Everest 2021: Date, draw, horses, terrain, odds and everything you need to know

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.”


Saturday October 16.


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.


1. Nature Band (Barrier: 10. Weight: 58.5 kg. Trainer: Chris Waller. Jockey: James McDonald)

2. Classic Legend (Barrier: 5. Weight: 58.5kg. Trainer: Les Bridge. Jockey: Kerrin McEvoy)

3. Eduardo (Barrier: 7. Weight: 58.5 kg. Trainer: Joseph Pride. Jockey: Nash Rawiller)

4. Gytrash (Barrier: 1. Weight: 58.5 kg. Trainer: Gordon Richards & Damien Moyle. Jockey: Jason Collett)

5. Trekking (Barrier: 4. Weight: 58.5 kg. Trainer: James Cummings. Jockey: Joshua Parr)

6. Masked Crusader (Barrier: 9. Weight: 58.5 kg. Coaches: Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes. Jockey: Tommy Berry)

7. Wild Ruler (Barrier: 11. Weight: 58.5 kg. Trainer: Peter and Paul Snowden. Jockey: Tim Clark)

8. The Inferno (Barrier: 12. Weight: 58.5 kg. Trainer: Cliff Brown. Jockey: Regan Bayliss)

9. Embracer (Barrier: 3. Weight: 58.5 kg. Trainer: Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott. Jockey: Jean Van Overmeire)

10. Lost And Running (Barrier: 2. Weight: 58.5 kg. Trainer: John O’Shea. Jockey: Hugh Bowman)

11. Libertini (Barrier: 8. Weight: 56.5 kg. Trainer: Anthony Cummings. Jockey: Sam Clipperton)

12. Home Affairs (Barrier: 6. Weight: 53 kg. Coach: Chris Waller. Jockey: Glenn Boss)

Emergencies: Kementari, Signore Fox, Standout, Chat


Total: $ 15,000,000

1st place: $ 6.2 million

2nd: $ 2.3 million

3rd: $ 1.4 million

4th: $ 1 million

5th: $ 750,000

6th: $ 500,000

7th: $ 450,000

ODDS (courtesy of Bet365, starting Friday afternoon)

$ 3.60 Nature Band

$ 5 Classic Legend

$ 6 Eduardo

$ 7.50

$ 10 Masked Crusader

$ 11 Home affairs

21 $ Hell

$ 23 lost and running

$ 41 Libertini, Hiking

$ 51 Wild rule

$ 81 Kissing


2017 – Redzel

2018 – Redzel

2019 – Yes Yes Yes

2020 – Classic Legend

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