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Preview of The Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival day at the Gold Coast on January 13, 2018.

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The Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival Day

 

 

DATE:  January 13, 2018

 

LOCATION: Gold Coast Racecourse.

 

DISTANCE: 1200m to 2200m

 

RACE TYPE: There are nine races offering a total stake money of $10 million from the shortest course over 1200m for the Magic Millions qualified two-year-olds stretched out to 2200m for the Magic Millions qualified stayers.

 

STATUS: Various aces are open to two-year-olds, three-year-olds, fillies and mares only, older sprinters, open-aged stayers and to maidens gallopers.

The Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival day is the biggest restricted race day in Australasia.

All races are restricted to horses nominated to run in the Magic Millions race series with the Magic Millions Two-year-old Classic, 3YO Guineas and Magic Millions Cup holding restricted Listed status.

If the winner of the Magic Millions 2YO Classic is owned by only women the connections get a bonus of $500,000 as part of the Magic Millions incentive to encourage women into the ownership of thoroughbreds.

 

 

2017 WINNER: The $2 million 2YO Classic was won by Houtzen, in a time of 1 minute 09.49secs. He was bought at the Gold Coast yearling sale for $105,000.

 

 

 

THE PRIZE MONEY: Total prize money: $10 million

 

THE GOLD COAST MAGIC MILLIONS CARNIVAL DAY HISTORY

 

The Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival Day was Australia’s first ever $10 million race day and was introduced in the summer of 2016.

For 30 years Magic Millions has been selling yearlings, but for economic reasons the very best tended to bypass the summer carnival – run to coincide with the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale – to chase bigger prize money in the Southern States.

The huge prize money offered by Magic Millions in conjunction with the Queensland Government has turned around that flow south, encouraging the country’s best stables to bring their best horses to race on the Gold Coast for the sales week.

The $2m 2YO Classic has long been the flagship of the Gold Coast race day, but that is now reinforced by the $2m Gold Coast 3YO Guineas, along with seven other feature sales-restricted races.

The concept of having horses race in a series restricted to those yearlings bought at a particular yearling sale was first introduced by Magic Millions 30 years ago.

It has now blossomed into a festival of ten days of sales, fashions, dinners, high tea, golf day, luncheons, fishing and parties spanning over the festivities on the Gold Coast.

The fabulous prize money offered has seen the biggest stables rethink and now make the Magic Millions race day a prime target on their annual calendar.

The January Gold Coast sale will see 1,061 prime yearlings go under the hammer at the Magic Millions complex.

 

The Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival Odds

 

Compare all the latest prices for every race at the Gold Coast Magic Millions Day, covering all the big races.

 

THE GOLD COAST MAGIC MILLIONS CARNIVAL DAY BETTING TIPS

 

As the Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival Day approaches check back for our race-by-race tips and previews for the big race-day, with Best Bet, Next Bet and Best Roughie selections along with multiples at selected meetings throughout the carnival.

 

THE GOLD COAST MAGIC MILLIONS CARNIVAL DAY FORMAT

 

The Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival Day attracts the best trainers, jockeys and Magic Millions qualified horses from around Australia to the Gold Coast for the purpose of running at the raceday.

The inaugural 3YO Guineas was won by the Victorian-trained Mahuta, who now stands at stud in Western Australia.

Queensland’s idol sprinter Buffering and other Group 1 winners Lucky Hussler and Tinto have won other races on the raceday.

Buffering won the Al Quoz Sprint at his next start, lifting his prize money earnings to $7m.

Capitalist, who was the shortest priced favourite at $1.40 to win the 2YO Classic, followed in the footsteps of Dance Hero and Phelan Ready to complete the prestigious Magic Millions-Golden Slipper double.

The all important barrier draw for the race day is conducted on the iconic Surfer’s Paradise foreshore.

 

 

 

THE GOLD COAST MAGIC MILLIONS CARNIVAL DAY BETTING

 

Magic Millions is the No.1 thoroughbred auction house in Australasia for gross sales and stakes winners.

The gross sales increased by nearly 24 per-cent in 2016 to nearly $116.61m (for Book 1) on the Gold Coast.

Gross Sales exceeded $100m for the past two years up to 2016, with the average price for Book 1 rising to $194,037 (up 16 per-cent) at a clearance rate of 90 per-cent. The average price for Book 2 increased 13 per-cent to $61,624.

The 2017 Magic Millions sale saw the average price for Book 1 yearlings rocket to $205,142, with the highest priced yearling being sold at $1.3m.

The gross was $135.88m with a clearance rate of 87.98 per-cent.

Last year Book 2 yearlings sold at an average price of $62,286 and the sale grossed $10.4m. The clearance rate was 83.92 per-cent.

Ten of the last 14 Golden Slipper winners have passed through the Gold Coast sale.

Australasia’s champion mare and three times Cox Plate winner Winx was sold for $230,000 at the 2013 sale.

The sale in 2018 starts on Wednesday January 10 and goes through to Tuesday January 16.

Magic Millions has followed a philosophy of 'build it and they will come' and this has again worked with their Gold Coast racing extravaganza.

The 2018 sales-race day carnival promises to be another spectacular success for Magic Millions and Australian thoroughbred racing.

 

 

KEY GOLD COAST MAGIC MILLIONS CARNIVAL DAY RACES

 

Date

Race

Distance

Track

13-Jan-18

MM 2YO Classic

1200m

Gold Coast

13-Jan-18

MM 3YO Guineas 

1400m

Gold Coast

13-Jan-18

MM Sprint

1200m

Gold Coast

13-Jan-18

MM Cup

1400m

Gold Coast

13-Jan-18

MM Trophy

2200m

Gold Coast

13-Jan-18

MM Fillies & Mares

1300m

Gold Coast

13-Jan-18

MM QTIS Open

1300m

Gold Coast

13-Jan-18

MM Maiden

1200m

Gold Coast

13-Jan-18

MM Country Cup

1200m

Gold Coast

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