The Everest is the feature race of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival being is the richest race in Australia, the richest turf race in the world, and the second richest race in the world, with a recently increased prize purse of $20 million (previously $15m), it will be held on Saturday 14th October 2023.
If that headline does not gain your attention, then here’s some more, it is run as a Weight For Age and under special conditions and is therefore not classified as a Group status race, not even Group 1.
The race, first run in 2017, is over 1,200 metres at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney. What makes this race so interesting is the entry fee, a whopping $600,000 (this could increase to $700,000 in line with the increased prize purse) and there are 12 slots. The slot holder then has the right to race, lease, contract or share a starter, or sell their place in the race.
It is not confirmed yet but some potential entries could be (with recent wins):
|Giga Kick||2022 The Everest|
|I Wish I Win||2023 T J Smith Stakes||2022 Golden Eagle|
|Think About It||2023 Stradbroke Handicap||2023 Kingsford Smith Cup|