October 15, 2020
Sydney’s world-famous Royal Randwick hosts the fourth running of the $15 million TAB Everest this Saturday, bringing the eyes of the world to the harbour city.
Twelve of the world’s very best sprinters will jump from the 1200m start at 4.15pm on Saturday – the centrepiece of a huge 10-race card.
A limited number of tickets remain on sale at TheRaces.com.au
This year’s world-class field includes:
• The highest-rated sprinter in world racing Nature Strip, trained by Sydney’s 10-time champion trainer Chris Waller and ridden by James McDonald, who has firmed into a $4.20 TAB favourite
• Classique Legend ($4.60 TAB) ridden by two-time Everest winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy and trained by Les Bridge, who in a 50-year plus training career at Royal Randwick has also won a Golden Slipper and Melbourne Cup amongst a host of feature races
• Two runners from the world’s largest racing and breeding operation Godolphin for its Australian head trainer James Cummings, Trekking ($15 TAB) and jockey Josh Parr and Bivoauc ($17 TAB) for Glen Boss
• James’ trainer father Anthony with star mare Libertini ($9 TAB) for the youngest jockey in the race, 23-year-old Regan Bayliss
• Two horses from South Australia in Gytrash ($6 TAB), trained by Gordon Richards and ridden by Jason Collett and Behemoth ($9 TAB) for jockey Nash Rawiller
• Eduardo ($21 TAB) for Warwick Farm trainer Joe Pride, and to be ridden by Rachel King, who becomes the first female jockey in Everest history
• Santa Ana Lane ($21 TAB) aiming to go one better after last year’s Everest second placing for his co-trainers Anthony and Sam Freedman and jockey Sam Clipperton
• The final horse into the field Dollar for Dollar ($51 TAB), ridden by top Sydney jockey Tim Clark and trained by another father and son training combination in Tony and Calvin McEvoy
• Tofane ($21 TAB) one of three mares in the race with jockey Tommy Berry and trained by Mike Moroney
• A second Chris Waller trained horse in Haut Brion Her ($34 TAB) as the trainer looks for back to back TAB Everest victories, with jockey Brenton Avdulla aboard
Australian Turf Club Executive General Manager Racing and Wagering James Ross said the TAB Everest had again delivered a world-class field of sprinters.
“Headlined by the world’s highest rated sprinter the field has collectively won 17 Group 1 races and more than $27 million in prizemoney confirming the TAB Everest is amongst the best sprint races in the world,” Mr Ross said.
Perfect Sydney spring weather this week has helped bring the Royal Randwick track to a Good 4 rating ahead of Saturday.
A full track report with Royal Randwick Racecourse Manager Michael Wood is available here:
For all racing, general, and ticketing information go to TheRaces.com.au
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