The Everest Race
The Everest race in Royal Randwick is the peak of Spring Carnival. The thoroughbred turf race run at 1200 miles is also the richest the turf race in the world at a stunning $15 (AUD) million prize money, compared to Prix de l’Arc Triomphe $8.6 (AUD) million prize money.
Currently, The Everest is 3rd richest race in the world after:
Saudi Cup – $20 (USD) Million.
One of the best aspects of The Everest is speed. The weight-for-age contenders are reckoned to be the best sprinters in Australia. Many of the top turf contenders create a real spectacle.
- The Everest race dates is October 16 2021 | Saturday
Tickets for the Everest Race
The Everest Race (16th October) tickets are from $40 each to $120 each, depending on your chosen area.
General Admission tickets ($40 each) give you access to the ground area of the Winx Stand. The downside of these tickets is that you will have a limited view of the race. The upside is the lowest price you can get.
For a much-improved view from the upper level (and better experience), the Winx Stand at $120 each offers extra perks, such as:
- Complimentary drink.
Australian Turf Club members (the official organisers) have the best venue options, including the Queen Elizabeth II Grandstand skyline ticket. At $165 Australian, you get the same perks to the Winx Stand and more, but you’ll have the best view of the race and the top facility at Royal Randwick.
There are more tickets for members of the prestigious restaurants at the venue. For more info, see the Everest Day tickets at ATF.
What to Wear at The Everest? (Ladies and Gents)
When it comes to The Everest dress code, your venue ticket is the decider. If you’re not in the members section, then the dress code is more casual, although you are expected at least dressed in shoes and a shirt. If you decide to arrive with thongs (flip flops) or a costume for example, well you won’t enter the racecourse.
Inside the member’s area, it’s a different story where there is a stricter dress code. I would advise the ladies to arrive with a fashionable horse racing hat and an elegant dress, for the gentlemen blazers and a smart jacket are your best options. You don’t want look out of place at the members area.
Royal Randwick Racecourse
Royal Randwick, as the home of the Everest race, hosts some of the top competitions in all Australia. With attendance up to 50,000 spectators, the beautiful racecourse boasts a 6 level grandstand named: ‘Queen Elizabeth 2’.
The racecourse is named after her majesty the queen after her visit in 1992, where she granted the title ‘Royal’ to Randwick racecourse. Members also have their private grandstand and a personal lawn area to get a closer view of the race. There are 2 other lawn areas named Shannon and Leger next to the main grandstand.
First Races at Randwick & April Championships
The first races at Royal Randwick were private from 1833 to 1840, after the racecourse moved from Hyde Park Sydney CBD. The current organisers of the horse racing event are the Australian Turf Club, who also operate all the other races at Randwick.
Other notable competitions at Randwick are the championship races for 2 days of a total purse of $20 million. The races in April include some the prime races in the Australian racing calendar, including: the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Australian Derby, among others.
If you’ll be in Melbourne, than you should see the Caulfield Cup in October or Melbourne Cup in November.
The Everest 2020 Results and Recap
Classique Legend kept strength to the final furlong and dashed past the other runners ahead with blistering speed to the end. Bivouac and Gytrash who led most of the race, were left with no strength or speed to compete with Classique Legend. Final Results:
- 1st– Classique Legend | Trainer: Les Bridge | Jockey: Kerrin McEvoy
- 2nd– Bivouac | Trainer: James Cummings | Jockey: Glenn Boss
- 3rd– Gytrash | Trainers: Gordan Richards | Jockey: Jason Collett
The Everest 2021 Contenders and Odds
See the first names for the 2021 Everest race.
Latest Update: 13 September 2021
Pick your contender from the list (Odds from William Hill):
Pick Your Contender
- Nature Strip – 5/1
- Classique Legend – 5/1
- Masked Crusader – 8/1
- Lost and Running – 12/1
- Starman – 12/1
So Why The Everest Horse Race?
As you’ve seen here, with The Everest Race, you’ll get one of the fastest races with top contenders, and not only in Aus. The Royal Randwick venue is also at the highest standards, and it will ensure a memorable moment.