The raceday will be supported by eight leading international racing clubs and associations on Saturday October 12, three days before the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale and Spring Racehorse Sale.
Each race will be sponsored by an international racing organisation and include trophy, flag and anthem presentations across the day at the Gold Coast Turf Club’s Aquis Park.
The Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale is a popular auction with international buyers and is the number one sale of its kind in Australia for producing racetrack stars around the globe.
The eight sponsors on the day will be Macau Jockey Club; Metro Manila Turf Club; Perak Turf Club; Selangor Turf Club; Singapore Turf Club; Thailand Horse Racing Association; Yulong Jockey Club (China); Wuhan Jockey Club (China).
Magic Millions' Sales Director David Chester and Gold Coast Turf Club Director Luke Henderson have been the driving forces behind the raceday and are excited to have the support from leading Asain entities.
"We are expecting strong support from owners and trainers from the clubs taking part in this important international event held at the Gold Coast," Chester said.
Chester said the new initiative would provide a perfect opportunity for international visitors to enjoy an exciting local raceday prior to the sale.
"This is the first time an international race meeting has been held in conjunction with an important Australian industry auction," he added.
"We are hoping this new raceday will grow in the years to come with the support of the Gold Coast Turf Club."
Gold Coast Turf Club CEO Steve Lines stated: “Creating relationships and sharing best practice ideas with race clubs around the globe is important to the Gold Coast Turf Club whilst showing our international guests how we showcase a raceday in our unique location.
"Both Magic Millions and Gold Coast Turf Club are very much looking forward to the day.”