- Date: Saturday January 9, 2016
- Racecourse: Gold Coast
- Race Distance: 1400m
- Conditions: 3YO, MM's Qualified, Set Weight
- Prize Money: $1,000,000
2016 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas News
Melbourne Cup winning trainer Darren Weir is expecting pre-post favourite Mahuta to strip a much fitter racehorse when he lines up in the Group 2 $200,000 Back To Caulfield P.B. Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.
Read More Magic Millions 3YO Guineas News
The 2016 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas is one of the highlights of the Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival and the second biggest event run at the venue all year. In fact with a prize pool of $1 million the race is among the upper echelon of events run anywhere in Australia.
Only the Magic Millions 2YO Classic worth $2 million is a more prestigious race on the Gold Coast and many trainers and owners have attempted to crack the double over the years although none have succeeded.
As the name suggests the Magic Millions Guineas is for three year old horses that are eligible to compete and is run over a 1400m trip.
To compete in any race during the Magic Millions carnival a horse must have been purchased through the Magic Millions sales which are held during the same period.
It’s a system that rewards owners and trainers and also pays big dividends to the company itself.
With a far smaller pool of horses to compete against the chances of winning big prize money are greatly enhanced.
That being said it’s not like the quality of the race is poor with plenty of horses coming through here and going onto big things.
The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas was first run in 2011 when it was known as the Magic Millions Trophy, a name it kept right up until 2011.
The first horse to win the race was Paradiddle and it took until 2007 for a Queensland trained horse to take the title when Gold Edition did it in 2007.
Other previous winners of the race include Ha Ha in 2002, Biaggio in 2003, Heart Of The Citi in 2008 and Graceful Anna in 2010.
2016 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Field
The 3YO Guineas field usually features some very strong young horses. It’s not unusual to spot a future star of racing in the 3YO Guineas field, and they usually have some excellent pedigree backing them up.
The 2016 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas field will be provided below.
|1||241111||MAHUTA||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||20||58kg|
|2||x19232x830||REAL GOOD||Trevor Miller||Michael Cahill||11||57.5kg|
|3||x73112x642||MOST IMPORTANT||Tony Gollan||Ms Tegan Harrison||10||57kg|
|4||1x15x410||DRAM OF RED||Matthew Dunn||Jeff Lloyd||7||57kg|
|5||2x4132x||I’M BELUCCI||Desleigh Forster||Glen Boss||9||57kg|
|6||274×061508||IN HIS STRIDE||Rex Lipp||Damian Browne||2||57kg|
|7||5×211||SIR BACCHUS||Chris Waller||Damien Oliver||21||57kg|
|8||4x504x5331||MADOTTI||Matthew Dunn||Tye Angland||16||56kg|
|9||14211x9x1||FLIPPANT||Peter & Paul Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||19||55.5kg|
|10||x112x0969x||SAGARONNE||Toby Edmonds||Brenton Avdulla||15||55.5kg|
|11||733150×5||TYPING||Stuart Kendrick||Jim Byrne||8||55.5kg|
|12||1332098×40||SINGLE GAZE||Nick Olive||Ms Kathy O’Hara||5||55kg|
|13||x130x125x8||FLAMBOYANT LASS||Gai Waterhouse||James McDonald||14||55kg|
|14||15x381x6x5||ATALANTA MISS||Patrick Payne||Ms Michelle Payne||1||55kg|
|15||2x2042x110||STAR OF NIGHT||David Kelly||Daniel Griffin||17||55kg|
|16||1×1123||EGYPTIAN SYMBOL||Bjorn Baker||Glyn Schofield||6||55kg|
|17e||15×154||WE’RE SURE||Peter & Paul Snowden||–||4||57kg|
|18e||74×14123||HESITATION||Kelso Wood||Michael Cahill||12||55kg|
|19e||76x181Dx14||SHOTACROSS THE BOW||David Murphy||–||13||57kg|
|20e||310x29x9||SAGA OF THE STORM||Liam Birchley||–||3||55kg|
|21e||16×4226||PERFECT DARE||Matthew Dunn||Jim Byrne||18||57kg|
Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Winners & Results
Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winners since 2001 with winning times.
|2017||TBD||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|2016||Mahuta||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||B. Rawiller||D. Weir||58||1:21.57|
|2015||Deiheros||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||R. McMahon||L. Kennewell||57||1.23.15|
|2014||Sweet Idea||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||J. McDonald||G. Waterhouse||56||1.20.78|
|2013||Saluter||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||D. Browne||J. McLachlan||57||1.21.85|
|2012||Punch On||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||P. Hammersley||P. Balzen||56||1.22.26|
|2011||Torio’s Quest||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||H. Bowman||B. Partelle||56||1.22.93|
|2010||Graceful Anna||Magic Millions 3YO Trophy||1400m||P. Robl||D. Pfeiffer||55||1.22.56|
|2009||Tempest Tost||Magic Millions 3YO Trophy||1400m||D. Gauci||G. White||54||1.23.13|
|2008||Heart of the Citi||Magic Millions 3YO Trophy||1400m||B. Pengelly||P. Duff||56.5||1.21.93|
|2007||Gold Edition||Magic Millions 3YO Trophy||1400m||D. Beadman||R. Maund||55||1.21.07|
|2006||Tereschenko||Magic Millions 3YO Trophy||1400m||C. Newitt||P. Moody||55.5||1.21.67|
|2005||Tippitaka||Magic Millions 3YO Trophy||1400m||C. Brown||T. McEvoy||55.5||1.21.75|
|2004||Jamieson Valley||Magic Millions 3YO Trophy||1400m||D. Beadman||J. Hawkes||55.5||1.21.33|
|2003||Biaggio||Magic Millions 3YO Trophy||1400m||S. Galloway||G. Waterhouse||55.5||1.21.58|
|2002||Ha Ha||Magic Millions 3YO Trophy||1400m||J. Cassidy||G. Waterhouse||55||1.20.38|
|2001||Paradiddle (NZ)||Magic Millions 3YO Trophy||1400m||B. Prebble||D. Lawson||55.5||1.21.88|