Magic Night Stakes

Magic Night Stakes, Rosehill Gardens

Looking for early info on this year’s Magic Night Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Run over 1,200 metres every March, the Magic Night Stakes is a Group 3 race, held during the Autumn racing season. With a $175,000 prize purse, it attracts some of Australia’s best short to mid distance runners, including a few Trans Tasman entrants.

If a horse is luck enough to win this race, they receive automatic entry into the Golden Slipper Stakes, taking place a week later.

For the first four years, the race had been held as a Principal Race. From 1979 to 1986, it was upgraded to Listed Race status. Since 1980, it has shifted between Group 3 and Group 2.

Magic Night Stakes 2019 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, March 16th, 2019
  • Track Location: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,200 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights
  • Qualification: Two year olds (fillies)
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Operator: Australian Turf Club
  • Prize Purse: $175,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1975

Magic Night Stakes Betting

There are many different ways to bet on the Magic Night Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Magic Night Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Magic Night Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Magic Night Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Magic Night Stakes, 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 Night Stakes, 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 Night Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Magic Night Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Magic Night Stakes 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 Night Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Magic Night Stakes

  1. Join up 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 Night Stakes Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Magic Night Stakes 2018 Results

Place No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight Spread
1 1 Sunlight Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 8 55.5 kgs $1.35
2 10 Cristobal James Cummings Tye Angland 1.3 lengths 1 55.5 kgs $14
3 8 Sweet Ava Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 1.8 lengths 5 55.5 kgs $13
4 3 Secret Lady Gary Portelli Tim Clark 3.7 lengths 2 55.5 kgs $31
5 11 Kara’s Hope Tim Martin Adam Hyeronimus 3.8 lengths 11 55.5 kgs $91
6 7 Lilith Allan Denham Joshua Parr 3.9 lengths 3 55.5 kgs $31
7 4 Perfect Pitch Gary Portelli Glyn Schofield 4 lengths 7 55.5 kgs $81
8 5 Futooh David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 4.2 lengths 12 55.5 kgs $41
9 6 Into The Abyss John P Thompson Christian Reith 5.2 lengths 9 55.5 kgs $21
10 13 Laila De Vega John P Thompson Michael Dee 8.5 lengths 4 55.5 kgs $101
11 2 Setsuna Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 11.4 lengths 10 55.5 kgs $21
12 9 Terminology Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Corey Brown 13.9 lengths 6 55.5 kgs $31
SB 12 Estella Maris John P Thompson Blake Shinn 0 55.5 kgs

Magic Night Stakes 2019 Odds

Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2018 edition of the Magic Night Stakes here.

(Please note that the odds below are from 27/02/2019, prior to nominations or acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds
TBC TBC TBC

Which Horse Will Win The Magic Night Stakes

The best way to pick who will win the Magic Night Stakes is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:

  • 1200 And Up – Recent wins at distances of 1,200 metres or longer stretches, are almost a pre requirement to winning this race.
  • Single Figure Odds – Backing a horse with double digits in the spread has not produced good winnings for punters betting on this race in the past.

Magic Night Stakes Favourites

Early favourites include TBC #1, TBC #2, TBC #3 and TBC #4.

Magic Night Stakes 2019 Field

The field limit is 16. Once nominations occur, we will display the most likely runners in the table below.

Horse Age Sex Past Winnings Trainer
TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC

Magic Night Stakes 2019 Tips

Favourite: TBC.

Best Bet: TBC.

Best Roughie: TBC.

Magic Night Stakes Race Day

Race day takes place on Monday, the 16th of March, 2019.

Magic Night Stakes Barrier Draw

The 2018 Magic Night Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.

Magic Night Stakes Nominations

Nominations close at 11 AM on Monday the 11th of March, 2019.

Magic Night Stakes Weights

Set weights apply to this race. The weight is set at 55.5 kg. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Tuesday the 12th of March, 2019.

Magic Night Stakes Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9 AM on Wednesday the 13th of March, 2019.

Magic Night Stakes Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday the 13th of March, 2019.

Magic Night Stakes Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, 16th of March, 2019.

Magic Night Stakes Prize Money

The Magic Night Stakes prize purse is worth $175,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $92,450
2nd $58,000
3rd $15,500
4th $7,800
5th $5,000
6th $4,000
7th $3,500
8th $3,500
9th $3,500
10th $3,500

Magic Night Stakes Race Number

The Magic Night Stakes is race number 5 on the 16th of March, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.

Magic Night Stakes Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2019’s Magic Night Stakes has been released.

Magic Night Stakes Live

You can watch or listen to the 2019 Magic Night Stakes live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Magic Night Stakes Winners

Winners of the Magic Night Stakes for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. For a full list of winners going back to 1973, please check our Magic Night Stakes winners page.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2018 Sunlight Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 55.5kg 1:10.74
2017 Tulip David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 55.5kg 1:12.01
2016 Calliope John O’Shea James McDonald 55.5kg 1:09.78
2015 Speak Fondly Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 55.5kg 1:11.77
2014 Bring Me The Maid Peter Moody Chad Schofield 55.5kg 1:12.74
2013 Scandiva Anthony Cummings Peter Robl 55.5kg 1:11.18
2012 Ichihara Allan Denham Corey Brown 55.5kg 1:10.73
2011 Altar Peter Snowden Joshua Parr 55.5kg 1:11.83
2010 Willow Creek Peter Moody Luke Nolen 55.5kg 1:11.14
2009 Indian Ocean Tim Martin Hugh Bowman 55.5kg 1:10.76
2008 Portillo Peter Snowden Rod Quinn 55.5kg 1:11.91
2007 Downhill Racer David Hayes Jim Cassidy 55.5kg 1:10.75
2006 Gold Edition Ron Maund Glenn Lynch 55.5kg 1:11.56
2005 Media Bob Thomsen Darren Beadman 55.5kg 1:09.38
2004 Alizes Tony McEvoy Darren Beadman 55.5kg 1:09.46
2003 Shamekha Gai Waterhouse Jim Cassidy 55.5kg 1:10.57
2002 Victory Vein Bede Murray Danny Beasley 55.5kg 1:09.96
2001 Hosannah John Hawkes Rod Quinn 55.5kg 1:10.28
2000 Preserve John Hawkes Larry Cassidy 55.5kg 1:11.43