Magic Millions 2YO Classic

Looking for early information on Magic Millions 2YO Classic? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before the race.

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The Magic Millions 2YO Classic is a $2 million, Restricted Listed feature race held at the Gold Coast Racecourse in Queensland each January.

Magic Millions Day on the Gold Coast is one of the country’s richest race days offering over $10 million in prize money across the card, which is restricted mainly to Magic Millions graduates and horses that won a ballot exemption into a race via one of the special lead-up events.

Open to two-year-old Magic Millions graduates, the Magic Millions 2YO Classic is contested over 1200m at set weights with the winner taking home $1.16 million in prize money.

Horses that perform well in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic often head south to Melbourne during the autumn to target the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield and Sydney for April’s Group 1 $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m). Capitalist (2016) was the last two-year-old to complete the lucrative Magic Millions 2YO Classic – Golden Slipper double.

magic millions 2yo classic 2022 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, January 15th, 2022
  • Track Location: Gold Coast Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,200 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set Weights
  • Qualification: Two year olds 
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Restricted Listed
  • Operator: Gold Coast Turf Club
  • Prize Purse: $1,940,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1987
  • 2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Winner: Coolangatta

magic millions 2yo classic 2022 RESULTS

The official 2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday January 15, 2022. 

  1. #9 Coolangatta
  2. #11 Russian Conquest
  3. #15 Snitcat

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Written Tycoon filly Coolangatta ($1.95F) was super impressive, rising to the challenge put down late by Russian Conquest to remain undefeated ahead of her autumn Golden Slipper bid following the 2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic results on the Gold Coast.

Magic MIllions 2yo Classic Betting 2022

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Magic Millions 2YO Classic, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Magic Millions 2YO Classic, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Magic Millions 2YO Classic to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Magic Millions 2YO Classic to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Magic Millions 2YO Classic to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Magic Millions 2YO Classic, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Magic Millions 2YO Classic

  1. Log in at neds.com.au
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Magic Millions 2YO Classic Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Which Horse Will Win The Magic millions 2YO Classic

The best way to pick which horse will win the Magic Millions 2YO Classic in 2022 is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors including: 

  • Lead-Up Form: Good lead-up races into the Magic Millions 2YO Classic include the Group 3 B.J. McLachlan Stakes and Sydney’s Wyong Magic Millions Classic with Coolangatta (2021 – 2022) the last two-year-old to complete the BJ McLachlan Stakes – Magic Millions 2YO Classic double;
  • Brisbane Based: Horses from the local Queensland stables have a solid record in the $2 million feature;
  • Filly Factor: Away Game (2020) became the fourth filly in as many years to beat home the boys in the event, while Coolangatta (2022) became the fifth in six years to dominate the race over the colts and geldings when leading an all-filly Magic Millions 2YO Classic First Four.

magic millions 2yo classic Favourites 2022

Early favourites in 2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic betting include Gimcrack Stakes winner Coolangatta and undefeated Russian Revolution filly from the Snowden stables Russian Conquest

Coolangatta ($1.95 in 2022) is the last Magic Millions 2YO Classic favourite to win.

magic millions 2yo classic 2022 Field

The official 2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic field of final acceptances is set for release at 11:00 am on Monday January 10, 2021 and will be published in full below once announced. 

Gimcrack – BJ McLachlan Stakes double winning filly Coolangatta is the short-priced favourite in a the capacity 2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic field facing off at the Gold Coast on Saturday.

The 2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Barrier Draw was conducted on Tuesday with the favourite Coolangatta drawing barrier 13.

magic millions 2yo classic 2022 Tips

Favourite: #9 Coolangatta ($2 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #11 Russian Conquest ($7 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #14 Perfect Mission ($21 at time of publish)

Our exclusive 2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.

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Gold Coast magic millions Race Day 2022

The $2 million The STAR Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic takes place as part of the $10 million Magic Millions Race Day program at the Gold Coast Racecourse on Saturday January 15, 2022. Held during the coveted Magic Millions Carnival, the meeting features nine Magic Millions races with other features on the card including the: 

magic millions 2YO Classic Nominations 2022

Early nominations for the 2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic close the October prior to the race followed by first acceptances in early December and final acceptances the week of the event. The first lot of Magic Millions 2YO Classic nominations traditionally attract around 500 young entries.

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic 2022 nominations attracted 343 hopefuls led in early betting by the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Gimcrack Stakes winner Coolangatta.

