News About: 2012 Magic Millions

No Autumn Carnival For Sizzling

No Autumn Carnival For Sizzling

16 Jan, 2012

Sizzling won’t be a part of the Sydney autumn carnival with the colt to miss a shot at the Golden Slipper.

Trainer Kelso Wood will resist the temptation to tackle the world’s richest juvenile race after Sizzling finished fourth in the Magic Millions Classic on Saturday.

He said he’s content to miss the autumn riches …

Next Stop Slipper For Team Waterhouse

Next Stop Slipper For Team Waterhouse

16 Jan, 2012

It was a Magic Millions that left punters holding their breath long after the horses had cleared the track and for Gai Waterhouse it was a very unique situation.

Whichever way the protest went between Driefontein and No Looking Back she was set to be the winner but it was hard to fully appreciate knowing …

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 …

Weight No Issue But Trip A Query For Catapulted

Weight No Issue But Trip A Query For Catapulted

13 Jan, 2012

Catapulted is the best horse in tomorrow’s Magic Millions Cup and there’s few people who’d argue that point.

He has the runs on the board against some of the best horses in the country and a career that regularly see’s black type starts.

He’s far from a shoe in on the Gold Coast though with …

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 …

Cox Happy With Day 1 Of Magic Millions Sale

Cox Happy With Day 1 Of Magic Millions Sale

12 Jan, 2012

Managing director of the Magic Millions Vin Cox says he’s pleased with how day one of the 2012 Magic Millions yearling sales have progressed.

This is despite the average sales figure dropping by about $7,000 from what it was last year.

Cox says that can be a bit misleading though and overall turnover is actually …

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 …

Layt’s Hunt For A New Karuta Queen

Layt’s Hunt For A New Karuta Queen

12 Jan, 2012

After his famous post race celebrations during last year’s Magic Millions Carnival it seems a shame that popular Queanbeyan trainer Neville Layt won’t be part of the action in 2012.

Layt won the $2 million Magic Millions Classic with Karuta Queen in 2011 and he could barely control his excitement both during and after the …

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 …