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The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas is a $2 million race run at the Gold Coast in January on Magic Millions Race Day each summer.
2021 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Results
- 1st: #8 Aim
- 2nd: #5 Amish Boy
- 3rd: #3 Away Game
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The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas is one of the major races held during the coveted Gold Coast Magic Millions Racing Carnival each January at Queensland’s Gold Coast Racecourse.
The Magic Millions Race Day features nine Restricted events open only to Magic Millions Sales graduates with the line-up headlined by the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) and the Magic Millions Guineas for three-year-olds.
Offering a lucrative $2 million in prize money plus trophies worth $5,000 the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas holds Restricted Listed status and is contested at set weights plus penalties over 1400m.
The Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas field features a host of top gallopers coming off an earlier summer run in lead-up races like the Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate (1300m) run at the Gold Coast on Boxing Day each December. Both Boomsara (2019) and Pierata (2018) came off a lead-up win in the following year’s Vo Rogue Plate before their respective Magic Millions 3YO Guineas victories. For a third straight season, the 2020 Magic Millions Guineas winner Alligator Blood also came off a lead-up win in the Vo Rogue Plate.
Alternatively the three-year-olds in the race could be first-up after their spring campaigns that could have seen them run in races like the Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m) in November. The Wyong Magic Millions 3YO & 4YO Stakes (1200m) in December is another traditional lead-up to the lucrative race in Queensland the following month.
After the Magic Millions Guineas at the Gold Coast many horses go on to contest autumn races including the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington in Melbourne in early March.
Alligator Blood won the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas – Australian Guineas double, however was later disqualified from his win in the former stripped of his 2020 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas win due to a positive test to a banned substance.
The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2021 ran at the Gold Coast on Saturday January 16, 2021 and was won in an upset by 30/1 shot Aim.
|2021 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas|
|Date:||Saturday January 16, 2021|
|Track:||Gold Coast Racecourse|
|Race Type:||3YO / Set Weights + Penalties|
2021 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Results
- 1st: #8 Aim
- 2nd: #5 Amish Boy
- 3rd: #3 Away Game
After the short-priced favourite Isotope lost her rider Ryan Maloney on the straight, it was an upset 2021 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas result was the recently gelded Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Aim ($31) relished a firmer track to beat home fellow roughie Amish Boy ($31) by one and three-quarter lengths. The also Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Away Game ($4.60), winner of the Magic Millions 2YO Classic last summer, finished third as the beaten favourite looking a little unsuited to the 1400m.
|1||8||AIM||Peter & Paul Snowden||James McDonald||15||56kg||$31|
|2||5||AMISH BOY||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Hugh Bowman||1.75L||14||56kg||$31|
|3||3||AWAY GAME||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Glen Boss||2.5L||2||56kg||$4.60F|
|4||1||APACHE CHASE||Desleigh Forster||Taylor Marshall||3.75L||1||57kg||$17|
|5||15||GOTTA KISS||Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted||Ms Stephanie Thornton||4.5L||8||54kg||$13|
|6||9||SAFEWORK||Scott Morrisey||Mark Du Plessis||4.6L||9||56kg||$201|
|7||18e||STAROSA||Tony Gollan||Brenton Avdulla||4.7L||10||54kg||$61|
|8||2||OUR PLAYBOY||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Michael Dee||5L||11||57kg||$101|
|9||12||FORBIDDEN LOVE||Richard & Michael Freedman||Jim Byrne||6.25L||3||54.5kg||$6.50|
|10||4||YES BABY YES||Leon & Troy Corstens||Craig Williams||7.5L||13||56kg||$61|
|11||17e||REDOUTE’S IMAGE||Kris Lees||Andrew Mallyon||7.6L||12||54kg||$41|
|12||6||SHOOTING FOR GOLD||Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted||Ben Thompson||9.1L||16||56kg||$31|
|13||10||MAGIC CONQUEROR||Kelly Schweida||Larry Cassidy||10.85L||7||56kg||$201|
|14||7||KAVAK||Chris Munce||Nash Rawiller||13.1L||5||56kg||$151|
|15||11||MISHANI FRAUDSTER||Les Ross||Michael Cahill||19.6L||4||56kg||$201|
|LR||13||ISOTOPE||Tony Gollan||Ryan Maloney||6||54.5kg||$2.15|
|20e||ELLSBERG||Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou||Nash Rawiller||0|
|21e||OSCAR ZULU||Chris Waller||0|
|16||LADY BANFF||Matthew Dunn||Brenton Avdulla||0|
|14||SMART ’N’ SEXY (NZ)||Toby & Trent Edmonds||Robbie Fradd||0|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2021 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Betting
Betting on the 2021 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas at Queensland’s Gold Coast Racecourse is open weeks out from the event and Magic Millions odds firm closer to the January race day.
Check out the latest all-in 2021 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au below.
Alligator Blood saluted for the punters as the odds-on favourite in the 2020 edition of the race before being subsequently disqualified.
2021 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Field
The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas field has a capacity of 16 starters plus five emergencies and is restricted to three-year-olds out of the Magic Millions sales.
The official Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2021 field of final acceptances is set for release in early January and will be published in full below.
Isotope leads a capacity 2021 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas field at the Gold Coast this weekend, the flying Tony Gollan-trained filly coming off back-to-back Doomben stakes wins from December.
