Next NSW Race

Latest News

Trapeze Artist Focus Of Huge Everest Bet

By Ray Hickson

There's one punter out there who isn't concerned about what opposition boom colt Trapeze Artist will face in the $13 million The Everest later this year.

With four months remaining, and two thirds of the field yet to be locked in, the triple Group 1 winner has been the subject of a $30,000 wager with TAB for Australia's richest race on turf at Royal Randwick on October 13.

Despite the bet being TAB's biggest so far on The Everest it wasn't enough for Trapeze Artist to wrest outright favouritism from defending champion Redzel with both horses still locked together at $5.

“Trapeze Artist went to the next level during the Sydney autumn carnival and it is no surprise to see him attracting interest for The Everest,” TAB’s Andrew Georgiou said.

Trapeze Artist wins the All Aged Stakes at Randwick on April 21

“His win in the TJ Smith when mowing down Redzel was something special and he then backed it up a fortnight later to take out the All Aged Stakes.

“His three Group 1s have all been in Sydney and two of those are at Randwick so he likes the track, loves the distance and is a speed machine.

“Locking in that price for him now looks like good business should everything go according to plan with his preparation between now and then.”

Trapeze Artist was the first horse secured by a slot holder for the second running of The Everest - Aquis Farm moved in quickly following the colt's All Aged Stakes win in April.

TAB then announced Newcastle mare In Her Time, winner of the Sydney Stakes on Everest Day last year and a subsequent Group 1 Galaxy winner, would run in its slot while Redzel will race in the slot owned by Yulong Investments.

Earlier this week, Chris Waller announced he's teaming up with champion Victorian trainer Darren Weir to run Brave Smash, third in last year's Everest, in the slot under the Chris Waller Racing name.

That leaves eight of the 12 places yet to be confirmed but a number of slot holders are circling with results of Saturday's Stradbroke Handicap in Brisbane and the major sprints at the Royal Ascot carnival likely to shed plenty of light on other potential runners.

Visit Racing NSW for all the fields, form and replays for racing across the state.

The Latest Racing News

Stewards Conclude Jarrod Austin/Neville Auld Inquiry

Racing NSW Stewards today conducted an inquiry into the bona-fides of the training of racehorses located at 15 Stroud Avenue ...
Read More

Cogliere Set To Take Taree Trip In His Stride

Port Macquarie trainer Marc Quinn doesn't think the step up to 2000m will pose any problem when his in-form gelding ...
Read More

Randwick Winners - Tips For Saturday 18th August

Tips by Brad Gray Brad Gray's tips and insights for Royal Randwick on Saturday. There are winners to be found ...
Read More

Costin & Price To Reach Their Potential At Moruya

By Tony Megahey The Price racing team and rejuvenated Winona Costin make a habit of becoming airborne at Moruya, and ...
Read More

Sam's Taken A Real Shine To Sydney

By Ray Hickson Apprentice Sam Weatherley, who is preparing to call Sydney home in the near future, made sure he ...
Read More
Racing NSW Apps
Mobile Version
Industry Links