The Melbourne Racing Club is thrilled to partner with the Australian Turf Club for a slot in the $14m The TAB Everest.
The collaboration creates a prime opportunity to combine the fast-growing Everest with the long-standing tradition of the Stella Artois Caulfield Cup Carnival to make Caulfield Cup/Everest Race Day one of the premier events on the global racing calendar.
For the first time ever, MRC’s new Everest slot will adopt a racing series concept culminating in the $400,000 Group 2 WFA (1100m) Schillaci Stakes winner on Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day receiving our Everest slot.
|PB Lawrence Stakes Day||17 Aug||Listed||Open Hcp||Regal Roller Stakes||1200|
|Moët & Chandon Memsie Stakes Day||31 Aug||Group 3||Open SWP||The Heath 1100||1100|
|Hyland Race Colours Underwood Stakes Day||29 Sep||Listed||Open Hcp||Testa Rossa Stakes||1200|
“We believe that forging a partnership of this kind with the Australian Turf Club around the Everest and the Stella Artois Caulfield Cup Carnival will generate significant interest and value for Australian racing as a whole,” Melbourne Racing Club, Chief Executive Officer Josh Blanksby said.
“This concept breaks down barriers by fostering collaboration, embracing two great racing carnivals to benefit the entire industry, our members, participants, fans and punters.”
“The MRC is and always has been a forward-thinking club that looks for ways to embrace the competition to the benefit of our members and the sport of horse racing generally,” Melbourne Racing Club Chairman, Peter Le Grand said.
“The Stella Artois Caulfield Cup Carnival is one of the greatest carnivals in world racing and this new partnership gives a unique angle for 2019 which will make it the most exciting edition yet.”