Queensland Summer Racing Festival given green light

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Sam Hayes
Horse Racing Tips
Six weeks of action will make up the Queensland Racing Summer Festival.

With 6 weeks of racing and a cumulative prize pot of A$25 million, there is plenty to get behind with the biggest horse racing betting apps at the Queensland Summer Festival.

News Insights

  • The 2024 Magic Millions series receives a financial boost.
  • Held over 6 action-packed weeks of racing at Brisbane Racing Club.
  • The 3000 Guineas and the 2-Year-Old Classic are headline acts within the festival.
  • Only race day in Southern Hemisphere to host eight $1 million races on the same card.

Victory in any Australian horse race is highly sought after by jockeys, owners, and trainers alike but the Magic Millions festival in Brisbane always gets punters purring.
The huge sums of money on offer are music to the ears of punters and betting sites alike and the news that there is now A$25 million in the prize pool in 2024, makes the Queensland Racing Festival an even bigger event.

The Australian racing season has truly begun, and attention naturally starts to the biggest races on the calendar when betting with the biggest and best Aussie bookmakers.

Known as the Magic Millions, the Queensland Racing Festival has become a staple on the calendar, with huge prize pools accessible for all of the owners, trainers and jockeys involved. 

Magic Millions Day is the headline act, to be held on January 13th, 2024, with eight separate races carrying a prize pot of over A$1 million.

2024 3000 Guineas to spring another shock?

Such is the intrigue and speculation surrounding Magic Millions Day, that often some of the biggest races in the calendar can get lost in the furor.

It was Fashion Legend who prevailed in 2023, winning at odds of $21 and it would seem that the 2024 field already has an open look to it again.

All of the biggest and best Australian betting sites will once again be on board at the Gold Coast Racing Club, with plenty of 3-year-olds from across Australia looking to get their hands on one of the most lucrative purses in racing.

Classic to be the main event

Whilst there are plenty of exciting races within the Queensland Racing Festival, nothing beats the prestige of the Magic Millions Classic.

First run back in 1897, the race for 2-year-olds is a real breeding ground of the future and some of the biggest horses in Australia and beyond have picked up impressive wins in this race historically.

The likes of Capitalist, Phelan Ready and Dance Hero have all prevailed at this race and it was Skirt the Law that managed to come out on top in 2023.

It will be the biggest draw of the festival with most domestic and international betting sites and with A$2 million in the prize pot, it promises to be another race to remember.

Overtaking the Melbourne Cup?

Whilst no horse racing punter would admit it just yet, the plans that the Queensland Racing Festival have are certainly comparing to that of the Melbourne Festival in the eyes of many betting apps.

Having a prize pool of A$25 million is a real statement and with 8 races in one day holding over A$1 million in their individual race pools, the Queensland Summer Racing Festival has earning potential previously unseen.

However, for purists, it is all about the Melbourne Festival, with the Melbourne Cup set to bring the country to a standstill once more in 2023.

Horses, jockeys and trainers from the world over will be chasing glory at Flemington on November 7th and it is the Willie Mullins trained Vauban that is the favourite for Melbourne Cup glory with most Aussie bookmakers at $7.00 with GetSetBet.

Financial investment in the world of Australian horse racing is always well received by the punters and online betting sites alike.

With a prize pool of A$25 million, the Queensland Summer Racing Festival is a landmark offering in the racing world, and it promises to be an incredible 6 weeks of racing, as part of the Magic Millions series in 2024.