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The 2023 Magic Millions Race Day at the Gold Coast was abandoned after the opening two races due to heavy rainfall and unsafe racing conditions with the postponed events held on Thursday January 19, 2023. The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas is a $2 million race run at the Gold Coast in January on Magic Millions Race Day each summer.
2023 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Results
- 1st: #2 Fashion Legend
- 2nd: #4 Yellow Brick
- 3rd: #7 Hell I Am
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The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas is one of the major races held during the coveted Gold Coast Magic Millions Racing Carnival each January at Queensland’s Gold Coast Racecourse.
The Magic Millions Race Day features nine Restricted events open only to Magic Millions Sales graduates with the line-up headlined by the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) and the Magic Millions Guineas for three-year-olds.*
*In 2023 the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas ran on Thursday January 19 after being postponed following the weather-related abandoned Gold Coast meeting the Saturday prior.
Offering a lucrative $2 million in prize money plus trophies worth $5,000 the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas holds Restricted Listed status and is contested at set weights plus penalties over 1425m.
The Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas field features a host of top gallopers coming off an earlier summer run in lead-up races like the Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate (1300m) run at the Gold Coast on Boxing Day each December.
Both Boomsara (2019) and Pierata (2018) came off a lead-up win in the following year’s Vo Rogue Plate before their respective Magic Millions 3YO Guineas victories. For a third straight season, the 2020 Magic Millions Guineas winner Alligator Blood also came off a lead-up win in the Vo Rogue Plate. Fashion Legend (2023) was the last Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winner to have won the previous month’s Vo Rogue Plate at his last start.
Alternatively the three-year-olds in the race could be first-up after their spring campaigns that could have seen them run in races like the Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m) in November. The Wyong Magic Millions 3YO & 4YO Stakes (1200m) in December is another traditional lead-up to the lucrative race in Queensland the following month.
After the Magic Millions Guineas at the Gold Coast many horses go on to contest autumn races including the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington in Melbourne in early March.
Alligator Blood won the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas – Australian Guineas double, however was later disqualified from his win in the former stripped of his 2020 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas win due to a positive test to a banned substance.
The rescheduled Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2023 ran Thursday January 19, 2023 following the abandoned meeting on January 14th and was won in an upset by the Richard & Will Freedman-trained Vo Rogue Plate winner Fashion Legend ($21).
|2023 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas|
|Date:||Thursday January 19, 2023|
|Track:||Gold Coast Racecourse|
|Race Type:||3YO / Set Weights + Penalties|
2023 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Results
- 1st: #2 Fashion Legend ($21)
- 2nd: #4 Yellow Brick
- 3rd: #7 Hell I Am
The in-form Richard & Will Freedman-trained Fashion Legend ($21) posted his fourth consecutive win backing-up from a Group 3 Vo Rogue victory to score a narrow upset over the beaten favourite Yellow Brick (2nd) and fast-finishing Hell I Am (3rd) in the postponed 2023 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas results at the Gold Coast.
2023 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Results & Finishing Order
|1||2||FASHION LEGEND||Richard & Will Freedman||Joshua Parr||14||57kg||$21|
|2||4||YELLOW BRICK||Tony & Maddysen Sears||Ben Thompson||0.3L||4||56kg||$2.70F|
|3||7||HELL I AM||John O’Shea||Ms Jamie Kah||0.5L||9||56kg||$12|
|4||3||KINGS CONSORT||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Ben Melham||1.3L||1||56kg||$31|
|5||5||SPIRITUALISED||Tony Gollan||James Orman||1.6L||13||56kg||$11|
|6||10||GREEN SHADOWS||Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou||Brenton Avdulla||2.4L||11||56kg||$26|
|7||12||STROLL||Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted||Craig Williams||2.8L||8||54.5kg||$16|
|8||13||TYRESA||Kelly Schweida||Larry Cassidy||3.6L||5||54.5kg||$31|
|9||15||LATAKIA||Tony Gollan||Tim Clark||3.7L||2||54kg||$14|
|10||14||RUSSIAN CONQUEST||Peter & Paul Snowden||James McDonald||4.7L||7||54kg (cd 55kg)||$4.60|
|11||6||SOOTHSAYER||Lee Freedman||Boris Thornton||4.9L||15||56kg||$26|
|12||9||CUSACK||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Regan Bayliss||10.2L||10||56kg||$201|
|13||11||NORTHERN EXPRESS||Michael Nolan||Ryan Maloney||10.4L||12||56kg||$101|
|14||8||MISHANI WARFARE||Les Ross||Brodie Loy||10.6L||3||56kg||$201|
|15||1||TIJUANA||Ben & JD Hayes||Mark Zahra||13.6L||6||58kg||$14|
|19e||WEST OF AFRICA||Annabel Neasham||Chad Schofield||0|
|18e||MISHANI PERSUASION||Les Ross||0|
|16e||SHALAILED||John O’Shea||Tommy Berry||0|
|17e||WEALTHY INVESTOR||Damien Lane||0|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2023 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Betting
Betting on the 2023 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas at Queensland’s Gold Coast Racecourse is open weeks out from the event and Magic Millions odds firm closer to the January race day.
