The TAB Everest Race


The TAB Everest, The World’s Richest Race On Turf,

Is Sydney’s Spring Carnival Showpiece Event.

The TAB Everest aims to bring together the best sprinters from around the world to chase a slice of the $15 million in prizemoney at Royal Randwick. The 1200m sprint is the centrepiece of a new-look spring racing program introduced by Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club. The carnival boasts a staggering $25.5 million prizemoney over a eight-week period from September 17 to November 5.

The TAB Everest will take centre stage on the final day, Saturday 15 October 2022, with total stakes for the meeting exceeding $15 million — making it Australia’s richest race day.


What is The TAB Everest?

The format of The TAB Everest features 12 starters 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. 

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When is The TAB Everest?

The inaugural running of the The TAB Everest was held at Royal Randwick on October 14, 2017, and thereafter, on the second Saturday of October each year. The race is run under weight-for-age conditions over the sprinting distance of 1200m. The timing of the race is a neat fit for the Sydney spring carnival, bringing the feature racing to a climax with the world’s richest race on turf.


The Prizemoney – Total stakes: $15 million (2022)

1st      $6,200,000

7th     $450,000

2nd     $2,300,000

8th     $450,000

3rd     $1,400,000

9th     $450,000

4th     $1,000,000

10th    $450,000

5th     $750,000

11th    $450,000

6th     $500,000

12th    $450,000

Equine Welfare Fund $75,000

Jockey Welfare Fund $75,000


Honour Roll

2017: 1st Redzel, 2nd Vega Magic, 3rd Brave Smash (Time: 1:08:36)

2018: 1st Redzel, 2nd Trapeze Artist, 3rd Osborne Bulls (Time: 1:12:03)

2019: 1st Yes Yes Yes, 2nd Santa Ana Lane, 3rd Trekking (Time: 1:07:32)

2020: 1st Classique Legend, 2nd Bivouac, 3rd Gytrash (Time: 1:08:27)

2021: 1st Nature Strip, 2nd Masked Crusader, 3rd Eduardo (Time: 1:09:11)


The 2021 TAB Everest Contenders: