New Everest slot holders announced by Racing NSW
Two new slot holders have been confirmed for the $14 million feature at Randwick in October
Two new slot holders have been confirmed for The Everest in October
Two new slot holders confirmed
Godolphin have been confirmed as one of two new The Everest slot holder. They take over the slot forfeited by Jadeskye Racing for this year's $14 million sprint.
The slot was put to tender after Jadeskye Racing's Damion Flower was charged with importing a commercial quantity of prohibited drugs back in May.
Godolphin had a runner in last year's Everest, with Osborne Bulls finishing third behind Redzel as the Australian Turf Club's representative in the race.
He was a late call-up for the slot, replacing stablemate Home Of The Brave who had to be withdrawn due to an elevated temperature in the week of the race, having himself replaced Nature Strip as the nominated runner.
The Melbourne Racing Club will also have a presence in this year's The Everest, with the ATC selling its slot to the Club for 2019.
Racing NSW CEO Peter V'landys said the tender process had been competitive.
"There were many parties interested in the 2019 Everest Slot. The tenders lodged were very strong and extremely competitive both in terms of price and the benefit that the tenderers could add to The Everest," Mr V'landys said.
"Godolphin is the world’s largest and most successful owner of thoroughbred horses and its support and promotion of thoroughbred racing in Australia and internationally is unrivalled. The Board was very impressed with Godolphin’s proposal and the benefits it will bring to both The Everest and Australian racing."
“Further, as the tender by the Melbourne Racing Club was so strong, we, and our partners the Australian Turf Club, wanted to explore every option for it to be part of The Everest in 2019.”
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