Magic Millions Maiden Plate

The Magic Millions Maiden Plate is a Restricted race run at the Gold Coast Racecourse in January each Magic Millions Racing Carnival.

2021 Magic Millions Maiden Plate Results

  • 1st: #16 Newsreader
  • 2nd: #15 Lady Of Luxury
  • 3rd: #9 Hey Big Splenda



The Magic Millions Maiden Plate is a set weights race run at the Gold Coast Racecourse in January as part of the prestigious $10 million Gold Coast Magic Millions Race Day.

Offering $250,000 in total prize money the 1200m race accompanies a line-up of more lucrative features on the day including the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m), $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m) and the $1 million Magic Millions Cup (1400m).

The Gold Coast Magic Millions Maiden Plate is open only to Magic Millions graduates and who are yet to post a career win.

After a run in the race, horses may continue onto the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and contest an event like the Group 3 Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m) at Randwick in early February or the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill a fortnight later. In 2016 the MM Maiden Plate third placegetter Catch A Fire went on to win the Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m) in Melbourne the following month.

The Magic Millions Maiden Plate 2021 ran at the Gold Coast on Saturday January 16, 2020 and was won by the John O’Shea-trained filly Newsreader. 

2021 Magic Millions Maiden Plate
Date: Saturday January 16, 2020
Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Set Weights
Status: Restricted
Prize Money: $250,000

2021 Magic Millions Maiden Plate Results

  • 1st: #16 Newsreader
  • 2nd: #15 Lady Of Luxury
  • 3rd: #9 Hey Big Splenda

John O’Shea’s Press Statement filly Newsreader finally broke through for her first victory at career start number seven easily accounting for her rivals with a big victory to dominate the 2021 Magic Millions Maiden Plate results in the first on Magic Millions Day.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 16 NEWSREADER John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 5 54kg $5.50EF
2 15 LADY OF LUXURY Bjorn Baker Jim Byrne 2.25L 6 54kg $21
3 9 HEY BIG SPLENDA Toby & Trent Edmonds Robbie Fradd 2.35L 4 56kg $20
4 2 DOMINARCHER Billy Healey Glen Boss 3.1L 2 57.5kg $21
5 14 DEFIANT DIVA Leon & Troy Corstens Craig Williams 3.6L 12 54kg $31
6 5 ADELAIDE’S LIGHT Brad Widdup James McDonald 3.7L 8 56kg $5.50EF
7 6 BELTARIA John Symons & Sheila Laxon Ron Stewart 4.7L 10 56kg $21
8 10 TEXCEL Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Hugh Bowman 4.9L 7 56kg $21
9 1 DANEZEL Robert Heathcote Michael Rodd 5.1L 13 57.5kg $31
9 4 VAPORIZING Tony Gollan Ryan Maloney 5.1L 11 57.5kg $21
11 13 CASA TRANQUILA (NZ) Michael Costa Jag Guthmann-Chester 8.85L 14 54kg $8.50
12 8 FOR VALOUR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Nash Rawiller 9.15L 1 56kg $6
13 3 KRAMERIC Darryl Hansen Bobby El-Issa 9.35L 3 57.5kg $71
14 12 ALL THAT SASS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Larry Cassidy 10.6L 16 54kg $31
15 11 BOOM EXPRESS John & Chris Meagher Ms Stephanie Thornton 11L 15 55.5kg $26
16 7 DOCTOR JACK Harold Norman Ms Rikki Palmer 15.25L 9 56kg $12
20e WILLINGA PANACHE Chris Waller 0
21e BOOM RANGA Robert Heathcote 0
19e LE HEROS Paul Duncan 0
17e MAXCALEMMA Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Michael Cahill 0
18e LOUD NOISE Gary Duncan Brad Stewart 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Magic Millions Maiden Plate Betting Odds

The latest Magic Millions Maiden Plate 2021 odds and betting markets will be listed below as soon as available through Ladbrokes.com.au.

The last favourite (or equal favourite) in Magic Millions Maiden Plate betting to win was Newsreader ($5.50EF in 2021).

2021 Magic Millions Maiden Plate Field

The official 2021 Magic Millions Gold Coast Maiden Plate field can feature a capacity of 16 starters plus five emergencies and will be released in full below on the Wednesday of race week.

