Ladbrokes Tip: The Everest horses that ran well make a good Darley Classic tip in Melbourne later in the spring
The Everest is the newest horse race in Australia and also the richest turf race in the world with a total of $13 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 – 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 $13 million prize pool sees it surpass the iconic Melbourne Cup ($6.2 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 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.
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.
The next edition of The Everest runs on Saturday October 12, 2019 .
The Everest Race Info
- Date: Saturday October 12, 2019
- Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
- Distance: 1200m
- Conditions: Weight-for-age
- Status: Restricted
- Prize Money: $13 million
- First Run: 2017
The Everest Betting & 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.
2019 The Everest Odds
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.
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 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 $13 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 $13 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 12, 2019 .
The Everest Winners
|2018||REDZEL||TRAPEZE ARTIST||OSBORNE BULLS|
|2017||REDZEL||VEGA MAGIC||BRAVE SMASH|