Magic Millions 3YO Guineas

THE Magic Millions 3YO Guineas is one of the richest races in Australia at $2 million and is the joint-featured race of the Magic Millions Carnival on the Gold Coast held in January.

The race is for three-year-old horses over 1400 metres and in order to compete in the Magic Millions, horses must have been purchased from Magic Millions sales held throughout Australia.

The 3YO Guineas was first run in 2001 and since then the past winners have suggested that you don’t need a champion to take home the riches. Winning purchase prices range from $6,500 to $300,000, so punters get a great look at a wide range of thoroughbreds.

Punting on the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas has become increasingly popular and general interest surrounding the race is huge. Punters love following the Order of Entry into the race and with futures markets opening early, punters can secure odds and lock in the value.

Best Magic Millions 3YO Guineas bookmakers

The Magic Millions 3YO is such a popular race that bookmakers open futures and all-in markets months in advance of the January feature.

All of the following bookmakers will have markets for the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas which includes all-in, fixed odds win and fixed odds place betting.

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2018 Magic Millions Guineas betting

No. Silks Horse/Bred Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Odds
1 Pierata Pierata Gregory Hickman C Brown 1 57 $2.60
2 Goodfella betting Goodfella Bjorn Baker J Collett 6 56.5 $10
3 Whypeeo betting Whypeeo Toby Edmonds 16 56.5 $13
4 Curdled betting Curdled Peter Robl J Byrne 4 56.5 $26
5 Saint Patricks Day betting Saint Patricks Day Chris Munce R Stewart 18 56.5 $71
6 Bel Sonic betting Bel Sonic Jason Warren B Melham 12 56 $17
7 Shogun Sun betting Shogun Sun Kelly Schweida D Browne 10 56 $21
8 Arrestar betting Arrestar Matthew Dunn 13 56 $151
9 Wild Heart betting Wild Heart Team Hawkes B Avdulla 3 56 $13
10 Magnufighter betting Magnufighter Gary Duncan J Kah 2 56 $71
11 Calculated betting Calculated Chris Waller H Bowman 15 56 $10
12 Pinch Passion betting Pinch Passion Robert Heathcote C Reith 5 56 $301
13 Smartedge betting Smartedge P & P Snowden T Angland 17 56 $17
14 Cellargirl betting Cellargirl Kelly Schweida M Walker 9 54.5 $51
15 Sasso Corbaro betting Sasso Corbaro Kris Lees D Oliver 14 54 $4.80
16 Lady of Crebilly betting Lady of Crebilly Phillip Stokes R Bayliss 7 54 $34
17e I Am Impinge betting I Am Impinge Toby Edmonds 11 56 $51
18e Cruze betting Cruze Barry Lockwood 8 56 $101


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2017 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas result

1st – Flying Jess – $101
2nd – Global Glamour – $2.30
3rd – Eckstein

Quinella – $276.30
Trifecta – $2936.80
First Four – $16606.50

Recent Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winners

2017: It was meant to be the year of Winning Rupert, but three-year-old filly Flying Jess had other plans. The John Moloney-trained runner stormed home to down Global Glamour on the line, paying odds of $101 with some bookmakers. Its form prior to the run wasn’t overly impressive which is why most punters didn’t give it a chance, but the dream came true for its connections which paid only $60,000 for the daughter of Hinchinbrook. Read full report.

2016: Mahuta continued its fantastic run of form to win the 2016 Magic Millions Guineas. The Darren Weir-trained runner entered the race having won its last four starts in Melbourne which included the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes and Group 2 Sandown Guineas. Despite that form, punters got a great price of $4.50 for the three-year-old and it never looked in doubt, scoring a one-length win over Single Gaze and Egyptian Symbol. Mahuta was a $35,000 purchase at the 2014 Adelaide Yearling Sale.

2015: Lloyd Kennewell trained Deiheros to win in 2015 at long odds of $25. The son of Bon Hoffa had mixed form heading into the race with a win at Morphettville followed by a 10th in the Vo Rogue Plate, but it pulled out its biggest career victory on the Gold Coast. Deiheros didn’t run a quick time and it has failed to win a race since, but the $6,500 sales purchase certainly made its connections happy. The well-perforned Testashadow finished in second with Echo Gal in third.

2014: Gai Waterhouse scored her third Magic Millions 3YO win with Sweet Idea in 2014. The Snitzel filly was an expensive $240,000 purchase from the Gold Coast Yearling Sale, but it was well worth the money as it scored a one-length win over Estonian Princess and Enquare. Sweet Idea has been one of the most successful winners having won the Group 2 Missile Stakes and the Group 1 Galaxy at Rosehill.

2013: Saluter scored in one of the most exciting finishes in the history of the Guineas. The Jason McLachlan-trained runner scored by a head and a nose over the likes of Sizzling and Driefontein, which would both go on to great careers. The $80,000 purchase paid $15 to win as its form prior was consistent, but not up to the level of its opposition.

2012: Punch On entered the Magic Millions having won the Vo Rogue Plate two weeks prior. The Peter Balzen-trained runner was an $8 chance for the Millions and it scored a narrow nose victory over Easy Running and Happy Hussy. The 2012 edition was one of the weakest Guineas fields and the quality was shown in Punch On’s career that followed. The daughter of Tiger Hill failed to win in 11 subsequent starts.

Magic Millions 3YO Guineas past winners list

Year Magic Millions 3YO Past Winner
2017 Flying Jess
2016 Mahuta
2015 Deiheros
2014 Sweet Idea
2013 Saluter
2012 Punch On
2011 Torio’s Quest
2010 Graceful Anna
2009 Tempest Tost
2008 Heart of the Citi
2007 Gold Edition
2006 Tereschenko
2005 Tippitaka
2004 Jamieson Valley
2003 Baggio
2002 Ha Ha
2001 Paradiddle

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