The Everest Trophy Sparkles At G’Day USA Gala

Some of Australia’s high profile entertainers walked the red carpet a the G’Day USA Gala in Los Angeles and despite their celebrity there was one thing that turned their heads – The Everest trophy.

Racing NSW CEO Peter V’Landys and Delta Goodrem with The Everest trophy.

The showstopping bespoke creation features more than 8,000 individual diamonds and 7kg of silver. With a value of half a million dollars, it’s worth $200,000 more than last year’s trophy. 

Leading Australian jeweller Nic Cerrone hand crafted The Everest trophy and escorted it up the red carpet at the famous Intercontinental Hotel in Downtown LA.

Singer songwriter Delta Goodrem was among the first to have her photograph taken with the trophy, followed by chef Curtis Stone and his wife Lindsay Price, actress Jacki Weaver and Australian Ambassador to the United States Joe Hockey.

The sparkling trophy stopped Oscar nominee Margot Robbie in her tracks and even model Jessica Hart and retired astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who was the second man on the moon, couldn’t resist a closer look.

The Everest trophy will go home with the winner of the world’s richest race on turf at Royal Randwick on Saturday, 13th October 2018. The 1200m sprint race boasts a prize pool of $13 million.