The Everest is a 1,200 metre weight-for-age race for elite sprinters run as a joint venture between Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club. It is held on the second Saturday in October at Randwick racecourse, as the feature race of the Sydney Spring Carnival.
- Race Type: Weight for age
- Distance: 1,200 metres
- Track: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, NSW
- Date: Saturday, 14 October 2017
The TAB Everest was first run in 2017 and is billed as the world’s richest turf race with prizemoney of $10 million. The race features 12 horses running for individuals or companies that have purchased slots for $600,000 each race for the next three years. Slotholders can race their own horse or contract with others to race in their slot. The prizemoney pool is to be fully-funded from subscribers and other revenue generated from the event.
The concept is based on the Pegasus World Cup in America that was first run in January 2017, and it is hoped to attract top class sprinters from Australia and overseas. It will be a unique Australian race as buyers can purchase a slot in it. A key lead-up race will probably be the TJ Smith Stakes, which is held over the same track and distance in the Autumn.
2017 The Everest Final Field & Odds:
See below for the latest The Everest odds plus final field.‘Odds not currently available’
The Everest Preview & Tips 2017
Track: Good Weather: Overcast
There are twelve runners plus three emergencies for the $9,650,000 The TAB Everest. The betting is fairly open and the early favourite is Vega Magic who has won his last 4 starts in a row and has 9 wins at this distance. On the second line of betting are Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign who charged home to snatch the Moir Stakes when resuming, and Chautauqua who has flown home from too far back at both starts since resuming.
Redzel has won 4 his last in a row and 3 of those have been at Randwick. Redkirk Warrior won the G2 Bobbie Lewis in fine style and always goes well second-up. Deploy has won 3 of his last 4 starts and has won 4 from 7 at this distance. English ran on strongly for a close 2nd last time and could be back to her best. Clearly Innocent has won 9 of his 17 starts. All other runners are currently 16 to 1 or longer
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|10 She Will Reign||1 Chautauqua||2 Vega Magic|
|2 Vega Magic||5 Clearly Innocent||1 Chautauqua|
|1 Chautauqua||10 She Will Reign||10 She Will Reign|
|6 Deploy||3 Redzel||4 Redkirk Warrior|
Past winners of the Everest:
The race is being run for the first time in 2017.
|2017||Redzel||Vega Magic||Brave Smash (JPN)|