Magic millions 2yo classic Weights 2022

Set weights conditions apply to this race. Weights will be declared by 5:00 PM, Monday the 10th of January, 2022 with weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above Magic Millions 2YO Classic Field section.

Magic millions 2yo Classic barriers 2022

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic barrier draw will be conducted the week of the race and published in our above Magic Millions 2YO Classic Field section.

Magic millions 2yo classic jockeys 2022

Final riders must be declared before 12:00pm (AEST) on Wednesday January 12, 2022 with the confirmed Magic Millions 2YO Classic jockeys to be published in our above Magic Millions 2YO Classic Field section.

magic millions 2yo classic Prize Money

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic prize purse is worth $1,940,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $1,160,000
2nd $360,000
3rd $180,000
4th $90,000
5th $50,000
6th $20,000
7th $20,000
8th $20,000
9th $20,000
10th $20,000

magic millions 2yo classic Race Number 2022

The 2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic is set to run as the Gold Coast Race 7 at 4:00pm (AEST) on Saturday January 15, 2022. There are nine Magic Millions races in total that day at the Gold Coast Racecourse.

magic millions 2yo classic Form Guide 2022

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full Magic Millions 2YO Classic 2022 Form Guide following final acceptances. 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2022 MAGIC MILLIONS 2YO CLASSIC FORM GUIDE

magic millions 2yo classic Live 2022

You can watch or listen to the 2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: 7TWO

Magic Millions 2YO Classic Winners

Winners of the Magic Millions 2YO Classic going back to the event’s inaugural running in 1987 along with the placegetters and winning times are detailed in the table below.

Year Winner Second Third Time
2022 Coolangatta Russian Conquest Snitcat 1:09.04
2021 Shaquero Alpine Edge She’s All Class 1:10.39
2020 Away Game Stellar Pauline Conceited 1:09.59
2019 Exhilarates Dubious Hightail 1:08.95
2018 Sunlight Fullazaboot Outback Barbie 1:09.17
2017 Houtzen Chauffeur Madeenaty 1:09.49
2016 Capitalist Nikitas Candika 1:09.2
2015 Le Chef Pepperano Single Gaze 1:10.8
2014 Unencumbered Oakleigh Girl Ruby Soho 1:09.6
2013 Real Surreal Sweet Idea Missy Longstocking 1:09.98
2012 Driefontein No Looking Back Alezan Thunder 1:09.49
2011 Karuta Queen Combat Kitty Schiffer 1:11.0
2010 Military Rose Ambers Waltz Demanding Miss 1:10.2
2009 Phelan Ready Paprika Motown Lady 1:10.0
2008 Augusta Proud She’s Meaner High Rollin Woman 1:09.4
2007 Mimi Lebrock Husson Lightning Royal Asscher 1:09.9
2006 Mirror Mirror Churchill Downs Reigart 1:09.8
2005 Bradburys Luck Emit Time Snitzel 1:09.4
2004 Dance Hero Not A Single Doubt Marie Madeleine 1:08.7
2003 Regimental Gal Danbird How Funny 1:09.8
2002 Lovely Jubly Chuckle Cool Trent 1:09.5
2001 Excellerator Miss Bussell Magic Albert 1:09.7
2000 Assertive Lad Belle Du Jour Rapid Man 1:09.3
1999 Testa Rossa Sally Magic Shalt Not 1:09.5
1998 Catnipped Spend Phorous 1:09.0
1997 General Nediym Special Dane My Halo Broke 1:09.03
1996 Winger Charger Our Banker La Snippette 1:10.1
1995 Zephyrz Gold Ace Pottinger 1:09.3
1994 Brave Warrior St. Covet Discreet Lady 1:10.2
1993 Our Fiction Flying Tycoon Tiba Tiba 1:09.5
1992 Clan O’Sullivan Guards Time Snippets Girl 1:28.1
1992 Clan O’Sullivan Zodiac Miss Quick Snip 1:08.46
1991 Bold Promise Sedgewyn Chortle 1:09.5
1991 Bold Promise Musical Chairs Dangerous Seam 1:09.5
1990 St. Jude Trustful Quick Score 1:10.61
1990 Dancers Joy Mahaasin Rhythmic Charm 1:10.0
1989 Sunblazer Scomasc Red Rancher 1:10.4
1989 Malibu Magic Tristanagh Proudly 1:10.1
1988 Molokai Prince Prince Regent Good Time Dancer 1:11.2
1988 Sea Cabin Regal Devotion Mean Eyes 1:14.2
1987 Snippets Prince Anton Mother Duck 1:09.9