Magic Millions Trophy

The Magic Millions Trophy is one of the key support races on the Gold Coast Magic Millions Race Day held in January.

2020 Magic Millions Trophy Results

  • 1st: #8 Primitivo
  • 2nd: #2 Black On Gold
  • 3rd: #5 A Man To Match



The Magic Millions Trophy is one of the richest races on the lucrative Gold Coast Magic Millions Race Day held in Queensland each January.

Part of the coveted Magic Millions Racing Carnival the summer race meeting features nine races including the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m), $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m) and five $1 million races including the Magic Millions Trophy.

Now run over a staying distance of 2400m – increased from its previous 2200m distance for the 2020 edition – the Gold Coast Magic Millions Trophy is a quality handicap race that attracts a host of smart Magic Millions graduates.

Horses may come into the Magic Millions Gold Coast Trophy field may have had an earlier summer run in a race like Sydney’s Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) in December and in 2015 – 16 Tinto ran second in the Villiers before winning the Magic Millions Trophy the following month. Tinto also won the 2015 Trophy and finished fourth in the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas in 2014, so watching the form of past Magic Millions races as a guide to the MM Trophy results is a good tip.

A couple of years later there was another back-to-back Magic Millions Trophy champion with Tumultuous (2018-19).

The Boxing Day races at the Gold Coast have also served as nice recent guides to the Magic Millions Trophy, as has Brisbane’s Listed Bernborough Handicap (1800m) that Centre Pivot won in 2015 before running third in the Trophy at the Gold Coast, while Tinto completed the double in 2014-15.

The Gold Coast Magic Millions Trophy 2020 ran on Saturday January 11, 2020 and was won in a powerful performance by the John Thompson-trained Primitivo. 

2020 Magic Millions Trophy
Date: Saturday January 11, 2020
Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
Distance: 2400m
Race Type: Qlty Hcp
Status: Restricted
Prize Money: $1 million

2020 Magic Millions Trophy Results

  • 1st: #8 Primitivo
  • 2nd: #2 Black On Gold
  • 3rd: #5 A Man To Match

The John Thompson-trained Primitivo was given a gun ride by big race specialist Glen Boss who powered home aboard the son of Sebring to dominate the Magic Millions Trophy 2020 results with a 1.75 length victory over the Chris Waller-trained Black On Gold. Rounding out the trifecta was Tony Gollan’s last start Gold Coast winner A Man To Match on the quick back-up, while the well-supported favourite The Candy Man could only manage to run sixth carrying the big 61kg weight.

Read more on the 2020 Magic Millions Trophy win by Primitivo.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 8 PRIMITIVO John Thompson Glen Boss 5 54kg $8.50
2 2 BLACK ON GOLD Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 1.75L 13 55kg $6
3 5 A MAN TO MATCH Tony Gollan Baylee Nothdurft (a) 1.95L 2 54kg $9
4 12 OUR FUN Richard & Michael Freedman Tim Clark 2.05L 3 54kg $21
5 6 FUN FACT Bjorn Baker Kerrin McEvoy 2.55L 11 54kg $5
6 1 THE CANDY MAN Barry Baldwin Brad Stewart 2.65L 9 61kg $3.20F
7 3 KUBIS Robert Heathcote Dale Smith 3.65L 10 55kg $26
8 11 IMPAVIDO Bjorn Baker Craig Williams 3.85L 12 54kg $31
9 10 ENDLESS DAYS Peter & Will Hulbert Micheal Hellyer 7.35L 4 54kg $101
10 7 OUTRAGED Kelly Schweida Jake Bayliss 9.6L 7 54kg $41
11 4 TUMULTUOUS Chris Waller Robbie Fradd 10.6L 8 54.5kg $18
12 13 FUJI FURY Kris Lees Andrew Mallyon 15.6L 6 54kg $151
13 14 SHE SALUTES Paul Butterworth Ms Brooke Ainsworth 15.7L 14 54kg $201
14 9 MARACAIBO Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Tommy Berry 21.95L 1 54kg $15

2020 Magic Millions Trophy Betting & Odds

The latest Magic Millions Trophy 2020 odds will be provided right here as soon as available for punters to back their Magic Millions Trophy Betting Tips at the best price on the Gold Coast’s $10 million race day in January.

2020 Magic Millions Trophy Field

The Magic Millions Trophy field features a quality line-up of proven stayers that came through the Magic Millions Sales, has a capacity of 16 starters plus five emergencies and is released the Wednesday before the race.

The official Gold Coast Magic Millions Trophy 2020 field and barriers are out on the Wednesday of race week and will be published below.

