Magic Millions Carnival 2020 Preview, Predictions & Tips
Date: Saturday January 11, 2020
Track: Gold Coast
Stake Money: $10 million
Track: Gold Coast
Stake Money: $10 million
The Magic Millions Carnival is a one-day meeting held at Gold Coast in Australia and it hosts two multi-million-dollar features.
Held for thoroughbreds purchased only at selected Magic Millions Sales around Australia, the major race card also features five $1 million and two $250,000 races.
Punters love betting on the Magic Millions as it’s the first carnival of the new year and the January premier race card is packed with potential champion runners.
The Magic Millions 2YO is the biggest race on the card and the winner typically goes on to compete in the likes of the Golden Slipper.
Magic Millions Race Schedule 2020
The 2020 Magic Millions Carnival features nine races and it’s one of the biggest prize money meetings in Australia.
There’s $10 million on offer and there’s even a $250,000 Maiden race, which always peaks interest with racing fans and punters.
- Race 1: Magic Millions Maiden Plate ($250,000) - 1200m
- Race 2: Magic Millions Country Cup ($250,000) - 1200m
- Race 3: Magic Millions QTIS Open ($1 million) - 1300m
- Race 4: Magic Millions Fillies & Mares ($1 million) - 1300m
- Race 5: Magic Millions Trophy ($1 million) - 2200m
- Race 6: Magic Millions Snippets ($1 million) - 1200m
- Race 7: Magic Millions Cup ($1 million) - 1400m
- Race 8: Magic Millions 3YO Guineas ($2 million) - 1400m
- Race 9: Magic Millions 2YO Classic ($2 million) - 1200m
Magic Millions Betting Tips
The Magic Millions is a popular betting carnival and we will have tips for every race on the schedule.
Markets for the 2YO and 3YO features open early and a full betting market for the supporting seven races will be available during the week of the carnival.
- Magic Millions 2YO Tips
- Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Tips
- Magic Millions Fillies & Mares Tips
- Magic Millions Cup Tips
Magic Millions Winners
We have highlighted the past winners of the 2YO Classic and 3YO Guineas, with both races being at the forefront of the carnival and are the most popular betting races.
The 2YO Classic has a rich history of producing top-level winners which has since gone on to achieve great things on the race track. Although not rated on the same level as the Golden Slipper, especially at stud level, the Magic Millions Classic is a race to watch.
Magic Millions 2YO Classic recent winners:
Magic Millions 3YO Guineas recent winners:
Magic Millions History
The Magic Millions is a Thoroughbred racehorse auction which features both sales and a premier racing meeting in January.
Based in Queensland but with bases in Wyong and Adelaide, the Magic Millions Raceday has become one of the biggest carnivals in Australia and it’s spearheaded by the 2YO Classic, which is a prominent reason to purchasing a juvenile at the sales.
First held in 1987, the Magic Millions is restricted to horses that were purchased only at Magic Millions sales and the prize money has continued to increase since its inception into the Australian racing calendar.
With two $2 million races on the card, punters from all around the world have tuned into the Gold Coast in January. Gold Coast isn’t a major track in Australia but some of the most promising horses run each year.
It acts as a main lead-up to the Golden Slipper and the double has been completed three times. Dance Hero, Phelan Ready and Capitalist have won the 2YO Classic before winning the Slipper later that season.
In the last 1990’s, the Magic Millions brand was almost bankrupt, but was saved by the likes of Gerry Harvey, John Singleton and Katie Page, all big names in the ownership and breeding sectors of Australian racing.
Magic Millions Facts
Some facts about the Magic Millions, which was first won in 1987 by Snippets.
- In 1989 there was a split division for colts and geldings and a fillies division.
- Two MM races were run in 1992, both won by Clan O’Sullivan.
- General Nediym became the first winner to sire a winner when Regimental Gal won in 2003.
- Chris Munce, who now trains, won the race three times as a jockey in 2000, 2001 and 2004.
- 2018 winner Sunlight is the most expensive winning purchase ($300,000) since Bradbury’s Luck, which cost connections $225,000 in 2005.
- Brothers Tommy and Nathan Berry have both won the Magic Millions 2YO Classic.
- Not known for his 2YO training feats, Bart Cummings scored a win in 2007 with Mimi Lebrock.
- 1993 winner Our Fiction was the cheapest purchase at $10,000.