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Looking for early information on The Everest this year? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know.

The Everest is the richest turf race in the world with the unique buy-in sprint feature worth an unprecedented $15 million ast of 2020. Inaugurated in 2017 the Special Condition feature takes place at Royal Randwick Racecourse in late October as the key event of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

Now part of a wider The Everest Carnival full of seven-figure races, The Everest is contested by 12 of the world’s fastest horses and takes place over 1200m as a weight-for-age race.

There are 12 spots in The Everest field with positions purchased by slot holders at a cost of $600,000 each. Those slot holders then select a star horse to represent them in the event, which is now recognised as one of the world’s most iconic horse races despite original concerns it would be seen as a race only for elitists.

Slots in this race can be traded, sold as shares or leased and give those in the mix a shot at taking out a first prize purse of $6.2 million! 

The opening two editions of The Everest race were won by Redzel before a new race record was set by the Chris Waller-trained Yes Yes Yes in 2019, the three-year-old defeating the older sprinters in brilliant fashion.

The Everest also serves as a key lead-up into Flemington’s Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic (1200m), a double completed by Redzel in 2017. In 2019 the VRC Sprint Classic winner Nature Strip improved on a lead-up fourth in The Everest results.

Caulfield’s Group 3 The Heath 1100 Stakes (1100m) in August may serve as a potential early lead-up for The Everest horses, a race won in 2016 by subsequent inaugural and dual The Everest hero Redzel.

In 2020 The Everest history was made with the previous year’s sixth placegetter Classique Legend returning to become the first The Everest favourite to win and hand Kerrin McEvoy with his third victory in the event.

The Everest results also impact the name of the $1 million Winners Stakes race held on The Golden Eagle Day at Rosehill in late October. Each season the Winners Stakes is renamed in honour of the previous year’s The Everest winner. In 2021 the Winners Stakes will be run and won as the Classique Legend Stakes.

The Everest 2021 – Fast Facts

  • Race Day: Saturday, October 16th, 2020
  • Track Location: Randwick Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,200 metres
  • Weight Class: Weight for age
  • Qualification: Entry fee
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Unlisted
  • Operator: Australian Turf Club
  • Prize Purse: $15,000,000
  • Inaugural Race: 2017
  • 2021 The Everest Winner: TBD

the everest 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 The Everest results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 16, 2021. 

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The Everest Betting 2021

New Ways to Bet at neds

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s The Everest
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s The Everest.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s The Everest. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in The Everest, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within The Everest, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within The Everest to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within The Everest to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within The Everest to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from The Everest, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Everest In 2021

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  1. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  2. Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
  3. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

The Everest 2021 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2021 The Everest will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.

The Everest 2021 field

The official 2021 The Everest field will feature a dozen of the world’s best sprinters and will be announced in full below along with the official The Everest barriers on the Tuesday of race week.

Confirmed The Everest 2021 horses

Stay up to date below with the confirmed 2021 The Everest horses as the slot holders for the $15 million event announce their contenders.

WILD RULER

Trainers: Peter & Paul Snowden

Jockey: TBD

Slot Holder: Yu Long Investments

Last Year’s Result: N/A

LIBERTINI

Trainer: Anthony Cummings

Jockey: TBC

Slot Holder: Aquis

Last Year’s Result: 8th

THE INFERNO

Trainer: Cliff Brown

Jockey: TBC

Slot Holder: James Harron Bloodstock

Last Year’s Result: N/A

EDUARDO

Trainer: Joe Pride

Jockey: Nash Rawiller

Slot Holder: The Star & Arrowfield

Last Year’s Result: 11th

ROTHFIRE

Trainer: Robert Heathcote

Jockey: Jim Byrne

Slot Holder: James Kennedy

Last Year’s Result: N/A

GYTRASH

Trainer: Gordon Richards

Jockey: Jason Collett

Slot Holder: Inglis

Last Year’s Result: 3rd

LOST AND RUNNING

Trainer: John O’Shea

Jockey: TBC

Slot Holder: TAB

Last Year’s Result: N/A

NATURE STRIP

Trainer: Chris Waller

Jockey: James McDonald

Slot Holder: Chris Waller Racing

Last Year’s Result: 7th

CLASSIQUE LEGEND

Trainer: Les Bridge

Jockey: Kerrin McEvoy

Slot Holder: Bon Ho

Last Year’s Result: 1st

MASKED CRUSADER

Trainer: Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes

Jockey: Tommy Berry

Slot Holder: Max Whitby & Neil Werrett

Last Year’s Result: N/A

TBD

Trainer:

Jockey:

Slot Holder: Godolphin

Last Year’s Result:

TBD

Trainer:

Jockey:

Slot Holder: Coolmore

Last Year’s Result:

which horse will win The Everest 2021?