The 2020 Magic Millions Trophy Final Field features 14 hopefuls firmly led in betting by the flying local star The Candy Man who has won three of his four latest runs including Eagle Farm’s Shoot Out Quality (2218m) on December 28 by nearly three lengths. Trainer Chris Waller is in with two runners including the race’s two-time defending champion Tumultuous looking for a third straight win in the Restricted feature.

Read more on The Candy Man led Magic Millions Trophy 2020 field.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x600771311 THE CANDY MAN Barry Baldwin Brad Stewart 9 61kg 107
2 3x745x6822 BLACK ON GOLD Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 13 55kg 95
3 2×11742265 KUBIS Robert Heathcote Dale Smith 10 55kg 95
4 x5080x6098 TUMULTUOUS Chris Waller Robbie Fradd 8 54.5kg 94
5 6250×42141 A MAN TO MATCH Tony Gollan Baylee Nothdurft (a) 2 54kg 89.5
6 7118×04263 FUN FACT Bjorn Baker Kerrin McEvoy 11 54kg 85
7 5618468096 OUTRAGED Kelly Schweida Jake Bayliss 7 54kg 83
8 3173142×82 PRIMITIVO John Thompson James McDonald 5 54kg 83
9 41350×5010 MARACAIBO Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Tommy Berry 1 54kg 81
10 x403555566 ENDLESS DAYS Peter & Will Hulbert Micheal Hellyer 4 54kg 78
11 00x68x9022 IMPAVIDO Bjorn Baker Craig Williams 12 54kg 73
12 178×24211 OUR FUN Richard & Michael Freedman Tim Clark 3 54kg 70
13 x935018x80 FUJI FURY Kris Lees Andrew Mallyon 6 54kg 69
14 1410×97551 SHE SALUTES Paul Butterworth Ms Brooke Ainsworth 14 54kg 59

Magic Millions Trophy History

The Magic Millions Trophy – previous known as the Magic Millions Stayers Cup – has been run and won since 2006 and the inaugural winner was Break The Barrier. There have been a couple of multiple winners of the race already including Drizzle (2007-08), Tinto (2015-16) and Tumultuous (2018-19).

Sydney-based jockey Tommy Berry also rode back-to-back winners aboard Kinnersley (2013) and Noisy Ocean (2014) for their respective wins. Kinnersley’s trainer Gai Waterhouse also prepared the 2012 Magic Millions Trophy winner Kontiki Park who was ridden to victory by Nash Rawiller.

The distance of the Magic Millions Trophy was increased from 1800m to 2200m from 2017 and went up again from 2200m to 2400m for the 2020 edition.

Magic Millions Trophy Winners

See below for a full list of Magic Millions Trophy results and winners going back to 2006.

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Magic Millions Trophy
1st Primitivo  2 minutes 28.87 seconds
2nd Black On Gold
3rd A Man To Match
2019
Magic Millions Trophy
1st Tumultuous  2 minutes 14.37 seconds
2nd Goodfella
3rd Black On Gold
2018
Magic Millions Trophy
1st Tumultuous 2 minutes 13.98 seconds
2nd Sedanzer
3rd Outraged
2017
Magic Millions Trophy
1st Stratum Star 2 minutes 16.08 seconds
2nd Feltre
3rd Payroll
2016
Magic Millions Trophy
1st Tinto 1 minute 47.36 seconds
2nd Feltre
3rd Centre Pivot
2015
Magic Millions Trophy
1st Tinto 1 minute 48.69 seconds
2nd Our Boy Nicholas
3rd Off The Rails
2014
Magic Millions Trophy
1st Noisy Ocean 1 minute 48.06 seconds
2nd Scorpio Queen
3rd Dienekes
2013
Magic Millions Trophy
1st Kinnersley 1 minute 48.23 seconds
2nd Anagold
3rd Bid Spotter
2012
Magic Millions Trophy
1st Kontiki Park 1 minute 49.3 seconds
2nd Playaction
3rd Racing Heart
2011
Magic Millions Trophy
1st Femina Fashion 1 minute 49.82 seconds
2nd Pepperwood
3rd Fusakeo
2010
Magic Millions Trophy
1st Hidden Wonder 1 minute 49.21 seconds
2nd La Zeel
3rd Adnocon
2009
Magic Millions Trophy
1st Pepperwood 1 minute 48.72 seconds
2nd Ashraf
3rd Causeyacan
2008
Magic Millions Trophy
1st Drizzle 1 minute 49.88 seconds
2nd Nellie Got There
3rd Showify
2007
Magic Millions Trophy
1st Drizzle 1 minute 48.89 seconds
2nd Line By Line
3rd Rapid Reason
2006
Magic Millions Trophy
1st Break The Barrier 1 minute 48.89 seconds
2nd Willy Leica
3rd Picablu

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