2018 THE EVEREST TIPS & BETTING ADVICE
Racingbase.com.au is your home of the 2018 The Everest. The race will take place on Saturday, 13 October, 2018, for the second time and is part of the Sydney Spring Carnival.
The richest turf race in the world, it attracts some of the very best gallopers to Randwick Racecourse.
We provide you with The Everest tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information.
THE EVEREST TIPS
When trying to find the winner of The Everest (1200m), keeping some important factors on your side can help you.
The field is invite only with owners buying slots in the race, making it incredibly unusual compared to other races.
Our experts assess all The Everest runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2018 tips to help you back the winner.
Tipster Aaron Hamilton has provided his 2018 The Everest tips and selections.
THE EVEREST BETTING ODDS
Leading bookmakers have the latest 2018 The Everest betting odds available in advance of the race. There will be plenty of movements in the betting markets in the days leading up to the race following the barrier draw. See the latest market below or click on the links to take you direct to the bookmakers.
THE EVEREST HISTORY
Racing NSW and The Australian Turf Club (ATC) announced a $10 million sprint race and The Everest not only replace the Melbourne Cup as the richest race in Australia, but also become the richest turf race anywhere in the world.
The inaugural running of The Everest took place at Royal Randwick in 2017 and it was Redzel who created history as the first ever winner.
The race is run under weight-for-age conditions and is open to local and international buyers to purchase a place (slot) in the race for $600,000.
With a concept that resembles the recently run Pegasus World Cup ($12 million) on dirt, twelve or more slots are available for purchase which entitle the owner of the slot an entry in the field.
The owners of these slots are able to trade their position or alternatively partner with owners not holding a slot to enter a horse in the final field for the race.
The prizemoney pool is to be fully-funded from subscribers and additional revenues generated from the event.
Traditionally, the Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) is the final Group 1 race of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival before the focus switches to Melbourne, but with The Everest is now the last Group 1 of the spring.
Originally known as the ‘Sandy Course,’ Randwick Racecourse was first used in 1833 where a private match race between two horses was held.
In 1840 the track was abandoned as a racecourse and used for training purposes before the Australian Jockey Club (AJC) moved its headquarters to Randwick and held a meeting in 1860.
The Queen Elizabeth II stand was opened to the public on August 4, 1969, and in 1992, Queen Elizabeth II visited Randwick and opened the new $30 million Paddock Grandstand.
The Australian Derby (2400m) remains one of the longest standing races to be held at Randwick after its inaugural running took place in 1861.
ROYAL RANDWICK TRACK DESCRIPTION
Randwick is the largest racetrack in New South Wales and all races are run in a clockwise direction. It is a sweeping track with a rise from the 300m mark to the winning post in the home straight.
As well as the main track, Randwick Racecourse contains a second track known as Kensington. Due to large rainfall in the area, Kensington has been reconstructed using the Strathayr racing surface which is similar to Moonee Valley.
Strathayr is a turf cover over a base of sand, this means it is a free draining track which can take a substantial amount of rain without affecting the rating