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.

2020 Magic Millions Country Cup Results

  • 1st: #12 Clockwise
  • 2nd: #10 Secret Spirit
  • 3rd: #6 Excelebrazione



The Magic Millions Country Cup is one of the feature races run at the Gold Coast Racecourse in Queensland each January having been moved from the major $10 million Magic Millions Gold Coast Race Day to it’s own meeting at the Gold Coast track a week earlier.

Previously held on the same day as the Magic Millions 2YO Classic and the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas – both worth $2 million in prize money, from 2020 the Magic Millions Country Cup runs the week prior and offers $250,000 in prize money. It is the equal richest race on the program along with the $250,000 The Wave (1800m) for three and four-year-olds that took place for the first time in 2020 as a potential lead-up to the $1 million Magic Millions Trophy (2400m) seven days later.

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 2020 ran on Saturday January 4, 2020 and was won in an upset by Smart Missile mare Clockwise. 

2020 Magic Millions Country Cup
Date: Saturday January 4, 2020
Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Quality Handicap (Low: 54kg – High: 61kg)
Status: Restricted – Special Conditions
Prize Money: $250,000

2020 Magic Millions Country Cup Results

    • 1st: #12 Clockwise
    • 2nd: #10 Secret Spirit
    • 3rd: #6 Excelebrazione

Tony Webb’s Toowoomba-trained Smart Missile mare improved on a lead-up second at Eagle Farm to take out her Gold Coast debut in the 2020 Magic Millions Cup results, the $11 pop boasting a length on the line over Secret Spirit ($6) ahead of the $31 roughie chance Excelebrazione who ran third ahead of the beaten favourite The Pines.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 12 CLOCKWISE Tony Webb Nathan Evans 1 54kg $11
2 10 SECRET SPIRIT David Vandyke Jake Bayliss 1L 3 55kg $6
3 6 EXCELEBRAZIONE Peter & Will Hulbert Adin Thompson (a) 1.2L 12 55.5kg $31
4 5 THE PINES Toby & Trent Edmonds Ryan Maloney 1.4L 8 56kg $2.25F
5 15 RAMTASTIC Kelly Schweida Mark Du Plessis 1.7L 15 54kg $16
6 3 SPACE TIME Janel Ryan Chris Whiteley 2.7L 6 57kg $31
7 1 POLAR BLAST Janel Ryan Robert Thompson 2.9L 10 59kg $18
8 7 THREE SHEETS Jeremy Sylvester Larry Cassidy 3L 4 55.5kg $41
9 4 COLPO DI TAMBURO Leo Roche Micheal Hellyer 5.5L 14 56kg $31
10 13 VICTORY TOAST Beau Gorman Miss Zoe White (a) 5.6L 13 54kg $201
10 9 HE’S A MORAL David Reynolds Ms Leeanne McCoy 5.6L 11 55kg $151
12 11 LE DRAMA Darryl Hansen Luke Tarrant 6.1L 9 54.5kg $41
13 14 IBINI Brett Cavanough Glen Boss 7.35L 5 54kg $21
14 8 CONCA DEL SOGNO Tim Cook Les Tilley 7.45L 16 55kg $101
15 16 WILDWOOD JADE Jason Warren Robbie Fradd 7.65L 7 54kg $21
16 2 ELIXIR Les Kelly Brad Stewart 9.15L 2 58.5kg $8.50
19e BOOM BOY Tony Gollan Baylee Nothdurft (a) 0
20e SAN PIERRE Angela Plumb 0
17e WEBOUGHTAZOU David Vandyke 0
18e CAVELLTON Adrian Coome 0

2020 Magic Millions Country Cup Odds & Betting

The latest Magic Millions Country Cup 2020 betting odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as markets on the January feature are out.

2020 Magic Millions Country Cup Field

The Gold Coast Magic Millions Country Cup 2020 field has a capacity of 16 starters plus five emergencies and is set for release the Wednesday ahead of the race.

Magic Millions Country Cup History

The Magic Millions Country Cup was previously run on the $10 million Magic Millions Race Day in mid-January before being moved to its own feature meeting at the Gold Coast a week earlier for the first time in 2020. 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
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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