Magic Millions 2yo Classic
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The Magic Millions 2yo Classic is a Restricted Listed Race for two year olds conducted by the Gold Coast Turf Club at Gold Coast.
The Magic Millions 2yo Classic was first run in 1987 and was won by a top sprinter in Snippets.
The Magic Millions 2yo Classic is run over 1200m under Set Weights conditions and is open to both genders. It was worth $2million in 2020.
The race was originally a one off to coincide with the Magic Millions sales from the previous year.
But after the growth of the meeting and sales, it has become for all MM sold horses with multiple million dollar races on the card.
For the next few years the race was split with a fillies race and a colts/geldings race. In 1991 Bold Promise won the fillies edition and then a week later won the open race.
Three horses have done the Magic Millions/Golden Slipper – Dance Hero (2004), Phelan Ready (2009) and Capitalist (2016).
Barriers have been crucial with many drawing well and going on to score.
It has been split basically 50:50 between the fillies and colts/geldings.
The vast majority of winners have been last start winners (24 of last 28).
After taking the race in 2018, Sunlight would return to place in the Golden Slipper and then as a 3yo end up winning the Coolmore Stud Stakes on Derby Day at Flemington and the Newmarket/William Reid in the Autumn.
Most winners have been hard in the betting but Phelan Ready was 50-1 and would win the Slipper at 25-1 two runs later. Away Game was 40-1 in 2020.
Notable winners of the Magic Millions 2yo Classic include Snippets (1987), St Jude (1990), Bold Promise (1991), Clan O'Sullivan (1992), Brave Warrior (1994), General Nediym (1997), Testa Rossa (1999), Assertive Lad (2000), Excellerator (2001), Lovely Jubly (2002), Regimental Gal (2003), Dance Hero (2004), Phelan Ready (2009), Driefontein (2012), Capitalist (2016), Sunlight (2018) and Exhilarates (2019).
The 2020 Magic Millions 2yo Classic was won by Away Game from Stellar Pauline and Conceited.
Previous Magic Millions 2yo Classic Winners
| AWAY GAME (AUS) 2F |
SNITZEL (AUS) - ELUSIVE WONDER (AUS) ELUSIVE QUALITY (USA)
|L CURRIE||55.0||C MAHER & D EUSTACE||12|
| EXHILARATES (AUS) 2F |
SNITZEL (AUS) - SAMAREADY (AUS) MORE THAN READY (USA)
|K MCEVOY||55.0||JAMES CUMMINGS||7|
| SUNLIGHT (AUS) 2F |
ZOUSTAR (AUS) - SOLAR CHARGED (AUS) CHARGE FORWARD (AUS)
|L CURRIE||55.0||TONY MCEVOY||12|
| HOUTZEN (AUS) 2F |
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - SET TO UNLEASH (AUS) RESET (AUS)
|J LLOYD||55.0||TOBY EDMONDS||16|
| CAPITALIST (AUS) 2C |
WRITTEN TYCOON (AUS) - KITALPHA (NZ) FUSAICHI PEGASUS (USA)
|B SHINN||57.0||P & P SNOWDEN||2|
| LE CHEF (AUS) 2G |
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - RED FOR LOU (AUS) TESTA ROSSA (AUS)
|LUKE TARRANT||57.0||DARRYL HANSEN||3|
| UNENCUMBERED (AUS) 2C |
TESTA ROSSA (AUS) - BLIZZARDLY (AUS) MORE THAN READY (USA)
|NATHAN BERRY||57.0||BJORN BAKER||3|
| REAL SURREAL (AUS) 2F |
REAL SAGA (AUS) - STOLEN BEAUTY (AUS) MOSSMAN (AUS)
|M J CAHILL||55.0||KELSO WOOD||2|
| DRIEFONTEIN (AUS) 2F |
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - FOLLOW GOLD (AUS) EXPORT PRICE (FR)
