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.

2021 Magic Night Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Arcaded
  • 2nd: #5 Jamaea
  • 2nd: #4 Robodira



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 Kiamichi (2019) who did the double, and a number of Magic Night Stakes graduates have also 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, as did Sunlight in 2018. Sunlight would also continue on to win three Group 1 races over the next 12 months with victories in the Coolmore Stud Stakes (2018), Newmarket Handicap (2019) and William Reid Stakes (2019).

The Magic Night Stakes 2021 ran on Saturday March 13, 2021 and saw James Cummings celebrate a third straight success in the race this time with the favourite Arcaded. 

2021 Magic Night Stakes
Date: Saturday March 13, 2021
Track: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 2YO Fillies Set Weights 55.5kg
Status: Group 3
Prize money: $175,000

2021 Magic Night Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Arcaded
  • *2nd: #5 Jamaea
  • *2nd: #4 Robodira

*Dead Heat for 2nd

Godolphin fillies have now won the past three editions of the Magic Night Stakes with the 2021 results headed by the James Cummings-trained favourite Arcaded ($2.90) who won by 1.5 lengths ahead of the co-runners up Jamaea and Robodira.

Click here to read more on the Golden Slipper lead-up win in the 2021 Magic Night Stakes results by Arcaded.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 ARCADED James Cummings James McDonald 5 55.5kg $2.90F
2 4 ROBODIRA John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 1.2L 3 55.5kg $3.40
2 5 JAMAEA Robert & Luke Price Tommy Berry 1.2L 4 55.5kg $4.80
4 6 LATIO BLEND (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden Andrew Adkins 1.4L 1 55.5kg $9.50
5 7 CENTRO STORICO Richard Litt Robbie Dolan 3.7L 2 55.5kg $7.50
6 8 DOOLA TEELA Gary Nickson Andrew Banks 3.9L 7 55.5kg $91
7 9 GIRL MANIA Jean Dubois Ms Rachel King 4.9L 6 55.5kg $18
SB 1 QUEEN OF WIZARDRY Annabel Neasham Tom Marquand 0 55.5kg
3 MALLORY Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Jason Collett 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Magic Night Stakes Odds

The updated Magic Night Stakes 2021 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.

Arcaded ($2.90 in 2021) was the last favourite in Magic Night Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

2021 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 2021 Magic Night Stakes field and barriers will be released by Racing NSW on Wednesday March 10, 2021 and published in full below.

The 2021 Magic Night Stakes field features nine potential Golden Slipper fillies including Arcaded racing for the first time since her Blue Diamond 11th James Cummings who is after his third consecutive win in the race.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 14 QUEEN OF WIZARDRY Annabel Neasham Tom Marquand 1 55.5kg
2 110 ARCADED James Cummings James McDonald 7 55.5kg
3 2×13 MALLORY Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Jason Collett 6 55.5kg
4 1×4 ROBODIRA John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 4 55.5kg
5 126 JAMAEA Robert & Luke Price Tommy Berry 5 55.5kg
6 1 LATINO BLEND (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden Andrew Adkins 2 55.5kg
7 46×5 CENTRO STORICO Richard Litt Robbie Dolan 3 55.5kg
8 848 DOOLA TEELA Gary Nickson Andrew Banks 9 55.5kg
9 4 GIRL MANIA Jean Dubois Ms Rachel King 8 55.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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 next-up Golden Slipper winner Kiamichi (2019), subsequent three-time Group 1 winning sprinter Sunlight (2018), 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).

Trainer James Cummings won three straight editions of the Magic Night Stakes from 2019-2021 headed by his subsequent Golden Slipper champion Kiamichi (2019).

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

Magic Night Stakes Winners

Year

Place

Horse

Time

2021
Magic Night Stakes
1st Arcaded 1 minute 10.29 seconds
2nd Jamaea
2nd Robodira
2020
Magic Night Stakes
1st Thermosphere 1 minute 13.62 seconds
2nd Time Is Precious
3rd Jemss
2019
Magic Night Stakes
1st Kiamichi  1 minute 13.24 seconds
2nd Crystal Falls
3rd Athiri
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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