The Everest is one of Australia’s richest horse races and fast becoming the most controversial. Here is The Roar‘s guide to streaming it online and watching the race on TV.
Raced at the Royal Randwick Racecourse, it will be raced at 4:15pm (AEDT) on Saturday, October 13 over a distance of 1200 metres as the seventh race on the card, capping off Sydney’s spring racing carnival.
The Everest is based on slots, which are paid for by owners, however, has come under intense scrutiny in the last week after the barrier draw was projected onto the side of the Sydney Opera House.
With a total prize pool of $13 million, there is plenty on the line. The defending champion is Redzel.
There will be two ways to watch the race on TV.
As is the case with all of the big Group 1 spring carnival races, Channel Seven will be the best option to watch all of the build-up to the richest race on the Australian calendar
Because their Foxtel opponents at Sky Racing will be going from track-to-track around the country, they won’t be as focused on The Everest, however, Seven also have plenty of action from Caulfield to deal with.
If you want to tune in through Seven, you can do so through Channel 70 in high definition and 71 in standard definition (207 and 107 on Foxtel respectively.)
If you want to watch Sky Racing’s coverage, you’ll be looking for Channel 518, however, you will need a valid Foxtel TV subscription complete with the sports package.
There are numerous options to stream the race online.
The App is better to use if you already have a TV subscription to Foxtel, while Now will be the option if you only want to stream the channels of Foxtel.
If you want to stream the Channel 7 coverage, Plus7 will be the way to go.
In addition, there is normally plenty of betting websites who will stream coverage of races, however, most require you to have a paid account. You should check with individual providers before making a decision to subscribe.
Here at The Roar, we will cover The Everest with both a live blog and highlights.