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.

2021 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Results

  • 1st: #8 Aim
  • 2nd: #5 Amish Boy
  • 3rd: #3 Away Game



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
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: 3YO / Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Restricted Listed
Prize Money: $2,000,000

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.

Click here to read more on the shock 2021 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas win by Aim.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
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
19e BOOMNOVA Chris Munce 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.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2021 MAGIC MILLIONS 3YO GUINEAS ODDS (final Field)

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
18e 61140×3146 STAROSA Tony Gollan 11 54kg
19e 3×3111 BOOMNOVA Chris Munce 15 54kg
20e 12313 ELLSBERG Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Nash Rawiller 12 56kg
21e 1745×13 OSCAR ZULU Chris Waller 2 56kg
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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
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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