I have myopia and don't have my glasses on me.
Some of the other big betting races in SydneyDoncaster Hcp Apr 2019 won by BrutalNSW TAB Win pool $568,294.50 (vs $1,328,851 for Everest)
Vic TAB Win Pool $384,229.33 (vs $751,529 for Everest)Golden Slipper Mar 2019 won by KiamiciNSW TAB Win pool $859,606.27 (vs $1,328,851 for Everest)
Vic TAB Win Pool $474,639.94 (vs $751,529 for Everest)
So using (probably) the two biggest betting events run in NSW, The Everest has surpassed them when using both NSW and Victorian punter's betting habits as a measure.
So it follows all those who were bagging the Everest as something that would never work were clearly wrong.
And it would be nice if they acknowledged their error and ate their humble pie here