Classique Legend wins for Kerrin McEvoy.


Classique Legend has won the world’s richest race on turf, The Everest at Randwick.

Classique Legend took out the 1200 metre race ahead of Bivouac, with Gytrash third.

It’s the third win in four years in the race for jockey Kerrin McEvoy, who was forced to come from well back in the field to claim the victory.

“I just had to ride my race, I looked up at the 600 and they were well in front,” McEvoy told Seven.

“Full credit to my horse, he was able to really power when I asked him, and soon after straightening I was confident I was going to pick them up.”

Classique Legend picked up $6.2 million for the victory.

McEvoy was full of praise for trainer Les Bridge.

“He’s a marvel, he’s been great. He doesn’t say too much, he gave me no instructions, which is fantastic from a jockey’s point of view,” he said.

“He’s trained some champions, and this horse is top of his list.”

Bridge, 82, adds The Everest to his wins in the Melbourne Cup and Golden Slipper.