The much anticipated 2020 Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival will take place in January with the exciting Gold Coast Magic Millions race day falling on Saturday 11th January 2020 at the picturesque Gold Coast racecourse in Queensland.
Offering over $10M in prize money for participants, the 2020 Magic Millions Raceday is Australia’s richest race meeting, ranking in the world’s top 10. It's an exciting racing initiative for the Magic Millions Racing Queensland Summer Carnival.
The Magic Millions carnival is held annually each January and has become an integral part of the Australian racing calendar and injects around $90 million-plus into the local economy.
High profile buyers from around the world, as well as leading Australian trainers, descend on the Gold Coast Sale each January. Yearlings purchased from the sale often go on to become elite gallopers at the highest level before becoming valuable stallions and broodmares after retirement.
The $2,000,000 Magic Millions 2YO Classic and $2,000,000 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas are the highlights of Magic Millions raceday on Saturday 11th January 2020 at the Gold Coast race track, with only graduates of the Magic Millions Sales eligible to contest each event.
A total of 9 races will be held on 2020 Gold Coast Magic Millions race day at the Gold Coast in Queensland with a total of $10,000,000 in prize money on offer.
|Race Name||Prize Money||Distance||Race Type|
|Magic Millions 2YO Classic||$1,940,000||1200m||2yo|
|Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||$1,940,000||1400m||3yo|
|Magic Millions Sprint||$970,000||1200m||3yo&Up|
|Magic Millions Cup||$970,000||1400m||Quality|
|Magic Millions Trophy||$970,000||2200m||Quality|
|Magic Millions Fillies & Mares||$970,000||1300m||F&M|
|Magic Millions QTIS Open||$970,000||1300m||Quality|
|Magic Millions Maiden||$242,500||1200m||3yo&Up|
|Magic Millions Country Cup||$242,500||1200m||Quality|
Saturday 11th January 2020 - Gold Coast Racecourse
All races on the Magic Millions program are restricted to horses nominated to the Magic Millions Race Series, with the Magic Millions 2YO Classic, 3YO Guineas and Magic Millions Cup holding Restricted Listed status.
As part of the Magic Millions Racing Women’s initiative, an additional $500,000 in bonus prize money is on offer in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic, to the first four all female owned or leased horses past the post.
The supplied Magic Millions race day details are not official and we highly recommend you visit the official Magic Millions website to ensure the the most up-to-date information.
The Gold Coast race track has very short runs to the first turn from the 1000m and 1200m starts, and slightly longer runs for the 1300m and 1400m starts which is where most races on Magic Million's day commence from. The Stayer's Cup begins from the 1800m chute which has a reasonable run to the first turn.
Racing at the Gold Coast is clockwise and the track circumference is 1885 metres, while the staight length is 400 metres which provides a good run home.
Promising Snitzel filly Exhilarates scored a classy 2019 Magic Millions 2YO Classic win. Kerrin McEvoy guided the James Cumming trained two-year-old to a stylish victory in a time of 1:08.95.
Ciaron Maher & David Eustace's Not A Single DOubt colt Dubious, ridden by Michael Walker, ran second, while the Peter & Paul Snowden trained Hightail, a son of Written Tycoon ridden by Hugh Bowman, finished third.
1. $4.00 Exhilarates 55.0 Kerrin McEvoy
2. $7.50 Dubious 57.0 Michael Walker
3. $5.50 Hightail 57.0 Hugh Bowman
4. $7.00 Czarson 57.0 Tim Clark
5. $201.00 Oh Five Glory 55.0 Taylor Marshall
6. $21.00 Champagne Boom 55.0 Craig Williams
7. $19.00 Movie Role 55.0 James McDonald
8. $301.00 Courseshewill 55.0 Matthew McGillivray
9. $71.00 Sebrakate 57.0 Regan Bayliss
10. $301.00 Gala Miss 55.0 Mark Du Plessis
11. $41.00 Girls Are Ready 55.0 Ms Jess Taylor
12. $41.00 The Odyssey 57.0 James Orman
13. $4.80 Unite And Conquer 57.0 Adam Hyeronimus
14. $15.00 Better Reflection 55.0 Nigel Seymour
15. $101.00 Betaima 55.0 Mr Jeff Lloyd
16. $151.00 Champagne Jet 55.0 Tommy Berry
Margins: 0.75 len, 0.20 len
Capitalist (2016) went on to win the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes at Rosehill in March to become the first colt ever to claim the Magic Millions 2yo Classic & Golden Slipper Stakes double.
Emerging Spirit Of Boom three-year-old Boomsara captured the 2019 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas on the Gold Coast. Tim Clark rode the Chris Munce trained galloper who scored in a time of 1:21.13.
Peter & Paul Snowden's Bondi, a son of Snitzel ridden by Kerrin McEvoy, finished second, with Tony Gollan's Spirit Of Boom filly Outback Barbie, ridden by James McDonald, in third place.
1. $3.80 Boomsara 57.0 Tim Clark
2. $10.00 Bondi 56.0 Kerrin McEvoy
3. $2.25 Outback Barbie 54.5 James McDonald
4. $21.00 Barefoot 54.0 Mark Du Plessis
5. $41.00 Smart Elissim 56.0 Michael Walker
6. $21.00 Zizzis 54.0 Michael Cahill
7. $21.00 Granny Red Shoes 54.5 Brett Prebble
8. $61.00 Paquirri 57.0 Jim Byrne
9. $51.00 Persuader 54.5 Brenton Avdulla
10. $101.00 Unconditional 56.0 Mr Jeff Lloyd
11. $20.00 Light Up The Room 54.0 Brad Stewart
12. $51.00 Plumaro 54.0 Luke Tarrant
13. $51.00 Malahide 54.0 Scott Galloway
14. $21.00 The Fire Trap 56.0 Hugh Bowman
15. $201.00 Say I Cee You 56.0 Dale Smith
16. $151.00 Sugar Sizzle 54.0 Jag Guthmann-Chester (a/54kg)
Margins: 0.1 len, 0.1 len
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3yo&Up: Three-year-old an upwards
F&M Hcp: Fillies and Mares handicap
SR: Stakes Race
RR: Eligible only by Magic Millions purchase