Magic Night Stakes

The 2017 Magic Night Stakes is a Group 3 race run at Rosehill Gardens offering a Golden Slipper ballot exemption to the winning two-year-old filly.

Magic Night Stakes News

Calliope Recovers to Win Magic Night Stakes

Calliope Recovers to Win Magic Night Stakes

Godolphin filly Calliope has confirmed herself as 2016 Golden Slipper starter after overcoming a poor jump to win the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon.

Calliope produced a slick turn of foot to win the 2016 Magic Night Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart

Calliope was backed heavily in the hours leading up to jump in the ...

Held during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival in March, the 2017 Magic Night Stakes is a Group 3 sprint for two year old fillies. As a set weights race, the fillies are required to carry 55.5kg over the 1200m distance at Rosehill Racecourse. Worth $175,000 in prize money, the event is run on Coolmore Classic Day.

The meeting is headlined by the $600,000 Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) for fillies and mares. Other support races held on the card include the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (1500m),. the Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m) and the Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) which is the colts & gelding’s equivalent to the Magic Night Stakes.

The Magic Night Stakes winner is exempt from ballot for the $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) which is held in one week’s time. It is a final chance for fillies to make the field for the world’s richest two-years-old race. The last Golden Slipper winner to back-up off a Magic Night Stakes run was Calaway Gal (2nd in 2002), but a number of Magic Night Stakes graduates have placed in the Golden Slipper in recent years.

The Magic Night Stakes 2017 will be run on March 11.

Magic Night Stakes 2017
Date: March 11, 2017
Track: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 2YO Fillies Set Weights 55.5kg
Status: Group 3
Prize money: $175,000

2017 Magic Night Stakes Field

The Magic Night Stakes Field features a host of smart young fillies eyeing a run in the following weekend’s Golden Slipper field.

The 2017 Magic Night Stakes field and barriers will be released by Racing NSW on Wednesday March 8, 2017 and published in full below.

2017 Magic Night Stakes Nominations

The Magic Night Stakes nominations close on Monday March 6, 2017, and the list of hopeful two-year-old fillies will be released below.

Magic Night Stakes History

First held in 1978, the Magic Night Stakes was won by Jubilee Walk under M. Johnston. Since its inauguration, the fastest winning time has been achieved by Media in 2005 with 1 minute 9.38 seconds while the slowest winning time was recorded by Food For Love in 1981 with 1 minute 14.6 seconds.

Notable recent Magic Night Stakes winners include Speak Fondly (2015), Gold Edition (2006) and Victory Vein (2002).

The full Magic Night Stakes results going back to 2000 are listed in the table below.

Magic Night Stakes Winners

Year

Place

Horse

Time

2017
Magic Night Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2016
Magic Night Stakes
1st Calliope 1 minute 9.78 seconds
2nd Omei Sword
3rd Twist Tops
2015
Magic Night Stakes
1st Speak Fondly 1 minute 11.8 seconds
2nd Perignon
3rd Italy
2014
Magic Night Stakes
1st Bring Me The Maid 1 minute 12.7 seconds
2nd Peggy Jean
3rd Sultry Feeling
2013
Magic Night Stakes
1st Scandiva 1 minute 11.2 seconds
2nd Shahad
3rd Major Conquest
2012
Magic Night Stakes
1st Ichihara 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Cavalry Rose
3rd Flying Schnitzel
2011
Magic Night Stakes
1st Altar 1 minute 11.8 seconds
2nd Pane In The Glass
3rd Aerobatics
2010
Magic Night Stakes
1st Willow Creek 1 minute 11.1 seconds
2nd More Strawberries
3rd Celts
2009
Magic Night Stakes
1st
Indian Ocean
1 minute 10.76 seconds
2nd Marquardt
3rd Shawnee Girl
2008
Magic Night Stakes
1st
Portillo
1 minute 11.91 seconds
2nd Sugar Babe
3rd Delta Girl
2007
Magic Night Stakes
1st
Downhill Racer
1 minute 10.75 seconds
2nd Camarilla
3rd Gamble Me
2006
Magic Night Stakes
1st
Gold Edition
1 minute 11.56 seconds
2nd Nediym?s Glow
3rd Catechuchu
2005
Magic Night Stakes
1st
Media
1 minute 9.38 seconds
2nd Carry On Cutie
3rd Blizzardly
2004
Magic Night Stakes
1st
Alizes
1 minute 9.46 seconds
2nd Tahni Girl
3rd Monsoon Wedding
2003
Magic Night Stakes
1st
Shamekha
1 minute 10.57 seconds
2nd Bella Corona
3rd Soak Up The Sun
2002
Magic Night Stakes
1st
Victory Vein
1 minute 9.96 seconds
2nd Calaway Gal
3rd Stratica
2001
Magic Night Stakes
1st
Hosannah
1 minute 10.28 seconds
2nd Hanky Panky
3rd Breezer
2000
Magic Night Stakes
1st
Preserve
1 minute 11.43 seconds
2nd Blab
3rd Ateates