Magic Millions 2YO Classic

The $2M 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.

2020 Magic Millions Classic Results

  • 1st: #14 Away Game
  • 2nd: #15 Stellar Pauline
  • 3rd: #4 Conceited



The 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 Guineas (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). Another good lead-up into the $2 million feature is the Group 3 B.J. McLachlan Stakes (1200m) in Brisbane a fortnight earlier.

The best out of the Magic Millions Classic go on to have successful autumn campaigns including a possible run in the 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 2020 Magic Millions 2YO Classic ran on Saturday January 11, 2020 at the Gold Coast Racecourse and saw Away Game become the fourth filly in as many years to salute. 

2020 Gold Coast Magic Millions Classic
Date: Saturday January 11, 2020
Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: 2YO – Set Weights
Status: Restricted Race
Prizemoney: $2 million
Inaugurated: 1987

2020 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Results

  • 1st: #14 Away Game
  • 2nd: #15 Stellar Pauline
  • 3rd: #4 Conceited

The fillies were on top again in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic 2020 results with Victorian visitor Away Game ($41) scoring an eye-catching 1.8 length win at huge odds. She was the fourth filly in as many years and the eighth in the past 11 editions of the summer showdown to beat home the boys. In second also at a nice price was another filly, the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Stellar Pauline, while the Godolphin-raced Conceited ($9) for last year’s winning stable in third was the best of the boys.

Read more on the upset 2020 Magic Millions Classic win by Away Game. 

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 14 AWAY GAME Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Luke Currie 12 55kg $41
2 15 STELLAR PAULINE Peter & Paul Snowden Brenton Avdulla 1.8L 11 55kg $17
3 4 CONCEITED James Cummings Damian Lane 2.3L 14 57kg $9
4 6 WISDOM OF WATER Toby & Trent Edmonds Robbie Fradd 2.4L 6 57kg $26
5 1 KING’S LEGACY Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 2.5L 7 57kg $6
6 3 RATHLIN Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 2.6L 15 57kg $18
7 7 NITROUS Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 4.1L 9 57kg $31
8 5 AIM Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 4.3L 2 57kg $4.60F
9 10 EVERY ROSE Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 4.4L 8 55kg $9.50
10 2 FARNAN Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 4.5L 4 57kg $7
11 13 LADY BANFF Matthew Dunn James McDonald 5.7L 10 55kg $10
12 11 GOTTA KISS Steven O’Dea Ms Stephanie Thornton (a) 5.9L 3 55kg $12
13 9 EUPHORIC SUMMER Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damien Oliver 7.7L 5 55kg $61
14 12 DUSTY TYCOON Robert Heathcote Dale Smith 7.8L 13 55kg $41
15 8 KAVAK Chris Munce Nash Rawiller 10.8L 1 57kg $101
16 16 SMART ’N’ SEXY (NZ) Toby & Trent Edmonds Matthew McGillivray 12L 16 55kg $91
20e COSMIC GOSSIP Stuart Kendrick 0
21e POUPEE Stuart Kendrick 0
19e THE DRINKS CART Toby & Trent Edmonds 0
17e BRIBERY Tony & Calvin McEvoy Glen Boss 0
18e WAY BEYOND Stuart Kendrick 0

2020 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Betting

Betting on the 2020 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.

The latest 2020 Magic Millions 2YO Classic odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au for you to lock in your Magic Millions Classic betting tips at the right price will be found below as soon as available.

2020 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 2020 Magic Millions Final Field will be confirmed below following acceptances. 

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic 2020 Field & Barrier Draw are now complete with a capacity line-up of juveniles in the mix. Team Snowden – winners in 2016 with Capitalist – saddle-up four chances in the field including the well-drawn favourite Aim (2) coming off a powerful four-length win in Sydney.

Click here to read more on the 2020 Magic Millions Classic field led by Aim.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 31 KING’S LEGACY Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 8 57kg
2 11 FARNAN Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5 57kg
3 721 RATHLIN Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 19 57kg
4 12 CONCEITED James Cummings Damian Lane 17 57kg
5 11 AIM Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 2 57kg
6 4×1 WISDOM OF WATER Toby & Trent Edmonds Robbie Fradd 7 57kg
7 8×11 NITROUS Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 11 57kg
8 122 KAVAK Chris Munce Nash Rawiller 1 57kg
9 213 EUPHORIC SUMMER Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damien Oliver 6 55kg
10 1×22 EVERY ROSE Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 9 55kg
11 12×1 GOTTA KISS Steven O’Dea Ms Stephanie Thornton (a) 4 55kg
12 11 DUSTY TYCOON Robert Heathcote Dale Smith 15 55kg
13 112 LADY BANFF Matthew Dunn James McDonald 12 55kg
14 41 AWAY GAME Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Luke Currie 14 55kg
15 2×2 STELLAR PAULINE Peter & Paul Snowden Brenton Avdulla 13 55kg
16 22 SMART ’N’ SEXY (NZ) Toby & Trent Edmonds Matthew McGillivray 20 55kg
17e 13 BRIBERY Tony & Calvin McEvoy TBA 10 55kg
18e 3227 WAY BEYOND Stuart Kendrick TBA 21 57kg
19e 143 THE DRINKS CART Toby & Trent Edmonds TBA 16 57kg
20e 227 COSMIC GOSSIP Stuart Kendrick TBA 18 55kg
21e 2 POUPEE Stuart Kendrick TBA 3 55kg

2020 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.

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.

A host of star two-year-olds have won the Magic Millions 2YO Classic at the Gold Coast over the years including subsequent Golden Slipper champion Capitalist (2016).

The fillies have a dominant record over the colts and geldings in recent Magic Millions Classic history including wins by Houtzen (2017), Sunlight (2018), Exhilarates (2019) and Away Game (2020).

Magic Millions 2YO Classic Winners

Year Winner Second Third Time
2020 Away Game Stellar Pauline Conceited 1:09.59
2019 Exhilarates Dubious Hightail 1:08.95
2018 Sunlight Fullazaboot Outback Barbie 1:09.17
2017 Houtzen Chauffeur Madeenaty 1:09.49
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

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