The Everest 2024

The Everest

Preview, Trends & Analysis

The Rundown

The world’s richest race on turf.

The Everest sprint run over 1200 metres hands the biggest first place purse in global racing to its winner.

The race has a peculiar entry system whereby 12 slots are allotted for the sale price of $600,000 purchasers who wish to fork out the entry fee in order to race, lease, contract or on-sell their slot.

NSW Racing boss Peter V’Landys is said to be the brainchild of the idea in an attempt to trump the Melbourne Racing Carnival with this new addition to the Sydney Spring Carnival.

The event has garnered the attention of racing fans world wide with its inaugural running in 2017 being won by Peter & Paul Snowden-trained sprinter Redzel.

The Famous Winners and Record Results

Redzel went back-to-back with wins in the 2017 and 2018 editions of The Everest being trained by Peter & Paul Snowden and ridden by champion jockey Kerrin McEvoy on both occasions.

His 2017 win saw him defeat Vega Magic and Brave Smash, while 2018 saw him hold off Golden Slipper winner Trapeze Artist and Osbourne Bulls.

In doing so, he catapulted himself to second place – behind Winx – for the highest prize money earned on Australian turf.

The Chris Waller-trained Yes Yes Yes (2018) earned the Sydney-based trainer his first Everest success.

It was a genius move by Waller and his stable who freshened him up and applied the blinkers for the first time after a runner-up finish behind Bivouac in the Golden Rose Stakes (1400m).

The three-year-old colt struck gold with Glen Boss guiding him to victory and as a result it meant his prize money topped $7million (AUD) which led him to being retired from racing to take up a stud career.

Kerrin McEvoy has climbed to the summit of The Everest on three out of four occasions after riding Redzel to a double and Classique Legend. 

The Statistics

The Everest Recent Winners

Year WinnerTrainerJockeyOdds
2022 Giga Kick Clayton Douglas Craig Williams$18.5
2021Nature StripChris WallerJames McDonald$3.5
2020Classique LegendLes BridgeKerrin McEvoy$4.2
2019Yes Yes YesChris WallerGlen Boss$9
2018Redzel Peter & Paul SnowdenKerry McEvoy$8.5
2017RedzelPeter & Paul SnowdenKerry McEvoy$8.5

The Questions

When is The Everest held?
  • 16th October, 2021.
Are there any other races on the day?
  • The Everest Raceday hosts The Kosciuszko which is the ‘country racing’ edition of The Everest. 
  • The day also contains The Victory Vein Plate (1000m) for two-year-old sprinters, The Group 3 Sydney Stakes (1200m), The Group 3 Craven Plate (2000m) and the ARC St Ledger Stakes (2600m). 
How do I bet on the Everest?
  • Download the brand new BetDeluxe app on iPhone or Android from your app store and/or punch in to your browser.

    BetDeluxe is your home for all different types of ways to bet not only on The Everest but every race across Australia. 
Where do the winners of The Everest race next?
  • Most winners or placegetters will trek down south to Melbourne for the Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic over 1200 metres up the Flemington straight. 
  • Nature Strip (2019) and Bivouac (2020) franked their Everest form by winning the VRC Sprint Classic. 
  • Yes Yes Yes went straight to the breeding barn so expect that to occur if a colt or stallion wins the race. 
  • Some runners head straight to the paddock in preparation for the Autumn Group 1 sprints such as the TJ Smith (1200m).

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