It’s the richest turf race Sydney has ever seen with a total prize pool of $10 million, so it was only fitting that racing royalty Kate Waterhouse led the fashion pack at The Everest in Randwick on Saturday afternoon.
The daughter of top trainer Gai Waterhouse paid tribute to the white and baby blue dress code in a strappy Dion Lee number with a pleated skirt.
She paired it with a floral crown by milliner Nerida Winter.
The lifestyle influencer and Home And Away’s Emily Symons in white, seemed to be the only ones to stick to the colour theme, although Seven’s Rachael Finch and The Real Housewives of Sydney’s Krissy Marsh put in some effort in pastel shades of pink.
While Samantha Jade, who sang the nation anthem, and American star Jason Derulo, who performed his new single If I’m Lucky during a 60-minute concert after the final horse had bolted, both went rogue in head-to-toe black.
Despite the lure of so much cash, The Everest failed to attract many other A-list stars, clashing with Melbourne’s Caulfield carnival.
Gai sidestepped the race and the wet and windy weather to support Invincible Star, who won the Thoroughbred Club Stakes at Caulfield Guineas day, so it was up to Kate and her husband Luke Ricketson to cheer on English.
But it was Redzel who took home the $320,000 black and white diamond trophy and the $5.8 million winnings.
Ever the good sport, Kate said: “With Redzel taking out the win, the day was buzzing with excitement. I can’t wait for next year.”