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.

2022 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Results

  • 1st: #3 King Of Sparta
  • 2nd: #11 Me Me Lagarde
  • 3rd: #18 Socialist



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 2022 ran at the Gold Coast on Saturday January 15, 2021 and was won by the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained favourite King Of Sparta ($4F). 

2022 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas
Date: Saturday January 15, 2021
Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: 3YO / Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Restricted Listed
Prize Money: $1,920,000

2022 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Results

  • 1st: #3 King Of Sparta ($4F)
  • 2nd: #11 Me Me Lagarde
  • 3rd: #18 Socialist

Peter & Paul Snowden celebrated back-to-back wins in the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2022 results thanks to a tidy victory by the well-backed late favourite King Of Sparta ($4F) who narrowly denied the fast-finishing filly Me Me Lagarde who did so well from the outside gate.

Click here to read more on the 2022 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas win by King Of Sparta.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 3 KING OF SPARTA Peter & Paul Snowden Nash Rawiller 10 56kg $4F
2 11 ME ME LAGARDE Toby & Trent Edmonds Robbie Fradd 1.25L 18 54.5kg $7.50
3 18 SOCIALIST Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jason Collett 2.75L 1 54kg $26
4 5 FAR TOO EASY David McColm Craig Williams 2.85L 12 56kg $26
5 17 DOVETAIL DIVA John Symons & Sheila Laxon Ms Stephanie Thornton 3.15L 13 54kg $101
6 13 SHIHONKA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 3.25L 8 54kg $26
7 6 STARMAN Chris Waller James McDonald 3.75L 6 56kg $7
8 12 GLORIOUS RUBY Bryan Dais Andrew Mallyon 3.95L 3 54kg (cd 54.5kg) $151
9 2 JAMAEA Robert & Luke Price Tommy Berry 4.05L 7 56kg $4.40
10 8 I AM LETHAL John O’Shea Hugh Bowman 4.15L 17 56kg $9.50
11 4 RELEASE THE BEANS Robert Heathcote Brett Prebble 4.65L 11 56kg $51
12 10 MISS HIPSTAR Kelly Schweida Larry Cassidy 4.75L 4 54.5kg $101
13 1 BEND THE KNEE John O’Shea Kerrin McEvoy 4.95L 16 56.5kg $51
14 9 RHAPSODY ROSE Chris Munce Ben Thompson 5.35L 9 54.5kg $41
15 19e SNITZONFIRE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ryan Maloney 6.1L 2 56kg $31
16 7 CONSTRUCT Peter & Paul Snowden Jim Byrne 6.2L 5 56kg $61
17 16 RUBY KISSES Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Brock Ryan 6.5L 14 54kg $151
18 14 INDISCREETLY Danny Bougoure Ms Georgina Cartwright 10L 15 54kg $21
22e SUTTO’S GAL Kevin Kemp 0
23e OUR HOT FRIEND Les Ross 0
21e MISHANI SCANDAL Les Ross 0
15 MISHANI ENCHANTED Les Ross 0
20e ALERT AND READY Kevin Kemp 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Betting

Betting on the 2022 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 2022 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.

2022 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 2022 field of final acceptances is set for release in early January and will be published in full below.

A capacity line-up of three-year-olds face off in the 2022 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas field this weekend at the Gold Coast with an open market led by the likes of dual Group 2 winning Headwater filly Jamaea and the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained King Of Sparta coming off a narrow third in December’s Gosford Guineas.

The 2022 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Barrier Draw took place on Tuesday morning with Jamaea drawn well in gate eight first-up.

Click here to read more on the key horses in the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2022 field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 3×1215 BEND THE KNEE John O’Shea Kerrin McEvoy 20 56.5kg 77
2 12621x418x JAMAEA Robert & Luke Price Tommy Berry 8 56kg 95
3 4x161243x3 KING OF SPARTA Peter & Paul Snowden Nash Rawiller 13 56kg 85
4 1x3111x35 RELEASE THE BEANS Robert Heathcote Brett Prebble 14 56kg 76
5 114×112 FAR TOO EASY David McColm Craig Williams 15 56kg 77
6 154×141 STARMAN Chris Waller James McDonald 7 56kg 77
7 8x35130x25 CONSTRUCT Peter & Paul Snowden Jim Byrne 6 56kg 71
8 4×21411 I AM LETHAL John O’Shea Hugh Bowman 21 56kg 76
9 x316x44119 RHAPSODY ROSE Chris Munce Ben Thompson 12 54.5kg 84
10 x1801x8353 MISS HIPSTAR Kelly Schweida Larry Cassidy 4 54.5kg 79
11 14×11 ME ME LAGARDE Toby & Trent Edmonds Robbie Fradd 23 54.5kg 82
12 x235212778 GLORIOUS RUBY Bryan Dais Andrew Mallyon 3 54kg 54.5kg 75
13 23×10112 SHIHONKA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 9 54kg 79
14 111 INDISCREETLY Danny Bougoure Ms Georgina Cartwright 18 54kg 76
15 144219x62x MISHANI ENCHANTED Les Ross 22 54kg 69
16 7x310165x7 RUBY KISSES Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 17 54kg 69
17 1x485x4214 DOVETAIL DIVA John Symons & Sheila Laxon 16 54kg 71
18 8x52157x12 SOCIALIST Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jason Collett 1 54kg 74
19e 111433 SNITZONFIRE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ryan Maloney 2 56kg 72
20e 3x78216x91 ALERT AND READY Kevin Kemp 10 54kg 65
21e 80x83x4746 MISHANI SCANDAL Les Ross 19 56kg 58
22e 4×87157106 SUTTO’S GAL Kevin Kemp 5 54kg 64
23e 25×3863323 OUR HOT FRIEND Les Ross 11 56kg 59

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Nominations

Early nominations on the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas in 2022 close the October prior to the race and traditionally attract over 300 entries.

The 2022 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas nominations drew a bumper 284 early entries including dual Group 2 winning Headwater filly Jamaea and King Of Sparta for last year’s winning trainers Peter & Paul Snowden.

Click here to view the full list of Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2022 nominations.

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.

Year Horse Race Name Distance Jockey Trainer Weight Time
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 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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