Looking for this year’s The Everest betting odds, field and form guide? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know.

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The Everest is the richest turf race in the world with the unique buy-in sprint feature worth an unprecedented $20 million as of 2023. 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. The 2021 The Heath 1100 winner Masked Crusader went on to run second in that year’s The Everest quinella.

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

The next year trainer Chris Waller won his second The Everest trophy this time with the favourite Nature Strip (2021) who saluted in the event at his third attempt.

Nature Strip attempted a title defence as the odds-on favourite in 2022, but only managed to run fourth behind the undefeated three-year-old Giga Kick who became the longest-priced The Everest winner in history at $21 odds.

The Everest results also impact the name of the $3 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.

The 2023 Winners Stakes will take place as the Giga Kick Stakes after three-year-old Giga Kick made history winning the 2022 The Everest, the first undefeated horse to do so.

In 2024 the Winners Stakes will be known as the Think About It Stakes after the Joe Pride-trained favourite Think About It saluted for the punters in the 2023 The Everest results.

The Everest 2023 – Fast Facts

  • Race Day: Saturday, October 14th, 2023
  • 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
  • 2023 The Everest Winner: Think About It

the everest 2023 RESULTS

The official 2023 The Everest results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 14, 2023. 

  1. #3 Think About It
  2. #1 I Wish I Win
  3. #2 Private Eye

The Joe Pride-trained first-up Premiere Stakes winner Think About It ($4.40F) was too good again securing his incredible ninth win on the trot and 11th from 12 career starts overall when taking out the world’s richest turf race with a quarter-length victory over the brave I Wish I Win ($5) in The Everest 2023 race results. Pride’s other runner, the 2022 runner-up Private Eye, was also good finishing in the money once more off a wide run to place third to his star stablemate.

The Everest Betting 2023

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on The Everest, and we have included some of the most popular options below:

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 2023

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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 2024 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2024 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.

Timezone: all times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time

The Everest 2023 field

The official 2023 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.

The official 2023 The Everest field are jockeys are now out with Alcohol Free the final runner to secure one of the 12 slots in the $20 million showdown.

The Everest 2023 barrier draw was announced on Tuesday night with I Wish I Win drawing barrier one in a blow for favourite backers while the main danger Think About It came up trumps with gate five which produced last year’s champion Giga Kick.

Confirmed The Everest 2023 horses

Stay up to date below with the confirmed 2023 The Everest horses as the slot holders for the $20 million event announce their contenders.

  • Update: Reigning champion Giga Kick has been withdrawn from a The Everest title defence after suffering a campaign-ending torn gluteal muscle injury during his first-up third as the beaten favourite in the Group 2 McEwen Stakes on September 9 at The Valley.
  • Update: The Annabel Neasham-trained Sunshine In Paris has been withdrawn from The Everest field for slot-holders Aquis due to a minor foreleg injury that has ruled her out of the remainder of the spring carnival.


  • Trainers: Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman
  • Slot Holder: Trackside (New Zealand TAB)
  • Jockey: Luke Nolen
  • Barrier: 1
  • Last Year’s Result: N/A


  • Trainer: Joe Pride
  • Slot Holder: Max Whitby & Neil Werrett
  • Jockey: Nash Rawiller
  • Barrier: 9
  • Last Year’s Result: 2nd


  • Trainer: Joseph Pride
  • Slot Holder: Newgate Farm & GPI Racing
  • Jockey: Sam Clipperton
  • Barrier: 5
  • Last Year’s Result: N/A


  • Trainer: Peter & Paul Snowden
  • Slot Holder: The Star & Arrowfield
  • Jockey: Tommy Berry
  • Barrier: 11
  • Last Year’s Result: 3rd


  • Trainer: Bjorn Baker
  • Slot Holder: ATC & RAM Racing
  • Jockey: Joshua Parr
  • Barrier: 2
  • Last Year’s Result: 6th


  • Trainer: Matthew Smith
  • Slot Holder: TAB
  • Jockey: Dylan Gibbons (a)
  • Barrier: 8
  • Last Year’s Result: N/A


  • Trainers: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
  • Slot Holder: Aquis
  • Jockey: James McDonald
  • Barrier: 10
  • Last Year’s Result: N/A


  • Trainers: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
  • Slot Holder: Yulong Investments
  • Jockey: Craig Williams
  • Barrier: 7
  • Last Year’s Result: N/A


  • Trainer: James Cummings
  • Slot Holder: Godolphin
  • Jockey: Zac Purton
  • Barrier: 12
  • Last Year’s Result: N/A


  • Trainer: Chris Waller
  • Slot Holder: Chris Waller Racing
  • Jockey: Hugh Bowman
  • Barrier: 3
  • Last Year’s Result: N/A


  • Trainer: Chris Waller
  • Slot Holder: Coolmore
  • Jockey: Kerrin McEvoy
  • Barrier: 6
  • Last Year’s Result: N/A


  • Trainer: James Cummings
  • Slot Holder: James Harron Bloodstock
  • Jockey: Zac Lloyd (a)
  • Barrier: 4
  • Last Year’s Result: N/A

which horse will win The Everest 2023?

