The slotholders behind The Everest field

Yulong Investments (Redzel)

Company established by racing mad Chinese businessman Yuesheng Zhang which has emerged as a major player in the Australian thoroughbred racing and breeding industry in recent years.

Defending champion: Redzel.

Defending champion: Redzel.Credit:AAP

Inglis (Santa Ana Lane)

One of the country's two main auction houses, Inglis have used their slot to promote graduates of their sales across the country.

Last start winner: Santa Ana Lane.

Last start winner: Santa Ana Lane.Credit:AAP

GPI Racing (Le Romain)

Backed by Greg Ingham, the slotholder used to race quirky cult hero Chautauqua, which finished fourth in last year's race and was retired only last month after refusing to leave the gates in barrier trials on several occasions.

Likes the wet: Le Romain.

Likes the wet: Le

Aquis (Trapeze Artist)

Emerging breeding and racing giant which boasts properties in both NSW and Queensland, wholly owned by the Hong Kong-based Fung family.

Three time group 1 winner: Trapeze Artist.

Three time group 1 winner: Trapeze Artist.

James Harron (Vega Magic)

Respected bloodstock guru who has unearthed some of the country's best stallions in recent years, winning last year's race having set up his own international agency based in Sydney.

Runner-up last year: Vega Magic.

Runner-up last year: Vega Magic.Credit:AAP

Chris Waller (Brave Smash)

Australia's leading group 1 trainer and conditioner of the world's best horse Winx, Waller fronts a slot for a syndicate of his stable owners.

Third in 2017: Brave Smash.

Third in 2017: Brave Smash.Credit:AAP

Coolmore (US Navy Flag)

International breeding and racing giant with an operation in Europe and the US as well as its Australian farm at Jerry Plains in the Hunter Valley.

Irish raider: US Navy Flag.

Irish raider: US Navy Flag.Credit:AAP

TAB (In Her Time)

Wagering giant and the main sponsor of The Everest that took a slot as part of its promotional budget.

Won group 1 on soft: In Her Time.

Won group 1 on soft: In Her Time.Credit:AAP

The Star Entertainment Group (Shoals)

The Casino was a major sponsor of racing in Sydney and will have Star ambassadors Ian Thorpe, Jennifer Hawkins and Emma Freedman to cheer her on.

Soft-track specialist: Shoals.

Soft-track specialist: Shoals.Credit:AAP

Damion Flower (Viddora)

One of the biggest players in racing in this country. Shot to prominence as the owner of Snitzel and still retains a share in the champion stallion.

Moir Stakes winner: Viddora.

Moir Stakes winner: Viddora.Credit:AAP

Max Whitby Syndicate (Graff)

Whitby joined with a couple of mates, including Neil Werrett and Colin Madden, who shared in the ownership of Black Caviar.

Suited to distance: Graff.

Suited to distance: Graff.Credit:AAP

ATC (Osborne Bulls)

Sydney’s race club, which runs more than 120 meetings a year at Randwick, Rosehill, Canterbury and Warwick Farm.

Replacement:  Osborne Bulls.

Replacement: Osborne Bulls.Credit:AAP

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