In successful racehorse syndicator Mi Runners adopting the Everest Carnival theme of ‘get your fun back on track’ they are now saying ‘Get Your Mi Everest Fun On Track at Royal Randwick.’
Being somewhat of a bold move Mi Runners picked-up an on-sale TAB Everest slot under their banner of Mi Everest, and originally selected the 3yo Rothfire, who sustained a leg injury and was withdrawn.
Now with the Joseph Pride trained Eduardo, Mi Everest are ‘back on track’ for the $15m TAB Everest, having booked the inform Rachael King, the first female jockey to ride in ‘the world’s richest turf race.’
In coming off a highly credible second to the fast finishing Classique Legend, when leading at the 100m mark in The Shorts, he has since been successful in an 801m Barrier Trial at Warwick Farm.
A 7yo gelding by Champion Chilian 2,3yo Host, and the family of Avon Angel and Peggy Ann, he’s from the unraced Fantastic Light mare Blushing, a $4,000 buy by Jane Kaufmann at the Inglis March Sale.
In being owned by first-time Everest slot holder Boniface Ho of Hong Kong and managed by Carmel Size, he was a shock second in The Shorts, having had victories in the Missile Stakes and June Stakes.
A $400,00 buy by Carmel Size at the 2017 Australian Yearling Sales, he’s by the all-conquering Not a Single Doubt with his So You Think half-brother selling for $1.1m to Bon Ho at this year’s Easter Sale.
The Lightning Handicap winner Gytrash is at $5.50 for Inglis and Adelaide trainer Gordon Richards, with the Premiere Stakes winner Libertini at $6.50 for James Herron and trainer Anthony Cummins.
Also at $6.50 is our new Horse of The Year and TAB choice Nature Strip who suffered a trachea mucus scare when unplaced in the Premier Stakes, and is rated the World’s Best Racehorse Ranking Sprinter.
In the Australian Turf Club forming a partnership with Destination NSW, the Randwick Everest Carnival is now a Spring ‘signature event,’ with live television coverage to 9.5 million viewers world-wide.
As the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW was launched by Tourism NSW at the Queen’s Birthday race meeting in 1998 at Royal Randwick.
Tourism NSW not only targeted Destination NSW for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in sponsoring that Randwick meeting, but also to expand NSW regional and in-bound international tourism.
The highly successful Tourism NSW Metropolitan Raceday three months later, was Destination NSW’s first major event and the Face Of Sydney quest launched NSW for the Asian tourist market.
In Tourism NSW President Mr Sam Fiszman being a successful racing man, with horses trained by TJ Smith and Graeme Rogerson, his eyes were on NSW regional racing and an Asian Jockey Challenge.
Today such Destination NSW racing events as the Snake Gully Cup at Gundagai are highly popular, with China being our highest in-bound tourist nation pre COVIT-19.
The Destination NSW inspired Mick Young Scholarship Raceday ran for 13 years at Royal Randwick, while the Randwick City Community Raceday has been held for some 25 years, also at Randwick.
In fact, the Destination NSW influence on Royal Randwick was highlighted by the San Miguel Super Saturday over five years at the Sydney Autumn Carnival.