Magic Millions 3YO Guineas

The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas is a $2 million race run at the Gold Coast in January on Magic Millions Race Day each summer.



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.

The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2020 ran at the Gold Coast on Saturday January 11, 2020 and after plenty of pre-race drama was easily won by the odds-on favourite Alligator Blood. 

*UPDATE: 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.

2020 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas
Date: Saturday January 11, 2020
Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: 3YO / Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Restricted Listed
Prize Money: $2,000,000

*2020 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Results

  • 1st: #2 Alligator Blood (Subsequently Disqualified) 
  • 2nd: #9 Eleven Eleven (Subsequently elevated to Winner)
  • 3rd: #5 Exhilarates

The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2020 results saw star Queenslander Alligator Blood overcome plenty of pre-race drama to easily account for his rivals in a brilliant two length victory as the odds-on favourite. After a four-hour travel delay getting to the Gold Coast for the $2 million feature, Alligator Blood also had to stay calm throughout a pre-race scratching. None of it phased the ultra-consistent gelding however who took his record up to eight wins from nine starts and his career prize money up over $2 million.

Read more on the outstanding 2020 Magic Millions Guineas win by Alligator Blood.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 2 ALLIGATOR BLOOD David Vandyke Ryan Maloney 7 57kg $1.80F
2 9 ELEVEN ELEVEN Gregory Hickman Keagan Latham 2L 15 56kg $31
3 5 EXHILARATES James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 3.3L 4 56kg $12
4 3 HIGHTAIL Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 3.8L 1 56.5kg $13
5 7 KING OF HASTINGS Anthony Freedman Damien Oliver 4.8L 3 56kg $21
6 12 SCOUT Toby & Trent Edmonds Tim Clark 5L 10 56kg $101
7 8 PROFIT Chris Anderson Glen Boss 5.1L 9 56kg $20
8 4 DIAMOND THUNDER Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 5.2L 14 56.5kg $19
9 15 IT’S KIND OF MAGIC Brent Stanley Brett Prebble 6.4L 2 54kg $10
10 1 DUBIOUS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace James McDonald 6.6L 6 58kg $21
11 14 OH FIVE GLORY Peter & Will Hulbert Larry Cassidy 7.6L 12 54kg $201
12 17e LET IT POUR Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 7.7L 11 54kg $71
13 13 THE EXECUTIONER Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Luke Currie 8.1L 8 56kg $201
14 16 HOWWONDERFULLIFEIS Tony Gollan Baylee Nothdurft (a) 13.1L 5 54kg $201
15 11 STAR SURPRISE Michael Moroney Damian Lane 17.4L 13 56kg $31
SB 10 LEVIATHAN Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 0 56kg
20e BADOOSH Matthew Dunn 0
21e BELLS APPROACHING Matthew Dunn 0
19e DESIGNATED Kristen Buchanan 0
6 SUPERIUM Joseph Pride Nash Rawiller 0
18e GALA MISS Kelly Schweida 0

2020 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Betting

Betting on the 2020 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 2020 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au below.

2020 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 2020 field of final acceptances is set for release in early January and will be published in full below.

The 2020 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Field & Barriers are now out with the odds-on favourite Alligator Blood looking to complete the Vo Rogue – Magic Millions Guineas double for the third straight season from barrier 11 (into 8).

Read more on the Alligator Blood-dominated Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2020 field now.

Update: The rails-drawn Superium (1) has been scratched from the 2020 Magic Millions Guineas field paving the way for the Bjorn Baker-trained first emergency Let It Pour to gain a start from out wide. With the other emergencies also officially withdrawn, the odds-on favourite Alligator Blood has come into the ideal barrier seven draw.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 23015×4266 DUBIOUS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace James McDonald 10 58kg
2 11x1112x11 ALLIGATOR BLOOD David Vandyke Ryan Maloney 11 57kg
3 x692x28x21 HIGHTAIL Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 5 56.5kg
4 4x1131x114 DIAMOND THUNDER Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 20 56.5kg
5 120x1127x5 EXHILARATES James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 8 56kg
6 11x4255x12 SUPERIUM Joseph Pride Nash Rawiller 1 56kg
7 121×2251 KING OF HASTINGS Anthony Freedman Damien Oliver 7 56kg
8 1121×2 PROFIT Chris Anderson Glen Boss 15 56kg
9 525111×323 ELEVEN ELEVEN Gregory Hickman Keagan Latham 21 56kg
10 12×231 LEVIATHAN Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 14 56kg
11 2116×1 STAR SURPRISE Michael Moroney Damian Lane 19 56kg
12 x452x11162 SCOUT Toby & Trent Edmonds Tim Clark 16 56kg
13 24×2289330 THE EXECUTIONER Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Luke Currie 12 56kg
14 3700×34268 OH FIVE GLORY Peter & Will Hulbert Larry Cassidy 18 54kg
15 2141 IT’S KIND OF MAGIC Brent Stanley Brett Prebble 6 54kg
16 22×114309 HOWWONDERFULLIFEIS Tony Gollan Baylee Nothdurft (a) 9 54kg
17e 3x2337x245 LET IT POUR Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 17 54kg
18e 1480×14 GALA MISS Kelly Schweida TBA 13 54kg
19e 0x2472x138 DESIGNATED Kristen Buchanan TBA 3 56kg
20e x59x222x16 BADOOSH Matthew Dunn TBA 4 56kg
21e 6x98x313 BELLS APPROACHING Matthew Dunn TBA 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).

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.

Year Horse Race Name Distance Jockey Trainer Weight Time
2020 Alligator Blood (Subsequently Disqualified)

Eleven Eleven (New champion)

Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 1400m Ryan Maloney David Vandyke 57kg 1:20.98
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

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