The Everest is Australia’s richest race as well as the richest turf race in the world.
The race boasts a total prize pool of $10,000,000 and is at weight for age conditions for all horses who must pay a $600,000 entry fee to race.
2017 The Everest will be run on Saturday the 14th of October, 2017 at Randwick racecourse.
The field limit is 12 horses with the race introduced to lure the best International sprinters from around the world.
The Everest Slots
Connections who wish to enter into The Everest will need to secure a slot. In the races inaugrial year slots were sold at $600,000 per year and required a three year commitment from purchasers.
Despite there being some skepticism from racing enthusiasts all slots for the 2017 The Everest were sold well prior to the race.
Slots for The Everest are tradeable commercial instruments meaning they can be sold, joint ventured or leased at a time prior to a nominated race entry date.
The Everest Prize Money
The Everest is not only Australia’s richest race but the richest turf race in the world. The 12 runners of the 2017 The Everest will race for a staggering $10 million in prize money.
The winner of The Everest will collect $5.8 million while the connections of the runner up will also take home over $1 million in prize money.
Prize Money Breakdown
|Equine Welfare Fund: $100,000|
The 12 slots sold will make up $7.2 million of the prize money while the remaining $2.8 million will be raised by other revenues generated from the race meeting.
The Everest Form Guide
The weight-for-age sprint is expected to attract the worlds best sprinters and form lines from all over the globe.
The form guide for the 2017 The Everest will take into account lead-up runs, track & distance records and the barrier draw. Given the race will be run at Randwick Racecourse we will also look at horses who have performed at the venue in the past.
The weight-for-age TJ Smith Stakes is a 1200m race run at Randwick which will also prove to be an ideal guide. The 2017 TJ Smith Stakes was won by Chautauqua.
The Everest International Runners
While the field for the 2017 The Everest is currently unknown it’s expected to attract many of the best sprinters from across the globe.
Canterbury Park Racecourse is a fully equipped racecourse with state of the art training facilities. Canterbury Park will also act as a dedicated quarantine centre for international horses in the lead up to The Everest.
The Everest Field
The field for the 2017 The Everest race is currently unknown however all 12 slots for the race have been sold.
This is how the field for the 2017 The Everest could potentially pan out.
|1||GPI Racing (Greg Ingham) / Chautauqua|
|2||Aquis Farm / Houtzen|
|3||Yu Long Investments / She Will Reign|
|4||Inglis / Fell Swoop|
|5||Coolmore / Caravaggio|
|6||Damion Flower / Redzel|
|7||The Star Casino|
|8||TAB / English|
|9||Chris Waller / Deploy|
|10||ATC / Brave Smash|