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The 2017 Magic Millions 2YO Classic is the feature event of the Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival held just out of Surfers Paradise in the South East corner of Queensland. The carnival is hosted in the middle part of January and is the biggest event on the calendar for the Gold Coast Turf Club.

The Magic Millions Classic is worth a huge $2 million in prize money making it one of the most valuable events on the entire Australian racing program.

The event is for two year old horses over a trip of 1200m with 16 spots available as well as five emergency positions.

What makes the Magic Millions Carnival unique however is that entry is only open to a restricted group of horses.

To compete in the Magic Millions Classic or indeed any event during the carnival a horse must have been purchased through the Magic Millions sales ring.

The carnival is an initiative to make their horses more lucrative by providing a series of high value races with prize money guaranteed to go to owners that buy through the Magic Millions program.

While the event may be restricted that’s not to say the horses aren’t top quality with Karuta Queen the most recent horse to go on to big race success during the country’s biggest carnivals.

One thing that can be guaranteed is that the Magic Millions 2YO Classic will always have full representation with the race seemingly getting more popular by the year with both owners and trainers.

During the 2012 lead up the Magic Millions was dubbed ‘the Melbourne Cup with shorts’ as organisers try to tie in the laid back beachside atmosphere of the Gold Coast with the lucrative multimillion dollar racing.

The Magic Millions Classic was first run in 1987 with Snippets claiming the inaugural event.

In the early days two races were run every year with one set aside specifically for fillies.

This changed after 1991 though when Bold Promise took out both events.

In 1992 there were still two events but one over a 1200m trip and the other over 1400m.

Amazingly once again there was a dual winner with Clan O’Sullivan claiming both prizes.

In 1993 then the Magic Millions took on the one race format we know today where a series of top champions have been produced.

General Nediym won it in 1997 and Testa Rossa got up in 1999. Assertive Lad and Excellerator added their name over the next two years with names like Regimental Gal, Dance Hero and Phelan Ready to come.

2017 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Field

Without exception, each horse in the 2016 Magic Millions 2YO Classic field deserves to be there. All of the runners in the 2016 2YO Classic field are top quality horses, with outstanding pedigree and decent trainers behind them.

The 2017 2YO Classic field will be provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 1×11 OURS TO KEEP Chris Munce Damian Browne 4 57kg
2 55212 GOODFELLA Bjorn Baker Brenton Avdulla 14 57kg
3 214 BRING IT HOME POP Darryl Hansen Luke Tarrant 20 57kg
4 13 CHAUFFEUR Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr 12 57kg
5 31 FALCONIC Gary Portelli Koby Jennings 8 57kg
6 8152 SAXTON ROCK Matthew Dunn Robbie Fradd 15 57kg
7 163 ARRESTAR Matthew Dunn Damian Lane 11 57kg
8 131 MADEENATY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 1 55kg
9 11 CHAMP ELECT Chris Munce Kerrin McEvoy 17 55kg
10 1x INVINCIBLE STAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 16 55kg
11 11 HOUTZEN Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 21 55kg
12 41×5 MADAME MOUSTACHE Chris Waller Blake Shinn 13 55kg
13 1 FROM WITHIN Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 7 55kg
14 21×68 REAL PRINCESS Liam Birchley Tye Angland 10 55kg
15 119 COLOSIMO Steven O’dea Paul Hammersley 18 55kg
16 14 CELLARGIRL Kelly Schweida James Orman 6 55kg
17e 42×15 TIARA STAR Toby Edmonds 2 55kg
18e 4×2 INVADER Peter & Paul Snowden 9 57kg
19e 1 IMAGINALTHEPEOPLE Ben Currie 3 57kg
20e 54 ZUKAZ Stuart Kendrick 5 57kg
21e 87 GWAPO Scott Morrisey 19 57kg

Magic Millions 2YO Classic Winners & Results

Winners and placegetters in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
2017 1 Houtzen 2 Chauffeur 3 Madeenaty  1:09.4
2016 1 Capitalist 2 Nikitas 3 Candika  1:09.2
2015 1 Le Chef 2 Pepperano 3 Single Gaze  1:10.8
2014 1 Unencumbered 2 Oakleigh Girl 3 Ruby Soho  1:09.6
2013 1 Real Surreal 2 Sweet Idea 3 Missy Longstocking  1:09.98
2012 1 Driefontein 2 No Looking Back 3 Alezan Thunder  1:09.5
2011 1 Karuta Queen 2 Combat Kitty 3 Schiffer  1:11.0
2010 1 Military Rose 2 Ambers Waltz 3 Demanding Miss  1:10.2
2009 1 Phelan Ready 2 Paprika 3 Motown Lady  1:10.0
2008 1 Augusta Proud 2 She’s Meaner 3 High Rollin Woman  1:09.4
2007 1 Mimi Lebrock 2 Husson Lightning 3 Royal Asscher  1:09.9
2006 1 Mirror Mirror 2 Churchill Downs 3 Reigart  1:09.8
2005 1 Bradburys Luck 2 Emit Time 3 Snitzel  1:09.4
2004 1 Dance Hero 2 Not A Single Doubt 3 Marie Madeleine  1:08.7
2003 1 Regimental Gal 2 Danbird 3 How Funny  1:09.8
2002 1 Lovely Jubly 2 Chuckle 3 Cool Trent  1:09.5
2001 1 Excellerator 2 Miss Bussell 3 Magic Albert  1:09.7
2000 1 Assertive Lad 2 Belle Du Jour 3 Rapid Man  1:09.3