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THE TAB EVEREST

The field is now set for the world's richest race on turf at Royal Randwick on 14 October 2023.

Giga Kick is the reigning champion but won't be back to defend his crown after pulling out through injury.

Redzel is the only horse to have won multiple TAB Everest's having captured the opening two editions of the race in 2017 and 2018.

The TAB Everest brings together the best sprinters from around the world to chase a slice of the $20m in prizemoney at Royal Randwick on 14 October, 2023.

The format of Sydney spring racing showpeice features 12 starters sprinting over 1200m with horses nominated by slot owners who have paid $600,000 to secure a slot (starting position) in the race.

The slot owner has the right to nominate their own horse for the race, sell their slot or do a deal with the owner of another horse to share the prizemoney.

See the 2023 horses confirmed below.

Click here to view the full list of Everest champions.

 

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The 2023 TAB Everest Runners

MAZU

The Star & Arrowfield

Breeding: Maurice-Chatelaine
Trainer: Peter & Paul Snowden
Jockey: Tommy Berry
Prizemoney: $6,984,350
Career: 19-7:2:4

Comment: Accomplished Group 1 winning sprinter who ran a bold third in the 2022 TAB Everest.

 

 

THINK ABOUT IT

NEWGATE & gpi racing

Breeding: So You Think-Tiarne
Trainer: Joe Pride
Jockey: Sam Clipperton
Prizemoney: $1,048,175
Career: 9-8:0:1

Comment: Up-and-coming sprinter who won his first Group 1 in the Kingsford Smith Cup at Eagle Farm in 2023.

IN SECRET

GODOLPHIN

Breeding: I Am Invincible – Eloping
Trainer: James Cummings
Jockey: Zac Purton
Prizemoney: $3,081,850
Career: 12-6:3:1

Comment: The lightly raced mare is already a dual Group 1 winner over the sprint distance. Was seen doing her best work late in the Toyota Forklifts Shorts and comes out of an astute stable who are known for being Grand Final specialists.

I WISH I WIN

NZ TRACKSIDE

Breeding: Savabeel – Make A Wish
Trainer: Peter Moody and Katherine Coleman
Jockey: Luke Nolen
Prizemoney: $7,760,553
Career: 16:6:5:3

Comment: Has gone to another level since arriving from New Zealand last year. Claimed the XXX Golden Eagle with a barnstorming finishing last spring before taking out the Furphy TJ Smith with a similar run, beating reigning Everest champ Giga Kick. Is aiming to become the first horse to win the Golden Eagle, TJ Smith and TAB Everest.

PRIVATE EYE

MAX WHITBY & NEIL WERRETT

Breeding: Al Maher – Confidential Queen
Trainer: Joe Pride
Jockey: Nash Rawiller
Prizemoney: $6,871,810
Career: 28-11:3:1

Comment: Last year’s Everest runner-up looking to go one better this year. Was brilliant winning the Toyota Forklifts Shorts, securing his spot in this year’s TAB Everest as a result

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OVERPASS

atc / ram racing

Breeding: Vancouver – Walkway
Trainer: Bjorn Baker
Jockey: Josh Parr
Prizemoney: $4,152,400
Career: 23-6:5:0

Comment: Has gone to another level in the last 12 months, finishing second to the likes of Everest winners Nature Strip and Giga Kick in The Shorts (2022) and Doomben 10000 respectively. Won The Quokka over in the west by leading throughout. A speedy customer who likes to go forward in his races. Was beaten narrowly by Private Eye in this year’s Toyota Forklifts Shorts.

BUENOS NOCHES

tab

Breeding: Supido – Koi
Trainer: Matthew Smith
Jockey: Dylan Gibbons
Prizemoney: $661,400
Career: 9-3:1:2

Comment: Was ultra impressive winning the Group 3 Mostyn Copper Show County when first-up for nearly five months. Caught the eye with a fast-finishing third to Private Eye in the Toyota Forklifts Shorts after being held up for a good portion of the straight.

CYLINDER

JAMES HARRON BLOODSTOCK

Breeding: Exceed And Excel – Circular
Trainer: James Cummings
Jockey: Zac Lloyd
Prizemoney: $1,571,740
Career: 9-4:3:1

Comment: Talented three-year-old who was huge in finishing third in the Kia Golden Rose after a wide run. Has won three Group 2 races in Sydney and considered one of the top tier gallopers of his year.

HAWAII FIVE OH

AQUIS

Breeding: I Am Invincible – Aloha
Trainer: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
Jockey: James McDonald
Prizemoney: $810,350
Career: 10-3:3:2

Comment: Highly promising four-year-old who announced himself as a possible Everest contender when third in the Stradbroke Handicap. Flashed home for second in the Precise Air Premiere Stakes to signal that he won’t be out of place in the TAB Everest field.

ESPIONA

CHRIS WALLER RACING

Breeding: Extreme Choice – Dahooil
Trainer: Chris Waller
Jockey: Hugh Bowman
Prizemoney: $1,108,215
Career: 15-6:2:1

Comment: Has returned to racing in fine order as highlighted by her brilliant win the Group 2 Racing And Sports Golden Pendant. Resumed with a good second in the Sheraco Stakes behind Sunshine In Paris.

ALCOHOL FREE

YULONG INVESTMENTS

Breeding: No Nay Never-Plying
Trainer: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
Jockey: Craig Williams

Prizemoney: $2,778,525
Career: 17-6:1:3

Comment: Multiple Group 1-winning mare whose victories include the July Cup, Sussex Stakes, Coronation Stakes and Cheveley Park Stakes. Moved to Australia and the Gai Waterhouse – Adrian Bott yard in autumn and most recently finished fourth in the Group 2 Premiere Stakes.

SHINZO

COOLMORE

Breeding: Snitzel – Samaready
Trainer: Chris Waller
Jockey: Kerrin McEvoy
Prizemoney: $3,026,250
Career: 5-2:1:1

Comment: Aiming to become the first Golden Slipper winner to become an Everest champion. Was found to be lame first-up in the Kia Golden Rose but trialled well behind fellow Everest contender Overpass on 3 October.