News About: 2012 Magic Millions Classic

Driefontein wins MM Classic on protest

Driefontein wins MM Classic on protest

14 Jan, 2012

Gai Waterhouse quinellaed the 2012 $2m Magic Millions Classic (1200m) but had to sit out a sensational protest before knowing which set of connections would celebrate.

The Sydney trainer’s ‘second stringer’ No Looking Back (jockey Nash Rawiller) squeezed up the rail to past the post narrowly in front of  race favourite Driefontein (jockey Tom Berry) …

Gold Coast Brings Out Munce’s Magic

Gold Coast Brings Out Munce’s Magic

13 Jan, 2012

Chris Munce is almost untouchable at the top of the Brisbane jockey’s premiership at the moment and if his rivals are hoping for a dip in form on the Gold Coast they have another thing coming.

Munce has a tremendous association with the Magic Millions Carnival and particularly the $2 million Magic Millions Classic.

He …

Thunder Could Strike A Rare Win For Victoria

Thunder Could Strike A Rare Win For Victoria

13 Jan, 2012

The Thunder may represent Sydney in the Big Bash League but tomorrow at the Gold Coast it’ll be the Victorian’s hoping for a storm.

Alezan Thunder is trained by Mark Kavanagh and on paper looks like one of the better hopes for the $2 million Magic Millions Classic.

That hasn’t been reflected in the betting …

Waller Backs Sydney Win, But Not from Him

Waller Backs Sydney Win, But Not from Him

13 Jan, 2012

Chris Waller has his own chance in the 2012 Magic Millions Classic but the master trainer says his biggest threat isn’t among the top two.

Dreifontein and Sizzling have been the market favourites all week but it’s the third placed Amorino that causes Waller the most concern.

In fact when talking about the race he …

Munce Fit To Face Mega Gold Coast Program

Munce Fit To Face Mega Gold Coast Program

12 Jan, 2012

Chris Munce had a major scare in Brisbane yesterday when he almost hit the deck rounding the home turn.

Munce was aboard a horse on debut and needed every bit of his skill to remain in the saddle when it shifted violently.

“He was a first starter and he was very wayward and green during …

Gold Coast Sun Frying Snipzu’s Chances

Gold Coast Sun Frying Snipzu’s Chances

11 Jan, 2012

South-east Queensland tends to have a predictable formula when it comes to the weather over the summer months.

It’s stinking hot during the day and then the storms roll in during the late afternoon and early evening and drop a heap of rain in a short period of time.

It’s a scenario trainer Liam Birchley …

Magic Millions A Numbers Game For Amorino

Magic Millions A Numbers Game For Amorino

11 Jan, 2012

A lot has been made about sectionals going into Saturday’s Magic Millions Classic on the Gold Coast with Sizzling’s explosive final 600m times receiving the most attention.

One of his rivals on the weekend will be Amorino and trainer Gerald Ryan also believes that the clock doesn’t often tell lies.

He’s not as worried about …

Barrier Keeps Fundido A Forgotten Horse

Barrier Keeps Fundido A Forgotten Horse

11 Jan, 2012

He’s a one time favourite for the Magic Millions Classic but now Fundido is simply one of the ‘other’ horses going into the race.

That may have changed depending on yesterdays barrier draw but as it turned out the Chris Waller trained runner now sits even more on the outer.

He came up with gate …

Magic Millions Classic Could Reach $10 Million

Magic Millions Classic Could Reach $10 Million

11 Jan, 2012

UPDATE: #Letdown, Gerry Harvey has announced there will be no increase in Magic Millions prize money at this time.

John Singleton dropped a bombshell earlier today when declaring that the Magic Millions Classic could be worth $10 million as soon as next year.

The comments come after the Magic Millions operation secured a $35 million …

Amorino Continues Perfect Build Up

Amorino Continues Perfect Build Up

10 Jan, 2012

Gerald Ryan has been buoyant about his prospects all week going into the Magic Millions Classic and he’ll have no less confidence following this morning’s barrier draw.

Amorino came up with gate eight in the $2 million contest, not bad given his dream outcome was something from four to seven.

Assuming the emergencies come out …