Which horse will win the 2021 The Everest comes down to a number of key form factors including the barriers, form over the 1200m distance and their race experience. When picking The Everest winner it is important to consider:

  • TJ Smith Stakes – The autumn’s Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes held at the same track / distance is a crucial form race for The Everest.
  • Past Results – Horses that ran well in the previous year’s The Everest results are worth looking at for the latest edition.
  • Premiere Lead-Up – The Group 2 Premiere Stakes is a key lead-up into the race with the 2020 The Everest winner Classique Legend (2nd) the last to come out of that event.

the everest 2021 FAVOURITES

The early favourites in The Everest 2021 betting include Nature Strip who ran 4th in 2019 and 7th in 2020; the reigning The Everest champion Classique Legend; and first-up The Shorts winner Eduardo.

Classique Legend ($4.20 in 2020) became the first The Everest favourite in history to salute for the punters.

The Everest 2021 Tips

Favourite: TBD

Best Bet: TBD

Best Roughie: TBD

Our exclusive The Everest 2021 racing tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a detailed The Everest betting preview available on the Neds Blog.

The Everest 2021 Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 16th of October, 2021 at Royal Randwick. Along with the $15 million The Everest, the other Special Condition race on the card is the $1.3 million The Kosciuszko for NSW country-trained horses. Other key events on The Everest Race Day program include the: 

  • Group 3 $500,000 Sydney Stakes (1200m)
  • Group 3 $500,000 Craven Plate (2000m)

The Everest Day takes place in Sydney on the same date as Melbourne’s iconic Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m).

The Everest 2021 Weights

The race is run at weight for age. Standard weight-for-age conditions apply. Weights must be declared by 4:00PM on Tuesday October 12th, 2021 and will be published in our above The Everest Field section. 

The Everest 2021 acceptances

Each of the 12 The Everest 2021 slot holders will nominate a runner for The Everest at the time of declaration, 10:00AM Tuesday the 12th of October, 2021 and will be published in our above The Everest 2020 Field section. Up to six emergency runners may be declared, to be selected from acceptors for the Sydney Stakes.

The Everest 2021 jockeys

Riders in The Everest must be declared by Wednesday the 13th of October, 2021 at 12:00PM. Stay up to date with the confirmed The Everest jockeys in our above The Everest 2021 Horses section.

From 2017-20 just two jockeys have won The Everest with Kerrin McEvoy (2017, 2018, 2020) and Glen Boss (2019).

The Everest 2021 scratchings

Scratchings must be declared by 7:30AM on race day morning, Saturday October 16th, 2021.

The Everest 2021 prize money

The Everest is the richest turf race in the world with the total prize money increased in 2020 to $15 million including $6.2 million going to The Everest winner. It costs slot holders $600,000 to buy a position in the race meaning a horse needs to run at least fifth to return the investment. The Everest prize money is paid right down to last (12th) place.

Place Prize Money
1st $6,200,000
2nd $2,400,000
3rd $1,300,000
4th $1,000,000
5th $750,000
6th $500,000
7th $450,000
8th $450,000
9th $450,000
10th $450,000
11th $450,000
12th $450,000

the everest 2021 Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2021 The Everest Form Guide once the 12 The Everest horses are confirmed. 

The Everest Winners (Past Results)

See below for the complete list of previous The Everest winners going back to the race’s inauguration in 2017.

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
2021 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2020 Classique Legend Kerrin McEvoy Les Bridge 1:08.27
2019 Yes Yes Yes Glen Boss Chris Waller 1:07.32 (R)
2018 Redzel Kerrin McEvoy Peter & Paul Snowden 1:12.03
2017 Redzel Kerrin McEvoy Peter & Paul Snowden 1:08.36