Magic Millions Cup

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

Magic Millions Cup Winner Vega One (Photo: Steve Hart) |

The Magic Millions Cup is one of the key feature races on the lucrative $10 million Magic Millions Race Day at the Gold Coast in Queensland each summer.

The meeting is held in mid-January during the wider Magic Millions Racing Carnival and features nine Magic Millions races including a trio of Restricted Listed events with the running of the: $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic, $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas and the $1 million Magic Millions Cup.

The Magic Millions Cup races is contested over 1400m and is a quality handicap race offering $570,000 to the winner.

In 2022 Eleven Eleven became the first two-time Magic Millions Cup winner in the race’s history.

magic millions Cup 2022 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, January 15th, 2022
  • Track Location: Gold Coast Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,400 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Qualification: No age or sex restrictions
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Restricted Listed
  • Operator: Gold Coast Turf Club
  • Prize Purse: $960,000
  • Inaugural Race: 2003
  • 2022 Magic Millions Cup Winner: Eleven Eleven

magic millions Cup 2022 RESULTS

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

  1. #4 Eleven Eleven
  2. #17 Holyfield
  3. #2 Apache Chase

Eleven Eleven ($8.50) returned to go back-to-back with a successful title defense in the 2022 Magic Millions Cup results, the Gregory Hickman-trained galloper posting his third straight win on the day to become the first dual MM Cup champion in a thrilling photo finish.

Magic MIllions Cup Betting 2022

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

How To Bet On The Magic Millions cup

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  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 Cup Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Magic Millions Cup 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Magic Millions Cup will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Which Horse Will Win The Magic millions cup

The best way to pick which horse will win the Magic Millions Cup in 2021 is to take into account their lead-up summer racing form, past Magic Millions performances and records at the track/distance. 

Other factors to consider when picking the Magic Millions Cup winner include:

  • Summer Winners: Horses coming off Group wins over the summer in Sydney and Brisbane dominate the Magic Millions Cup;
  • Past Magic: Past performers in other Magic Millions Racing Carnivals do well in this race especially any returning Magic Millions Cup performers from the year prior. In 2022 Eleven Eleven posted his third straight Magic Millions Day win following victories in the 2020 MM Guineas and the 2021 MM Cup.

magic millions Cup Favourites 2022

Early favourites in 2022 Magic Millions Cup betting include The Golden Eagle fourth placegetter Apache Chase and Kementari from the powerhouse Godolphin stables. 

Vega One ($3.30 in 2020) was the last Magic Millions Cup favourite to win.

magic millions Cup 2022 Field

The official 2022 Magic Millions Cup field of final acceptances is set for release at 10:00 am on Wednesday January 12, 2022 and will be published in full below once announced. 

The Magic Millions Cup 2022 final field features a capacity line-up of hopefuls including last start The Buffering winner Kementari and the reigning champion Eleven Eleven.

  • Scratchings Update: #18 Blondeau (17)

magic millions Cup 2022 Tips

Favourite: #1 Kementari ($5 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #4 Eleven Eleven ($9.50 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #12 Sambro ($26 at time of publish)

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


Gold Coast magic millions Race Day 2022

The $1 million Magic Millions Cup 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 cup Nominations 2022

