Magic Night Stakes

The Magic Night Stakes is a Group 3 race run at Rosehill Gardens offering a Golden Slipper ballot exemption to the winning two-year-old filly.

2018 Magic Night Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Sunlight
  • 2nd: #10 Cristobal
  • 3rd: #8 Sweet Ava



Held during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival in March, the Magic Night Stakes is a Group 3 sprint for two year old fillies. As a set weights race, the fillies are required to carry 55.5kg over the 1200m distance at Rosehill Racecourse. Worth $175,000 in prize money, the event is run on Coolmore Classic Day.

The meeting is headlined by the Group 1 $600,000 Coolmore Classic (1500m) for fillies and mares. Other support races held on the card include the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (1500m), the Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m) and the Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) which is the colts & gelding’s equivalent to the Magic Night Stakes.

The Magic Night Stakes winner is exempt from ballot for the Group 1 $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) that is held in one week’s time. It is a final chance for fillies to make the field for the world’s richest two-years-old race. The last Golden Slipper winner to back-up off a Magic Night Stakes run was Calaway Gal (2nd in 2002), but a number of Magic Night Stakes graduates have placed in the Golden Slipper in recent years. In 2017 the Magic Night Stakes winner Tulip went on to run third in the Golden Slipper trifecta.

The Magic Night Stakes 2018 ran on Saturday March 17, 2018 and was won by the odds-on favourite Sunlight on way to the Golden Slipper.

2018 Magic Night Stakes
Date: Saturday March 17, 2018
Track: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 2YO Fillies Set Weights 55.5kg
Status: Group 3
Prize money: $175,000

2018 Magic Night Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Sunlight
  • 2nd: #10 Cristobal
  • 3rd: #8 Sweet Ava

See below for the official Magic Night Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read more on the brilliant all-the-way win by the odds-on favourite Sunlight who made it five wins on the trot before backing-up as the top fancy in Saturday week’s Golden Slipper field.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 1 SUNLIGHT Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 8 55.5kg $1.35F
2 10 CRISTOBAL James Cummings Tye Angland 1.3L 1 55.5kg $14
3 8 SWEET AVA Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 1.8L 5 55.5kg $13
4 3 SECRET LADY Gary Portelli Tim Clark 3.7L 2 55.5kg $31
5 11 KARA’S HOPE Tim Martin Adam Hyeronimus 3.8L 11 55.5kg $91
6 7 LILITH Allan Denham Joshua Parr 3.9L 3 55.5kg $31
7 4 PERFECT PITCH Gary Portelli Glyn Schofield 4L 7 55.5kg $81
8 5 FUTOOH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 4.2L 12 55.5kg $41
9 6 INTO THE ABYSS John P Thompson Christian Reith 5.2L 9 55.5kg $21
10 13 LAILA DE VEGA John P Thompson Michael Dee 8.5L 4 55.5kg $101
11 2 SETSUNA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 11.4L 10 55.5kg $21
12 9 TERMINOLOGY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Corey Brown 13.9L 6 55.5kg $31
SB 12 ESTELLA MARIS John P Thompson Blake Shinn 0 55.5kg

2018 Magic Night Stakes Odds

The updated Magic Night Stakes 2018 betting odds on the Golden Slipper Stakes-bound fillies will be listed below with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au the week of the race.

2018 Magic Night Stakes Field

The Magic Night Stakes field features a host of smart young fillies eyeing a run in the following weekend’s Golden Slipper field.

The 2018 Magic Night Stakes field and barriers will be released by Racing NSW on Wednesday March 14, 2018 and published in full below.

The official Magic Night Stakes 2018 Final Field attracted 13 two-year-old fillies, all but two of which have previous race experience, with Sunlight the red hot favourite also holding top spot in early Golden Slipper Stakes betting after her four wins on the trot including the Silver Slipper Stakes at Rosehill on February 24.

