The Everest 2019

Saturday October 19, 2019

Ladbrokes Tip: The Everest horses that ran well make a good Darley Classic tip in Melbourne later in the spring

The Everest is one of the newest horse races in Australia and also the richest turf race in the world with a total of $14 million in prize money, up from the original $10 million on offer in the inaugural edition. It was run for the first time in 2017 on Saturday October 14 at Royal Randwick Racecourse – won by Redzel who successfully defended his title in 2018 – and now competes for attention with the Melbourne horse races around this time.

A weight-for-age sprint contested over 1200m, The Everest is now the jewel of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival crown and is a Restricted race that does not hold black-type status. The $14 million prize pool sees it surpass the iconic Melbourne Cup  as the richest Australian horse race.

The everest betting and odds are available here at Ladbrokes Australia

The Everest run at Royal Randwick is worth a staggering $14 million in prize money in 2019.

The Everest is unlike any other race contested down under and entry into The Everest field comes at a colossal cost of $600,000 to connections. Only the richest racing horse owners will be able to buy their way into the event and The Everest field has a capacity of 12 starters.

Open to both Australian-trained and international horses The Everest is expected to become one of the most recognised and revered racing events held anywhere in the world.

During the spring racing season in Australia lead-up races into The Everest include Randwick’s Group 2 The Shorts (1100m) in September and the weight-for-age Group 2 Premiere Stakes (1200m) at the same track. In 2017 the inaugural The Everest winner Redzel backed-up from a victory in The Shorts. Twelve months later Redzel improved on a lead-up fifth in the Premier Stakes to become a dual The Everest champion.

After contesting The Everest race horses may continue onto the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival for Group 1 sprint targets including the Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley and the Darley Classic (1200m) run down the famous Flemington straight on the first Saturday of November during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Redzel (2017) became the first sprinter to do The Everest – Darley Classic interstate spring sprint double.

Each Sydney Spring Racing Carnival Racing NSW will also rename the $1 million Winners Stakes (1300m), held at Rosehill Gardens on The Golden Eagle Day in early November, in honour of The Everest winner. For the inaugural Winners Stakes race in 2019 the event will be known as The Redzel Stakes.

The Everest Day also now features the addition of a $1.3 million Special Condition race – The Kosciuszko (1200m) – for NSW Country Trained Horses only.

The next edition of The Everest runs on Saturday October 19, 2019 .

The Everest Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 19, 2019
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Restricted
  • Prize Money: $14 million
  • First Run: 2017

The Everest Odds

The Everest betting markets are some most interesting of each spring racing season and odds on the world’s richest turf race are dominated by the star sprinters getting around at that time.

Some horses from international stables in The Everest betting markets may be unfamiliar to punters down under so doing the form on the race will be more crucial than ever. A key early lead-up race for contenders that impacts The Everest odds is the Group 2 The Shorts (1100m) held at Randwick in mid-September, which produced the very first The Everest winner Redzel (1st in 2017). Horses that dominated the autumn carnival sprint races including the TJ Smith Stakes also feature highly in The Everest race odds in the spring.

Group 1 winning sprinters out of the autumn features earlier in the year including Randwick’s Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) dominate The Everest betting markets as the event is contested at the same track / distance as The Everest race during ‘The Championships’.

2019 The Everest Betting

The Everest 2019 betting featuring who’s who of Australian sprinters and The Everest odds will be provided below as soon as open. Runners confirmed in The Everest field feature heavily in all-in odds, while early spring performers that are dominating lead-up races are also being kept safe in early markets.

Betting on The Everest 2019 will be led by the year’s TJ Smith Stakes winner / placegetters and proven Group 1 sprint stars with good lead-up form.

The Everest Field

Entry into the spring’s The Everest field is via a hefty $600,000 payment from connections. There are 12 spots available into The Everest final field and each of those slots will be sold to interested owners. Those connections can then choose to trade their position in the world’s richest turf race or go into partnership with another owner who does not hold one of the original slots in The Everest race field.

