Magic Millions Cup

The Magic Millions Cup is a $1 million race run at the Gold Coast on Magic Millions Race Day in January each summer and is restricted to Magic Millions graduates.

2018 Magic Millions Cup Results

  • 1st: #11 Care To Think
  • 2nd: #6 Arbeitsam
  • 3rd: #15 Snippets Land



The 2018 Magic Millions Cup is a $1 million race held at Queensland’s Gold Coast Racecourse in January on the iconic $10 million Magic Millions Race Day.

The jewel of the Magic Millions Racing Carnival, the meeting is host to nine Restricted races open only to Magic Millions graduates including the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) and the $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m). Another highlight on the Gold Coast race card at the summer race day is the Restricted Listed Magic Millions Cup run under quality handicap conditions over 1400m.

Horses may come into the Magic Millions Gold Coast Cup field via an earlier summer lead-up in Queensland including the Group 3 George Moore Stakes (1200m) and the Listed Lough Neagh Stakes (1350m) at Doomben in December. Sydney’s Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) at Randwick is also a good Magic Millions Cup lead-up and in 2015 Strawberry Boy ran third in the former and runner-up in the latter.

The riches of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival often calls graduates of the Magic Millions Cup with races like the Group 2 QTC Cup (1300m) and the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) Farm nice upcoming targets later in the year.

The Gold Coast Magic Millions Cup 2018 ran on Saturday January 13, 2018 and was won in impressive style by race favourite Care To Think.

2018 Magic Millions Cup
Date: Saturday January 13, 2018
Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: Qlty Hcp
Status: Restricted Listed
Prize Money: $1,000,000

2018 Magic Millions Cup Results

  • 1st: #11 Care To Think
  • 2nd: #6 Arbeitsam
  • 3rd: #5 Snippets Land

Check out the official Gold Coast Magic Millions Cup 2018 Results & Finishing Order below, following the link to read more on the impressive win by the Matthew Dunn-trained favourite Care To Think ($3.10) who overcame the outside barrier (16 of 16) to post his fifth win on the trot ahead of a likely 2018 Stradbroke Handicap assault in the winter. In second was the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Arbeitsam ($14), while Team Snowden’s roughie hope Snippets Land ($31) ran a distant third.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 11 CARE TO THINK Matthew Dunn Jeff Lloyd 16 54kg $3.10F
2 6 ARBEITSAM Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 1.25L 1 54kg $14
3 5 SNIPPETS LAND Peter & Paul Snowden Regan Bayliss 3.75L 3 54kg $31
4 2 MOST IMPORTANT Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 4.5L 14 56.5kg $12
5 16 MILWAUKEE Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 4.6L 5 54kg $21
6 1 LUCKY HUSSLER Darren Weir Blake Shinn 5.1L 15 61kg $11
7 14 CRAFTY COP Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 5.3L 2 54kg $26
8 8 OZI CHOICE Darren Weir Ben Thompson (a) 6.3L 12 54kg $9
9 3 CRACK ME UP (NZ) Liam Birchley Damian Browne 6.5L 4 56kg $10
10 17e STRIKE FORCE Michael Moroney Jamie Kah 7L 9 54kg $101
11 12 I THOUGHT SO David Pfieffer Michael Walker 8L 13 54kg $10
12 9 OAK DOOR Robert Smerdon Luke Currie 8.3L 8 54kg $11
13 15 POWERLINE Kris Lees Christian Reith 8.5L 10 54kg $61
14 7 INVINZABEEL Chris Waller Jason Collett 8.7L 11 54kg $20
15 19e STEAMIN’ Matthew Dunn Robbie Fradd 9.1L 6 54kg $101
16 10 SNOOPY Chris Munce Corey Brown 9.6L 7 54kg $31
13 NIKITAS Darren Weir 0
18e SOHO RUBY Levi Kavanagh Stephen Baster 0
4 ECKSTEIN Kurt Goldman 0

2018 Magic Millions Cup Odds

The latest Magic Millions Cup odds 2018 will be listed below as soon as available along with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au to lock in your Magic Millions Cup betting tips at the right price.

2018 Magic Millions Cup Field

The Magic Millions Cup field features a quality list of Magic Millions qualified gallopers chasing the big money in the January clash and is restricted to 16 runners plus five emergencies.

The official Gold Coast Magic Millions Cup 2018 field and barriers are released on Wednesday January 10, 2018 and will be published in full below.

The 2018 Magic Millions Cup Final Field features a host of class middle-distance sprinters including Crack Me Up coming off a lead-up Group 2 Villiers Stakes win in Sydney and the Matthew Dunn-trained Care To Think after win number five on the trot but with the widest alley (19 into 16) to overcome.

