SYDNEY (Reuters) – Favorite Classique Legend, ridden by Kerrin McEvoy, gained the richest horse race on grass on this planet, The Everest, on the Royal Randwick racecourse in Sydney on Saturday.
The five-year-old gelding stormed dwelling within the ultimate 300 metres of the weight-for-age 1,200-metre dash to seal the A$6.2 million ($4.4 million) first prize in entrance of a raucous crowd that had been topic to COVID-19 restrictions.
Bivouac completed second, with Gytrash third.
The full prize pool was about A$15 million.
“It’s all within the genes,” coach Les Bridge stated. “Some horses simply get all the great genes.
“This horse has simply acquired a giant V8 motor.”
Eduardo led from the beginning and held on till the ultimate 300 metres when McAvoy, who has now gained three of the 4 The Everest races contested, piloted the massive gray to the surface and stormed dwelling by greater than a size.
The Everest isn’t classed in line with conventional horse racing situations.
Buyers purchase one of many 12 slots out there for A$600,000 they usually can then nominate their very own horse or strategy different house owners to enter a horse after which share the prize cash.
The world’s richest horse race is the US$20 million Saudi Cup, which is raced over 1,800 metres on a dust observe in Riyadh, with first place receiving US$10 million.
Reporting by Greg Stutchbury in Wellington; Modifying by William Mallard