|TOMMY BERRY||55.0||MS G WATERHOUSE||2|
| KARUTA QUEEN (AUS) 2F |
NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (AUS) - CARD QUEEN (AUS) FINAL CARD (AUS)
|TOMMY BERRY||54.0||NEVILLE LAYT||7|
| MILITARY ROSE (AUS) 2F |
GENERAL NEDIYM (AUS) - BELLA MADDELENA (AUS) FLYING SPUR (AUS)
|S KATSIDIS||54.0||GILLIAN HEINRICH||3|
| PHELAN READY (AUS) 2G |
MORE THAN READY (USA) - NANCY ELEANOR (AUS) BLEVIC (AUS)
|J HOLDER||56.0||BRUCE & JASON MCLACHLAN||9|
| AUGUSTA PROUD (AUS) 2F |
MORE THAN READY (USA) - KADASHA (AUS) LANGFUHR (CAN)
|C LINDOP||54.0||LEON MACDONALD||2|
| MIMI LEBROCK (AUS) 2F |
SHOW A HEART (AUS) - GOD LOVE IT (AUS) ST. COVET (AUS)
|J BOWMAN||53.5||BART CUMMINGS||6|
| MIRROR MIRROR (AUS) 2F |
DEHERE (USA) - FAIR VANITY (AUS) RUSTIC AMBER (IRE)
|D BEASLEY||53.5||CLARRY CONNERS||15|
| BRADBURY'S LUCK (AUS) 2C |
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - SKATING (AUS) AT TALAQ (USA)
|J BOWMAN||55.5||GRAEME ROGERSON||2|
| DANCE HERO (AUS) 2G |
DANZERO (AUS) - GYPSY DANCER (NZ) DANCE FLOOR (USA)
|C MUNCE||55.5||MS G WATERHOUSE||7|
| REGIMENTAL GAL (AUS) 2F |
GENERAL NEDIYM (AUS) - HALLAYA (AUS) YALLAH PRINCE (AUS)
|M RODD||53.5||SHAUN DWYER||6|
| LOVELY JUBLY (AUS) 2F |
LION HUNTER (AUS) - JABOULET (NZ) VICE REGAL (NZ)
|S SEAMER||53.5||DAVID THROSBY||6|
| EXCELLERATOR (AUS) 2G |
MARSCAY (AUS) - ARTLESS (AUS) DAHAR (USA)
|C MUNCE||55.5||MS G WATERHOUSE||10|
| ASSERTIVE LAD (AUS) 2G |
ZEDITAVE (AUS) - SOMMES SOUND (USA) ASSERT (IRE)
|R S DYE||55.5||MS G WATERHOUSE||1|
Cellsabeel became the latest juvenile winner when she dispatched a classy field in the Iron Jack Handicap at Rosehill.
Prague made a winning debut in the Canterbury League Club Handicap.
Marnix made the perfect start when he landed the Connect Tel Maiden 2YO Plate at Geelong.
Caloundra trainer Stuart Kendrick plans to have three runners in the Magic Millions consolation, the Sunshine Coast Classic.
The quality of the yearlings in offer at the close of Book 2, grossed $10 million.
Away Game has stunned her more-fancied rivals and trainer Ciaron Maher with an upset win in the $2 million Magic Millions Classic at the Gold Coast.
A traffic accident on the Gold Coast Highway has forced stewards to change the starting times of races on Magic Millions day.
Godolphin added further to the future broodmare portfolio when they purchased two fillies for $600,000 a piece at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale on Friday.
Marie Yoshida took the Houtzen’s sister home for $1 million.
Trainer Mark Newnham is hoping the addition of blinkers can help Diamond Thunder upset dominant favourite Alligator Blood in the Magic Millions Guineas.
Trainer Matt Dunn's affinity with the family of Lady Banff has convinced him she is a worthy contender in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic.
Shane McGrath is hoping the I Am Invincible colt will be coming back next year for a crack at the Magic Millions 2YO Classic.
A colt by Redoute’s Choice looks set to join Gerald Ryan’s stable.
Kavak will revive memories of the late trainer Kelso Wood when he runs in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic at the Gold Coast.