Magic Millions Cup

Magic Millions 3YO Guineas

Betting Guide
Date: January 15, 2022
Location: Gold Coast Turf Club
Prize Money: $1,000,000
Distance: 1400m

The Magic Millions Cup, worth $1 million, is run over 1400m and is one of the feature events on the Magic Millions Race Day at the Gold Coast Turf Club held each year in the middle of January.

Horses tend to come into the Magic Millions Cup field via an earlier summer lead-up in Queensland including the Group 3 George Moore Stakes at Doomben in December.

The Magic Millions Cup is run at Restricted Listed level, with runners sold in the previous Magic Millions catalogue the only horses eligible to run in the event.

The first edition of the race was run in January 2003, with subsequent Group 1 winners like Spirit Of Boom, Lucky Hussler and Vega One among the names on the honour roll.

2022 Magic Millions Cup Final Field

No. Horse/Bred Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 Kemantari James Cummings Nash Rawiller 4 61
2 Apache Chase Desleigh Forster Jim Byrne 21 59
3 Beau Rossa Will Clarken Todd Pannell 16 58.5
4 Eleven Eleven Gregory Hickman Hugh Bowman 5 58
5 Ballistic Boy Brad Stewart Chris Anderson 9 57
6 Hard Empire Toby & Trent Edmonds Ryan Maloney 10 56.5
7 Nudge Chris Waller James McDonald 12 56
8 Aim Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 22 54.5
9 Frosty Rocks Bjorn Baker Rachel King 15 54.5
10 Edison Bjorn Baker Craig Newitt 14 54
11 Oscar Zulu Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 19 54
12 Sambro Chris Waller Craig Williams 13 54
13 Animate Kris Less Andrew Mallyon 6 54
14 Axe Michael Costa Boris Thornton 8 54
15 Profit Chris Anderson Brett Prebble 23 54
16 Poetic Charmer Peter & Paul Snowden Ben Thompson 11 54
17 Holyfield Annabel Neasham Tim Clark 3 54
18 Blondeau Chris Waller Jason Collett 17 54
19e Sir Rocket Michael Costa Jason Collett 1 54
20e Mr Money Bags Damien Batters Stephanie Thornton 20 54
21e The Ritz Michael Costa Robbie Fradd 7 54
22e Thunder Mania John Symons & Sheila Laxon TBC 2 54
23e Boyles Scott Henley TBC 18 54

2022 Magic Millions Cup betting odds

The 2022 Magic Millions Cup betting odds as of 9am AEDT on January 14 look like this:

  • Kementari – $5.50
  • Apache Chase – $6.50
  • Eleven Eleven – $7.00
  • Nudge – $7.50
  • Beau Rossa – $9.50
  • Sir Rocket – $15.00
  • Holyfield – $16.00
  • Oscar Zulu – $19.00
  • Complete Magic Millions Cup odds at Sportsbet

Best Magic Millions Cup bookmakers

The Magic Millions Cup is such a popular race on Magic Millions Day and any online bookmakers worth their salt have markets up for the race worth $1,000,000 in the lead up to the event.

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

United States Sport Table

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History & Statistics on the Magic Millions Cup

Since its inaugural running in 2003, only Eleven Eleven has managed to claim the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 12 months prior, before coming out and winning the Magic Millions Cup the following year.

Clarry Conners, Gai Waterhouse, Tony Gollan and Chris Waller have all managed two wins in the Magic Millions Cup, but no trainer has ever managed to claim the race on three occasions.

Much like in the training ranks, no jockey has the won the race more than twice, with Craig Williams, Glen Boss and Bobby El-Issa the only hoops to have won the race more than once.

Considering the event is an open handicap, the race has been a punters favourite in recent years, with the average winning price since 2019 being $4.50. As always it pays to shop around for the best odds at Australian betting sites.

2021 Magic Millions Cup result


1stEleven Eleven ($6.50)
2ndSoxagon ($2.70)
3rdDischarged ($2.60)

Previous Runnings of the Magic Millions Cup

  • History was made in 2021 when the 2020 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winner Eleven Eleven returned 12 months later to claim Magic Millions Cup glory. Under a near perfect steer from Nash Rawiller, the Gregory Hickman-trained son of Fastnet Rock was given a rails hugging ride throughout. Considering the ever changing track conditions due to rain, the leaders opted to head to the centre of the track in a bid to gain an advantage. However, Rawiller used his smarts, took Eleven Eleven to the inside portion of the track and was in clear air throughout. He skipped clear inside the final 200m and had enough left in the tank to hold off the fast finishing Soxagon on the line.
  • Having won The Gateway at his last start, the Tony Gollan-trained Vega One could not be stopped on his way to claiming the Magic Millions Cup. Having been given a peach of a steer from Michael Rodd, the son of Lope de Vega showed his class when claiming the $1m event. Having loomed up at the 200m mark, Vega One was quick to put a gap on his rivals and was eventually eased down inside the final 50m in what was an each watch for the punters who took the $3.60 available for him.
  • Following a win in the Magic Millions Snippets earlier in the day, Bjorn Baker added the Magic Millions Cup to his trophy cabinet following Redouble’s win in the 1400m affair. Craig Williams had the son of Redoute’s Choice in a perfect spot along the rails and when he edged clear, he was always going to take some beating. Redouble ambled up to the leaders inside the final furlong and had enough left in reserve to hold off the fast finishing Sambro.
  • The Matthew Dunn-trained Care To Think entered the 2018 Magic Millions Cup with four successive wins under his belt and added a fifth straight win in a breathtaking way. The son of So You Think had to endure a tricky run in transit when travelling three wide, but under a timely steer from Jeff Lloyd he never really looked like getting beaten. Having hit the front inside the final 100m, Care To Think managed to pull away from his rivals on the line. He was purchased in 2015 for $16,000 and following his win in the Magic Millions Cup took his career earning to over $860,000.

Magic Millions Cup past winners list

Magic Millions CupPast Winners
Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2021 Eleven Eleven Nash Rawiller Gregory Hickman
2020 Vega One Michael Rodd Tony Gollan
2019 Redouble Craig Williams Bjorn Baker
2018 Care To Think Jeff Lloyd Matthew Dunn
2017 Testashadow Deanne Panya Gary Portelli
2016 Lucky Hussler Glen Boss Darren Weir
2015 Spurtonic Hugh Bowman Gai Waterhouse
2014 Velrosso Damien Oliver Chris Waller
2013 Triple Elegance James McDonald Chris Waller
2012 Spirit Of Boom Ric McMahon Tony Gollan
2011 Bold Glance Bobby El-Issa Norm Hilton
2010 Walking Or Dancing Glen Boss Brett Partelle
2009 Masai Pride Paula Hammersley Bryan Guy
2008 Theseo Nash Rawiller Gai Waterhouse
2007 Warrior Trader Bobby El-Issa Maryann Thexton
2006 Plans Craig Williams David Hayes
2005 Inspire Chris Munce Clarry Conners
2004 Amex Chris Whiteley Alan Bailey
2003 Cosmic Rays Allan Robinson Clarry Conners
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