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.

2020 Magic Millions Cup Results

  • 1st: #6 Vega One
  • 2nd: #2 Redouble
  • 3rd: #4 Sambro



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 2020 ran on Saturday January 11, 2020 and was won by the inaugural The Gateway winner Vega One. 

2020 Magic Millions Cup
Date: Saturday January 11, 2020
Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: Qlty Hcp
Status: Restricted Listed
Prize Money: $1,000,000

2020 Magic Millions Cup Results

  • 1st: #6 Vega One
  • 2nd: #2 Redouble
  • 3rd: #4 Sambro

The Magic Millions Cup 2020 results saw the punters celebrate with the Tony Gollan-trained favourite Vega One ($3.30) enjoy a half-length win over last year’s champion Redouble ($18) with the Chris Waller-trained Sambro ($11) running third after a second in the race last year. Vega One came off a record-breaking win in the inaugural $250,000 The Gateway in Brisbane earning him a guaranteed run in the $1.5 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap later in the year.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 6 VEGA ONE Tony Gollan Michael Rodd 11 55.5kg $3.30F
2 2 REDOUBLE Bjorn Baker Craig Williams 0.5L 16 58kg $18
3 4 SAMBRO Chris Waller James McDonald 1.5L 12 57kg $11
4 8 SMARTEDGE Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 1.7L 13 54kg $13
5 3 DEEP IMAGE Robert Heathcote Robbie Fradd 2.2L 14 57.5kg $6.50
6 1 CRACK ME UP (NZ) Toby & Trent Edmonds Jason Collett 2.3L 8 60kg $11
7 10 USAIN BOWLER John Sadler Luke Currie 3.1L 9 54kg $12
8 13 OVER EXPOSURE Tony & Calvin McEvoy Mark Du Plessis 4.8L 2 54kg $21
9 5 MONSIEUR GUSTAVE Darryl Hansen Micheal Hellyer 4.9L 10 55.5kg $101
10 15 THE PARTY GIRL David Pfieffer Jake Bayliss 5.3L 7 54kg $51
11 9 CRUZE Barry Lockwood Dale Smith 5.6L 6 54kg $31
12 17e ECHO JET Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 6.6L 15 54kg $16
13 18e PHOBETOR Michael Costa Kerrin McEvoy 7.6L 4 54kg $8
14 11 LOVE SHACK BABY David Pfieffer Glen Boss 8.6L 1 54kg $61
15 14 SHOGUN SUN Kelly Schweida James Orman 8.8L 5 54kg $41
16 12 CADOGAN Toby & Trent Edmonds Matthew McGillivray 9.2L 3 54kg $41
20e ZOOLOGY Brent Stanley 0
19e SOFIE’S GOLD CLASS Debbie Newham 0
7 SCALLOPINI Steven O’Dea 0
16 ROMANI GIRL (NZ) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 0

2020 Magic Millions Cup Odds

The latest Magic Millions Cup odds 2020 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.

2020 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 2020 field and barriers are released on Wednesday January 8, 2020 and will be published in full below.

The 2020 Magic Millions Cup final field is set to run at its 16-starter capacity including the first two emergencies who come in for the scratched duo of Scallopini (16) and Romani Girl (13). Tony Gollan’s last start The Gateway winner Vega One leads the Magic Millions Cup odds, while last year’s winner Redouble is chasing back-to-back wins from the outside barrier.

Read more on the Vega One led Magic Millions Cup 2020 field and betting. 

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 40x4x578x5 CRACK ME UP (NZ) Toby & Trent Edmonds Jason Collett 9 60kg 106
2 4017×46003 REDOUBLE Bjorn Baker Craig Williams 20 58kg 102
3 873×121311 DEEP IMAGE Robert Heathcote Robbie Fradd 18 57.5kg 101
4 x37242x037 SAMBRO Chris Waller James McDonald 15 57kg 100
5 0x56482x70 MONSIEUR GUSTAVE Darryl Hansen Micheal Hellyer 11 55.5kg 97
6 212191×821 VEGA ONE Tony Gollan Michael Rodd 14 55.5kg 97
7 x121x132x2 SCALLOPINI Steven O’Dea 16 54.5kg 95
8 629x711x32 SMARTEDGE Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 17 54kg 91
9 212110×151 CRUZE Barry Lockwood Dale Smith 7 54kg 90
10 0x514081x0 USAIN BOWLER John Sadler Luke Currie 10 54kg 89.5
11 7x343133x9 LOVE SHACK BABY David Pfieffer Glen Boss 1 54kg 89
12 0x83255x03 CADOGAN Toby & Trent Edmonds Matthew McGillivray 4 54kg 85
13 211422×054 OVER EXPOSURE Tony & Calvin McEvoy Mark Du Plessis 3 54kg 85
14 225025×424 SHOGUN SUN Kelly Schweida James Orman 6 54kg 85
15 414221×817 THE PARTY GIRL David Pfieffer Jake Bayliss (late alt) 8 54kg 84
16 3409×12104 ROMANI GIRL (NZ) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 13 54kg 82
17e 1583×97391 ECHO JET Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 19 54kg 80
18e 14141×81 PHOBETOR Michael Costa Kerrin McEvoy (late alt) 5 54kg 79.5
19e 170x157x83 SOFIE’S GOLD CLASS Debbie Newham TBA 12 54kg 76
20e 32×1193254 ZOOLOGY Brent Stanley TBA 2 54kg 66

