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
|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.
|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|