Looking for this season’s Magic Millions 3YO Guineas betting odds, tips and form? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before the race.

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The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas is a $3 million Restricted Listed feature run at the Gold Coast Racecourse in mid-January as part of the lucrative $13.5 million Magic Millions Race Day.

The meeting – part of the wider Magic Millions Racing Carnival – is host to eleven Magic Millions races including a trio of Restricted Listed events.

The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas is one of two $3 million events on the card along with the Magic Millions 2YO Classic for juveniles.

Contested over 1400m and open only to three-year-old Magic Millions graduates, the race is run at set weights plus penalties and offers over $1.7 million to the winner.

Many nice horses have won the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas over the years including the brilliant Queenslander Alligator Blood (2020) who was subsequently disqualified for a positive swab to a banned substance.

For the first time in 2024 the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winner is guaranteed a start in Melbourne’s $3.65 million The All-Star Mile race held in 2024 on March 16 at Caulfield Racecourse.

magic millions 3yo Guineas 2024 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday January 13th, 2024
  • Track Location: Gold Coast Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,400 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties
  • Qualification: Three year olds 
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Restricted Listed
  • Operator: Gold Coast Turf Club
  • Prize Purse: $3,000,000
  • Inaugural Race: 2001
  • 2024 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Winner: Abounding

magic millions 3YO Guineas 2024 RESULTS

The official 2024 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday the 13th of January, 2024.

  1. #13 Abounding
  2. #3 Sovereign Fund
  3. #8 Flying Trapeze

The in-form Rob Heathcote-trained Queenslander, Abounding ($7), narrowly beat home the boys after much delay following the Sydney Bowler incident to post a deserving win up the middle in the 2024 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas results at the Gold Coast.

Magic MIllions 3YO Guineas Betting 2024

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas, and we have included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Magic Millions 3YO Guineas
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Magic Millions 3YO Guineas.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Magic Millions 3YO Guineas. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas, 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 3YO Guineas, 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 3YO Guineas to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 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 3YO Guineas 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 3YO Guineas, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas

  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 3YO Guineas Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2024 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2024 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.

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Which Horse Will Win The Magic millions 3yo Guineas

The best way to pick which horse will win the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas in 2024 is to take into account their lead-up form in similar grade events, past experience at the Gold Coast track and any last start summer racing champions. 

Other factors to consider when picking the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winner include:

  • Favourites: The best in betting have a solid recent record in this race.
  • Interstate Success: Horses coming from interstate have performed well in recent editions of the Guineas.
  • Past Millions: Any Magic Millions graduates that ran well in the previous season’s 2YO Classic often come back and perform well again in the Guineas as three-year-olds.

magic millions 3YO guineas Favourites 2024

Early favourites in 2024 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas betting include Chris Waller’s Group 2 Callander-Presnell winner Chrysaor, the Rex Lipp-trained Cifrado who beat Chrysaor home last stat in the Vo Rogue Plate, and the undefeated Sydney Bowler chasing a fourth win on the trot. 

King Of Sparta ($4 in 2022) is the latest Magic Millions 3YO Guineas favourite to win.

magic millions 3yo GUineas 2024 Field

The official 2024 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas field of final acceptances is set for release at 11:00 am on Monday January 8, 2024 and will be published in full below once announced. 

An open Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2024 final field features the likes of Vo Rogue Plate champ Cifrado and Chris Waller’s Group 2 winner Chrysaor drawn in gates six and seven respectively for their rematch.

magic millions 3yo guineas 2024 Tips

Favourite: #2 Chrysaor ($5 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Best Bet: #2 Chryasor to salute for the punters (see above) – BET NOW

Best Roughie: #5 Vanquished ($26 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Our exclusive 2024 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR COMPLETE 2024 MAGIC MILLIONS GUINEAS BETTING PREVIEW & TIPS

Gold Coast magic millions Race Day 2024

The $3 million Millions 3YO Guineas takes place as part of the $13.5 million Magic Millions Race Day program at the Gold Coast Racecourse on Saturday January 13, 2024. Held during the coveted Magic Millions Carnival, the meeting features eleven Magic Millions races with other features on the card including the: 

magic millions 3yo guineas Nominations 2024

Early nominations for the 2024 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas close the December prior to the race followed by  final acceptances the week of the event. The first lot of Magic Millions 3YO Guineas nominations traditionally attract over 200 entries.

The 2024 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas nominations closed on Friday, December 1, 2023 and attracted 230 early entries including Chris Waller’s $1 million Callander-Presnell winner Chrysaor and the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Empire Of Japan.

Click here to view the full list of Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2024 nominations.

