Huge purses on offer on Magic Millions Day

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Sam Hayes
Horse Racing Tips
Gold Coast hosts record-breaking day of racing

Magic Millions Day is dominating the Australian horse racing calendar at the beginning of 2024, with plenty of the biggest names in the business in action

News Insights

  • 11 races make up landmark card at Gold Coast for Magic Millions Day.
  • Over A$14.5 million to be had in race prize money.
  • Magic Millions festival first big event on Australian racing calendar in 2024.
  • Eight of the 11 races on the card have prize pots of A$1 million or more.

Whilst big name contests commonplace in both New South Walian and Victorian racing, the emerging Gold Coast racing scene is beginning to catch the eye with both punters and online betting sites

The Magic Millions festival looks set to shape the future of Australian racing for many years ahead and Magic Millions Day promises to be a fascinating festival of racing.  

Eleven races make up an incredible card in the ground-breaking Magic Millions Day at Gold Coast and with so many big name horses, trainers and jockeys in action, it will be a field day for both punters and Aussie bookmakers
With 8 of the 11 contests at Gold Coast on Saturday 13th January carrying prize pots of A$1 million or more, the stakes simply could not be higher in Queensland and it should be an enthralling day of action. 
Cooking up a Storm Boy  

With so many contests to choose from at Gold Coast on Saturday, it is arguably the A$3m Gold Coast Magic Millions Classic that is the pick of the bunch. 
Aside from the huge sums of money in the prize pot, the genuine intrigue surrounding some of the fastest 2-year-olds in Australia should be a showcase of some of the most exciting horses in the country. 
The Gai Waterhouse trained Storm Boy looks to be a seriously exciting horse and with two wins from his opening two runs, he will top the betting markets with many online betting sites
J-Mac to do the business again? 

Such is the magnitude and prestige of the Magic Millions Day at Gold Coast, that the big races keep on coming – with the 3-year-old Guineas being held in race 9. 
One of the many horses to watch in this contest is the Chris Waller trained Chrysaor, an enigmatic 3-year-old that looks set to have a huge future within Australian racing. 
With the prestigious James McDonald on board, Chrysaor will be raring to go here and whilst the likes of Cifrado and Sydney Bowler in the mix, it should be an epic contest at Gold Coast on Saturday. 
Loch Eagle primed for the Magic Millions Cup 

The penultimate race at Gold Coast is yet another blockbuster, with some of the biggest and best horses around going at it over 1400m in race 10. 
Claims can be made for many different horses in this race, but the Kris Lees trained flyer Loch Eagle has been primed and ready for this contest for a while. 
With the likes of Tamerlane, Far Too Easy and Zarastro also lining up here at Gold Coast, the Magic Millions Cup should be another epic contest, for all levels of Australian horse racing punter.

The Magic Millions Day at Gold Coast has long been mooted as having the potential to change the landscape of Australian horse racing with betting apps and it is finally here. 

With an 11-race card at Queensland on Saturday 13th January, there is over A$14 million in the prize fund for the day and with so many big names in action, it promises to be an historic day of contests at Gold Coast.