Aguidetothe$10mEverestatRandwick

October12,20171:09pm。

byAAP

TheinauguralEverestsprintwillrunasraceeightatRandwickonSaturdayat4。

15pm(AEDT)

WHATISIT?

*A$10millionraceover1200matweight-for-ageofferinga$5。

8millionfirstprizepursedownto$175,000forsixthto12th-placedfinishers

*Adozenslotsaresoldat$600,000ayearwithbuyerscommittingforthreeyearsbutabletosell,leaseorjoint-venture

HOWDIDITCOMEABOUT?

*AnideabyRacingNSWchiefexecutivePeterVlandysmodelledonthePegasusWorldCup(1800m),runforthefirsttimeinFloridainJanuaryofferingup$US12million($A15。

4m)

WHOOWNSASLOT?

*GregInghamsGPIRacing,MaxWhitbySyndicate,JamesHarronBloodstock,TheStarCasino,JadeskyeRacing,ChrisWallerRacing,Inglis,AustralianTurfClub,TAB,YuLongInvestments,AquisFarm,andCoolmore

WHOWILLRACE?

*Thefieldof12hassevenGroupOnewinnersandincludestheworldshighest-ratedsprinterChautauquaaswellasthisyearsGoldenSlipperandMagicMillionswinners

*SlotholderscanchooseInHerTime,TakedownorBallOfMuscleasemergenciesiftheirhorseisscratched

ISITTHERICHESTHORSERACEINTHEWORLD?

*No。

Butitsbilledastheworldsrichestraceonturf。

WhilethePegasusandthe2000mDubaiWorldCup($US10m,$A12。

84m)bothcarrymoreprizemoneybutarerunondirt。

TheMelbourneCupisworthis$6。

2million

WHYDOESITMATTER?

*ItkeepsthespotlightonSydneyracingforanotherweekgivenattentioninspringistraditionallyonMelbourne

*ItishopedtheEverestwillbecomeasprintasprestigiousastheMelbourneCupisasastayingrace