Steriline starts the world's richest turf race
- On October 15, 2020
On Saturday 17 October 2020, Sydney's Royal Randwick will play host to Australia's richest race, and indeed the world's richest horse race on turf, The Everest.
As you would expect, one of the world's premier races can only run with world-leading support, so this elite race, and in fact all races during the Everest Carnival, will race using Steriline's Platinum starting gates.
The Australian Turf Club (ATC) owns and operates Sydney's top racing courses, including Royal Randwick. Five years ago, it commenced an upgrade program across its key racing clubs, including Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens, to solely race using Steriline's Platinum starting gates.
Lindsay Murphy, now retired General Manager of Racecourses for the Australian Turf Club, was the driving force for the implementation of the upgrade program. Consistency and reliability between their racecourses were desired, and only the most premium gate could achieve this. After use of the ATC’s first set of Steriline Platinum starting gates, Lindsay commented “…any horse is better situated with the widening of the opening of the stalls. I am more than happy with the performance of the gates and would recommend them”.
It will not only be the Steriline gates that will feature during the Everest race. Steriline also designed, manufactured and installed the iconic winning post, which will welcome this year's Everest winner. Two winning posts were actually installed at Royal Randwick, with the main track one being hydraulically operated to allow views onto the second track. This is a popular system which was recently implemented at Conghua Racecourse in China.
Steriline is the global leader in racetrack solutions and didn't get there by chance. Steriline's starting gates are used in racetracks spanning more than 50 countries across the globe including in more than 50% of the World’s top 10 races. In addition to The Everest, Steriline's starting gates are used for the Kentucky Derby, the Dubai World Cup, the Melbourne Cup and Royal Ascot’s Jubilee Stakes. Steriline's gates are also used exclusively by the Hong Kong Jockey Club and all of the UK tracks.
All of these racecourses know that Steriline's gates are renowned for their world-leading safety padding, their consistent and reliable electric starts, and their wider, easier entry, allowing safer loading for both horses and jockeys.
When a horse race is started with Steriline, it really is started with the best.
Read more about our track record here. Should you wish to request a quote for a starting gate, or if you have any questions relating to your existing gate or any of our racetrack products please contact us.