Redzel Stakes set to feature in revamped Everest Carnival

THE DUAL Everest winner Redzel will have a $1 million race named after him after Racing NSW announced further injections of prize money to the Everest Carnival for spring 2019.

The race, known as the ‘Winners’ Stakes, will be named after the Everest winner from the corresponding year, and will be run over 1300m at Rosehill Gardens under set weights and penalties, on the same card as the new $7.5 million Golden Eagle on November 2. For the 2019 edition, the race will therefore be known as The Redzel Stakes.

Redzel, who took both the inaugural running of The Everest in 2017 and retained his title in 2018, in front of a record crowd at Royal Randwick, is now the second highest prize money earner in Australian Racing history, with $15.56 million in Stakes earnings.

The announcement of a supporting race comes amid further changes to The Everest Carnival announced on Monday, with two new standalone meetings at Kembla Grange and Newcastle both featuring $1 million races, as well as additional races that include the $500,000 Silver Eagle, a lead up race for the 4YOs into the Golden Eagle to be run over 1300m, and the Hot Danish Stakes – a $500,000 event over 1400m for the fillies and mares.

Total prize money for The Everest Carnival now stands at a colossal $45 million, with The Everest now boasting a prize pool of $14 million. Click here for a full list of changes to the spring program.