Race Conditions

The TAB Everest

PRIZEMONEY

Prizemoney will be A$15,000,000 with the distribution outlined in the following table:

Placing

Prizemoney

First Horse

$6,200,000

Second Horse

$2,300,000

Third Horse

$1,400,000

Fourth Horse

$1,000,000

Fifth Horse

$750,000

Sixth Horse

$500,000

Seventh Horse

$450,000

Eigth Horse

$450,000

Ninth Horse

$450,000

Tenth Horse

$450,000

Eleventh Horse

$450,000

Twelfth Horse

$450,000

Welfare Contribution

$150,000

1. RACE CONDITIONS

  • 1200 Metres
  • For Three-Year-Olds and Upwards
  • Weight for Age (No allowances for apprentices)
  • Field limited to a maximum of twelve (12) starters, plus up to six (6) emergencies to be determined by the Everest Committee at final acceptance time.

2. PRIZEMONEY

Of $15,000,000 and Trophies. First Horse $6,200,000 and trophies valued at a total $730,000 ($625,000 Owner’s Trophy, $52,500 Trainer, $52,500 Jockey); Second Horse $2,300,000; Third Horse $1,400,000 Fourth Horse $1,000,000 Fifth Horse $750,000 Sixth Horse $500,000 Seventh Horse $450,000; Eighth Horse $450,000; Ninth Horse $450,000; Tenth Horse $450,000; Eleventh Horse $450,000; Twelfth Horse $450,000; $150,000 Welfare Contribution.

3. WEIGHT SCALE

 

MALE

FEMALE

MALE (NH)*

FEMALE (NH)

5yo and older (NH late 4yo and Older)

58.5

56.5

58.5

56.5

4yo (NH late 3yo)

58.5

56.5

58.0

56.0

3yo (NH late 2yo)

53.0

51.0

51.0

49.0

* NH or Northern Hemisphere refers to horses sired north of the equator, and foaled between the 1st of January and the 31st of July.

4. NOMINATION AND ACCEPTANCE

In consideration of payment of the Slot Licence Fee in full, the Slot Licensee, as at the Race Acceptances Date, is entitled to an entry in the Race.

Final Acceptances are made by approved slot licence holders/nominated representatives based on an acknowledged agreement between parties.

FINAL DECLARATION – Close by 10am on Tuesday, 13th October 2020 (pre-paid by the Slot Licensee).

5. DECLARATION OF EMERGENCIES

Up to six emergency runners may be declared for The Everest.

The Sydney Stakes $500,000 WFA 1200m (Group 3) will be conducted on Saturday 17th October 2020 and also act as a consolation race for The Everest. Any emergencies declared for The Everest must have accepted for the Sydney Stakes. From that race, a list of reserves will be selected and declared as emergencies for The Everest (see point 7.11).

The horses to be declared as emergencies for The Everest will be chosen by the Everest Committee (Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club).

The declaration of emergencies for The Everest will be a list only and not necessarily an order of entry in the event of a scratching. The slot licensee is permitted to select any one of the remaining available declared emergency horses at its discretion.

In the event of a scratching from The Everest with a veterinary certificate, elevation of an emergency into the field will be upon selection by the slot licensee that declared the scratched horse.

6. SLOT LICENCE FEES & DATES

The Slot Licence Fee is A$600,000 plus GST to be paid in two non-refundable instalments to Racing NSW, as follows:

  • a. A first instalment of 50%, being A$300,000 plus GST, to be paid by 1st February 2020;
  • b. The second instalment of 50%, being A$300,000 plus GST, to be paid by the Second Instalment Payment Date, being 1 July 2020.

