Magic Millions 2YO Classic

The 2017 Magic Millions 2YO Classic is a lucrative Restricted Listed race run at the Gold Coast Racecourse in January as part of the Magic Millions Racing Carnival.

Magic Millions 2YO Classic News

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The 2017 Magic Millions 2YO Classic is the highlight event of the illustrious Gold Coast Magic Millions Racing Carnival that takes place at the Gold Coast Racecourse annually in January.

The race is held on the highly anticipated Gold Coast Magic Millions Race Day and is open only to horses previously purchased at the Magic Millions yearling sales. The meeting became the country’s first offering $10 million in prize money in 2016 and continues to grow in prestige and stakes.

As well as the Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic the meeting features eight other events including the $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Trophy (1400m).

The Magic Millions Classic is also worth $2 million in prize money and is contested over 1200m by two-year-old Magic Millions graduates.

Horses in the Gold Coast’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic field may have had a lead-up run the month before in Sydney’s Wyong Magic Millions Classic (1100m) in December. Another good lead-up into the $2 million feature is the Group 3 B.J. McLachlan Stakes (1200m) held at the Gold Coast on New Year’s Eve.

The best out of the Magic Millions Classic go on to have successful autumn campaigns including a possible run in the $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens. Capitalist (2016) was the last horse to win the Magic Millions 2YO Classic – Golden Slipper double as a juvenile.

The 2017 Magic Millions 2YO Classic will run on Saturday January 14, 2017 at the Gold Coast Racecourse. 

Gold Coast Magic Millions Classic
Date: January 14, 2017
Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: 2YO – Set Weights
Status: Restricted Race
Prizemoney: $2 million
Inaugurated: 1987

2017 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Betting

Betting on the 2017 Magic Millions 2YO Classic at the Gold Coast is open months in advance of the lucrative Restricted Listed sprint feature at all-in pricing at online bookmakers around the country. Magic Millions 2YO Classic odds firm as the likely line-up is confirmed closer to race day.

See below for the latest pre-field 2017 Magic Millions 2YO Classic odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au.

2017 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Field

The Gold Coast’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic field attracts the best two-year-old Magic Millions graduates and is released by Racing Queensland on the Monday before the famous $10,000,000 Magic Millions Race Day. The field capacity is 16 starters plus five emergencies.

The official 2017 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Field & Barriers are set for release on Monday January 9, 2017 and will be published in full below.

2017 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Nominations & Entries

The early Magic Millions 2YO Classic nominations close in late September the year before the race takes place during the summer.

This is followed by the Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic First Acceptances in early December, just over a month before Magic Millions Day. Late Magic Millions 2YO Classic entries are also taken on the same day as first declarations.

The 2017 Magic Millions 2YO Classic first acceptances close on December 2, 2016 and are free for connections.

Magic Millions Classic History

The Magic Millions Classic was first run in 1987 when the Sally Rogers-trained Snippets claimed victory. From 1988 through until 1991, two races were run every year, one solely for fillies. Then in 1992 there was again two Magic Millions Classic races run, one over the standard 1200m and the other over 1400m. It was in this year that Clan O’Sullivan set the time record for the race of 1:08.46, the champion horse winning both runnings of the event for 1992. A similar thing happened the following year in 1991 when star filly Bold Promise claimed victory in both the fillies and the open Magic Millions Classic races.

Magic Millions 2YO Classic Winners

Year Winner Second Third Time
2017 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2016 Capitalist Nikitas Candika 1:09.2
2015 Le Chef Pepperano Single Gaze 1:10.8
2014 Unencumbered Oakleigh Girl Ruby Soho 1:09.6
2013 Real Surreal Sweet Idea Missy Longstocking 1:09.98
2012 Driefontein No Looking Back Alezan Thunder 1:09.49
2011 Karuta Queen Combat Kitty Schiffer 1:11.0
2010 Military Rose Ambers Waltz Demanding Miss 1:10.2
2009 Phelan Ready Paprika Motown Lady 1:10.0
2008 Augusta Proud She’s Meaner High Rollin Woman 1:09.4
2007 Mimi Lebrock Husson Lightning Royal Asscher 1:09.9
2006 Mirror Mirror Churchill Downs Reigart 1:09.8
2005 Bradburys Luck Emit Time Snitzel 1:09.4
2004 Dance Hero Not A Single Doubt Marie Madeleine 1:08.7
2003 Regimental Gal Danbird How Funny 1:09.8
2002 Lovely Jubly Chuckle Cool Trent 1:09.5
2001 Excellerator Miss Bussell Magic Albert 1:09.7
2000 Assertive Lad Belle Du Jour Rapid Man 1:09.3
1999 Testa Rossa Sally Magic Shalt Not 1:09.5
1998 Catnipped Spend Phorous 1:09.0
1997 General Nediym Special Dane My Halo Broke 1:09.03
1996 Winger Charger Our Banker La Snippette 1:10.1
1995 Zephyrz Gold Ace Pottinger 1:09.3
1994 Brave Warrior St. Covet Discreet Lady 1:10.2
1993 Our Fiction Flying Tycoon Tiba Tiba 1:09.5
1992 Clan O’Sullivan Guards Time Snippets Girl 1:28.1
1992 Clan O’Sullivan Zodiac Miss Quick Snip 1:08.46
1991 Bold Promise Sedgewyn Chortle 1:09.5
1991 Bold Promise Musical Chairs Dangerous Seam 1:09.5
1990 St. Jude Trustful Quick Score 1:10.61
1990 Dancers Joy Mahaasin Rhythmic Charm 1:10.0
1989 Sunblazer Scomasc Red Rancher 1:10.4
1989 Malibu Magic Tristanagh Proudly 1:10.1
1988 Molokai Prince Prince Regent Good Time Dancer 1:11.2
1988 Sea Cabin Regal Devotion Mean Eyes 1:14.2
1987 Snippets Prince Anton Mother Duck 1:09.9