The Everest 2017

Saturday October 14, 2017

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 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.

The Everest 2017 betting features Chautauqua at short odds

Dual TJ Smith Stakes winner Chautauqua is one of the best in outright 2017 The Everest betting for the inaugural edition of the $10 million feature race. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

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).

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.

2017 The Everest Odds

Futures The Everest 2017 betting is already open and features the who’s who of Australian sprinting including Astern, Flying Artie and Chautauqua.

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.

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.

The Everest Winners

Year WINNER SECOND THIRD
2017 TBD TBD TBD