Which horse will win the 2023 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. Dual TJ Smith Stakes champion Nature Strip won the 2021 The Everest at his third attempt and went on to become a three-time TJ Smith Stakes winner in 2022. In 2023 the TJ Smith Stakes winner I Wish I Win went on to run a brave second in that spring’s The Everest results.
  • Past Results – Horses that ran well in the previous year’s The Everest results are worth looking at for the latest edition. Nature Strip was fourth in 2019 and seventh in 2020 before heading the 2021 The Everest results. In 2023 Private eye ran third in The Everest trifecta behind his winning stablemate Think About It after a second the year before to Giga Kick.
  • 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) recently coming out of the race 2021 Premiere Stakes winner Masked Crusader ran a brave next-up second in the 2021 The Everest quinella. Think About It (2023) was the last horse to complete the Premiere Stakes – The Everest race double.

the everest 2023 FAVOURITES

The early favourites in The Everest 2023 betting include the Peter Moody’s TJ Smith Stakes winner I Wish I Win, the ultra-consistent Joe Pride-trained Stradbroke winner Think About It who has won nine of his 10 career starts at time of publish, and his Group 2 The Shorts winning stablemate Private Eye who was second in last year’s race.

Classique Legend ($4.20 in 2020) became the first The Everest favourite in history to salute for the punters before Nature Strip ($3.70 in 2021) won the following year for the punters.

Think About It ($4.40 in 2023) is the latest The Everest favourite to win.

There was a notable upset in 2022 with Giga Kick saluting at the longest-priced winning The Everest odds of $21, while the odds-on favourite Nature Strip ran fourth.

The Everest 2023 Tips

Favourite: #3 Think About It ($4.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Best Bet: #3 Think About It to salute for the punters (see above) – BET NOW

Best Roughie: #11 Shinzo ($14 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Our exclusive The Everest 2023 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 2023 Race Day

The Everest Day 2023 takes place on Saturday, the 14th of October, 2023 at Royal Randwick. Along with the $20 million The Everest, the other Special Condition race on the card is the $2 million The Kosciuszko for NSW country-trained horses. Other key events on The Everest Race Day program include the: 

In recent years The Everest Day has taken place in Sydney on the same date as Melbourne’s iconic Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m), however the 2023 Caulfield Cup date has changed and now runs a week after The Everest.

The Everest 2023 Weights

The Everest race is run at weight for age. Standard weight-for-age conditions apply. Weights must be declared by 4:00PM on Tuesday October 10th, 2023 and the official 2023 The Everest weights will be published in our above The Everest Field section. 

The Everest 2023 acceptances

Each of the 12 The Everest 2023 slot holders will nominate a runner for The Everest at the time of declaration, 10:00AM Tuesday the 10th of October, 2023 and will be published in our above The Everest 2023 Field section. Up to six emergency runners may be declared, to be selected from acceptors for the Sydney Stakes.

The Everest 2023 jockeys

Riders in The Everest must be declared by Wednesday the 11th of October, 2023 at 12:00PM. Stay up to date with the confirmed The Everest jockeys in our above The Everest 2023 Horses section.

From 2017-22 four jockeys have won The Everest with Kerrin McEvoy (2017, 2018, 2020), Glen Boss (2019), James McDonald (2021), and Craig Williams (2022).

The Everest 2023 scratchings

Scratchings must be declared by 7:30AM on race day morning, Saturday October 14th, 2023.

THe everest RACE NUMBER 2023

The 2023 The Everest race number is scheduled as Randwick Race 7 at 4:15pm (AEDT) on Saturday the 14th of October, 2023. There are ten races in total that day at Randwick Racecourse.

The Everest 2023 prize money

The Everest is the richest turf race in the world with the total prize money increased in 2023 to $20 million including $7 million going to The Everest winner.

Place Prize Money
1st $7,000,000
2nd $2,900,000
3rd $2,000,000
4th $1,500,000
5th $1,200,000
6th $950,000
7th $700,000
8th $700,000
9th $700,000
10th $700,000
11th $700,000
12th $700,000

the everest 2023 Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2023 The Everest Form Guide once the 12 The Everest horses are confirmed. 


the everest LIVE 2023

You can watch or listen to the 2023 The Everest live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

StreamingRacing NSW

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.

Click here for more on the past The Everest winners.

Year Winner Jockey Trainer/s Time
2023 Think About It Sam Clipperton Joseph Pride 1:07.64
2022 Giga Kick Craig Williams Clayton Douglas 1:09.86
2021 Nature Strip James McDonald Chris Waller 1:09.11
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