Everest 2021: Date, draw, horses, terrain, odds and everything you need to know
Posted On October 15, 2021
Through Simon Brunsdon and Brett Graham
It is the richest turf race in the world, with a staggering bid of $ 15,000,000. In its fifth year, Everest is quickly becoming one of the world’s most sought after awards.
Sydney’s weather could play a big part in this year’s race outcome, with 10mm of rain falling on Thursday evening, along with showers on Friday morning, which should leave the track a little smoother than it would otherwise be. the case.
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Only 12 horses will face the starter, with the winner taking home $ 6.2 million in prize money, while the runner-up takes home $ 2.3 million.
The Chris Waller-driven Nature Strip is the favorite for weight-for-age racing, with the seven-year-old looking to win the race on his third try, having finished seventh in 2020 and fourth in 2019 after leading for much of the race. of the journey.
As Waller explained to the Sydney Morning Herald, Nature Strip allergies mean horses often run better in the fall than in the spring. His stall is not filled with hay as you might expect, but with cardboard.
“I know how he feels, I have hay fever and I’m not trying to win races,” Waller said. “If it’s hard to breathe, you don’t feel good. I’ll do anything to make me feel better.
“We put it on the cardboard to help him, because it cuts the dust, and it’s the dust that causes hay fever, which is caused by his allergies.
“We put him on antibiotics for more days than he was last year, any that you can run on, but I think it could have ruined his gut health.
“He had tampons, the works.”
WHEN IS IT
Saturday October 16.
WHERE IS IT
Royal Randwick Racecourse in eastern Sydney.
The Australian Turf Club had originally planned a crowd of 5,000 at the renowned NSW horse racing event.
But just a week ago, the NSW government allowed a crowd of 10,000 people through the gates on Saturday.
The place can normally accommodate 50,000 people.
The tickets were made public on Thursday.
Race 1: 12:30 p.m.
Race 2: 1:05 p.m.
Race 3: 13:40
Race 4: 2:15 p.m.
Race 5: 2:50 p.m.
Race 6: 3:25 p.m.
Race 7: 4:15 p.m. (Everest)
Race 8: 4:50 p.m.
Race 9: 5:30 p.m.
Race 10: 6:10 p.m.
THE FIELD OF EVEREST
1. Nature Band (Barrier: 10. Weight: 58.5 kg. Trainer: Chris Waller. Jockey: James McDonald)