Interesting Concept.. I personally like it, I think it will add a lot of theatre to what would normally just be another race. For those of you who aren't aware the ATC has confirmed the 3rd richest race horse race in the word (richest on turf) $10 million AU 1200m sprint called 'The Everest' at Randwick during the Spring Carnival. It's modelled of the Pegasus which was run over the weekend in the States. The catch is that it costs $600k to by a slot in the race, even more of a catch is you have to agree to a three year deal $1.8 million deal as they don't want it to die in the ass after a year. This is where a lot of the hate is coming from as its is being seen as elitist race that only the super rich will be able to get in on. I think it will be interesting as it will create a lot of international interest, we have great racing in this country and should really have dozens of horses coming out for our carnivals every year rather than just a couple here and there. I'm interested in how they will allocate the 12 spots... will it be first in best dressed? Is every individual operation only allowed 1 spot,so that someone like Godolphin doesn't just buy all 12 positions? Will they leave a quote of spots open for internationals? I'd like to see a qualifying race which would allow one horse free entry which would give the 'battler' trainer/owner the chance to try and get a spot in the race. There is a million questions which is what makes it so interesting.