Magic Millions Cup

The Magic Millions Cup is a $1 million race run at the Gold Coast on Magic Millions Race Day in January each summer and is restricted to Magic Millions graduates.

2022 Magic Millions Cup Results

  • 1st: #4 Eleven Eleven
  • 2nd: #17 Holyfield
  • 3rd: #2 Apache Chase



The Magic Millions Cup is a $1 million race held at Queensland’s Gold Coast Racecourse in January on the iconic $10 million Magic Millions Race Day.

The jewel of the Magic Millions Racing Carnival, the meeting is host to nine Restricted races open only to Magic Millions graduates including the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) and the $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m). Another highlight on the Gold Coast race card at the summer race day is the Restricted Listed Magic Millions Cup run under quality handicap conditions over 1400m.

Horses may come into the Magic Millions Gold Coast Cup field via an earlier summer lead-up in Queensland including the Group 3 George Moore Stakes (1200m) and the Listed Lough Neagh Stakes (1350m) at Doomben in December. Sydney’s Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) at Randwick is also a good Magic Millions Cup lead-up and in 2015 Strawberry Boy ran third in the former and runner-up in the latter.

The riches of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival often calls graduates of the Magic Millions Cup with races like the Group 2 QTC Cup (1300m) and the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm make nice upcoming targets later in the year.

The Gold Coast Magic Millions Cup 2022 ran on Saturday January 15, 2022 and saw Eleven Eleven ($8.50) successfully defend his title in a photo-finish.

2022 Magic Millions Cup
Date: Saturday January 15, 2022
Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: Qlty Hcp
Status: Restricted Listed
Prize Money: $960,000

2022 Magic Millions Cup Results

  • 1st: #4 Eleven Eleven ($8.50)
  • 2nd: #17 Holyfield
  • 3rd: #2 Apache Chase

The Gregory Hickman-trained Eleven Eleven ($8.50) made it three straight Magic Millions Day victories, the 2020 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winner successfully defending his title in the Magic Millions Cup 2022 results in the bob of the head over Holyfield.

Click here to read more on the 2022 Magic Millions Cup win by the race’s first dual champion Eleven Eleven.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 4 ELEVEN ELEVEN Gregory Hickman Hugh Bowman 4 58kg $8.50
2 17 HOLYFIELD Annabel Neasham Tim Clark 0.1L 2 54kg $19
3 2 APACHE CHASE Desleigh Forster Jim Byrne 0.2L 16 59kg $9
4 9 FROSTY ROCKS Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 0.3L 13 54.5kg $31
5 13 ANIMATE Kris Lees Andrew Mallyon 1.55L 5 54kg (cd 54.5kg) $51
6 19e SIR ROCKET Michael Costa Jason Collett 2.05L 1 54kg $9.50
7 3 BEAU ROSSA Will Clarken Todd Pannell 2.25L 14 58.5kg $10
8 14 AXE Michael Costa Boris Thornton 2.55L 6 54kg $51
9 11 OSCAR ZULU Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 2.85L 15 54kg $19
10 5 BALLISTIC BOY Chris Anderson Brad Stewart 3.05L 7 57kg $31
11 12 SAMBRO Chris Waller Craig Williams 3.25L 11 54kg $19
12 8 AIM Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 3.45L 17 54.5kg $21
13 7 NUDGE Chris Waller James McDonald 3.75L 10 56kg $6.50EF
14 6 HARD EMPIRE Toby & Trent Edmonds Ryan Maloney 3.95L 8 56.5kg $15
15 16 POETIC CHARMER Peter & Paul Snowden Ben Thompson 4.15L 9 54kg $51
16 1 KEMENTARI James Cummings Nash Rawiller 4.65L 3 61kg $6.50EF
17 15 PROFIT Chris Anderson Brett Prebble 4.85L 18 54kg (cd 54.5kg) $61
18 10 EDISON Bjorn Baker Craig Newitt 10.35L 12 54kg $71
22e THUNDER MANIA John Symons & Sheila Laxon 0
23e BOYLES Scott Henley 0
21e THE RITZ Michael Costa Robbie Fradd 0
18 BLONDEAU Chris Waller Jason Collett 0
20e MR MONEY BAGS Damien Batters Ms Stephanie Thornton 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Magic Millions Cup Betting Odds

The latest Magic Millions Cup odds 2022 will be listed below as soon as available along with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au to lock in your Magic Millions Cup betting tips at the right price.

Vega One ($3.30 in 2020) was the last favourite in Magic Millions Cup betting to salute for the punters.

2022 Magic Millions Cup Field

The Magic Millions Cup field features a quality list of Magic Millions qualified gallopers chasing the big money in the January clash and is restricted to 16 runners plus five emergencies.

