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THE WORLD'S RICHEST RACE ON TURF - THE EVEREST


The TAB Everest in Australia is the richest turf race in the world, with a total of $15 million (AUD) in prize money, and a winner's purse of $6.2 million. The 5th running of The Everest will take place on Friday night, October 15 (US date/time), at Royal Randwick racecourse in New South Wales. A weight-for-age sprint contested over 6 furlongs, The Everest is now the crown jewel of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, and the $15 million prize pool sees it surpass the iconic Melbourne Cup ($8 million) as the richest Australian horse race.

The Everest is unlike any other race contested down under and entry into The Everest field comes at a cost of $600,000 to connections. The concept is similar to the Pegasus World Cup as horse owners buy a slot and The Everest field has a capacity of 12 starters. Twelve (12) horses are confirmed for the 2021 edition; Classique Legend, Nature Strip, Gytrash, Eduardo, Masked Crusader, Lost And Running, The Inferno, Libertini, Home Affairs, Embracer, Trekking, and Wild Ruler.

 


 

CLASSIQUE LEGEND - 2020 WINNER

   


2020 RESULTS:

 
  Horse Win Place Show  
1st 3 - CLASSIQUE LEGEND 6.60 3.90 2.50  
2nd 6 - BIVOUAC   9.90 7.10  
3rd 7 - GYTRASH     4.50  
4th 2 - TREKKING        
 
  $1 Exacta 3-6 $33.65    
  $1 Trifecta 3-6-7 $217.55    
  $1 Superfecta 3-6-7-2 $1685.65    
 

 

THE EVEREST PAST WINNERS:

 
Year Winner Age / Sex Jockey Trainer  
2020 CLASSIQUE LEGEND 5yo / G Kerrin McEvoy Les Bridge  
2019 YES YES YES 3yo / H Glenn Boss Chris Waller  
2018 REDZEL 6yo / G Kerrin McEvoy Peter & Paul Snowden  
2017 REDZEL 5yo / G Kerrin McEvoy Peter & Paul Snowden  
 

 

 

2021 The Shorts (Key Prep)

Eduardo defeats Nature Strip

   
 
 

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