Everest Day at Royal Randwick is one of Sydney’s showpiece sporting and entertainment experiences, with the world’s best sprinters competing in the $20 million The TAB Everest, the world’s richest race on turf and the $5 million King Charles III Stakes over 1600m.
The Sydney Everest Carnival is the pinnacle of Sydney’s style, sophistication, and glamour – it’s more than a race; it’s the social event of the season! The jewel in the crown of Sydney racing, it is a day not to be missed.
The Everest 2023 Horse Race Dates, Times, Ticket Prices & Prize Money
Runners for the TAB Everest are allocated using a unique concept developed by Racing NSW, whereby 12 ‘slots’ are available for sale, which then allows the slot holder to negotiate with owners, pick their own horse and agree on a prize money split to then have that horse run in the race over 1200m.
Having a bet on The Everest is very popular, with millions of dollars spent on the race each year. Most people place bets through the official TAB or through a bookmaker in person, although many of the races are televised, and people also bet online at home or at a local pub or gaming venue.
Other highlights you can indulge in at Royal Randwick on the day include:
- Pamper Pavilion
- Fashion Stakes
- After The Last concert
- Roving entertainment
- Punters Podium
- DJ sets in the WINX Stand
The Everest race day is an event full of fun and frivolities. Dress up in your Spring finest, and bring a group of friends (maybe even a picnic). Food and drinks can be purchased at the racetrack, and ATMs are available inside the racecourse; however, due to the large crowds, lines are often long. Betting is a popular pastime, so bring some extra cash to place a bet.
Fine fashion is synonymous with horse racing, and there’s no better place to show off your style than Australia’s richest race day. The TAB Everest is a time to embrace the best of spring, including floral, prints, lace, polka dots, simplistic millinery and a pop of colour.
For the ladies, unique and vibrant colours shine best in Spring. Puffed sleeves, tailored suiting, pointed-toe heels and handheld compact clutches are all the trend. Veils and pearl headpieces are a huge trend this season and are an easy way to elevate your race day look. Clashes in colours and patterns are no reason to shy away from a bold statement look.
For gentlemen, vertical stripes are timeless, but they’re especially in style for men this spring. Pinstripe suits, warm tones and tweed continue to be the go-to look for the Spring. A bold tie colour is nothing to shy away from.
The Australian Turf Club maintains a minimum dress code for general admission to Royal Randwick. Management reserves the right to refuse entry to patrons who do not meet these standards. Ladies and gents must be neatly dressed and groomed, with shoes and a shirt to be worn at all times.
- Fancy dress costumes
- Tattered clothing or shoes
- Thongs or barefoot
- Offensive attire (inappropriate language or imagery)
Royal Randwick is well serviced by public transport with a Light Rail station and a purpose-built bus terminal at the racecourse main entrance on Alison Road. The racecourse is located in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, approximately 6km from Sydney CBD and 8km from Sydney Airport.