- Trainer: Chris Waller
- Jockey: Kerrin McEvoy
- Barrier: 6
- Slot Holder: Coolmore
Waller’s Golden Slipper winner from the autumn, Shinzo, has been locked in by slot holders Coolmore to run in this year’s The Everest field giving the two-time winning trainer two chances in 2023. Three-time The Everest winning hoop Kerrin McEvoy is booked for the ride on the three-year-old son of Snitzel.
- Trainer: James Cummings
- Jockey: Zac Lloyd (a)
- Barrier: 4
- Slot Holder: James Harron Bloodstock
Trainer James Cummings has two The Everest contenders now with owners Godolphin locking in In Secret before three-year-old Exceed And Excel colt Cylinder secured the James Harron Bloodstock slot left vacant by the injured Giga Kick. The Slipper runner-up and Run To The Rose winner was brave in a narrow defeat when a neck back third in the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m). He’ll be better back to the 1200m and looks a value shot to go back-to-back for the three-year-olds.
2023 The Everest Prize Money
The Everest is now the richest turf race in the world with $20 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: $7,000,000
- 2nd: $2,900,000
- 3rd: $2,000,000
- 4th: $1,500,000
- 5th: $1,200,000
- 6th: $950,000
- 7th: $700,000
- 8th: $700,000
- 9th: $700,000
- 10th: $700,000
- 11th: $700,000
- 12th: $700,000
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.
Waller won his second The Everest trophy in 2021 with Nature Strip.
In 2022 Giga Kick became the second three-year-old The Everest winner in history, the first undefeated horse to win the event and the longest-priced champion at 20/1.
The 2023 The Everest results saw the Joe Pride-trained Think About It salute as the $4.40 favourite defeating I Wish I Win and the fellow Pride-trained Private Eye who had run second in the race the year before.
In 2023 The Everest prize money increased to $20 million.
|1st||Think About It||1 minute 7.64 seconds|
|2nd||I Wish I Win|
|1st||Giga Kick||1 minute 9.86 seconds|
|1st||Nature Strip||1 minute 9.11 seconds|
|1st||Classique Legend||1 minute 8.27 seconds|
|1st||Yes Yes Yes||1 minute 7.32 seconds (R)|
|2nd||Santa Ana Lane|
|1st||Redzel||1 minute 12.03 seconds|
|1st||Redzel||1 minute 8.36 seconds|