The Everest 2020

Saturday October 17, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: The Everest horses that ran well make a good VRC Sprint 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 $15 million in prize money in 2020, 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 the event now competes for attention with the Melbourne horse races around this time.

A weight-for-age sprint contested over 1200m, The Everest is the jewel of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival crown and is a Restricted race that does not hold black-type status. The $15 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 $15 million in prize money in 2020.

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 are 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 fast becoming 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.

The Everest history was made in 2019 when the Chris Waller-trained three-year-old Yes Yes Yes beat the older horses in a new track record time.

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 VRC Sprint 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 – VRC Sprint Classic interstate spring sprint double. In 2019, star short distance specialist Nature Strip improved on a lead-up fourth in The Everest results to win the VRC Sprint Classic.

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 was known as The Redzel Stakes. The 2020 Winners Stakes will be run as the Yes Yes Yes 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 latest edition of The Everest runs on Saturday October 17, 2020. 

2020 The Everest Results

The Everest 2020 race results and full finishing order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday October 17, 2020.

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

The Everest Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 17, 2020
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Restricted
  • Prize Money: $15 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’.

2020 The Everest Betting

The Everest 2020 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 2020 will be led by the year’s TJ Smith Stakes winner / placegetters and proven Group 1 sprint stars with good lead-up form.

Nature Strip
Classique Legend
Haut Brion Her

*All-in Top 10 The Everest 2020 odds correct as of 21/09/2020 and subject to change.

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 $6.2 million on offer to the winner. Prize money is paid down to 12th so every horse in The Everest field comes away with stakes.

2020 The Everest Field

The official The Everest 2020 field and barriers will be made available below as soon as the 12 slots in the race are confirmed.

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. In 2019 Yes Yes Yes won The Everest as a three-year-old.

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.

2020 The Everest Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider The Everest 2020 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.

Confirmed 2020 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 & Odds - Nature Strip -

Nature Strip. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

  • Slot Holder: TAB
  • Breeding: by NICCONI  from STRIKELINE
  • Trainer: Chris Waller
  • Owners: Mr R A E Lyons, Mr P D Harrison, Mr P N Kean, Mr S W Hansen, Mr G L Smith, Mr J P Van Duuren, Mr P J Balderstone, Mr K C Garland, Mr D J Mccluskey, Mr C A Bennett, Mr G D Dumesny, Mr F Giampaolo, Ms D J Mcshane, Mr D J Slocum, Mr T G Mchenry
  • Prizemoney: $5,173,435
  • Career:  24-14:3:0
  • Latest The Everest 2020 Odds*: $4 – BET NOW

Chris Waller won the race last year with Yes Yes Yes (as both a trainer and slot holder) and in 2020 the master Sydney horseman already has a runner snapped up by the TAB in Nature Strip. This superstar sprinter is a four-time Group 1 winner including in last season’s VRC Sprint Classic, which came on the back of a luckless fourth in The Everest behind his younger stablemate. Winner of Sydney’s TJ Smith Stakes in the autumn, Nature Strip dominates early The Everest betting.

Update: Nature Strip resumed in the Group 3 Concorde Stakes and finished second as the beaten odds-on favourite. First-up syndrome struck again for the top weight, but over further and fitter for the run he’ll retain top spot in The Everest betting.


The Everest Horses & Odds -

Classique Legend. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • Slot Holder: Bon Hoffa
  • Breeding: by NOT A SINGLE DOUBT  from PINOCCHIO
  • Trainer: Les Bridge
  • Owners: Mr K K Ho
  • Prizemoney: $1,503,500
  • Career:  9-4:1:2
  • Latest The Everest 2020 Odds*: $6 – BET NOW

The second horse to confirm a slot in The Everest 2020 field, Classique Legend is a sprinter with plenty of upside having had just the nine starts ahead of the new racing season. Winner of the Group 1 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint, he was luckless when sixth in last year’s The Everest and is being carefully prepared for a second shot by Bridge who resumed him ahead of the spring in the June Stakes. The horse won under a big weight with Kerrin McEvoy aboard and McEvoy has committed to The Everest ride on the classy grey.

Update: Classique Legend kicked-off his spring bid in the Group 2 $500,000 The Shorts (1100m) at Randwick on Saturday September 19 and was ultra-impressive flying home for a huge first-up win and subsequently firming in The Everest betting.


2020 The Everest Horses: Gytrash (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos) |

Gytrash. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

  • Slot Holder: Inglis
  • Breeding:by LOPE DE VEGA (IRE)  from MISS BARLEY
  • Trainer: Gordon Richards
  • Owners: Ms J Heaney, Mr C A Reynolds, Mr R M Warnock, Mr J M Baker, P N U, Mrs A J Charlton, Mr L J Clifford, Ms L Clifford, Mr S B Charlton, Dream To Win, Island Dreaming, Mr R B Jones, Ms V N Gordon, Mr W A Blythman, Mr G Blythman
  • Prizemoney:$1,318,050
  • Career:  20-9:6:4
  • Latest The Everest 2020 Odds*: $6 – BET NOW

The third confirmed runner in The Everest 2020 field is the Gordon Richards-trained Adelaide star Gytrash racing for Inglis. Constantly underrated, the five-year-old chestnut is best known for his Group 1 Lightning Stakes win at Flemington in February. He went on to run a further two Group 1 placings in Melbourne that prep and beat Sunlight home fresh last time in back home in the RN Irwin before a The Goodwood second. Has form around the country’s best sprinters and could prove a value bet.

