Magic Millions 2YO Classic

The $2M Magic Millions 2YO Classic is a lucrative Restricted Listed race run at the Gold Coast Racecourse in January as part of the Magic Millions Racing Carnival.

2022 Magic Millions Classic Results

  • 1st: #9 Coolangatta
  • 2nd: #11 Russian Conquest
  • 3rd: #15 Snitcat



The Magic Millions 2YO Classic is the highlight event of the illustrious Gold Coast Magic Millions Racing Carnival that takes place at the Gold Coast Racecourse annually in January.

The race is held on the highly anticipated Gold Coast Magic Millions Race Day and is open only to horses previously purchased at the Magic Millions yearling sales. The meeting became the country’s first offering $10 million in prize money in 2016 and continues to grow in prestige and stakes.

As well as the Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic the meeting features eight other events including the $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m).

The Magic Millions Classic is also worth $2 million in prize money and is contested over 1200m by two-year-old Magic Millions graduates.

Horses in the Gold Coast’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic field may have had a lead-up run the month before in Sydney’s Wyong Magic Millions Classic (1100m). Another good lead-up into the $2 million feature is the Group 3 B.J. McLachlan Stakes (1200m) in Brisbane a fortnight earlier.

Coolangatta (2021 – 2022) is the last two-year-old to complete the BJ McLachlan Stakes – Magic Millions 2YO Classic double.

The best out of the Magic Millions Classic go on to have successful autumn campaigns including a possible run in the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens. Capitalist (2016) was the last horse to win the Magic Millions 2YO Classic – Golden Slipper double as a juvenile.

The 2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic ran on Saturday January 15, 2022 at the Gold Coast Racecourse and was won by the undefeated odds-on favourite Coolangatta ($1.95F). 

2022 Gold Coast Magic Millions Classic
Date: Saturday January 15, 2022
Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: 2YO – Set Weights
Status: Restricted Race
Prizemoney: $1.94 million
Inaugurated: 1987

2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Results

  • 1st: #9 Coolangatta ($1.95F)
  • 2nd: #11 Russian Conquest
  • 3rd: #15 Snitcat

Dual Group 3 winning Written Tycoon filly Coolangatta ($1.95F) took it to the next level to remain undefeated after a brilliant victory over Russian Conquest ($6) for Ciaron Maher & David Eustace in the 2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic results.

Click here to read more on the Golden Slipper-bound Magic Millions 2YO Classic 2022 winner Coolangatta. 

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 9 COOLANGATTA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace James McDonald 10 55kg $1.95F
2 11 RUSSIAN CONQUEST Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 0.2L 3 55kg $6
3 15 SNITCAT Gary Portelli Jason Collett 2.45L 1 55kg $26
4 14 PERFECT MISSION Michael Costa Andrew Mallyon 2.65L 11 55kg $26
5 2 MISHANI WARFARE Les Ross James Orman 4.15L 6 57kg $101
6 10 SOARING AMBITION Annabel Neasham Tommy Berry 5.4L 15 55kg $16
7 5 GOLDEN ARTIE Bryan & Daniel Guy Ben Thompson 5.8L 13 57kg $41
7 13 SNEAKY STARTER Mick Mair Ms Tiffani Brooker 5.8L 8 55kg $201
9 3 STUPENDO Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 6.3L 14 57kg $26
10 8 HEROIC SON Peter & Will Hulbert Adin Thompson (a) 6.4L 7 57kg $101
11 7 THELWELL Sharryn Livingstone Justin Stanley 7.15L 4 57kg $61
12 12 MISS HELLFIRE Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 7.35L 9 55kg $7
13 4 MISHANI SPARTAN Les Ross Jackson Morris 7.45L 2 57kg $21
14 6 MISHANI PERSUASION Les Ross Ms Rachel King 8.95L 16 57kg $201
15 16 BRIGHT BLUE SKY Jamie Richards Brett Prebble 14.2L 12 55kg $26
16 1 CUSACK Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Craig Newitt 15.7L 5 57kg $41
20e WILD BOTANICA Kacy Fogden 0
21e RUSSIAN WARRIOR Allan Chau 0
19e REVOLUTIONARY MISS Peter & Paul Snowden 0
17e SWISS EXILE Annabel Neasham Hugh Bowman 0
18e SPANISH ANGELS Les Ross 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Betting

