Magic Millions Country Cup

The Gold Coast Magic Millions Country Cup is one of the lucrative restricted Magic Millions Races run during the January carnival in Queensland each summer.

2019 Magic Millions Country Cup Results

  • 1st: #12 Mr Markou
  • 2nd: #13 Reckless Choice
  • 3rd: #3 Stanley Park



The 2019 Magic Millions Country Cup is one of the feature races run at the Gold Coast Racecourse in Queensland each January on the $10 million Magic Millions Gold Coast Race Day.

The meeting is headlined by the Restricted Listed races on the card including the Magic Millions 2YO Classic and the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas – both worth $2 million in prize money. One of the two support races offering $250,000 in prize money is the Magic Millions Gold Coast Country Cup.

Run under quality handicap conditions the race is a 1200m sprint for Magic Millions graduates only. There are other special conditions around this race with horses that have won a race at a Metropolitan status meeting in Australia within the preceding two years ineligible to compete in the Magic Millions Country Cup field. Horses must also have started in a minimum of five Provincial or Country level races in the 12 months leading up to the nomination deadline.

The Gold Coast Magic Millions Country Cup 2019 ran on Saturday January 12, 2019.

2019 Magic Millions Country Cup
Date: Saturday January 12, 2019
Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Quality Handicap (Low: 54kg – High: 61kg)
Status: Restricted – Special Conditions
Prize Money: $250,000

2018 Magic Millions Country Cup Results

    • 1st: #12 Mr Markou
    • 2nd: #13 Reckless Choice
    • 3rd: #3 Stanley Park
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight
1 12 MR MARKOU Ben Currie Daniel Griffin 13 54kg
2 13 RECKLESS CHOICE Steven O’Dea Tim Clark 0.1L 3 54kg
3 3 STANLEY PARK Toby Edmonds Michael Walker 0.85L 5 57.5kg
4 4 WONDER BOOM Paul Butterworth Larry Cassidy 1.05L 11 57kg
5 15 ALL IMPORTANT Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 1.25L 6 54kg
6 11 MISS TOORAK FLYER Jason Warren Kerrin McEvoy 1.35L 14 54kg
7 2 I AM THE GENERAL Michael Nolan Tommy Berry 1.85L 2 58.5kg
8 6 TRUST ME Brett Partelle Hugh Bowman 2.05L 9 56.5kg
9 8 SO INVINCIBLE Stuart Kendrick Luke Tarrant 2.55L 1 55kg
10 7 COOL SEQUENCE Steven O’Dea Boris Thornton 3.05L 10 55.5kg
11 5 HYDRAZINE Stephen Lee Dale Smith 4.8L 4 56.5kg
12 16 SPLITZ Tony Gollan Robbie Fradd 5L 7 54kg
13 1 AVONACO Kevin J Miller Ben Melham 6L 15 59kg
14 9 TAPESTRY VISION David Reynolds Micheal Hellyer 6.2L 16 55kg
15 10 BERAHT Stuart Kendrick Matthew McGillivray 7.2L 8 54.5kg
16 14 HE’S A MORAL David Reynolds Mark Du Plessis 17.95L 12 54kg

2019 Magic Millions Country Cup Odds & Betting

The latest Magic Millions Country Cup 2019 betting odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as markets on the January feature are out.

2019 Magic Millions Country Cup Field

The Gold Coast Magic Millions Country Cup 2019 field has a capacity of 16 starters plus five emergencies and is due for release on January 9, 2018.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x012290x87 AVONACO Kevin J Miller Ben Melham 19 59kg 81.5
2 x500229x45 I AM THE GENERAL Michael Nolan Tommy Berry 3 58.5kg 80
3 7x11x11221 STANLEY PARK Toby Edmonds Michael Walker 6 57.5kg 78
4 73028×2191 WONDER BOOM Paul Butterworth Larry Cassidy 14 57kg 77
5 80×7475163 HYDRAZINE Stephen Lee Dale Smith 5 56.5kg 76
6 4537111×26 TRUST ME Brett Partelle Hugh Bowman 12 56.5kg 76
7 124223×822 COOL SEQUENCE Steven O’Dea Boris Thornton 13 55.5kg 74
8 21873×6217 SO INVINCIBLE Stuart Kendrick Luke Tarrant 1 55kg 73
9 x855061120 TAPESTRY VISION David Reynolds Corey Brown 20 55kg 73
10 32231116×4 BERAHT Stuart Kendrick Matthew McGillivray 10 54.5kg 72.5
11 1671381×12 MISS TOORAK FLYER Jason Warren Kerrin McEvoy 18 54kg 75
12 225×766315 MR MARKOU Ben Currie Daniel Griffin 17 54kg 71.5
13 223331311x RECKLESS CHOICE Steven O’Dea Tim Clark 4 54kg 71.5
14 5240355857 HE’S A MORAL David Reynolds Mark Du Plessis 15 54kg 71
15 324×113353 ALL IMPORTANT Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 7 54kg 70
16 0333333131 SPLITZ Tony Gollan Robbie Fradd 8 54kg 70
17e 3x83152x14 CYMBALISM Chris Meagher 16 54kg 69
18e 5×19121 CALZINI Bevan Laming Jason Taylor 21 54kg 68
19e 6x64517x63 NOT SURPRISING Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 9 54kg 68
20e 9×90318231 COASTAL BOY Darryl Hansen 11 54kg 66
21e 244284×143 REAL CUTE Garry Smith 2 54kg 65

2019 Magic Millions Country Cup Nominations

The official Magic Millions Country Cup 2019 nominations close on January 3, 2018 with late entries open until January 8, and will be published below soon after.

Magic Millions Country Cup History

The Magic Millions Country Cup is the youngest of the current Magic Millions Gold Coast races running at the mid-January meeting. It was first run under the current conditions in 2016 with the Joe Cleary-trained War Jet the inaugural winner.

Magic Millions Country Cup Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Magic Millions Country Cup
1st Mr Markou 1 minute 08.82 seconds
2nd Reckless Choice
3rd Stanley Park
2018
Magic Millions Country Cup
1st Zafina 1 minute 9.40 seconds
2nd Suggan Buggan
3rd He’s A Moral
2017
Magic Millions Country Cup
1st Irish Constabulary 1 minute 9.36 seconds
2nd Lomazzo
3rd Upstart
2016
Magic Millions Country Cup
1st War Jet 1 minute 8.91 seconds 
2nd Three Sheets
3rd Star Wars

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