2020 Everest Betting Tips, Best Boomakers & Free Bets

The Everest was devised in 2017 in a bid to attract attention to the Sydney Spring Carnival and away from the Melbourne Spring Carnival. 

With a massive purse of $10 million, The Everest has captured the imagination of punters around the world.

Using a system like the Pegasus World Cup, where spots are purchased and the horses entered are chosen by the slot holders, The Everest is a unique concept, especially in the time-honoured nature of Australian racing.

One thing the Everest excels at is creating a buzz from punters. Betting on high stakes racing is what Australia thrives on and the world is starting to take notice.

The Everest Key Facts

DateSaturday October 17, 2020
Race TypeWeight-for-age
Prize money$10 million

The Everest betting card 2020

There are 10 races on Everest Day at Randwick. Quality betting races such as the Craven Plate, St Leger and the Sydney Stakes (Everest consolation) make for a great betting card.

Race Name
2019 Winner
Victory Vein Plate
Time is Precious
Rating 78 Handicap
Maid of Ore
Highway Handicap
Feel The Knight
Reginald Allen Quality
The Kosciuszko
Handle The Truth
Sydney Stakes
The Everest
Yes Yes Yes
Craven Plate
Happy Clapper
St Leger
Hush Writer
The Star Mile

The Everest betting selections & tips

We have 2020 The Everest tips for the richest race in Australia.

The Everest Barrier Draw

The 2020 barrier draw will be made a week before the big race. Find out where your runner has drawn.

The Everest history

Having only been in existence since 2017, there is little history for The Everest, but we're predicting it to become a permanent fixture on the Australian horse racing calendar.

The Australian Turf Club, along with Racing New South Wales, devised the plan to attract big attention to the Sydney Spring Carnival. With the Melbourne Cup Carnival taking centre stage in Australia, racing in Sydney was long forgotten about, but The Everest is helping change that.

Although punters would much rather bet on the Melbourne Cup, The Everest caters to the younger generations with its free-flowing and party atmosphere. 

The prize money structure is given to 12 slot holders, who each purchase their spot in the field for $600,000. The slot holder than has the right to sell, lease or have a share in a starter. The horse is dependent on a deal struck with the horses' connections.

The exact nature of the slot holder deals isn't always made public but it has become a "rich get richer" concept, which Australian racing has despised for a long time. Australian racing has always been about the battler getting a chance to win the big money, but with slots going for $600,000, it's almost impossible for a lesser-known trainer to win.

There was controversy about making the race 1200m, with many claiming that the best horses in the world run over 1400-1600m but the sprinting format was considered best. 

The first running was taken out by Redzel in 2017.

The Everest betting

The betting for The Everest was very dispersed in 2017 as some of the entrants probably didn't deserve to be in the field. Despite that, punters got great odds for some quality horses, including winner Redzel which returned $8.60.

Favourite Vega Magic finished second with former Japanese runner and subsequent Group 1 winner Brave Smash running well for third.

With so many quality sprinters on show, punters got good odds. The field also included Chautauqua and Redkirk Warrior, just to name a few.

Betting on The Everest starts early in the year and bookmakers are keen on offering competitive prices from the outset.

The Everest form guide

The best guide for The Everest would have to be the Group 1 T.J. Smith Stakes, which is held during The Championships at Randwick in April.

All of Australia's best sprinters line up in the T.J. Smith Stakes and although Chautauqua didn't follow through in 2017, it's going to be one of the better form guide races.

Other races such as the Coolmore Stud Stakes and Manikato Stakes should pose a good form guides but due to the timing of the race in October, there are no major Group 1 lead-up races.

The Everest winners

2019Yes Yes Yes

The Everest FAQ

Where is The Everest Held?

The Everest is held at Royal Randwick and this years edition will be run on October 19.

How far is The Everest?

This feature weight for age event is held over 1200m.

Who won The Everest in 2018?

Redzel won this race in 2018 and follows a similar third-up pattern this year. It was Redzel's second consecutive win in The Everest, making him the only runner to win it.

How can I live stream The Everest?

Visit our live streaming hub where you can get all the information on how you can live stream racing and sport.

What is The Everest prize money?

The sprinters will run for $14 million in total.

Who won The Everest in 2019?

The Chris Waller-trained Yes Yes Yes won The Everest in 2019. It was the first three-year-old winner to score an Everest win.