Sydney Everest Carnival unveils exciting upgrades & record prizemoney

Giga Kick ridden by Craig Williams has claimed The Everest.

Sydney’s prestigious Everest Carnival is set to reach new heights this year with thrilling enhancements and unprecedented prizemoney, announced by Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club today. The highly anticipated event promises to captivate racing enthusiasts with a series of exhilarating races and an incredible $12 million boost in prizemoney.

The jewel in the crown of the carnival, The TAB Everest, will witness a momentous increase in its prizemoney, soaring to a staggering $20 million. This remarkable growth highlights the event’s resounding success and its profound impact on the NSW Thoroughbred Racing Industry throughout the year.

2022 Royal Randwick The Everest Replay – Giga Kick (1st)

Adding to the excitement, the inaugural King Charles III Stakes will debut alongside The TAB Everest on Saturday, 14 October 2023, at Royal Randwick. Named in honour of His Majesty the King, this Group 1 race will feature a weight-for-age contest over a captivating distance of 1600 meters, with a remarkable prizemoney pool of $5 million up for grabs.

The revamping of the Sydney Everest Carnival also introduces a lineup of additional races and substantial prizemoney increases. These thrilling additions will make a combined $12 million available throughout the carnival, ensuring an unforgettable experience for both participants and spectators.

One of the notable highlights of the carnival is the Golden Eagle race meeting, scheduled for Saturday, 4 November 2023, at Rosehill Gardens. With a phenomenal prizemoney of $10 million, the Golden Eagle will feature a thrilling 1500-metre race exclusively for four-year-olds, promising an exhilarating showcase of speed and skill.

Moreover, the Sydney Everest Carnival will pay tribute to the Late Alan Brown AM, former Sydney Turf Club and Racing NSW Chairman. The race meeting at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, 7 October 2023, will feature the esteemed Alan Brown Stakes, offering a remarkable prizemoney of $1.5 million over a thrilling 1400-metre distance. This event will be accompanied by the Group 2 Hill Stakes, boasting a notable $2 million prizemoney.

Further highlights include the Spring Champion Stakes and The Invitation, set to take place at Royal Randwick on Saturday, 28 October 2023. With a combined prizemoney of $4 million, these races will showcase the extraordinary talents of three-year-olds and fillies and mares, captivating audiences with their raw power and competitive spirit.

The Sydney Everest Carnival will culminate in a grand finale on Tuesday, 7 November 2023, with the highly anticipated second edition of The Big Dance. Offering an impressive prizemoney of $3 million, this quality handicap race over 1600 meters promises to be a spectacle of unparalleled excitement and drama. Additionally, the Little Dance will accompany the main event, featuring a prizemoney of $750,000.

These extraordinary upgrades to the Spring Carnival program are set to invigorate the NSW racing industry and enthral racing enthusiasts worldwide. With a wide array of races, record-breaking prizemoney, and the inclusion of prestigious new events, the Sydney Everest Carnival is ready to take its place among the most iconic and exhilarating racing events on the global stage.

Stay tuned for more updates as the Sydney Everest Carnival approaches, promising a fusion of high-stakes competition, unforgettable moments, and unrivalled horsemanship.

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