Betting on the 2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic at the Gold Coast is open months in advance of the lucrative Restricted Listed sprint feature at all-in pricing at online bookmakers around the country. Magic Millions 2YO Classic odds firm as the likely line-up is confirmed closer to race day.

The latest 2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au for you to lock in your Magic Millions Classic betting tips at the right price will be found below as soon as available.

Coolangatta ($1.95 in 2022) is the last favourite in Magic Millions 2YO Classic betting to win when becoming the fifth filly in six years to beat home the boys heading an all-filly first four.

2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Field

The Gold Coast’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic field attracts the best two-year-old Magic Millions graduates and is released by Racing Queensland on the Monday before the famous $10,000,000 Magic Millions Race Day. The field capacity is 16 starters plus five emergencies.

The official 2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Final Field will be confirmed below following acceptances. 

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic field features a capacity line-up of two-year-olds led by the undefeated dual Group 3 winning filly Coolangatta.

The 2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Barrier Draw took place on Tuesday morning and saw the favourite Coolangatta draw barrier 13, which could become 10 at best with emergencies out.

Click here to read more on the key runners in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic 2022 field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1 CUSACK Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Craig Newitt 6 57kg
2 23116 MISHANI WARFARE Les Ross James Orman 7 57kg
3 12 STUPENDO Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 19 57kg
4 11 MISHANI SPARTAN Les Ross Jackson Morris 3 57kg
5 2×41 GOLDEN ARTIE Bryan & Daniel Guy Ben Thompson 17 57kg
6 51239 MISHANI PERSUASION Les Ross Ms Rachel King 21 57kg
7 3×421 THELWELL Sharryn Livingstone Justin Stanley 5 57kg
8 1235 HEROIC SON Peter & Will Hulbert Adin Thompson (a) 9 57kg
9 1×1 COOLANGATTA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace James McDonald 13 55kg
10 12 SOARING AMBITION Annabel Neasham Tommy Berry 20 55kg
11 11 RUSSIAN CONQUEST Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 4 55kg
12 21 MISS HELLFIRE Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 11 55kg
13 1419 SNEAKY STARTER Mick Mair Ms Tiffani Brooker 10 55kg
14 2212 PERFECT MISSION Michael Costa Andrew Mallyon 14 55kg
15 8352 SNITCAT Gary Portelli Jason Collett 2 55kg
16 14 BRIGHT BLUE SKY Jamie Richards Brett Prebble 16 55kg
17e 336 SWISS EXILE Annabel Neasham Hugh Bowman 1 57kg
18e 332L53 SPANISH ANGELS Les Ross 18 55kg
19e 2 REVOLUTIONARY MISS Peter & Paul Snowden 8 55kg
20e 7×21 WILD BOTANICA Kacy Fogden 15 55kg
21e 415 RUSSIAN WARRIOR Allan Chau 12 55kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Nominations & Entries

The early Magic Millions 2YO Classic nominations close in October the year before the race takes place during the summer.

This is followed by the Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic First Acceptances in early December, just over a month before Magic Millions Day. Late Magic Millions 2YO Classic entries are also taken on the same day as first declarations.

The 2022 Magic Millions Classic nominations attracted a bumper 343 early entries including Gimcrack Stakes winning filly Coolangatta for the Maher/Eustace stable.

Click here to view the full list of Magic Millions 2YO Classic 2022 nominations.

