Kerrin McEvoy wins THIRD Everest in a row on Classique Legend scooping $15million prize

Kerrin McEvoy wins THIRD Everest in a row on Classique Legend scooping $15million prize

Classique legend has taken out the world’s richest turf race, claiming a $6.2million share of the $15million dollar prize pool.

The Everest was first launched in 2017 at Sydney’s Randwick and has already established itself as one of horse racing’s most prestigious events. 

Coming is a distant second was Bivouac followed by Gytrash in third.

The Les Bridge-trained Classique Legend sprinted brilliantly from midfield with jockey Kerrin McEvoy at the reigns, to claim the 1200-metre thoroughbred race.   

It’s the third Everest victory for the world-class jockey. 

While veteran horse trainer, Bridge, has won a Melbourne Cup and a Golden Slipper during his decorated career.  

Despite coronavirus restrictions, a crowd of 11,000 were trackside for the Sydney Spring Carnival event.

The Everest was first launched in 2017 at Sydney's Randwick and has already established itself as one of horse racing's most prestigious events.

The Everest was first launched in 2017 at Sydney’s Randwick and has already established itself as one of horse racing’s most prestigious events.

It's the third Everest victory for the world-class jockey Kerrin McEvoy (pictured after the race with Classique Legend)

It’s the third Everest victory for the world-class jockey Kerrin McEvoy (pictured after the race with Classique Legend)

Punters are seen celebrating at the $15million thoroughbred race

Punters are seen celebrating at the $15million thoroughbred race

Trainer Matthew Dale (pictured centre) and wife Amy Dale (right) react during the running of race 5, the Kosciuszko

Trainer Matthew Dale (pictured centre) and wife Amy Dale (right) react during the running of race 5, the Kosciuszko

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