Check out the latest all-in 2023 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au below.
Alligator Blood saluted for the punters as the odds-on favourite in the 2020 edition of the race before being subsequently disqualified.
King Of Sparta ($4 in 2022) is the last favourite in Magic Millions 3YO Guineas betting to salute for the punters.
There was a notable upset in 2023 with Fashion Legend winning at Magic Millions 3YO Guineas odds of $21.
2023 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Form Guide
2023 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Tips
Stay tuned for our insider Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2023 Tips on the $2 million summer feature this January.
- To Win: #7 Hell I Am ($9 at time of publish)
Great edition of the rescheduled 3YO Magic Millions Guineas on the Gold Coast this Thursday with a host of in-form gallopers vying for the big pay day. The barrier draw has opened things up with a number of the better performing runners drawn the carpark and easing in markets. For a touch of value Hell I Am presents well and profiles excellently for this. Winner of the Wyong Magic Millions 3YO&4YO race two back by a strong margin, the John O’Shea-trained Hellbent gelding was last seen running a close third when only a half-length beaten in the Gosford Guineas. Needs to get the distance, but gets opportunities from the barrier and Jamie Kah in the saddle is a plus.
2023 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Field
The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas field has a capacity of 16 starters plus five emergencies and is restricted to three-year-olds out of the Magic Millions sales.
The official Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2023 field of final acceptances is set for release in early January and will be published in full below.
The 2023 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas final field is now out featuring a full line-up of hopefuls led in betting by the ultra-consistent The Mission gelding Yellow Brick chasing a fifth win on the trot.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Probable Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||11x33156x||TIJUANA||Ben & JD Hayes||Mark Zahra||7||58kg||88|
|2||412×3111||FASHION LEGEND||Richard & Will Freedman||Joshua Parr||18||57kg||81|
|3||31422×5733||KINGS CONSORT||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Ben Melham||2||56kg||75|
|4||1x3111x1||YELLOW BRICK||Tony & Maddysen Sears||Ben Thompson||5||56kg||87|
|5||2x1211x361||SPIRITUALISED||Tony Gollan||James Orman||16||56kg||79|
|6||x5x5162111||SOOTHSAYER||Lee Freedman||Boris Thornton||19||56kg||77|
|7||42x1411x13||HELL I AM||John O’Shea||Ms Jamie Kah||11||56kg||84|
|8||x880776x37||MISHANI WARFARE||Les Ross||Martin Harley||4||56kg||66|
|9||10x2855x70||CUSACK||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Regan Bayliss||12||56kg||63|
|10||1450×55222||GREEN SHADOWS||Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou||Brenton Avdulla||13||56kg||72.5|
|11||2161×53166||NORTHERN EXPRESS||Michael Nolan||William Pike||15||56kg||76.5|
|12||13x61x313||STROLL||Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted||Craig Williams||10||54.5kg||78|
|13||15091×6053||TYRESA||Kelly Schweida||Larry Cassidy||6||54.5kg||75|
|14||1240x747x2||RUSSIAN CONQUEST||Peter & Paul Snowden||James McDonald||9||54kg||55kg||81.5|
|15||161||LATAKIA||Tony Gollan||Tim Clark||3||54kg||70|
|16e||x212x42326||SHALAILED||John O’Shea||Tommy Berry||20||56kg||78|
|17e||95x11650x3||WEALTHY INVESTOR||Damien Lane||17||56kg||69|
|18e||x3333547x8||MISHANI PERSUASION||Les Ross||1||56kg||60|
|19e||1570×1233||WEST OF AFRICA||Annabel Neasham||Chad Schofield||8||56kg||68|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2023 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Nominations
Early nominations on the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas in 2023 close the December prior to the race and traditionally attract over 300 entries.