Magic millions 3yo guineas Weights 2024

Set weights plus penalties conditions apply to this race. 2024 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas weights will be declared by 5:00 PM, Monday the 8th of January, 2024 with weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Field section.

2024 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Top-Weights: 

  • #1 Cifrado (58kg)
  • #2 Chrysaor (58kg)

Magic millions 3yo guineas barriers 2024

The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2024 barrier draw will be conducted the week of the race and published in our above Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Field section.

Magic millions 3yo Guineas jockeys 2024

Final riders must be declared before 12:00pm (AEST) on Wednesday January 10, 2024 with the confirmed Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2024 jockeys to be published in our above Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Field section.

magic millions 3yo Guineas Prize Money 2024

The 2024 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas prize purse is worth $3,000,000 in total as of 2024, distributed from places first through to eighteenth should a full field face off.

Place Prize Money
1st $1,708,800
2nd $540,000
3rd $270,000
4th $135,000
5th $75,000
6th $30,000
7th $30,000
8th $30,000
9th $30,000
10th $30,000
11th $15,150
12th $15,150
13th $15,150
14th $15,150
15th $15,150
16th $15,150
17th $15,150
18th $15,150

magic millions 3yo Guineas Race Number 2024

The 2024 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas race number is scheduled as the Gold Coast Race 9 at 4:20pm (AEST) for the Gold Coast on Saturday the 13th of January, 2024 with a total of eleven events on the race card.  

magic millions 3YO Guineas Form Guide 2024

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2024 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Form Guide following final acceptances. 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2024 MAGIC MILLIONS 3YO GUINEAS FORM GUIDE

magic millions 3YO Guineas Live 2024

You can watch or listen to the 2024 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Free to air television: Channel 7

Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Winners

Winners of the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas going back to the event’s inaugural running in 2001 along with the place-getters and winning times are detailed in the table below.

Year Horse Race Name Distance Jockey Trainer/s Weight (kg) Time
2024 Abounding Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 1400m Martin  Harley Robert Heathcote 54.5kg 1:21.34
2023 Fashion Legend Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 1400m Joshua Parr Richard & Will Freedman 57kg 1:23.02
2022 King Of Sparta Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 1400m Nash Rawiller Peter & Paul Snowden 56kg 1:20.75
2021 Aim Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 1400m James McDonald Peter & Paul Snowden 56kg 1:22.43
2020 Alligator Blood (Subsequently Disqualified)

 

Eleven Eleven (New Champion)

Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 1400m Ryan Maloney David Vandyke 57kg 1:20.98
2019 Boomsara Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 1400m Tim Clark Chris Munce 57kg 1:21.13
2018 Pierata Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 1400m C. Brown G. Hickman 57 1:21.02
2017 Flying Jess Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 1400m T. Angland J. Moloney 55 1:21.23
2016 Mahuta Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 1400m B. Rawiller D. Weir 58 1:21.57
2015 Deiheros Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 1400m R. McMahon L. Kennewell 57 1.23.15
2014 Sweet Idea Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 1400m J. McDonald G. Waterhouse 56 1.20.78
2013 Saluter Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 1400m D. Browne J. McLachlan 57 1.21.85
2012 Punch On Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 1400m P. Hammersley P. Balzen 56 1.22.26
2011 Torio’s Quest Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 1400m H. Bowman B. Partelle 56 1.22.93
2010 Graceful Anna Magic Millions 3YO Trophy 1400m P. Robl D. Pfeiffer 55 1.22.56
2009 Tempest Tost Magic Millions 3YO Trophy 1400m D. Gauci G. White 54 1.23.13
2008 Heart of the Citi Magic Millions 3YO Trophy 1400m B. Pengelly P. Duff 56.5 1.21.93
2007 Gold Edition Magic Millions 3YO Trophy 1400m D. Beadman R. Maund 55 1.21.07
2006 Tereschenko Magic Millions 3YO Trophy 1400m C. Newitt P. Moody 55.5 1.21.67
2005 Tippitaka Magic Millions 3YO Trophy 1400m C. Brown T. McEvoy 55.5 1.21.75
2004 Jamieson Valley Magic Millions 3YO Trophy 1400m D. Beadman J. Hawkes 55.5 1.21.33
2003 Biaggio Magic Millions 3YO Trophy 1400m S. Galloway G. Waterhouse 55.5 1.21.58
2002 Ha Ha Magic Millions 3YO Trophy 1400m J. Cassidy G. Waterhouse 55 1.20.38
2001 Paradiddle (NZ) Magic Millions 3YO Trophy 1400m B. Prebble D. Lawson 55.5 1.21.88