Sydney’s first major post-lockdown event unveiled with hopes of 5,000 crowds – and it’s even ahead of ‘Freedom Day’
- The first major event in the wake of Sydney’s lockdown is The Everest
- Up to 5,000 spectators are allowed to attend the $15 million horse race
- Event organizers lobbied the government and wait for a rubber stamp
The first major ticket event in Sydney after lockdown will be Australia’s richest horse race – Everest.
Organizers have lobbied the NSW government to hold the lavish event at the Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday, October 16, two days before the anticipated ‘Freedom Day’.
While official approval has yet to be granted, Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club are expected to get the rubber stamp from Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian in the coming days, Nine News reported.
A double-dose crowd of 5,000 spectators will be allowed to attend, with race-goers required to scan using NSW’s soon-to-be unveiled vaccine passport system.
The first major ticket event in Sydney after lockdown will be Australia’s richest horse race – Everest. Pictured: 2019 Everest race goers
Organizers successfully lobbied the state government to hold the lavish event on October 16 at the Royal Randwick Racecourse (pictured), two days before the anticipated ‘Freedom Day’
Huge pre-pandemic crowds are pictured on The Everest at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse in 2019
The government of Gladys Berejiklian also received the green light for The Golden Eagle on Wednesday.
History will be made when 12 of the fastest horses compete for $15 million in prize money.
And two weeks later, the world’s best four-year-olds will compete in the third running of the $7.5 million The Golden Eagle at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, October 30, 2021.
“The Everest Carnival, which takes place at both Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens, will once again put Sydney on the world stage, hosting eight amazing world-class races from September to November.”
Punters watching fascinators at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse in 2020
Pictured: Kerrin McEvoy on Classique Legend wins race 7 the TAB Everest during Sydney Racing at Royal Randwick Racecourse on October 17, 2020
A double-dose crowd of 5,000 spectators will be allowed to attend, with race-goers required to scan using NSW’s soon-to-be unveiled vaccine passport system. Pictured: Everest in 2019