The Everest field will attract an elite line-up of the world’s best sprinters from both local and international stables and a host of weight-for-age stars. Many horses that may have previously run in Melbourne spring sprint races may choose to shoot for the bigger prize money in The Everest field with $5.8 million on offer to the winner. Prize money is paid down to 12th so every horse in The Everest field comes away with stakes.

2019 The Everest Field

The official The Everest 2019 field and barriers will be made available below as soon as the 12 slots in the race are confirmed.

Confirmed 2019 The Everest Horses

Below punters can stay up-to-date with the latest confirmed The Everest horses that have secured a slot in the 12-horse feature race at Randwick.


The Everest Horses and Odds -

Arcadia Queen. Photo: Thoroughbred Breeders Australia.

  • Slot Holder: The Star
  • Breeding: Pierro – Arcadia
  • Trainer: Chris Waller
  • Owners: Peters Investments Pty Ltd
  • Prizemoney: $1,093,435
  • Career: 6: 5-0-1
  • Latest The Everest 2019 Odds: $8

Arcadia Queen is a three-year-old Pierro filly raced by WA’s prolific owner – breeder Bob Peters. She dominated the Perth Summer Racing Carnival in 2018 including winning the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) and now looks to frank that Perth form in Sydney over the spring. Slot holder The Star had Shoals in the race last year with the four-year-old finishing second last.


The Everest 2019 horses & odds -

Sunlight. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

  • Slot Holder: Max Whitby and Neil Werrett
  • Breeding: Zoustar – Solar Charged
  • Trainer: Tony McEvoy
  • Owners: Ms RC Parker, Mrs L Fung, Mrs IE Mitchell, Mrs KL Thompson, Mrs RJ Fletcher, Miss SR Fletcher, G1G Racing & Breeding, Qatar Bloodstock Ltd
  • Prizemoney: $4,378,950
  • Career: 16: 10-1-4
  • Latest The Everest 2019 Odds: $9

Sunlight is one of the leading hopes in 2019 The Everest betting, the Zoustar filly already a winner of over $4.3 million in prize money over her 16 start career ahead of the spring carnival. She is a 10-time winner and some of her biggest victories include the 2018 Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington over the Cup Carnival and the Newmarket – William Reid Group 1 double in Melbourne this autumn. Her last run was a third in the TJ Smith Stakes.


Santa Ana Lane The Everest Racing Odds -

Santa Ana Lane. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • Slot Holder: TAB
  • Breeding: Lope De Vega (IRE) – Fast Fleet
  • Trainer: Anthony Freedman
  • Owners: William St Synd
  • Prizemoney: $5,069,711
  • Career: 33: 10-1-5
  • Latest The Everest 2019 Odds: $6 favourite

Santa Ana Lane is the richest prize-money earner so far confirmed as an Everest runner in 2019 and leads all-in betting on the race. Anthony Freedman’s gelding has amassed over $5 million to date and became a five-time Group 1 champion over ‘The Championships’ winning the TJ Smith Stakes by a runaway 3.5 lengths. He is a genuine sprint star – officially rated the world’s best sprinter – with other elite level wins in races including The Goodwood in Adelaide and Brisbane’s Stradbroke Handicap. He was sixth in The Everest results last year due to a wet track and is out for redemption in 2019 being kept at home for the race over a trip to the UK for the iconic Royal Ascot carnival.


Pierata The Everest Slot & Tips -

Pierata. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • Slot Holder: Aquis
  • Breeding: Pierro – November Flight
  • Trainer: Greg Hickman
  • Owners: Mr G D Hickman, Mr R W Wilson, Mr W S Clegg, Dr G A Clegg, Mrs C E Clegg, Mr A A Gianesi, Mr A Merritt, Mr K B Ayton, Mr B R Turton, Mr M T Mathews, Mr C J Testa, Mr V Sikais, Steelies Racing, Mr T R Bonello, Mr J M Zammit, Mr M Aurisch, Mr A P Carney, Miss T A Powers
  • Prizemoney: $3,311,300
  • Career: 19: 7-5-2
  • Latest The Everest 2019 Odds: $8

Pierata is another multi-million dollar earner who has banked in excess of $3 million for connections in under 20 starts. The well-bred Pierro stallion thrives at Royal Randwick where he was last seen winning the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) over Osborne Bulls. Originally set for stud, Aquis opted to race on with this valuable entire for a shot at Australian racing’s richest race. Aquis had the runner-up Trapeze Artist feature in the race last year after his All Aged Stakes success. Pierata won the Group 3 Sydney Stakes last year as a consolation on The Everest card in faster time than Redzel won the big feature.


