Record attendance at Everest sets the scene for New South Wales’ $500 million spring

The largest race day crowd in 50 years at the Everest Games on Saturday kicked off a spring race carnival that will help bring a $500 million boost to the NSW economy.

A modern-day record of 46,221 filled Royal Randwick for the sixth edition of Everest, the world’s richest race on turf, setting the stage for more race days to come.

This will be followed by the $10 million Golden Eagle at Rosehill Gardens and the Big Dance at Royal Randwick for the first time on Melbourne Cup Day. This gives the state his $100 million economic benefit.

“Hospitality bookings are already at record levels with the Golden Eagle at Rosehill Gardens and Cup Day’s Big Dance at Royal Randwick,” said Australian Turf Club Chief Executive Jamie Berkley. I’m here.

“Rosehill Gardens is one of Australia’s premier race viewing venues, giving all of Sydney the chance to enjoy world-class racing and the Golden Eagle’s second most spectacular race.”

Increased prize money put the world’s attention on Spring Carnival in New South Wales, where Saturday’s 1200m main event was telecast live to 66 countries.

With 500 drones lighting up Sydney Harbor next to the Opera House on Tuesday night, the Barrier Draw set the scene to introduce the race and the city to the world.

The Everest Carnival challenges Victoria’s traditional spring horse racing dominance and has helped retain the best horses, jockeys and trainers in the state.

“Racing NSW’s increased prize money will bring more race days and the best horses to Sydney,” said Barkley.

It’s enhanced by a $2 million big dance on November 1, giving horse racing fans who flock to Royal Randwick, traditionally the second biggest day of the year, a chance to shout out about their own race. I am giving

There was a lot of cheering on Saturday, with a new audience of people under the age of 35 making up nearly 80% of the massive crowd packed into the new $46.6 million General Admission Winx stand.

“Everest Day proved that Sydney is ready to party and dress up to celebrate the race and socialize during this wonderful time,” said Berkley.

The stands and marquees were packed, with Prime Minister Dominique Perrotet attending the race in the Director’s Room, Health Minister Brad Hazard and Police Minister Paul Tour in the ballroom with former Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Channel 7 presenter Mel Joined by McLaughlin and Mark Ferguson.

Former Labor Party leader Michael Daley was one of the few Labor MPs to be present on race day away from the Labor Conference.

“Sydney has successfully and truly broken the shackles of Covid and race day with family and friends has become a favorite way to celebrate.

Horse Racing Minister Kevin Anderson was unable to attend the race directly, but said it is an important part of the industry, which contributes $250 million in taxes to the NSW government each year.

“The Thoroughbred racing industry employs about 36,000 people, but the impact is far greater,” he said.

“People come to town for a day to race, spend their money in hotels, pubs and restaurants and grow NSW’s economy.

“Everest Day is also the host of The Kosciuszko, which puts country horses on the map.”

Tourism Minister Ben Franklin said Everest was the jewel in the crown of a huge weekend in Sydney, with 15-time Grammy Award winner Bruno Mars attending 40,000 on Saturday for the second night at the new Allianz Stadium. I performed in front of more fans.

“Sydney is known for hosting major events that attract the world’s attention. On Saturday, our Harbor City shone on the world stage,” said Franklin.

“On the heels of Everest Carnival at the iconic Royal Randwick, one of the world’s greatest entertainers performed at the new Allianz Stadium. As one of our destinations, it shows that we are doing well and truly open to business.”

The two events, part of a rich calendar that includes the T20 World Cup, Sydney Rugby Sevens, ATP Cup and Sydney Festival, have “brought millions of visitors to the state and contributed $500 million to the NSW economy. It brings in visitor spending,” said Franklin. He said.

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