The Magic Night Stakes is a Group 2 race for two-year-old fillies that takes place in late March at Rosehill racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres under set weight conditons and worth $175,000 in prize money. The 2019 Magic Night Stakes was won by Kiamichi from Crystal Falls with Athiri third.
|Date:||Saturday 14th March 2020|
|Track:||Rosehill racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||2yo Fillies - Set Weights|
The Magic Night Stakes is run seven days before the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes and gives two-year-old fillies their last chance to qualify for the Slipper, as the winner of this race is exempt from any Slipper ballot. Kiamichi (2019) is the last filly to win the Magic Night Stakes & Golden Slipper Stakes double.
Two-year-old fillies contesting this race may come via the Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes at Randwick two weeks earlier, while those planning to run in the Golden Slipper may use this event as their final lead up race. The Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes for colts & geldings is the male equivalent of this race and is held on the same day. Both races take place on Group 1 Rosehill Guineas Day at Rosehill.
Any quality fillies might consider a rise in distance to a race like the Group 1 ATC Sires Produce Stakes against the males at Randwick. Peggy Jean (2nd in 2014) won the Sires at her next start after finishing runner-up in the Magic Night Stakes.
Kiamichi (2019) ran fourth in the Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes over 1200m at Randwick before cruising to a comfortable all the way victory in this event for the James Cummings stable.
Recent Magic Night Stakes winners include Sunlight (2018) and Tulip (2017).
1. $21.00 Kiamichi 55.5 Damian Lane
2. $51.00 Crystal Falls 55.5 Jay Ford
3. $4.40 Athiri 55.5 James McDonald
4. $20.00 Amercement 55.5 Tommy Berry
5. $6.50 Starla 55.5 Kerrin McEvoy
6. $5.50 Probabeel 55.5 Opie Bosson
7. $31.00 Niedorp 55.5 Tim Clark
8. $4.60 Villami 55.5 Brenton Avdulla
9. $31.00 Icebath 55.5 Andrew Adkins
10. $11.00 Lankan Star 55.5 Sam Clipperton
11. $91.00 Ready's Girl 55.5 Jason Collett
12. $41.00 Bronte 55.5 Robbie Dolan
13. $26.00 Still Single 55.5 Corey Brown
14. $19.00 Invincible Lotus 55.5 Michael Walker
15. $41.00 Giselle Anne 55.5 Glyn Schofield
Margins: 1.3 len, 0.1 len
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