Magic Millions Country Cup

The Gold Coast Magic Millions Country Cup is one of the lucrative restricted Magic Millions Races run during the January carnival in Queensland each summer.

2024 Magic Millions Country Cup Results

  • 1st: #16 Zoumeteor
  • 2nd: #9 Velvet Haze
  • 3rd: #15 Party Spirit



The Magic Millions Country Cup is one of the feature races run at the Gold Coast Racecourse in Queensland each January taking place as part of the bumper $13.5 million Magic Millions Gold Coast Race Day.

Traditionally held on the same day as the Magic Millions 2YO Classic and the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas – both worth $3 million in prize money – from 2020 to 2022 the Magic Millions Country Cup ran the week prior and offered $250,000 in prize money.

The 2023 edition of the Magic Millions Country Cup moved back to the Magic Millions Race Day at the Gold Coast and prize money was boosted to $500,000.

Run under quality handicap conditions the race is a 1200m sprint for Magic Millions graduates only.

There are other special conditions around this race with horses that have won a race at a Metropolitan status meeting in Australia within the preceding two years ineligible to compete in the Magic Millions Country Cup field.

Horses must also have started in a minimum of five Provincial or Country level races in the 12 months leading up to the nomination deadline.

The Gold Coast Magic Millions Country Cup 2024 ran on Saturday January 13, 2024 and was won in an upset by the Stuart Kendrick-trained Zoumeteor ($10). 

2024 Magic Millions Country Cup
Date: Saturday January 13, 2024
Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Quality Handicap (Low: 54kg – High: 61kg)
Status: Restricted – Special Conditions
Prize Money: $500,000

2024 Magic Millions Country Cup Results

  • 1st: 316 Zoumeteor ($10)
  • 2nd: #9 Velvet Haze
  • 3rd: #15 Party Spirit
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 16 ZOUMETEOR Stuart Kendrick Ms Angela Jones 16 52.5kg $10
2 9 VELVET HAZE Kris Lees Andrew Mallyon 0.5L 10 54kg $9
3 15 PARTY SPIRIT Robert Heathcote Damien Thornton 1.3L 5 52.5kg $4.80F
4 13 ZHUANG SHI Stuart Kendrick Tyler Schiller 1.5L 15 53kg $6.50
5 1 CONSTANT FLIGHT Lindsay Gough Dylan Gibbons (a) 2L 13 60kg $41
6 11 BROCKY Liam Birchley Robbie Dolan 3.3L 7 53kg $7.50
7 6 HODGSON Felicia Bergstrand Ben Thompson 3.4L 2 54kg $7.50
8 12 UNDER THE LIMIT Tom Button Adrian Layt 3.6L 12 53kg $18
9 3 CIRCULARITY Lindsay Hatch James Orman 4.4L 8 57kg $21
10 5 HARD LANDING Pat Duff Taylor Marshall 4.5L 14 54kg $201
11 7 MEDIA EMPIRE Jason Morgan Jason Taylor 5L 1 54kg $31
12 17e MOST DAZZLING Indiana Turner Jake Bayliss 5.2L 6 54kg $51
13 2 BRAD Tim Cook Ryan Maloney 5.7L 3 57.5kg $26
14 10 LETMELETGO Jared Wehlow Craig Williams 6.2L 9 53.5kg $11
15 8 SKIDDAW Mark Sues Mark Du Plessis 9.7L 11 54kg $151
16 4 ROLLINWITHTHEFLOW Ryan Tyrell Michael Cahill 10.2L 4 55.5kg $21
20e KING GUTHO Joe Cleary 0
21e CLOVER’S PRINCE Toby & Trent Edmonds Ms Cejay Graham (a) 0
19e TIMELY BEL Ridge Wilson 0
14 JAMAICAN RUMBA Toby & Trent Edmonds Ms Jamie Kah 0
18e DARE TO SHARE Pat Duff 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2024 Magic Millions Country Cup Betting Odds

The latest Magic Millions Country Cup 2024 betting odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as markets on the January feature are out.