Update: Gytrash was ultra-impressive first-up flashing home for an all-speed performance defeating Nature Strip in the Group 3 Concorde Stakes by one and a half-lengths.


2020 The Everest Horses: Rothfire (Photo Credit: Steve Hart) |

Rothfire. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

  • Slot Holder: Mieverest
  • Breeding: by ROTHESAY  from HUSS ON FIRE (NZ)
  • Trainer: Robert Heathcote
  • Owners: Mrs V A Heathcote, Miss S R Freeman, Mr A D Perry, Mr J L Becker, Mr J A Tuttiett, Miss S L Blatchford, Mr V J Yates, Mr S Blauw, Mrs S S Argyros, Mr R J Yates, Ms L J Yates, Mrs J Forsyth, Mr K Forsyth, Mr G Conroy, Mrs L Conroy, Mr L T Parnell, Mr C T Tuivaiti, Miss V Orrell, Mr B Argyros, Mr B J Fullen
  • Prizemoney: $869,750
  • Career:  8-7:1:0
  • Latest The Everest 2020 Odds*: $6 – BET NOW

Rob Heathcote’s progressive youngster won the Group 1 J.J. Atkins over 1400m in Brisbane as a juvenile before resuming with an excellent Group 2 Run To The Rose win at Rosehill in his interstate debut. Will attempt another elite level over 1400m in the $1 million Golden Rose before contesting The Everest over less distance against the older sprinters.


2020 The Everest Horses: Tofane (Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos) |

Tofane. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

  • Slot Holder: Yulong Investments
  • Breeding: by OCEAN PARK (NZ)  from BAGGY GREEN
  • Trainer: Michael Moroney
  • Owners: Ballymore Stables (Aust) Pty Ltd, B & C Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd, Wright Racing, Werrett Bloodstock Pty Ltd, Mr C H Madden, Gee Gee Equine Limited, Mr K N Good, Mr W A Richardson, Dr J T Kennedy, Mr R A Ford, Mr F D Brown, Mr G Mellis, Mr M F Merton, Mr A R Pezzimenti, Mr S M Pezzimenti, Mr J Pezzimenti, Mrs J G Madden, Mr A F M Panozzo, Mr J A Kennedy, R & C Legh Racing Pty Ltd
  • Prizemoney: $821,220
  • Career:  15-5:2:2
  • Latest The Everest 2020 Odds*: $17 – BET NOW

Michael Moroney’s All Aged Stakes winning mare Tofane will represent 2018 slot holders Yulong Investments in The Everest 2020. A versatile, proven weight-for-age performer who races well the right-handed direction, Tofane returned at Flemington with a brilliant first-up third in the Group 2 Bobbie Lewis. She’ll run second-up at HQ in the Gilgai and tackle The Everest back in Sydney third-up.


2020 The Everest Horses - Farnan (Photo: Steve Hart) |

Farnan. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • Slot Holder: Aquis
  • Breeding: by NOT A SINGLE DOUBT  from TALLOW
  • Trainer: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
  • Owners:Kia Ora Stud W S, Aquis Farm, Phoenix Thoroughbred
  • Prizemoney: $2,507,450
  • Career:  7:5-0-0
  • Latest The Everest 2020 Odds*: $15 – BET NOW

Aquis have selected Golden Slipper champion Farnan as their The Everest 2020 contender, the gun young colt having won the world’s richest race for juveniles in speedy time during the autumn. Last season’s Champion 2YO resumed with a fifth in the Run To The Rose, but is tipped to improve as he looks to go back-to-back for the three-year-olds in The Everest following the success of Yes Yes Yes in 2019.


The Everest Horses 2020 |

Slot holder still to confirm The Everest contender. Photo Credit: Racing NSW.

  • Slot Holder: James Harron Bloodstock


The Everest Horses 2020 |

Slot holder still to confirm The Everest contender. Photo Credit: Racing NSW.

  • Slot Holder: The Star


The Everest Horses 2020 |

Slot holder still to confirm The Everest contender. Photo Credit: Racing NSW.

  • Slot Holder: Max Whitby


The Everest Horses 2020 |

Slot holder still to confirm The Everest contender. Photo Credit: Racing NSW.

  • Slot Holder: Godolphin


The Everest Horses 2020 |

Slot holder still to confirm The Everest contender. Photo Credit: Racing NSW.

  • Slot Holder: Chris Waller Racing


The Everest Horses 2020 |

Slot holder still to confirm The Everest contender. Photo Credit: Racing NSW.

  • Slot Holder: Coolmore

*All-In The Everest 2020 odds correct at time of publish and subject to change. 

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 $15 million event.

2020 The Everest Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive The Everest 2020 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 VRC Sprint 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 VRC Sprint Classic in November making a nice betting double with the lucrative Restricted race.

The Everest Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Yes Yes Yes Santa Ana Lane Trekking 1:07.32(R)
2018 Redzel Trapeze Artist Osborne Bulls 1:12.03
2017 Redzel Vega Magic Brave Smash 1:08.36