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|
|Conditions:||2YO – Set Weights|
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
|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|
|1997||General Nediym||Special Dane||My Halo Broke||1:09.03|
|1996||Winger Charger||Our Banker||La Snippette||1:10.1|
|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||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|
|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|