The Everest

The Everest 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.

2021 The Everest Race Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



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.

2021 The Everest takes place at Randwick on Saturday October 16, 2021. 

The Everest 2021
Date: Saturday October 16, 2021
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Special Condition
Prize Money: $15 million

2021 The Everest Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2021 The Everest Betting Odds

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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.

2021 The Everest Tips

Stay tuned for our  insider The Everest 2021 betting tips and exotic Randwick spring racing selections on the country’s richest race.

2021 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 2021 race field will be confirmed on Tuesday October 12, 2021 and published below as soon as available.

Confirmed 2021 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.

GYTRASH

  • Trainer: Gordon Richards
  • Slot Holder: Inglis

Classy South Australian sprint star Gytrash returns looking to atone for his third in last year’s The Everest results. He went on to pick up a consolation prize with success in Rosehill’s $1 million Winners Stakes before a The Goodwood third at home and disappointing Kingsford-Smith Cup effort (12th) from a wide alley in Brisbane over the winter.

CLASSIQUE LEGEND

  • Trainer: Les Bridge
  • Slot Holder: Inglis

One of the first confirmed 2021 The Everest horses, classy grey Classique Legend returns to defend his title in the world’s richest turf race having won last year’s event by a runaway 2.5 lengths. A failed Hong Kong Sprint run followed in December and the question is how the horse returns back down under as he attempts to emulate dual The Everest winner Redzel (2017,2018).

LOST AND RUNNING

  • Trainer: John O’Shea
  • Slot Holder: TAB

Rising five-year-old Lost And Running is six-from-seven for his career ahead of the spring and, while yet to be tested in Group company, there’s plenty to suggest a big campaign from this untapped short-distance specialist who has been carrying big weights to big victories in easier company.

NATURE STRIP

  • Trainer: Chris Waller
  • Slot Holder: Chris Waller Racing

Chris Waller has opted to stick with his tried and true champion Nature Strip for another The Everest bid in 2021. This horse ran fourth to stablemate Yes Yes Yes in 2019 before a disappointing seventh last year, but he’s picked up two Group 1 wins since including successfully defending his TJ Smith Stakes title at The Everest track and distance over the autumn.

CLASSIQUE LEGEND

  • Trainer: Les Bridge
  • Slot Holder: Bon Ho

One of the first confirmed 2021 The Everest horses, classy grey Classique Legend returns to defend his title in the world’s richest turf race having won last year’s event by a runaway 2.5 lengths. A failed Hong Kong Sprint run followed in December and the question is how the horse returns back down under as he attempts to emulate dual The Everest winner Redzel (2017,2018).

MASKED CRUSADER

  • Trainer: Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
  • Slot Holder: Max Whitby & Neil Werrett

Lightly-raced gelding was good in the autumn, his campaign headlined by a Group 1 William Reid Stakes win in Melbourne. Second to Nature Strip in the TJ Smith and far from disgraced over 1400m when a close fifth in the All Aged Stakes. Looks to be ready to peak this prep.

TBD

  • Trainer:
  • Slot Holder: James Kennedy

TBD

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  • Slot Holder: Aquis

TBD

  • Trainer:
  • Slot Holder: James Harron Bloodstock

TBD

  • Trainer:
  • Slot Holder: Godolphin

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  • Slot Holder: Coolmore

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  • Slot Holder: The Star & Arrowfield

TBD

  • Trainer:
  • Slot Holder: Yu Long Investments

2021 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
2021
The Everest
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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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