The Magic Millions Maiden Plate 2021 field kicks off racing at the Gold Coast for Magic Millions Day on Saturday and the rails-drawn For Valour is tipped to win for Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott after a close third at Canterbury on New Year’s Day.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 223x DANEZEL Robert Heathcote Michael Rodd 18 57.5kg
2 2x DOMINARCHER Billy Healey Glen Boss 2 57.5kg
3 3x633x9x5x KRAMERIC Darryl Hansen Bobby El-Issa 5 57.5kg
4 x5x2442x5x VAPORIZING Tony Gollan Ryan Maloney 16 57.5kg
5 24 ADELAIDE’S LIGHT Brad Widdup James McDonald 12 56kg
6 5×8242 BELTARIA John Symons & Sheila Laxon Ron Stewart 15 56kg
7 24x62x DOCTOR JACK Harold Norman Ms Rikki Palmer 14 56kg
8 24×3 FOR VALOUR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Nash Rawiller 1 56kg
9 2 HEY BIG SPLENDA Toby & Trent Edmonds Robbie Fradd 7 56kg
10 23 TEXCEL Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Hugh Bowman 10 56kg
11 8x22x242x BOOM EXPRESS John & Chris Meagher Ms Stephanie Thornton 20 55.5kg
12 33×43 ALL THAT SASS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Larry Cassidy 21 54kg
13 2x CASA TRANQUILA (NZ) Michael Costa Jag Guthmann-Chester 19 54kg
14 2 DEFIANT DIVA Leon & Troy Corstens Craig Williams 17 54kg
15 2763x LADY OF LUXURY Bjorn Baker Jim Byrne 9 54kg
16 35x3347x NEWSREADER John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 8 54kg
17e 72x MAXCALEMMA Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Michael Cahill 3 56kg
18e 54x74220x2 LOUD NOISE Gary Duncan Brad Stewart 11 57.5kg
19e 2x2x62 LE HEROS Paul Duncan 6 56kg
20e 4x733x WILLINGA PANACHE Chris Waller 4 54kg
21e 922x BOOM RANGA Robert Heathcote 13 56kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Magic Millions Maiden Plate History

The Magic Millions Maiden Plate at the Gold Coast has a rich history over the past decade with wins by the likes of Stratford (2011), Danrho (2013) and Elle Lou (2015) all prepared by Hawkes Racing.

Magic Millions Maiden Plate Winners

See below for a full list of Gold Coast Magic Millions Maiden Plate winners and results going back to 2006.

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Magic Millions Maiden Plate
1st Newsreader 1 minute 09.95 seconds
2nd Lady Of Luxury
3rd Hey Big Splenda
2020
Magic Millions Maiden Plate
1st He’ll Haunt Us 1 minute 09.53 seconds
2nd Hulk
3rd Playthefield
2019
Magic Millions Maiden Plate
1st Terminology 1 minute 08.68 seconds
2nd Rock
3rd Lagarde
2018
Magic Millions Maiden Plate
1st Problem Solver 1 minute 8.87 seconds
2nd Shesees Everything
3rd Zoology
2017
Magic Millions Maiden Plate
1st Ajani 1 minute 10.15 seconds
2nd Dortmund
3rd Rhymes
2016
Magic Millions Maiden Plate
1st Wolf Cry 1 minute 9.14 seconds
2nd Havasay
3rd Catch A Fire
2015
Magic Millions Maiden Plate
1st Elle Lou 1 minute 10.08 seconds
2nd Eljetem
3rd Sagatona
2014
Magic Millions Maiden Plate
1st Anymore 1 minute 9.37 seconds
2nd The Yowie
3rd Snippets Land
2013
Magic Millions Maiden Plate
1st Danrho 1 minute 10.16 seconds
2nd Gallinari
3rd Night Chills
2012
Magic Millions Maiden Plate
1st Number One Gun 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Viking Heart
3rd Bolero Dancer
2011
Magic Millions Maiden Plate
1st Stratford 1 minute 1.19 seconds
2nd Shezamyth
3rd Colourado
2010
Magic Millions Maiden Plate
1st Retrospect 1 minute 10.96 seconds
2nd Speeding To Win
3rd Huckleberry Dane
2009
Magic Millions Maiden Plate
1st Three Little Words 1 minute 10.61 seconds
2nd Soulima
3rd Dictatorship
2008
Magic Millions Maiden Plate
1st Mr Unforgettable 1 minute 9.67 seconds
2nd Richart
3rd Swinging To Win
2007
Magic Millions Maiden Plate
1st Tour Guide 1 minute 9.52 seconds
2nd Air Raid
3rd Barlagarney
2006
Magic Millions Maiden Plate
1st Tirdlettar 1 minute 10.49 seconds
2nd Rumbird
3rd Tricky Tilly

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