- Scratchings: #14 Smart ‘N’ Sexy (19); #16 Lady Banff (21)
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Probable Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||44x11x531||APACHE CHASE||Desleigh Forster||Taylor Marshall||1||57kg|
|2||611x10x600||OUR PLAYBOY||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Michael Dee||13||57kg|
|3||41114215×2||AWAY GAME||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Glen Boss||3||56kg|
|4||81454621×0||YES BABY YES||Leon & Troy Corstens||Craig Williams||16||56kg|
|5||5413x226x8||AMISH BOY||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Hugh Bowman||17||56kg|
|6||2121×118||SHOOTING FOR GOLD||Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted||Ben Thompson||20||56kg|
|7||445×113739||KAVAK||Chris Munce||Nash Rawiller||6||56kg|
|8||3458x647x6||AIM||Peter & Paul Snowden||James McDonald||18||56kg|
|9||x52412x280||SAFEWORK||Scott Morrisey||Mark Du Plessis||10||56kg|
|10||4×31412168||MAGIC CONQUEROR||Kelly Schweida||Larry Cassidy||8||56kg|
|11||515369×050||MISHANI FRAUDSTER||Les Ross||Michael Cahill||5||56kg|
|12||163×133131||FORBIDDEN LOVE||Richard & Michael Freedman||Jim Byrne||4||54.5kg|
|13||1120×211||ISOTOPE||Tony Gollan||Ryan Maloney||7||54.5kg|
|14||220x51x41||SMART ’N’ SEXY (NZ)||Toby & Trent Edmonds||Robbie Fradd||19||54.5kg|
|15||0x3132x422||GOTTA KISS||Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted||Ms Stephanie Thornton||9||54kg|
|16||20x179x609||LADY BANFF||Matthew Dunn||Brenton Avdulla||21||54kg|
|17e||3x1247x353||REDOUTE’S IMAGE||Kris Lees||14||54kg|
|20e||12313||ELLSBERG||Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou||Nash Rawiller||12||56kg|
|21e||1745×13||OSCAR ZULU||Chris Waller||2||56kg|
Gold Coast Magic Millions Guineas History
The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas at the Gold Coast was first run in 2001 and won by Paradiddle. The race was formerly known as the Magic Millions Trophy before being renamed in 2011. The first Queensland-trained Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winner was in 2007 when Gold Edition finally scored a victory for the home state.
Other notable Gold Coast Magic Millions Guineas winners over the years include Ha Ha (2002), Graceful Anna (2010), Sweet Idea (2014), Mahuta (2016) and Alligator Blood (2020*).
*Alligator Blood was subsequently stripped of his 2020 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas win with the horse disqualified due to a positive test to a banned substance. Original runner-up Eleven Eleven was subsequently declared as the official Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winner for 2020 the following July.
Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Winners
See below for a full list of Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winners going back to 2001 including winning jockeys, trainers and times.
|2021||Aim||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||James McDonald||Peter & Paul Snowden||56kg||1:22.43|
|2020||Alligator Blood (Subsequently Disqualified)
Eleven Eleven (New champion)
|Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m|
|2019||Boomsara||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||Tim Clark||Chris Munce||57kg||1:21.13|
|2018||Pierata||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||C. Brown||G. Hickman||57kg||1:21.02|
|2017||Flying Jess||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||T. Angland||J. Moloney||55kg||1:21.23|
|2016||Mahuta||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||B. Rawiller||D. Weir||58||1:21.57|
|2015||Deiheros||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||R. McMahon||L. Kennewell||57||1.23.15|
|2014||Sweet Idea||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||J. McDonald||G. Waterhouse||56||1.20.78|
|2013||Saluter||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||D. Browne||J. McLachlan||57||1.21.85|
|2012||Punch On||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||P. Hammersley||P. Balzen||56||1.22.26|
|2011||Torio’s Quest||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||H. Bowman||B. Partelle||56||1.22.93|
|2010||Graceful Anna||Magic Millions 3YO Trophy||1400m||P. Robl||D. Pfeiffer||55||1.22.56|
|2009||Tempest Tost||Magic Millions 3YO Trophy||1400m||D. Gauci||G. White||54||1.23.13|
|2008||Heart of the Citi||Magic Millions 3YO Trophy||1400m||B. Pengelly||P. Duff||56.5||1.21.93|
|2007||Gold Edition||Magic Millions 3YO Trophy||1400m||D. Beadman||R. Maund||55||1.21.07|
|2006||Tereschenko||Magic Millions 3YO Trophy||1400m||C. Newitt||P. Moody||55.5||1.21.67|
|2005||Tippitaka||Magic Millions 3YO Trophy||1400m||C. Brown||T. McEvoy||55.5||1.21.75|
|2004||Jamieson Valley||Magic Millions 3YO Trophy||1400m||D. Beadman||J. Hawkes||55.5||1.21.33|
|2003||Biaggio||Magic Millions 3YO Trophy||1400m||S. Galloway||G. Waterhouse||55.5||1.21.58|
|2002||Ha Ha||Magic Millions 3YO Trophy||1400m||J. Cassidy||G. Waterhouse||55||1.20.38|
|2001||Paradiddle (NZ)||Magic Millions 3YO Trophy||1400m||B. Prebble||D. Lawson||55.5||1.21.88|