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The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas is a $3 million race run at the Gold Coast in January on Magic Millions Race Day each summer.
2024 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
Magic Millions 3YO Guineas News
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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 $3 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) and the Magic Millions Guineas for three-year-olds.*
*In 2023 the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas ran on Thursday January 19 after being postponed following the weather-related abandoned Gold Coast meeting the Saturday prior.
Offering a lucrative $3 million in prize money as of 2024, 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.
Fashion Legend (2023) was the last Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winner to have won the previous month’s Vo Rogue Plate at his last start.
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 late November or early December in Melbourne. 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.
For the first time in 2024 the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winner will be guaranteed a start in Melbourne’s $4 million The All-Star Mile race held in 2024 on March 16 at Caulfield Racecourse.
The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2024 runs on Saturday January 13, 2024 offering an unprecedented $3 million in prize money with the winner guaranteed a run in Melbourne’s 2024 All-Star Mile at Caulfield on March 16.
|2024 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas|
|Date:||Saturday January 13, 2024|
|Track:||Gold Coast Racecourse|
|Race Type:||3YO / Set Weights + Penalties|
2024 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
2024 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Betting
Betting on the 2024 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 2024 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.
King Of Sparta ($4 in 2022) is the last favourite in Magic Millions 3YO Guineas betting to salute for the punters.
There was a notable upset in 2023 with Fashion Legend winning at Magic Millions 3YO Guineas odds of $21.
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2024 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Tips
Stay tuned for our insider Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2024 Tips on the $3 million summer feature this January.
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2024 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Field
The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas field has a capacity of 18 starters plus five emergencies and is restricted to three-year-olds out of the Magic Millions sales.
The official Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2024 field of final acceptances is set for release in early January and will be published in full below.
2024 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Nominations
Early nominations on the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas in 2024 close the December prior to the race and traditionally attract over 300 entries.
The 2024 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas nominations closed on Friday, December 1, 2023 and attracted 230 early entries including Chris Waller’s $1 million Callander-Presnell winner Chrysaor and the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Empire Of Japan.
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.
The Gold Coast’s million Magic Millions Day – including the 2023 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas – was abandoned after the opening two races due to ongoing rainfall, deteriorating track conditions and unsafe jockey conditions and rescheduled for the following Thursday.
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.
|2023||Fashion Legend||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||Joshua Parr||Richard & Will Freedman||57kg||1:23.02|
|2022||King Of Sparta||Magic Millions 3YO Guineas||1400m||Nash Rawiller||Peter & Paul Snowden||56kg||1:20.75|
|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|