Ladbrokes Tip: Check for horses out of The Everest heading to Melbourne for the Darley Classic each spring
The Everest is the newest horse race in Australia and also the richest turf race in the world with a total of $10 million in prize money. It will run for the first time in 2017 on Saturday October 14 at Royal Randwick Racecourse and compete 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 $10 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.
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.
The inaugural edition of The Everest runs on Saturday October 14, 2017.
The Everest Race Info
- Date: Saturday October 14, 2017
- Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
- Distance: 1200m
- Conditions: Weight-for-age
- Status: Restricted
- Prize Money: $10 million
- First Run: 2017
The Everest Betting & Odds
The Everest betting markets will be some of the most interesting of each spring racing season and odds on the world’s richest turf race will be 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 will impact The Everest odds is the Group 2 The Shorts (1100m) held at Randwick in mid-September.
2017 The Everest Odds
Futures The Everest 2017 betting is already open and features the who’s who of Australian sprinters. 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.
2017 The Everest Field
The Everest 2017 final field and barrier draw will be confirmed closer to the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival and published right here once announced by Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club (ATC).
Slots are quickly being taken up in the 2017 The Everest Field as slot-holders confirm the star sprinters that will represent them in the $10 million feature sprint. Stay tuned to Ladbrokes.com.au to see what horses make the line-up as positions in the Restricted race are confirmed.
Confirmed Horses For The Everest 2017
- Brave Smash (Darren Weir) – Weir-trained Japanese import raced by Australian Bloodstock, debuted down under with a second to subsequent Memsie Stakes winner Vega Magic in the Regal Roller before saluting as the odds-on favourite in a black-type over 1200m at Moonee Valley on September 9. Interest peaked after that and was subsequently announced as the horse to represent the Australian Turf Club (ATC). Racing For: Australian Turf Club.
- Redzel (Peter & Paul Snowden) – The Galaxy runner-up in the autumn, this Snitzel five-year-old kicked things off with an impressive two length win over Spieth in the Group 3 Concorde Stakes (1000m) on September 2 at Randwick. Carried 60kg that day first-up, will improve on that and weight-for-age conditions of The Everest work to his advantage. Shined in the Group 2 The Shorts (1100m) on September 16 posting a nice win for the punters in his final The Everest lead-up performance. Racing For: James Harron Bloodstock.
- Chautauqua (Hawkes Racing): Star local sprinter Chautauqua is dominating early The Everest 2017 betting. The rising seven-year-old, dubbed ‘The Grey Flash’, is an absolute powerhouse over the 1200m at Randwick – home to his three consecutive Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes victories. A winner of over $8.36 million in prize money, his record speaks for itself and he’ll be hard to beat at his pet track and distance. Kicked off in The Shorts on September 16 for a flashing late run. Officially finished seventh, but was just two lengths off Redzel (who had the fitness edge) and made up all the ground in the closing stages. Racing For: Part-owner Greg Ingham.
- She Will Reign (Gary Portelli): The bookies are taking no early chances with this Manhattan Rain filly, the youngster last seen winning the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill in a runaway effort on a mud track. She has all the upside and will be advantaged at weight-for-age. Any rain around in the spring further boosts her chances. She is all class and just needs to make the step into open-age company. Kicks off in the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley on September 29. Looked outstanding in a winning Rosehill trial over 900m on September 19. Racing For: Yu Long Investments.
- Houtzen (Toby Edmonds): The two-year-old fillies held the boys’ measure during the autumn and will be out to reign supreme again in the spring. This Gold Coast-trained daughter of I Am Invincible put the writing on the wall winning her opening four career starts including the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic at her home track in January. She made history carting 63kg to a four length win in Brisbane in early March before finishing fifth in the Golden Slipper when disadvantaged by her wide gate (13 of 16). Kicked off on September 9 in the Group 2 McEwen Stakes (1000m) running 2.5 lengths back third behind Russian Revolution with improvement to come along with fitness. Racing For: Aquis Farm.
- Fell Swoop (Matthew Dale): If the TJ Smith Stakes form from the autumn is the one to follow into The Everest 2017 then there’s a definite case to be made for this Canberra-trained Not A Single Doubt gelding. Dale’s $1.6 million has plenty of hard luck stories in his racing history having been narrowly defeated in a number of key Group 1 sprints. Was runner-up to Chautauqua in the 2016 TJ Smith and third in the race this autumn gone. Also third in last spring’s Darley Classic a half-length beaten down the Flemington straight,. Only winter run was a ninth in the Doomben 10,000, but in Sydney he’ll be better. Faced a number of fellow The Everest rivals first-up in The Shorts and in a blanket finish was two lengths back sixth. Racing For: William Inglis and Son.
- English (Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott): One of the latest horses to secure a spot in The Everest field for 2017, this top class Tulloch Lodge-trained mare is another TJ Smith Stakes graduate out to frank that form. The daughter of Encosta De Lago has winning form up to 1400m, including her 2016 All Aged Stakes win over Black Heart Bart at Randwick last year, but is also effective over the sprint distances. She won the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) first-up at Randwick on a Heavy (10) and was runner-up in the TJ Smith Stakes this year looking the winner until Chautauqua came from nowhere to run her down in the final few strides. Another that started out in the Group 2 The Shorts field, English finishing a close fourth beaten under two lengths with fitness on her side next race. Racing For: Tabcorp. Confirmed Jockey: Blake Shinn.
Possible 2017 The Everest Horses
- Vega Magic (Lindsay Park): Slot-holders are apparently lining-up to have this in-form five-year-old run in the race. He has won his latest four starts including the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) over The Everest distance in May and the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) last start in Melbourne. If not The Everest, he will target the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield a fortnight earlier. Being kept safe in The Everest betting challenging Chautauqua for favouritism.
- Menari (Gerald Ryan) – Exciting three-year-old who is on the Golden Rose Stakes path on September 23 following wins in The Rosebud and Run To The Rose. The Everest option though remains open and the bookies are taking no chances with the flying youngster who is at single-figures in futures The Everest odds online.
The Everest Tips
The Everest betting tips will 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 will 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 will 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.
2017 The Everest Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider The Everest 2017 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 $10 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 $10 million event.
The Everest Results
The very first edition of The Everest is set to run on Saturday October 14, 2017 at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney and this is when the inaugural The Everest winner and race results will be known.
Using The Everest results as a guide to later Melbourne Spring Carnival races will also prove important for punters with something like the Darley Classic in November making a nice betting double with the new Restricted race.
Betting is already open on The Everest 2017 results at Ladbrokes and these futures markets offer generous prices on potential spring stars eyeing a spot in the maiden running of the $10 million contest.
2017 The Everest Results
The Everest 2017 race results and full finishing order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday October 14, 2017.
The Everest Winners