Magic Millions 2YO Classic

  • Date: Saturday January 9, 2016
  • Racecourse: Gold Coast
  • Race Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 2yo, MM's Qualified, Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $2,000,000

2016 Magic Millions 2YO Classic News

McEvoy pair on track for Magic Millions 2yo Classic

McEvoy pair on track for Magic Millions 2yo Classic

Trainer Tony McEvoy’s pair of two year olds, Despatch and Nistaan, are both on track as they head towards the $2m Magic Millions 2yo Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast on January 14.

Madeenaty, above, is the early favourite for the Magic Millions 2yo Classic at the Gold Coast. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

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The 2016 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.

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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.

2016 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 2016 2YO Classic field will be provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 1×1 CAPITALIST Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 2 57kg
2 917 CLARO EL BANCO Jason Petch Glyn Schofield 17 57kg
3 1×1 DIETERS Jason McLachlan Daniel Griffin 14 57kg
4 215 SUNDANCE Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 11 57kg
5 13 NIKITAS Kelso Wood Michael Cahill 3 57kg
6 22 NICCOLANCE Peter & Paul Snowden James McDonald 9 57kg
7 31 JUST ORM Tony Gollan Tommy Berry 8 57kg
8 3186 PUNISHING Liam Birchley Damian Browne 16 57kg
9 9×12 HIGHLAND BEAT David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Damian Lane 12 57kg
10 111 ZELADY’S NIGHT OUT Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 19 55kg
11 11 CANDIKA Steven O’dea Paul Hammersley 1 55kg
12 213 FARAWAY TOWN Matthew Smith Jason Collett 15 55kg
13 1xP CONCHITA Paul Perry Thomas Huet 5 55kg
14 3×2 SLUMBER PARTY Gai Waterhouse Kerrin McEvoy 20 55kg
15 312 MOOSHAKISSA Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 18 55kg
16 1x RARE OCCURRENCE Stuart Kendrick Brad Stewart 13 55kg
17e 42240 RAINY DAY WOMAN Les Ross Ms Michelle Payne 7 55kg
18e 24×2 ZAFINA Gary Portelli 21 55kg
19e 120 PARTY PARDEE Andrew Suli 4 57kg
20e 22 PAR ONERI Natalie Mccall 10 57kg
21e 2326 HEART SKIPT A BEAT Liam Birchley 6 55kg

Magic Millions 2YO Classic Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
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