The crowd at the race was up almost 20% and betting turnover was up 9%. At least some of this success was due to the free publicity from the Opera House debacle.
Majestic steeds take over Sydney, a couple of Labor figures spotted at The European and a confusing tweet about the death penalty.
The Opera House advertising stoush has caused headaches for Alan Jones and the NSW government, but has it done anything to damage NSW Racing's Everest horse race?
More than 1000 people, including the rock icon, disrupted Racing NSW's advertising in protest of the "absolutely disgusting behaviour by our government".
Crikey readers respond to NSW government's handling of the Opera House horse race advertising stoush.
Alan Jones' Opera House meltdown has shone a light on the systemic power of the horse abuse industry in NSW, which commands an array of influential people to deliver its agenda.
Alan Jones' $3.7 million payout has surely underlined some reputational and financial concerns. Now, Nine has their own suit to fight.
Alan Jones will be looking for ways to lessen the impact of the $3.7 million defamation payout awarded against him. But even then, will he avoid getting into the same trouble in the future?