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How 12 horses made it to the $10m Everest

The Australian racing community has been abuzz since the $10 million Everest was announced in February. Now 12 of the country's best sprinters are ready to run.

The 12 runners in the Everest (1200m) at Randwick have collectively won millions of dollars and multiple titles.

CHAUTAUQUA (Brenton Advulla/Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes)

* Saddlecloth No.1 and barrier 5 for Greg Ingham's GPI Racing slot, has won 13 of 30 starts totalling $8,376,935

* The seven-year-old gelding is a six-time Group One race winner and claimed his third TJ Smith Stakes in April

VEGA MAGIC (Craig Williams/David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig)

* No.2 and barrier 10 for Max Whitby Syndicate slot, has won 12 of 17 starts totalling $2,034,050

* The five-year-old gelding has never raced in Sydney but won his past four races including G1 Memsie Stakes

REDZEL (Kerrin McEvoy/Peter & Paul Snowden)

* No.3 and barrier 4 for James Harron Bloodstock, has won nine of 19 starts totalling $1,395,250

* The five-year-old gelding clocked an 1100m-track record to win G2 The Shorts at Randwick on September 16

REDKIRK WARRIOR (Regan Bayliss/David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig)

* No.4 and barrier 3 for The Star Casino slot, has won six of 13 starts totalling $1,384,020

* The British-bred seven-year-old gelding has no wet-track form but is highly regarded by the stable



CLEARLY INNOCENT (Hugh Bowman/Kris Lees)

* No.5 and barrier 6 for Damion Flower's Jadeskye Racing slot, has won nine of 17 starts totalling $1,238,600

* The six-year-old gelding came third in the Premiere Stakes and will be ridden by the regular jockey of Winx

DEPLOY (Joshua Parr/Gerald Ryan)

* No.6 and barrier 7 for Chris Waller Racing slot, has won eight of 16 starts totalling $597,985

* The five-year-old gelding has broken track records at his past two starts, Randwick 6 f and Rosehill 1300m

FELL SWOOP (Tye Angland/Matthew Dale)

* No.7 and barrier 8 for Inglis slot, has won nine of 25 starts totalling $1,641,670

* The six-year-old gelding has had no luck since autumn but was one of the first to be selected for The Everest

BRAVE SMASH (Jamie Spencer/Darren Weir)

* No.8 and barrier 9 for Australian Turf Club slot, has won three of 16 starts totalling $923,373

* The former Japanese five-year-old horse often places and won the Listed Macleod Stakes at Moonee Valley

ENGLISH (Blake Shinn/Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott)

* No.9 and barrier 12 for TAB slot, has won five of 19 starts totalling $2,659,700

* The five-year-old mare won back-to-back Challenge Stakes, came second in the TJ Smith and Premiere Stakes

SHE WILL REIGN (Corey Brown/Gary Portelli)

* No.10 and barrier 2 for Yu Long Investments slot, has won five of six starts totalling $2,859,150

* The three-year-old filly and Golden Slipper winner ran second in the only race she did not win

HOUTZEN (Jeff Lloyd/Toby Edmonds)

* No.11 and barrier 1 for Aquis Farm slot, has won five of seven starts totalling $1,559,600

* The three-year-old filly was beaten as Golden Slipper favourite but won the Magic Millions

TULIP (Tim Clark/David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig)

* No.12 and barrier 11 for Coolmore slot, has won two of eight starts totalling $593,875

* The third three-year-old filly in the race, she's a regular placegetter and was third in the Golden Slipper (1200m)


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