The official Gold Coast Magic Millions Cup 2022 field and barriers are released on Wednesday January 12, 2022 and will be published in full below.

The 2022 Magic Millions Cup field features a capacity line-up of summer runners with the Godolphin-raced Kementari – last seen winning The Buffering in the wet at Doomben – carrying the 61kg top-weight.

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

  • Scratched: #18 Blondeau (17)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 6602×14741 KEMENTARI James Cummings Nash Rawiller 4 61kg 111
2 1210×11413 APACHE CHASE Desleigh Forster Jim Byrne 21 59kg 107
3 210x1227x4 BEAU ROSSA Will Clarken Todd Pannell 16 58.5kg 106
4 1x6756x418 ELEVEN ELEVEN Gregory Hickman Hugh Bowman 5 58kg 105
5 21158x11x8 BALLISTIC BOY Chris Anderson Brad Stewart 9 57kg 103
6 33x1414x46 HARD EMPIRE Toby & Trent Edmonds Ryan Maloney 10 56.5kg 102
7 2112×30623 NUDGE Chris Waller James McDonald 12 56kg 105
8 1x967x10x0 AIM Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 22 54.5kg 98
9 243x1176x9 FROSTY ROCKS Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 15 54.5kg 98
10 x221140x77 EDISON Bjorn Baker Craig Newitt 14 54kg 94
11 x5111630x1 OSCAR ZULU Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 19 54kg 94
12 6805x673x2 SAMBRO Chris Waller Craig Williams 13 54kg 92
13 28×2614341 ANIMATE Kris Lees Andrew Mallyon 6 54kg 54.5kg 90
14 1121322×59 AXE Michael Costa Boris Thornton 8 54kg 90
15 80x17033x3 PROFIT Chris Anderson Brett Prebble 23 54kg 54.5kg 90
16 5x03930x36 POETIC CHARMER Peter & Paul Snowden Ben Thompson 11 54kg 89.5
17 x05206x831 HOLYFIELD Annabel Neasham Tim Clark 3 54kg 88
18 33413243×8 BLONDEAU Chris Waller Jason Collett 17 54kg 86
19e x18x114121 SIR ROCKET Michael Costa 1 54kg 85
20e 01x573000x MR MONEY BAGS Damien Batters Ms Stephanie Thornton 20 54kg 83
21e 12x3x11x01 THE RITZ Michael Costa Robbie Fradd 7 54kg 78
22e x3606x6403 THUNDER MANIA John Symons & Sheila Laxon 2 54kg 71
23e 346910×540 BOYLES Scott Henley 18 54kg 70

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Magic Millions Cup Nominations

The Magic Millions Cup 2022 nominations drew 42 early entries led in all-in betting by The Gateway winner Apache Chase and Godolphin’s last-start The Buffering champ Kementari.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 5880417245 ABOVE AND BEYOND G 6 Gary Portelli 78
2 1x967x10x0 AIM G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 98
3 28×2614341 ANIMATE G 5 Kris Lees 90
4 1210×11413 APACHE CHASE G 4 Desleigh Forster 107
5 1121322×59 AXE G 5 Michael Costa
6 x6753380x5 BADOOSH G 5 Matthew Dunn
7 21158x11x8 BALLISTIC BOY G 5 Chris Anderson 103
8 210x1227x4 BEAU ROSSA G 4 Will Clarken 106
9 427x43x158 BELTARIA G 4 John Symons & Sheila Laxon 62
10 33413243×8 BLONDEAU G 4 Chris Waller 86
11 346910×540 BOYLES G 6 Scott Henley 71
12 618x15x212 BROOKSPIRE M 4 Chris Waller
13 6x7407x676 CHAPTER AND VERSE G 7 Desleigh Forster 91
14 x32749x471 CONSTANT FLIGHT G 7 David Vandyke 87.5
15 11224×7051 DR WHY NOT G 5 Lindsay Gough 85
16 x221140x77 EDISON G 5 Bjorn Baker
17 1x6756x418 ELEVEN ELEVEN G 5 Gregory Hickman
18 243x1176x9 FROSTY ROCKS G 5 Bjorn Baker
19 33x1414x46 HARD EMPIRE G 8 Toby & Trent Edmonds 102
20 22x22211x5 HEAD LEGISLATOR G 4 Matthew Dunn
21 x05206x831 HOLYFIELD G 4 Annabel Neasham
22 9x13150x24 INCREDULOUS DREAM M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
23 9067603446 IRISH SONGS G 6 Kurt Goldman
24 6602×14741 KEMENTARI G 7 James Cummings
25 1116x638x2 KIKU M 4 Chris Waller
26 x0301117x5 KRONE M 6 Tony Gollan 110
27 11×1 LIMITED REALITY G 3 Cameron Crockett
28 374035×337 MISHANI BULLITT G 7 Troy Pascoe 77.5
29 01x573000x MR MONEY BAGS G 7 Damien Batters
30 2112×30623 NUDGE M 5 Chris Waller 105
31 x5111630x1 OSCAR ZULU G 4 Chris Waller
32 3x3173x601 PETRONIUS G 5 Gary Moore
33 35x03930x3 POETIC CHARMER G 7 Peter & Paul Snowden
34 80x17033x3 PROFIT G 5 Chris Anderson 90
35 119×543005 RELOADED G 5 Chris Waller 99
36 6805x673x2 SAMBRO G 7 Chris Waller 92
37 3x18x11412 SIR ROCKET G 5 Michael Costa 80
38 34 SUGAR POP (NZ) F 3 Caroline Jennings
39 112x3x11x0 THE RITZ G 4 Michael Costa 72
40 6x3606x640 THUNDER MANIA G 4 John Symons & Sheila Laxon 71
41 9×47403756 TRUST ME G 8 Brett Partelle
42 2321334×21 TYCOONIST G 4 Chris Waller