Classique Legend The Everest Horse Betting -

Classique Legend. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • Slot Holder: Boniface Ho & Carmel Size Racing
  • Breeding: Not A Single Doubt – Pinocchio
  • Trainer: Les Bridge
  • Owners: Mr KK Ho
  • Prizemoney: $751,000
  • Career: 4: 3-3-1
  • Latest The Everest 2019 Odds: $10

Classique Legend is the lightly-raced youngster of The Everest horses in 2019 having had just four career starts to date. His strike-rate is outstanding with three wins for the grey including the Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m) in April over The Everest track / distance. He was the second horse to secure a spot in The Everest field despite having only debuted in February. GPI Racing sold their slot to Classique Legend’s Hong Kong-based owners. Obviously an acid test for the horse, but his wins to date have produced blistering fast sectionals suggesting he has the speed to challenge the better-rated hopefuls. Also talks of a $7.5 million The Golden Eagle start in the inaugural running of the four-year-olds’ feature this spring.


The Everest Betting - In Her Time Odds -

In Her Time. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

  • Slot Holder: Inglis
  • Breeding: Time Thief – Hell It’s Hot
  • Trainer: Kris Lees
  • Owners: Orbis Bloodstock, Mr P J Brown
  • Prizemoney: $3,142,725
  • Career: 25: 9-4-3
  • Latest The Everest 2019 Odds: $13

In Her Time represents Inglis – who had Santa Ana Lane in the race last year – and the classy mare is looking to improve on her disappointing mid-field seventh to Redzel from The Everest 2018. She has enjoyed a second career Group 1 win since in February’s Lightning Stakes at Flemington and has strong Randwick form that includes a TJ Smith third last autumn. Is she going as well this season? Time will tell.


Redzel The Everest Odds -

Redzel. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • Slot Holder: Yu Long Investments
  • Breeding: Snitzel – Millrich
  • Trainer: Peter & Paul Snowden
  • Owners: Triple Crown Syndications, Ten Players, Mr JN Allen, Walfam No 2, Mr PS Piras, Mr VP Chau, Mr TW Cheng, Mr MR Waddington, Mrs AG Gibson, Dr A Kuok, Mr JW Medland, Mr T Kocovski, Mrs P Di Marco, Mr L Halloran, Mr ME Hardwick, Mr BD Playford, Mr DD Yates, Mr A Savage
  • Prizemoney: $15,560,000
  • Career: 33: 14-8-1
  • Latest The Everest 2019 Odds: $11

Yu Long Investments are again in The Everest contention after their 2018 success with the defending champion Redzel, giving Team Snowden’s incredible $15.5 million earner the chance at racing history with an Everest three-peat. A rising seven-year-old, Redzel hasn’t won a race since last year’s Everest. He will tackle the event third-up in the spring following the same path as the previous two seasons via the Concorde Stakes and The Shorts.


The Everest horses & odds -

Enticing Star. Photo: @TABradio.

  • Slot Holder: Chris Waller Racing
  • Breeding: Testa Rossa – Favourite Star
  • Trainer: Chris Waller
  • Owners: Peters Investments Pty Ltd
  • Prizemoney: $495,200
  • Career: 10: 8-1-0
  • Latest The Everest 2019 Odds: $15

Trainer Chris Waller is taking a chance on one of his own in The Everest 2019 with his slot to be filled by Perth expat Enticing Star. The lightly-raced mare from WA has won 8 of her 10 starts to date and in her first Group 1 test finished a nice second in the Winterbottom Stakes. Last year the master horseman’s stable had the Darren Weir-trained Brave Smash in the mix. After his third in 2017 the galloper ran eighth in 2018. Waller will also be in 2019 The Everest contention as a trainer with star WA filly Arcadia Dream who joined his stables in June from WA.


