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The Everest 2018

Sydney's multimillion-dollar sprint race The Everest is the richest turf race in the world.

The Everest is an Australian Turf Club Weight for Age Thoroughbred horse race run over 1,200 metres on turf at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, Australia.

The race boasts a total prize pool of $10,000,000 and is at weight for age conditions for all horses who must pay a $600,000 entry fee to race.

2018 The Everest will be run on Saturday the 13th of October, 2018 at Randwick racecourse.

The field limit is 12 horses with the race introduced to lure the best International sprinters from around the world.

The Everest 2018

The Everest has been aptly named. The race, which will be run at Royal Randwick on the date of Saturday 13 October 2018, will become Australia's, and arguably the world's, pinnacle sprinting event.

Saturday 13th October 2018

The Everest Slots

Connections who wish to enter into The Everest will need to secure a slot. In the races inaugrial year slots were sold at $600,000 per year and required a three year commitment from purchasers.

Despite there being some skepticism from racing enthusiasts all slots for the 2018 The Everest were sold well prior to the race.

Slots for The Everest are tradeable commercial instruments meaning they can be sold, joint ventured or leased at a time prior to a nominated race entry date.

The Everest Prize Money

The Everest is not only Australia's richest race but the richest turf race in the world. The 12 runners of the 2018 The Everest will race for a staggering $10 million in prize money.

The winner of The Everest will collect $5.8 million while the connections of the runner up will also take home over $1 million in prize money.

Prize Money Breakdown

1st $5,800,000 2nd $1,425,000
3rd $800,000 4th $400,000
5th $250,000 6th-12th $175,000
Equine Welfare Fund: $100,000

The 12 slots sold will make up $7.2 million of the prize money while the remaining $2.8 million will be raised by other revenues generated from the race meeting.

The Everest Form Guide

The weight-for-age sprint is expected to attract the worlds best sprinters and form lines from all over the globe.

The form guide for the 2018 The Everest will take into account lead-up runs, track & distance records and the barrier draw. Given the race will be run at Randwick Racecourse we will also look at horses who have performed at the venue in the past.

The weight-for-age TJ Smith Stakes is a 1200m race run at Randwick which will also prove to be an ideal guide. The 2017 TJ Smith Stakes was won by Chautauqua.

The Everest International Runners

While the field for the 2018 The Everest is currently unknown it's expected to attract many of the best sprinters from across the globe.

Canterbury Park Racecourse is a fully equipped racecourse with state of the art training facilities. Canterbury Park will also act as a dedicated quarantine centre for international horses in the lead up to The Everest.

The Everest Field

The field for the 2018 The Everest race has been decided pending any injuries.

This is how the field for the 2018 The Everest could potentially pan out.

Slot Slot Holder/Runner

1 GPI Racing (Greg Ingham) /
2 Aquis Farm /
3 Yu Long Investments /
4 Inglis /
5 Coolmore /
6 Damion Flower /
7 The Star Casino /
8 TAB /
9 Chris Waller /
10 ATC /
11 Max Whitby /
12 James Harron/

Sydney Opera House

Opera House controversy over race advertising

Hard to believe anyone is upset at images appearing on the Sydney Opera House promoting this race. They do understand its projection not painted? Easy to see why Melbourne has so many events.. they'd paint the images on. | abc.net.au

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