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Magic Millions Cup History

The Magic Millions Gold Coast Cup is one of Queensland and the Magic Millions Race Day’s youngest races, first run in 2003 when the Clarry Conners-trained Cosmic Rays won.

Locally-trained Queensland runners have a strong record in the Magic Millions Cup results including wins by the Tony Gollan-trained Spirit Of Boom (2012). Sydney’s best Chris Waller prepared back-to-back Magic Millions Cup winners at the Gold Coast with Triple Elegance (2013) and Velrosso (2014). The event was run over a shorter 1200m distance in 2003.

The Magic Millions Cup prize money was boosted to $1 million for the first time in 2016 and the race day is now Australia’s first $10 million meeting.

In 2022 Eleven Eleven made history as the first two-time Magic Millions Cup champion.

Recent Magic Millions Cup Winners

See below for a full list of Magic Millions Cup winners and results going back to the race’s first running in 2003.

Year Place Horse Time
2022
Magic Millions Cup
1st Eleven Eleven 1 minute 20.50 seconds
2nd Holyfield
3rd Apache Chase
2021
Magic Millions Cup
1st Eleven Eleven 1 minute 22.69 seconds
2nd Soxagon
3rd Discharged
2020
Magic Millions Cup
1st Vega One 1 minute 21.57 seconds
2nd Redouble
3rd Sambro
2019
Magic Millions Cup
1st Redouble 1 minute 21.40 seconds
2nd Sambro
3rd Shogun Sun
2018
Magic Millions Cup
1st Care To Think 1 minute 20.72 seconds
2nd Arbeitsam
3rd Snippets Land
2017
Magic Millions Cup
1st Testashadow 1 minute 21.70 seconds
2nd Perfect Dare
3rd Snippets Land
2016
Magic Millions Cup
1st Lucky Hussler 1 minute 20.43 seconds
2nd Strawberry Boy
3rd Baligari
2015
Magic Millions Cup
1st Spurtonic 1 minute 22.72 seconds
2nd Strawberry Boy
3rd The Bowler
2014
Magic Millions Cup
1st Velrosso 1 minute 20.93 seconds
2nd Phelan Ready
3rd Club Command
2013
Magic Millions Cup
1st Triple Elegance 1 minute 21.45 seconds
2nd Gundy Son
3rd Stratford
2012
Magic Millions Cup
1st Spirit Of Boom  1 minute 22 seconds
2nd Startsmeup
3rd Latin News
2011
Magic Millions Cup
1st Bold Glance 1 minute 23.23 seconds
2nd Zero Rock
3rd Captain Sonador
2010
Magic Millions Cup
1st Walking Or Dancing 1 minute 21.72 seconds
2nd Zero Rock
3rd Mr Unforgettable
2009
Magic Millions Cup
1st Masai Pride 1 minute 21.62 seconds
2nd Black Piranha
3rd Voice Commander
2008
Magic Millions Cup
1st Theseo 1 minute 22.6 seconds
2nd Upilio
3rd Five Ways
2007
Magic Millions Cup
1st Warrior Trader 1 minute 21.61 seconds
2nd Masai Pride
3rd Master Denis
2006
Magic Millions Cup
1st Plans 1 minute 21.97 seconds
2nd Warrior Trader
3rd Deuxieme
2005
Magic Millions Cup
1st Inspire 1 minute 21.57 seconds
2nd Gallieni
3rd Mitanni
2004
Magic Millions Cup
1st Amex 1 minute 21.29 seconds
2nd Milkshake
3rd Queen Amidala
2003
Magic Millions Cup
1st Cosmic Rays 1 minute 8.79 seconds
2nd Miner’s Union
3rd Killachi

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