2020 Magic Millions Cup Nominations

The 2020 Gold Coast Magic Millions Cup nominations close the week of the race with. The full list of entries will be published below as soon as released.

The Magic Millions Cup 2020 nominations drew 36 runners including Robert Heathcote’s flying six-year-old Deep Image who heads all-in betting after wins in the Lough Neagh and The Buffering.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x0611x4506 INVINCIBELLA M 6 Chris Waller 1 60kg 60kg 110
2 40x4x578x5 CRACK ME UP (NZ) G 6 Toby & Trent Edmonds 2 60kg 60kg 106
3 24x21490x6 IRITHEA M 6 Bjorn Baker 3 56.5kg 56.5kg 103
4 4017×46003 REDOUBLE G 6 Bjorn Baker 4 58kg 58kg 102
5 873×121311 DEEP IMAGE G 6 Robert Heathcote 5= 57.5kg 57.5kg 101
6 20022×4101 MADAM ROUGE M 4 Chris Waller 5= 55.5kg 55.5kg 101
7 x37242x037 SAMBRO G 5 Chris Waller 7 57kg 57kg 100
8 4211x70x34 BOOMSARA G 4 Chris Munce 8= 56kg 56kg 98
9 138119×067 RIVER RACER M 6 Les Ross 8= 54kg 54kg 98
10 x14033x413 CHAPTER AND VERSE G 5 Desleigh Forster 10= 55.5kg 55.5kg 97
11 0x56482x70 MONSIEUR GUSTAVE G 7 Darryl Hansen 10= 55.5kg 55.5kg 97
12 212191×821 VEGA ONE G 4 Tony Gollan 10= 55.5kg 55.5kg 97
13 x121x132x2 SCALLOPINI G 5 Steven O’Dea 13 54.5kg 54.5kg 95
14 629x711x32 SMARTEDGE G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 14 54kg 52.5kg 91
15 212110×151 CRUZE G 5 Barry Lockwood 15 54kg 52kg 90
16 1235×11315 CONSTANT FLIGHT G 5 David Vandyke 16= 54kg 51.5kg 89.5
17 0x514081x0 USAIN BOWLER G 5 John Sadler 16= 54kg 51.5kg 89.5
18 7x343133x9 LOVE SHACK BABY G 5 David Pfieffer 18 54kg 51.5kg 89
19 x571629x07 THINK BLEUE M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 19 54kg 49kg 88
20 0x83255x03 CADOGAN G 6 Toby & Trent Edmonds 20= 54kg 49.5kg 85
21 64×0241255 LA TIGERESA M 5 Jason Warren 20= 54kg 47.5kg 85
22 211422×054 OVER EXPOSURE G 5 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 20= 54kg 49.5kg 85
23 225025×424 SHOGUN SUN G 5 Kelly Schweida 20= 54kg 49.5kg 85
24 414221×817 THE PARTY GIRL M 5 David Pfieffer 24 54kg 47kg 84
25 3409×12104 ROMANI GIRL (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 25= 54kg 46kg 82
26 7x12443x21 YAMAZAKI M 4 David Pfieffer 25= 54kg 46kg 82
27 1583×97391 ECHO JET G 5 Bjorn Baker 27 54kg 47kg 80
28 14141×81 PHOBETOR G 4 Michael Costa 28 54kg 46.5kg 79.5
29 1716×25333 MORRISSY H 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 29 54kg 45.5kg 77.5
30 1158141×58 THINK FREE M 4 Kris Lees 30 54kg 43.5kg 77
31 170x157x83 SOFIE’S GOLD CLASS M 6 Debbie Newham 31 54kg 43kg 76
32 x57546x725 ABOVE AND BEYOND G 4 Gary Portelli 32 54kg 43kg 72.5
33 x14417x790 WILDWOOD JADE M 5 Jason Warren 33 54kg 41kg 72
34 2x5409x434 MAGIC FOX G 4 Kelly Schweida 34 54kg 42.5kg 71.5
35 32×1193254 ZOOLOGY G 5 Brent Stanley 35 54kg 40kg 66
36 3725242386 WILL’S BID G 5 Angela Plumb 36 54kg 37kg 60

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 Clarrie 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.

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
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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