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Magic Night Stakes

The 2018 Magic Night Stakes is a Group 2 contest bringing together the best two year old fillies talent from across the country.

The event is held annually at the end of March at Rosehill during the Sydney autumn racing carnival.

The race is contested over a trip of 1200m under set weight conditions and pays out $175,000 in prize money.

The Magic Night Stakes takes on even extra importance as well with the winner gaining a ballot exemption for the Golden Slipper a week later.

This means the race is always a desperate and hard fought affair with trainers and jockeys having one last shot at getting their horse into the Golden Slipper field.

This guarantees fantastic racing and is a must watch for punters with a view ahead to the Golden Slipper.

That said, the Magic Night Stakes is not a race you would confidentially rely on when using as a form guide.

In fact no horse has managed the double with Victory Vein in 2002 coming closest when she went on to run second and both Portillo and Media crossed in third in 2008 and 2005 respectively.

The Magic Night Stakes is held on Rosehill Guineas Day at Rosehill, one of the biggest days on the entire calendar.

Previous winners of the event include Regal Chamber in 1997, Hosannah in 2001, Gold Edition in 2006 and Willow Creek in 2010.

2018 Magic Night Stakes Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 3×1111 SUNLIGHT Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 9 55.5kg
2 211×4 SETSUNA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 11 55.5kg
3 21257 SECRET LADY Gary Portelli 2 55.5kg
4 31×86 PERFECT PITCH Gary Portelli 8 55.5kg
5 417 FUTOOH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 13 55.5kg
6 153 INTO THE ABYSS John P Thompson Christian Reith 10 55.5kg
7 212 LILITH Allan Denham Joshua Parr 3 55.5kg
8 1×5 SWEET AVA Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 5 55.5kg
9 423 TERMINOLOGY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Corey Brown 6 55.5kg
10 1 CRISTOBAL James Cummings Tye Angland 1 55.5kg
11 8×5 KARA’S HOPE Tim Martin Adam Hyeronimus 12 55.5kg
12 ESTELLA MARIS John P Thompson Blake Shinn 7 55.5kg
13 LAILA DE VEGA John P Thompson Michael Dee 4 55.5kg

Magic Night Stakes Winners & Results

Winners and placers in the Magic Night Stakes since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 Sunlight 2 Cristobal 3 Sweet Ava  1:10.7
2017 1 Tulip 2 Alizee 3 Memento  1:12.0
2016 1 Calliope 2 Omei Sword 3 Twist Tops  1:09.7
2015 1 Speak Fondly 2 Perignon 3 Italy  1:11.8
2014 1 Bring Me The Maid 2 Peggy Jean 3 Sultry Feeling  1:12.7
2013 1 Scandiva 2 Shahad 3 Major Conquest  1:11.2
2012 1 Ichihara 2 Cavalry Rose 3 Flying Schnitzel  1:10.7
2011 1 Altar 2 Pane In The Glass 3 Aerobatics  1:11.8
2010 1 Willow Creek 2 More Strawberries 3 Celts  1:11.1
2009 1 Indian Ocean 2 Marquardt 3 Shawnee Girl  1:10.7
2008 1 Portillo 2 Sugar Babe 3 Delta Girl  1:11.9
2007 1 Downhill Racer 2 Camarilla 3 Gamble Me  1:10.7
2006 1 Gold Edition 2 Nediym’s Glow 3 Catechuchu  1:11.6
2005 1 Media 2 Carry On Cutie 3 Blizzardly  1:09.4
2004 1 Alizes 2 Tahni Girl 3 Monsoon Wedding  1:09.5
2003 1 Shamekha 2 Bella Corona 3 Soak Up The Sun  1:10.6
2002 1 Victory Vein 2 Calaway Gal 3 Stratica  1:10.0
2001 1 Hosannah 2 Hanky Panky 3 Breezer  1:10.3
2000 1 Preserve 2 Blab 3 Ateates  1:11.4

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