Sir Rocket ($1.45 in 2022) and Ezekeil ($3.40 in 2023) are the last favourites in Magic Millions Country Cup betting to win.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2024 MAGIC MILLIONS COUNTRY CUP ODDS (Final Field)

2024 Magic Millions Country Cup Form Guide

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2024 Magic Millions Country Cup Field

The Gold Coast Magic Millions Country Cup 2024 field has a capacity of 16 starters plus five emergencies and is set for release the Wednesday ahead of the race.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 42023319×8 CONSTANT FLIGHT Lindsay Gough Dylan Gibbons (a) 18 60kg 86
2 002262311x BRAD Tim Cook Ryan Maloney 5 57.5kg 81
3 x4711451x5 CIRCULARITY Lindsay Hatch James Orman 13 57kg 80
4 81510×4514 ROLLINWITHTHEFLOW Ryan Tyrell Michael Cahill 6 55.5kg 77
5 307065×989 HARD LANDING Pat Duff Taylor Marshall 19 54kg 72
6 x6558913x3 HODGSON Felicia Bergstrand Ben Thompson 4 54kg 74
7 2296321622 MEDIA EMPIRE Jason Morgan Jason Taylor 1 54kg 70
8 x5009x7x76 SKIDDAW Mark Sues Mark Du Plessis 16 54kg 70
9 178×731311 VELVET HAZE Kris Lees Andrew Mallyon 15 54kg 73
10 4310411221 LETMELETGO Jared Wehlow Craig Williams 14 53.5kg 73
11 347123323x BROCKY Liam Birchley Robbie Dolan 11 53kg 72
12 1x441223x1 UNDER THE LIMIT Tom Button Adrian Layt 17 53kg 68
13 298x371x12 ZHUANG SHI Stuart Kendrick Tyler Schiller 20 53kg 71
14 3x61110x72 JAMAICAN RUMBA Toby & Trent Edmonds Ms Jamie Kah 7 52.5kg 71.5
15 2343x2x111 PARTY SPIRIT Robert Heathcote Damien Thornton 9 52.5kg 75
16 35417×1731 ZOUMETEOR Stuart Kendrick Ms Angela Jones 21 52.5kg 71
17e x68146x317 MOST DAZZLING Indiana Turner Jake Bayliss (late alt) 10 54kg 69
18e 1267459988 DARE TO SHARE Pat Duff 2 54kg 69
19e 531195×132 TIMELY BEL Ridge Wilson 8 54kg 67
20e 8340x75x44 KING GUTHO Joe Cleary 12 54kg 67
21e 62x21233x4 CLOVER’S PRINCE Toby & Trent Edmonds Ms Cejay Graham (a) 3 52kg 66

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2024 Magic Millions Country Cup Nominations

Early Magic Millions Country Cup nominations for 2024 close the week of the race and will be updated below once announced.

Magic Millions Country Cup History

The Magic Millions Country Cup is currently run on the $13.5 million Magic Millions Race Day in mid-January.

From 2020 to 2022 it was moved to its own feature meeting at the Gold Coast a week earlier. It was first run under the current conditions in 2016 with the Joe Cleary-trained War Jet the inaugural winner.

Magic Millions Country Cup Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2024
Magic Millions Country Cup
1st Zoumeteor 1 minute 8.33 seconds
2nd Velvet Haze
3rd Party Spirit
2023
Magic Millions Country Cup
1st Ezekeil 1 minute 10.38 seconds
2nd Situation Room
3rd King Gutho
2022
Magic Millions Country Cup
1st Sir Rocket 1 minute 11.99 seconds
2nd Star Of O’Reilly
3rd Vinasta
2021
Magic Millions Country Cup
1st Animate 1 minute 10.11 seconds
2nd Katy’s Daughter
3rd Penasquito
2020
Magic Millions Country Cup
1st Clockwise 1 minute 9.06 seconds
2nd Secret Spirit
3rd Excelebrazione
2019
Magic Millions Country Cup
1st Mr Markou 1 minute 08.82 seconds
2nd Reckless Choice
3rd Stanley Park
2018
Magic Millions Country Cup
1st Zafina 1 minute 9.40 seconds
2nd Suggan Buggan
3rd He’s A Moral
2017
Magic Millions Country Cup
1st Irish Constabulary 1 minute 9.36 seconds
2nd Lomazzo
3rd Upstart
2016
Magic Millions Country Cup
1st War Jet 1 minute 8.91 seconds 
2nd Three Sheets
3rd Star Wars

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