Magic Millions Classic History

The Magic Millions Classic was first run in 1987 when the Sally Rogers-trained Snippets claimed victory. From 1988 through until 1991, two races were run every year, one solely for fillies. Then in 1992 there was again two Magic Millions Classic races run, one over the standard 1200m and the other over 1400m. It was in this year that Clan O’Sullivan set the time record for the race of 1:08.46, the champion horse winning both runnings of the event for 1992. A similar thing happened the following year in 1991 when star filly Bold Promise claimed victory in both the fillies and the open Magic Millions Classic races.

A host of star two-year-olds have won the Magic Millions 2YO Classic at the Gold Coast over the years including subsequent Golden Slipper champion Capitalist (2016).

The fillies have a dominant record over the colts and geldings in recent Magic Millions Classic history including wins by Houtzen (2017), Sunlight (2018), Exhilarates (2019), Away Game (2020) and that year’s odds-on favourite Coolangatta (2022).

Magic Millions 2YO Classic Winners

Year Winner Second Third Time
2022 Coolangatta Russian Conquest Snitcat 1:09.04
2021 Shaquero Alpine Edge She’s All Class 1:10.39
2020 Away Game Stellar Pauline Conceited 1:09.59
2019 Exhilarates Dubious Hightail 1:08.95
2018 Sunlight Fullazaboot Outback Barbie 1:09.17
2017 Houtzen Chauffeur Madeenaty 1:09.49
2016 Capitalist Nikitas Candika 1:09.2
2015 Le Chef Pepperano Single Gaze 1:10.8
2014 Unencumbered Oakleigh Girl Ruby Soho 1:09.6
2013 Real Surreal Sweet Idea Missy Longstocking 1:09.98
2012 Driefontein No Looking Back Alezan Thunder 1:09.49
2011 Karuta Queen Combat Kitty Schiffer 1:11.0
2010 Military Rose Ambers Waltz Demanding Miss 1:10.2
2009 Phelan Ready Paprika Motown Lady 1:10.0
2008 Augusta Proud She’s Meaner High Rollin Woman 1:09.4
2007 Mimi Lebrock Husson Lightning Royal Asscher 1:09.9
2006 Mirror Mirror Churchill Downs Reigart 1:09.8
2005 Bradburys Luck Emit Time Snitzel 1:09.4
2004 Dance Hero Not A Single Doubt Marie Madeleine 1:08.7
2003 Regimental Gal Danbird How Funny 1:09.8
2002 Lovely Jubly Chuckle Cool Trent 1:09.5
2001 Excellerator Miss Bussell Magic Albert 1:09.7
2000 Assertive Lad Belle Du Jour Rapid Man 1:09.3
1999 Testa Rossa Sally Magic Shalt Not 1:09.5
1998 Catnipped Spend Phorous 1:09.0
1997 General Nediym Special Dane My Halo Broke 1:09.03
1996 Winger Charger Our Banker La Snippette 1:10.1
1995 Zephyrz Gold Ace Pottinger 1:09.3
1994 Brave Warrior St. Covet Discreet Lady 1:10.2
1993 Our Fiction Flying Tycoon Tiba Tiba 1:09.5
1992 Clan O’Sullivan Guards Time Snippets Girl 1:28.1
1992 Clan O’Sullivan Zodiac Miss Quick Snip 1:08.46
1991 Bold Promise Sedgewyn Chortle 1:09.5
1991 Bold Promise Musical Chairs Dangerous Seam 1:09.5
1990 St. Jude Trustful Quick Score 1:10.61
1990 Dancers Joy Mahaasin Rhythmic Charm 1:10.0
1989 Sunblazer Scomasc Red Rancher 1:10.4
1989 Malibu Magic Tristanagh Proudly 1:10.1
1988 Molokai Prince Prince Regent Good Time Dancer 1:11.2
1988 Sea Cabin Regal Devotion Mean Eyes 1:14.2
1987 Snippets Prince Anton Mother Duck 1:09.9

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