The world’s richest race on turf will return for another edition this October, with the running of $15 million TAB Everest at Royal Randwick.
The Everest 2022 : Time | Field | Date | Horse race
The Everest is an Australian Turf Club Weight for Age Thoroughbred horse race run over 1,200 metres on turf at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, Australia.
|Location||Randwick Racecourse ,
|Race type||Thoroughbred flat|
Run for the first time in 2017 as a Special Conditions class since it is not yet eligible for Group race status.
The race has an unusual entry fee structure, similar to that of the Pegasus World Cup. Twelve “slots” are sold for $600,000 each, which represents a slot in the starting gate for a then unspecified horse.
The everest 2022 time
The Everest, a 1200-metre sprint for a maximum field of 12 horses, around Randwick.
The feature event on the stacked 10-race card at Randwick will be run at 4.15pm AEDT.
The Everest is a fascinating mix of the established old guard led by superstar Nature Strip, Eduardo and Masked Crusader, the next wave with the likes of Mazu, and the young guns, Jacquinot and Giga Kick.
The winner earns for connections a cool $6.2 million prizemoney and acknowledgment as the nation’s best sprinter.
The Silver Eagle was delayed a week due to the Randwick washout but the race had to be rescheduled as the top three finishers are guaranteed a start in the $10 million Golden Eagle later this month.
For Team Hawkes, it has proven a blessing as their classy four-year-old Mr Mozart has drawn the rails barrier on Saturday after it was allocated gate 18 last week.
The Everest will be run on Saturday at Royal Randwick, in eastern Sydney.
The race is set to jump at 4.15pm, on 15 October 2022.
The first of the 10 races at Randwick on Saturday will jump at 12.30pm.
With total prizemoney of $15 million, it’s also the richest race on grass in the world (though there’s a couple on dirt worth more).
|Date||15, October, 2022|
|Prize money||$15 million|
It’s the event that’s shaken up Australian racing – immediately leapfrogging the Melbourne Cup on its inception to become the country’s most lucrative race.
And on the score of how much hype goes into it every year, as shouty promoters assure us of its unmissable greatness at every turn, it beats all other comers by the length of the straight.