October 3, 2018
The Australian Turf Club has partnered with the world’s largest thoroughbred horse racing and breeding team Godolphin to have classy sprinter Home Of The Brave run in the $13 million The TAB Everest at Royal Randwick on 13 October.
Home Of The Brave is a member of Godolphin’s Australian stables lead by Head Trainer James Cummings and is a winner of seven races, including Group wins in Great Britain and Australia.
Top Sydney jockey Tommy Berry will ride Home Of The Brave in The TAB Everest.
The seven-year-old recorded a dominant win in the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes at Rosehill Gardens two starts ago, before being beaten just over a length in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes last start.
He brings outstanding credentials for the second running of the world’s richest race on turf.
Australian Turf Club Director Phil Morley said the ATC was delighted to partner with the internationally-renowned Godolphin team for The TAB Everest.
“We are very grateful to Godolphin for their support of Sydney racing and now also the world’s richest race on turf, the $13 million The TAB Everest at Royal Randwick,” Mr Morley said.
ATC and Godolphin have a long history as partners including naming rights and sponsorship of influential races such as the Group 1 $2.5 million Darley TJ Smith Stakes at The Championships and the Darley Princess Series in the spring.
“Our partnership with Godolphin will provide the ATC with further opportunities to promote the Club and Sydney racing to a global audience,” Mr Morley said.
“The ATC is committed to building the international profile of our Carnivals and our racing and to encourage international owners to participate in Sydney racing.
“We believe Home Of The Brave is a winning chance and his trainer James Cummings has made a significant impact since joining Godolphin including winning Saturday’s Group 1 TAB Epsom with Hartnell.
“We strongly believe this partnership will further elevate this world-class event across all platforms and bring new audiences to our racing and The TAB Everest.”
Vin Cox, Managing Director of Godolphin in Australia said: “The whole team at Godolphin are delighted Home Of The Brave has been chosen to represent the ATC. It is a fitting acknowledgement of Godolphin’s commitment to Sydney and Australian racing.
“We have no doubt the annual running of The TAB Everest will become one of the most anticipated events on the Australian racing calendar and the whole team are excited to see the Royal Blue colours competing in this year’s race.”
Head Trainer James Cummings said today he was confident the horse will run a big race.
“We are delighted to have Home Of The Brave running in The TAB Everest,” Mr Cummings said.
“The great thing about a race like The TAB Everest is that it captures a wider audience other than just racing enthusiasts. It is great for the whole team to have a horse in such a big race.
“There is a threat of some rain, so along with coming back to 1,200 metres with some cut in the ground he would have conditions to suit.
“It would be a feather in the cap of the team for a horse like him to perform well in a race like this.”
Tickets are available for The TAB Everest Day, which includes a live concert from international superstar Liam Payne.
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