The Everest Race Preview -
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The ATC have secured their slot in The Everest 2019 and have subsequently announced the slot will be filled by this year’s Group 2 Schillaci Stakes (1100m) winner at Caulfield on Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day – one week before The Everest.

In the 2018 The Everest field the Australian Turf Club (ATC) were originally set to be represented by Home Of The Brave who was scratched a week out due to an elevated temperature and replaced in the field by Osborne Bulls. Osborne Bulls went on to finish third and round on the 2018 The Everest trifecta. The ATC’s inaugural runner, Japanese-bred Brave Smash, also placed third in 2017. In May the ATC opened a formal Expressions of Interest both in Australia and aboard, widening their search to find a suitable and competitive racehorse.

In mid-July it was announced that the ATC would partner with their across-the-border rivals, the Melbourne Racing Club (MRC), as co-slot holders and the decision to link their slot with the Schillaci Stakes winner was made.


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  • Slot Holder: Coolmore
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Breeding giant Coolmore have a pre-purchased slot in the 12-horse field for the 2019 The Everest race. It is yet to be announced what sprinter will represent them in the $14 million feature. Coolmore were represented in last year’s event by the Aidan O’Brien-trained raider US Navy Flag who ran 10 lengths back ninth.


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  • Slot Holder: James Harron Bloodstock
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James Harron Bloodstock is another slot-holder searching for his 2019 The Everest contender. Vega Magic ran for Harron last year and finished dead last in the disappointing run of the race. This year will be Harron’s third The Everest appearance after his initial success in 2017 with inagural winner, Redzel.



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The final slot-holder 12-horse The Everest for 2019 was originally held by Damion Flower before the vacated slot went to Godolphin. Racing NSW forced Flower’s Jadeskye Racing to forfeit their slot due to his legal troubles.

*Latest The Everest 2019 odds correct as of 19/07/2017

The Everest Tips

The Everest betting tips favour proven Group 1 winning sprinters and those proven down under. The 1200m Randwick course gives the advantage to the locally-trained contingent so the Aussie horses in the mix dominate The Everest tips each season.

Because the event is a weight-for-age race the best of the season’s three-year-old stars also feature highly in betting tips for The Everest race. Keeping an eye on lead-up sprints both in Australia and overseas including England’s Royal Ascot carnival during our winter are also key The Everest tips.

2019 The Everest Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider The Everest 2019 betting tips and exotic race selections will be detailed in full below the week of the race so stay tuned for the sprinters to back and sack in the $14 million Sydney race feature.

The Everest Form Guide

The Everest form guide is a punters’ best friend providing all the essential information on the 12 horses in the field including lead-up runs, track / distance records, jockeys and the all-important The Everest barrier draw.

Looking for horses with Group 1 wins on the record, international race experience, a stellar 1200m distance record, past Randwick wins in races like the autumn’s TJ Smith Stakes and weight-for-age performers on The Everest form guide are all important before placing bets on the $14 million event.

2019 The Everest Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive The Everest 2019 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

The Everest Results

The very first edition of The Everest ran on Saturday October 14, 2017 at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney and the inaugural The Everest winner and race results were dominated by the Team Snowden-trained Redzel who went on to win Flemington’s Darley Classic next-up.

Redzel went on to repeat her stunning performance the very next year, winning The Everest in convincing fashion over an arguably much more talented field. The win saw Redzel’s career earnings  reach over $15 million across her four-year career.

Using The Everest results as a guide to later Melbourne Spring Carnival races is important for punters with the Darley Classic in November making a nice betting double with the lucrative Restricted race.

2019 The Everest Results

The Everest 2019 race results and full finishing order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday October 19, 2019 .

The Everest Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Redzel Trapeze Artist Osborne Bulls 1:12.03
2017 Redzel Vega Magic Brave Smash 1:08.36