Yulong lock in Eduardo for The Everest

Dual Group 1 winner Eduardo, rated among the world’s best sprinters, has been secured by slotholder Yulong Investments as its runner for the 2022 $15 million The TAB Everest.

Troy Stephens, the Racing, Sales and Nominations Manager for Yulong, said that an agreement had been reached with the connections of Eduardo and trainer Joe Pride to run in the world’s richest turf race at Royal Randwick on October 15.

“As he’s consistently proven to be one of the best sprinters in Australia, we were keen to get Eduardo locked in early,” said Stephens. 

“He’s currently spelling in Queensland and will follow a traditional lead-up path to the race, so that gives us confidence he’ll get the right preparation to succeed.”

Yulong Investments took out the second running of The Everest with Redzel and hope that another seasoned professional can deliver a similar result.

“We know the standard of performance that Eduardo can deliver on his day and can’t wait to see him step out this Spring,” said Stephens.

Pride indicated that Eduardo would kick off his campaign in the G3 Concorde Stakes on September 3, before heading to the G2 The Shorts then into the world’s highest rated sprint event.

“Eduardo loves the Sydney spring, he seems to really come into his own at this time of year,” said Pride. “He will return to training in June after a lovely spell with the Queensland sun on his back and stay in Sydney right through to the main event.”

“The most important key for this horse is having one month between his final preparation run and the grand final, which this campaign will provide.” 

“We are delighted that he has secured a berth for The Everest nice and early, which will allow us to focus on the best preparation possible for success.”