Read more on the Gold Coast Magic Millions Cup 2018 Field & Betting Favourites.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 705×600105 LUCKY HUSSLER Darren Weir Blake Shinn 18 61kg 114
2 15x00x6412 MOST IMPORTANT Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 17 56.5kg 105
3 40211×2141 CRACK ME UP (NZ) Liam Birchley Damian Browne 5 56kg 104
4 x410x97620 ECKSTEIN Kurt Goldman 12 54kg 101
5 x650296x58 SNIPPETS LAND Peter & Paul Snowden Regan Bayliss 4 54kg 99
6 x2712111x4 ARBEITSAM Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 1 54kg 98
7 1807×98110 INVINZABEEL Chris Waller Jason Collett 13 54kg 97
8 5344252111 OZI CHOICE Darren Weir Ben Thompson (a) 14 54kg 95
9 19x40x10x2 OAK DOOR Robert Smerdon Luke Currie 9 54kg 94
10 1120x20x38 SNOOPY Chris Munce Corey Brown 8 54kg 94
11 x262211x11 CARE TO THINK Matthew Dunn Jeff Lloyd 19 54kg 93
12 653×422327 I THOUGHT SO David Pfieffer Michael Walker 16 54kg 90
13 22516×3714 NIKITAS Darren Weir 15 54kg 84
14 21209×3262 CRAFTY COP Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 2 54kg 83
15 326459×338 POWERLINE Kris Lees Christian Reith 11 54kg 82
16 1158×41362 MILWAUKEE Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 6 54kg 81
17e x410x35393 STRIKE FORCE Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 10 54kg 80
18e 224107×351 SOHO RUBY Levi Kavanagh Stephen Baster 3 54kg 76
19e 6541531×26 STEAMIN’ Matthew Dunn TBA 7 54kg 75

2018 Magic Millions Cup Nominations

The 2018 Gold Coast Magic Millions Cup nominations close on January 3, 2018 with late entries open until January 8, 2018. The full list of entries will be published below as soon as released.

The official Magic Millions Cup 2018 Nominations feature 32 hopefuls including Liam Birchely’s last start Villiers Stakes winner Crack Me Up, last year’s runner-up Perfect Dare coming off a lead-up win over 1200m at the track and Tony Gollan’s highly-rated Most Important.

View the 2018 Magic Millions Cup Early Entries.

Magic Millions Cup History

The Magic Millions Gold Coast Cup is one of Queensland and the Magic Millions Race Day’s youngest races, first run in 2003 when the Clarrie Conners-trained Cosmic Rays won.

Locally-trained Queensland runners have a strong record in the Magic Millions Cup results including wins by the Tony Gollan-trained Spirit Of Boom (2012). Sydney’s best Chris Waller prepared back-to-back Magic Millions Cup winners at the Gold Coast with Triple Elegance (2013) and Velrosso (2014). The event was run over a shorter 1200m distance in 2003.

The Magic Millions Cup prize money was boosted to $1 million for the first time in 2016 and the race day is now Australia’s first $10 million meeting.

Recent Magic Millions Cup Winners

See below for a full list of Magic Millions Cup winners and results going back to the race’s first running in 2003.

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Magic Millions Cup
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Magic Millions Cup
1st Care To Think 1 minute 20.72 seconds
2nd Arbeitsam
3rd Snippets Land
2017
Magic Millions Cup
1st Testashadow 1 minute 21.70 seconds
2nd Perfect Dare
3rd Snippets Land
2016
Magic Millions Cup
1st Lucky Hussler 1 minute 20.43 seconds
2nd Strawberry Boy
3rd Baligari
2015
Magic Millions Cup
1st Spurtonic 1 minute 22.72 seconds
2nd Strawberry Boy
3rd The Bowler
2014
Magic Millions Cup
1st Velrosso 1 minute 20.93 seconds
2nd Phelan Ready
3rd Club Command
2013
Magic Millions Cup
1st Triple Elegance 1 minute 21.45 seconds
2nd Gundy Son
3rd Stratford
2012
Magic Millions Cup
1st Spirit Of Boom  1 minute 22 seconds
2nd Startsmeup
3rd Latin News
2011
Magic Millions Cup
1st Bold Glance 1 minute 23.23 seconds
2nd Zero Rock
3rd Captain Sonador
2010
Magic Millions Cup
1st Walking Or Dancing 1 minute 21.72 seconds
2nd Zero Rock
3rd Mr Unforgettable
2009
Magic Millions Cup
1st Masai Pride 1 minute 21.62 seconds
2nd Black Piranha
3rd Voice Commander
2008
Magic Millions Cup
1st Theseo 1 minute 22.6 seconds
2nd Upilio
3rd Five Ways
2007
Magic Millions Cup
1st Warrior Trader 1 minute 21.61 seconds
2nd Masai Pride
3rd Master Denis
2006
Magic Millions Cup
1st Plans 1 minute 21.97 seconds
2nd Warrior Trader
3rd Deuxieme
2005
Magic Millions Cup
1st Inspire 1 minute 21.57 seconds
2nd Gallieni
3rd Mitanni
2004
Magic Millions Cup
1st Amex 1 minute 21.29 seconds
2nd Milkshake
3rd Queen Amidala
2003
Magic Millions Cup
1st Cosmic Rays 1 minute 8.79 seconds
2nd Miner’s Union
3rd Killachi

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