2022 Magic Millions Cup nominations close on Tuesday January 4, 2022 and will be published below once announced.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 5880417245 ABOVE AND BEYOND G 6 Gary Portelli 78
2 1x967x10x0 AIM G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 98
3 28×2614341 ANIMATE G 5 Kris Lees 90
4 1210×11413 APACHE CHASE G 4 Desleigh Forster 107
5 1121322×59 AXE G 5 Michael Costa
6 x6753380x5 BADOOSH G 5 Matthew Dunn
7 21158x11x8 BALLISTIC BOY G 5 Chris Anderson 103
8 210x1227x4 BEAU ROSSA G 4 Will Clarken 106
9 427x43x158 BELTARIA G 4 John Symons & Sheila Laxon 62
10 33413243×8 BLONDEAU G 4 Chris Waller 86
11 346910×540 BOYLES G 6 Scott Henley 71
12 618x15x212 BROOKSPIRE M 4 Chris Waller
13 6x7407x676 CHAPTER AND VERSE G 7 Desleigh Forster 91
14 x32749x471 CONSTANT FLIGHT G 7 David Vandyke 87.5
15 11224×7051 DR WHY NOT G 5 Lindsay Gough 85
16 x221140x77 EDISON G 5 Bjorn Baker
17 1x6756x418 ELEVEN ELEVEN G 5 Gregory Hickman
18 243x1176x9 FROSTY ROCKS G 5 Bjorn Baker
19 33x1414x46 HARD EMPIRE G 8 Toby & Trent Edmonds 102
20 22x22211x5 HEAD LEGISLATOR G 4 Matthew Dunn
21 x05206x831 HOLYFIELD G 4 Annabel Neasham
22 9x13150x24 INCREDULOUS DREAM M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
23 9067603446 IRISH SONGS G 6 Kurt Goldman
24 6602×14741 KEMENTARI G 7 James Cummings
25 1116x638x2 KIKU M 4 Chris Waller
26 x0301117x5 KRONE M 6 Tony Gollan 110
27 11×1 LIMITED REALITY G 3 Cameron Crockett
28 374035×337 MISHANI BULLITT G 7 Troy Pascoe 77.5
29 01x573000x MR MONEY BAGS G 7 Damien Batters
30 2112×30623 NUDGE M 5 Chris Waller 105
31 x5111630x1 OSCAR ZULU G 4 Chris Waller
32 3x3173x601 PETRONIUS G 5 Gary Moore
33 35x03930x3 POETIC CHARMER G 7 Peter & Paul Snowden
34 80x17033x3 PROFIT G 5 Chris Anderson 90
35 119×543005 RELOADED G 5 Chris Waller 99
36 6805x673x2 SAMBRO G 7 Chris Waller 92
37 3x18x11412 SIR ROCKET G 5 Michael Costa 80
38 34 SUGAR POP (NZ) F 3 Caroline Jennings
39 112x3x11x0 THE RITZ G 4 Michael Costa 72
40 6x3606x640 THUNDER MANIA G 4 John Symons & Sheila Laxon 71
41 9×47403756 TRUST ME G 8 Brett Partelle
42 2321334×21 TYCOONIST G 4 Chris Waller

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Magic millions Cup Weights 2022

Quality handicap 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 Cup Field section.

2022 Magic Millions Cup Top-Weight:

  • #1 Kementari (61kg)

Magic millions cup barriers 2022

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

Magic millions Cup jockeys 2022

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

magic millions cup Prize Money 2022

The Magic Millions Cup prize purse is worth $960,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $570,000
2nd $180,000
3rd $90,000
4th $45,000
5th $25,000
6th $10,000
7th $10,000
8th $10,000
9th $10,000
10th $10,000

magic millions Cup Race Number 2022

The 2022 Magic Millions Cup is set to run as the Gold Coast Race 6 at 3:15pm (AEST) on Saturday January 15, 2022. There are nine Magic Millions races in total that day at the Gold Coast Racecourse.

magic millions cup 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 2022 Magic Millions Cup Form Guide following final acceptances. 


magic millions cup Live 2022

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

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: 7TWO

Magic Millions Cup Winners

Winners of the Magic Millions Cup going back to the event’s inaugural running in 2003 along with the placegetters and winning times are detailed in the table below.

There has only been one dual Magic Millions Cup winner in history with Eleven Eleven going back-to-back in 2021 and 2022.

Year Winner Second Third Time
2022 Eleven Eleven Holyfield Apache Chase 1:20.50
2021 Eleven Eleven Soxagon Discharged 1:22.69
2020 Vega One Redouble Sambro 1:21.57
2019 Redouble Sambro Shogun Sun 1:21.40
2018 Care To Think Arbeitsam Snippets Land 1:20.72
2017 Testashadow Perfect Dare Snippets Land 1:21.70
2016 Lucky Hussler Strawberry Boy Baligari 1:20.43
2015 Spurtonic Strawberry Boy The Bowler 1:22.72
2014 Velrosso Phelan Ready Club Command 1:20.93
2013 Triple Elegance Gundy Son Stratford 1:21.45
2012 Spirit Of Boom Startsmeup Latin News 1:22.00
2011 Bold Glance Zero Rock Captain Sonador 1:23.23
2010 Walking Or Dancing Zero Rock Mr Unforgettable 1:21.72
2009 Masai Pride Black Piranha Voice Commander 1:21.62
2008 Theseo Upilio Five Ways 1:22.60
2007 Warrior Trader Masai Pride Master Denis 1:21.61
2006 Plans Warrior Trader Deuxieme 1:21.97
2005 Inspire Gallieni Mitanni 1:21.57
2004 Amex Milkshake Queen Amidala 1:21.29
2003 Cosmic Rays Miner’s Union Killachi 1:08.79