The 2023 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas nominations closed on Friday, December 2, 2022 and attracted 246 early entries including 12 for last year’s winning trainers Peter & Paul Snowden.
Gold Coast Magic Millions Guineas History
The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas at the Gold Coast was first run in 2001 and won by Paradiddle. The race was formerly known as the Magic Millions Trophy before being renamed in 2011. The first Queensland-trained Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winner was in 2007 when Gold Edition finally scored a victory for the home state.
Other notable Gold Coast Magic Millions Guineas winners over the years include Ha Ha (2002), Graceful Anna (2010), Sweet Idea (2014), Mahuta (2016) and Alligator Blood (2020*).
*Alligator Blood was subsequently stripped of his 2020 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas win with the horse disqualified due to a positive test to a banned substance. Original runner-up Eleven Eleven was subsequently declared as the official Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winner for 2020 the following July.
The Gold Coast’s $11.75 million Magic Millions Day – including the 2023 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas – was abandoned after the opening two races due to ongoing rainfall, deteriorating track conditions and unsafe jockey conditions and rescheduled for the following Thursday.
Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Winners
See below for a full list of Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winners going back to 2001 including winning jockeys, trainers and times.
|2023||Fashion Legend||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||Joshua Parr||Richard & Will Freedman||57kg||1:23.02|
|2022||King Of Sparta||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||Nash Rawiller||Peter & Paul Snowden||56kg||1:20.75|
|2021||Aim||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||James McDonald||Peter & Paul Snowden||56kg||1:22.43|
|2020||Alligator Blood (Subsequently Disqualified)
Eleven Eleven (New champion)
|Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m|
|2019||Boomsara||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||Tim Clark||Chris Munce||57kg||1:21.13|
|2018||Pierata||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||C. Brown||G. Hickman||57kg||1:21.02|
|2017||Flying Jess||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||T. Angland||J. Moloney||55kg||1:21.23|
|2016||Mahuta||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||B. Rawiller||D. Weir||58||1:21.57|
|2015||Deiheros||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||R. McMahon||L. Kennewell||57||1.23.15|
|2014||Sweet Idea||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||J. McDonald||G. Waterhouse||56||1.20.78|
|2013||Saluter||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||D. Browne||J. McLachlan||57||1.21.85|
|2012||Punch On||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||P. Hammersley||P. Balzen||56||1.22.26|
|2011||Torio’s Quest||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||H. Bowman||B. Partelle||56||1.22.93|
|2010||Graceful Anna||Magic Millions 3YO Trophy||1400m||P. Robl||D. Pfeiffer||55||1.22.56|
|2009||Tempest Tost||Magic Millions 3YO Trophy||1400m||D. Gauci||G. White||54||1.23.13|
|2008||Heart of the Citi||Magic Millions 3YO Trophy||1400m||B. Pengelly||P. Duff||56.5||1.21.93|
|2007||Gold Edition||Magic Millions 3YO Trophy||1400m||D. Beadman||R. Maund||55||1.21.07|
|2006||Tereschenko||Magic Millions 3YO Trophy||1400m||C. Newitt||P. Moody||55.5||1.21.67|
|2005||Tippitaka||Magic Millions 3YO Trophy||1400m||C. Brown||T. McEvoy||55.5||1.21.75|
|2004||Jamieson Valley||Magic Millions 3YO Trophy||1400m||D. Beadman||J. Hawkes||55.5||1.21.33|
|2003||Biaggio||Magic Millions 3YO Trophy||1400m||S. Galloway||G. Waterhouse||55.5||1.21.58|
|2002||Ha Ha||Magic Millions 3YO Trophy||1400m||J. Cassidy||G. Waterhouse||55||1.20.38|
|2001||Paradiddle (NZ)||Magic Millions 3YO Trophy||1400m||B. Prebble||D. Lawson||55.5||1.21.88|