The Magic Millions Racing Carnival 2014 is the biggest and most anticipated thoroughbred racing event held at the scenic Gold Coast Racecourse in Queensland. The fortnight-long festival takes place in January each year and is one of the most celebrated events in the Australian racing industry.
The whole carnival, which includes an array of attractions from its world-famous yearling sale to its major Magic Millions raceday, brings in millions of dollars to the Queensland economy with high profile buyers and top-class trainers from around the globe travelling to the Sunshine State every Magic Millions carnival.
There are two feature races that headline the carnival’s renowned 10-event raceday, the $2million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) and the $1million Magic Millions 3YO Trophy (1400m). Both of the coveted sprint events are only open to horses purchased from previous Magic Millions Sales.
In the lead-up to the legendary raceday, the Gold Coast Racecourse comes alive with a series of other entertainment – incluing yearling inspection days at the Magic Millions Sales Complex, smaller racedays and famous luncheons and high teas such as the Women in Racing Magic Millions Luncheon.
Held on the second Saturday in January, Magic Millions Day draws an enormous crowd of excited spectators and eager punters ready to make millions of their own! In total the day has a very lucrative $4.6million in stakes to give away across the 10 races that take place and on the day the course is also home to the Magic Millions Fashions on the Field competition. As well as the two feature events eligible only to Magic Millions sale graduates, there are eight other stakes races on the day.
2014 Magic Millions Day
- $2million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m)
- $1million Magic Millions 3YO Trophy (1400m)
- $500 000 Magic Millions Cup (1400m)
- $250 000 Magic Millions Open Sprint (1000m)
- $250 000 Magic Millions Stayers Cup (1800m)
- $200 000 Magic Millions Fillies & Mares Handicap (1300m)
- $100 000 Magic Millions Maiden Plate (1200m)
- $100 000 Magic Millions 2YO Plate (1200m)
- $100 000 Magic Millions Restricted Class 6 (1200m)
- $100 000 Magic Millions Country Cup (1400m)