7. GENERAL MATTERS

  • 7.1 The Race will be conducted under the Rules of Racing, being the Australian Rules of Racing and Racing NSW’s Local Rules of Racing, a copy of which is available from Racing NSW’s website.
  • 7.2 Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club may at their absolute discretion reject the declaration by a slot licensee of a horse that is not regarded as being of metropolitan standing.
  • 7.3 The Race is scheduled to be run on Saturday 17 October 2020 at Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. However, the Slot Licensors may, in their absolute discretion, run the Race at any Sydney metropolitan racecourse within 8 days of the scheduled date of 17 October 2020. Further, in the event that the Race is cancelled or not run for any reason, including a force majeure event, then Racing NSW will refund the Slot Licence Fee within 7 days and no prizemoney will be payable.
  • 7.4 Racing NSW may refuse the nomination and/or acceptance of any horse in the Race for any reason permissible under the Rules of Racing. Further, in the event that the nomination and/or acceptance of a horse in the Race is refused, or the horse is scratched or disqualified under the Rules of Racing, then the Rules of Racing apply in respect of any prizemoney.
  • 7.5 The Board of Racing NSW and or Australian Turf Club reserve the right to decline any nomination and/or acceptance lodged with Racing NSW, ATC or Trainers Service Centre (TSC) from a licensed trainer with outstanding debts from any Group or Listed race previously conducted by the ATC.
  • 7.6 All slot license, nomination and acceptance fees shown are exclusive of GST.
  • 7.7 Nominations for the above race shall only be received on condition that the Rules of Racing and Regulations of Racing NSW now or hereafter in force shall be binding in all respects.
  • 7.8 The Everest Committee reserves the right to make from time to time any alteration or modification to the conditions governing the race, and also to alter the date and time for receiving nominations, payments and acceptances.
  • 7.9 AR.112. (f) For the purpose of calculating the value of prizemoney earned in other countries by a horse which is entered for an Australian race, the rate of exchange shall be used which was current on the first working day of January of the year in which such prizemoney was earned, as determined by a Trading Bank nominated by the Australian Racing Board.
  • 7.10 All currency amounts quoted are in Australian Dollars ($AUD).

Scratchings and Substitution of Emergency Horse(s)

  • 7.11 If Slot Licensee’s horse is scratched before 7.30am on the day of the Race:
    • a) with a certified veterinary certificate approved by Racing NSW and confirmed by Racing NSW’s industry veterinarian, as determined by Racing NSW in its absolute discretion, then the Slot Licensee will be permitted to select one of the remaining available emergency horses to run in the Race on the terms and conditions set out in 7.14. If there is no emergency horse available, the Slot Licensee will receive last place prizemoney;
    • b) without a veterinary certificate approved by Racing NSW and confirmed by Racing NSW’s industry veterinarian, as determined by Racing NSW in its absolute discretion, then the Slot Licensee will not be entitled to a runner in the Race and the Slot Licensee will forfeit the right to any prizemoney;
    • c) If an emergency selected by slot licensee pursuant to 7.11 (a) above is then subsequently also the subject of a scratching accompanied by a veterinary certificate, the slot holder may select another emergency in accordance with 7.11(a).
    • d) Where horse declared by a slot licensee is scratched in accordance with 7.11 (a), the slot licensee must nominate the emergency runner to take that horse’s place in the field as soon as practical and not later than 120 minutes after the time of scratching. If an emergency has not been selected within this timeframe, the Everest Committee may at its discretion assign a horse to that slot licensee.
  • 7.12 If Slot Licensee’s horse is scratched after 7.30am on the day of the Race:
    • a) with a certified veterinary certificate approved by Racing NSW and confirmed by Racing NSW’s industry veterinarian, as determined by Racing NSW in its absolute discretion, then the Slot Licensee will not be entitled to a runner in the Race and receive last place prizemoney;
    • b) without a veterinary certificate approved by Racing NSW and confirmed by Racing NSW’s industry veterinarian, as determined by Racing NSW in its absolute discretion, then the Slot Licensee will not be entitled to a runner in the Race and the Slot Licensee will forfeit the right to any prizemoney.
  • 7.13 If Racing NSW receives a Racing NSW veterinary report after the Race Acceptances Date and before 7.30am on the day of the Race that a particular horse is not, or cannot reasonably be expected to be, fit to compete in the Race, then Racing NSW under the Rules of Racing may scratch the horse. Clause 7.11 (a) will then apply as if the horse was scratched with a certified veterinary certificate approved by Racing NSW.
  • 7.14 In the event that an emergency horse is selected to run in the Race in place of a horse scratched by the Slot Licensor pursuant to clause (or by Racing NSW pursuant to clause 6.15 (a) then the following terms and conditions are agreed between the Slot Licensor and the owner(s) of the emergency horse:
    • a) The owner(s) and trainer of the emergency horse retain all responsibilities under the Rules of Racing.
    • b) The emergency horse is to run from the scratched horse’s barrier.
    • c) The prizemoney is to be paid as follows (including Local Rule 72 allocations).
    • d) The Everest Winning Owner’s Trophy will belong to the slot licensee if an emergency horse wins The Everest.
    • e) The jockey of any emergency horse running in The Everest will wear the racing colours determined by the slot licensee.