Read more on the 2018 Magic Night Stakes Field & Odds Dominated by the Golden Slipper Favourite Sunlight.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 3×1111 SUNLIGHT Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 9 55.5kg
2 211×4 SETSUNA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 11 55.5kg
3 21257 SECRET LADY Gary Portelli Tim Clark 2 55.5kg
4 31×86 PERFECT PITCH Gary Portelli Glyn Schofield 8 55.5kg
5 417 FUTOOH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 13 55.5kg
6 153 INTO THE ABYSS John P Thompson Christian Reith 10 55.5kg
7 212 LILITH Allan Denham Joshua Parr 3 55.5kg
8 1×5 SWEET AVA Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 5 55.5kg
9 423 TERMINOLOGY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Corey Brown 6 55.5kg
10 1 CRISTOBAL James Cummings Tye Angland 1 55.5kg
11 8×5 KARA’S HOPE Tim Martin Adam Hyeronimus 12 55.5kg
12 ESTELLA MARIS John P Thompson Blake Shinn 7 55.5kg
13 LAILA DE VEGA John P Thompson Michael Dee 4 55.5kg

Magic Night Stakes History

First held in 1978, the Magic Night Stakes was won by Jubilee Walk under M. Johnston.

Notable recent Magic Night Stakes winners include Tulip (2017) who went on to run third next-up in the Golden Slipper Stakes, Speak Fondly (2015), Gold Edition (2006) and Victory Vein (2002).

The full Magic Night Stakes results going back to 2000 are listed in the table below.

Magic Night Stakes Winners

Year

Place

Horse

Time

2019
Magic Night Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Magic Night Stakes
1st Sunlight 1 minute 10.74 seconds
2nd Cristobal
3rd Sweet Ava
2017
Magic Night Stakes
1st Tulip 1 minute 12.01 seconds
2nd Alizee
3rd Memento
2016
Magic Night Stakes
1st Calliope 1 minute 9.78 seconds
2nd Omei Sword
3rd Twist Tops
2015
Magic Night Stakes
1st Speak Fondly 1 minute 11.8 seconds
2nd Perignon
3rd Italy
2014
Magic Night Stakes
1st Bring Me The Maid 1 minute 12.7 seconds
2nd Peggy Jean
3rd Sultry Feeling
2013
Magic Night Stakes
1st Scandiva 1 minute 11.2 seconds
2nd Shahad
3rd Major Conquest
2012
Magic Night Stakes
1st Ichihara 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Cavalry Rose
3rd Flying Schnitzel
2011
Magic Night Stakes
1st Altar 1 minute 11.8 seconds
2nd Pane In The Glass
3rd Aerobatics
2010
Magic Night Stakes
1st Willow Creek 1 minute 11.1 seconds
2nd More Strawberries
3rd Celts
2009
Magic Night Stakes
1st
Indian Ocean
1 minute 10.76 seconds
2nd Marquardt
3rd Shawnee Girl
2008
Magic Night Stakes
1st
Portillo
1 minute 11.91 seconds
2nd Sugar Babe
3rd Delta Girl
2007
Magic Night Stakes
1st
Downhill Racer
1 minute 10.75 seconds
2nd Camarilla
3rd Gamble Me
2006
Magic Night Stakes
1st
Gold Edition
1 minute 11.56 seconds
2nd Nediym’s Glow
3rd Catechuchu
2005
Magic Night Stakes
1st
Media
1 minute 9.38 seconds
2nd Carry On Cutie
3rd Blizzardly
2004
Magic Night Stakes
1st
Alizes
1 minute 9.46 seconds
2nd Tahni Girl
3rd Monsoon Wedding
2003
Magic Night Stakes
1st
Shamekha
1 minute 10.57 seconds
2nd Bella Corona
3rd Soak Up The Sun
2002
Magic Night Stakes
1st
Victory Vein
1 minute 9.96 seconds
2nd Calaway Gal
3rd Stratica
2001
Magic Night Stakes
1st
Hosannah
1 minute 10.28 seconds
2nd Hanky Panky
3rd Breezer
2000
Magic Night Stakes
1st
Preserve
1 minute 11.43 seconds
2nd Blab
3rd Ateates

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