The Magic Millions 2YO Classic is the biggest race of the carnival in January and with a stake worth $2 million, it’s one of the must-see races of the Australian summer.
 
Held at Gold Coast, the Magic Millions 2YO Classic has been the breeding ground for many top-level thoroughbreds in Australia and although it’s only available for horses purchased through the Magic Millions Sales, the quality of field isn’t diminished. 

Punters love getting involved in betting on the Magic Millions Carnival, especially the 2YO Classic and we have all the info punters need.

Magic Millions Classic odds

All-in odds for the Magic Millions 2YO are released months in advance but the final field is confirmed around a week before the race. 

We will have all the latest odds when markets are released by bookmakers.

Magic Millions Classic bookie offers

Bookmakers will have bookie offers for the Magic Millions 2YO closer to the race time. Typically, bookmakers will offer bonus bets for running second or third in the major races.

Magic Millions Classic field

The field always consists of high-quality juveniles that were purchased from the Magic Millions Yearling Sales around Australia. 

Only horses purchased at those sales run by Magic Millions can enter.

Magic Millions Classic form guide

Inside barriers are key for the Magic Millions 2YO Classic. 17 of the past 20 winners have jumped from single-figure barrier draws and given the short distance of the race, this has even more importance. 

Bookmakers will often frame their market depending on the barrier draw and if the ante-post favourite draws wide, punters can expect much better odds than originally posted.
 
Expensive thoroughbreds don’t always translate into winning races and the Magic Millions is a good example of that. Winners can often be sold for small figures, which includes the likes of 2011 champion Karuta Queen ($30,000) and 2008 winner Augusta Proud, which was passed in at the sales at a price of $47,500.  

It would win for trainer Leon Macdonald and jockey Clare Lindop, who remains as the only female rider to win the Magic Millions 2YO Classic.

Magic Millions Classic Previous Results & Winners


Year
Winner
2019Exhilarates
2018Sunlight
2017Houtzen
2016Capitalist
2015Le Chef
2014Unencumbered
2013Real Surreal
2012Driefontein
2011Karuta Queen
2010Military Rose
2009Phelan Ready
2008Augusta Proud
2007Mimi Lebrock
2006Mirror Mirror
2005Bradbury’s Luck
2004Dance Hero
2003Regimental Gal
2002Lovely Jubly
2001Excellerator

Magic Millions Classic bet of the day

We will have our Magic Millions 2YO bet of the day when the market is released.

Magic Millions Classic race schedule

  • Race 1: Magic Millions Maiden Plate ($250,000) - 1200m 
  • Race 2: Magic Millions Country Cup ($250,000) - 1200m 
  • Race 3: Magic Millions QTIS Open ($1 million) - 1300m 
  • Race 4: Magic Millions Fillies & Mares ($1 million) - 1300m 
  • Race 5: Magic Millions Trophy ($1 million) - 2200m 
  • Race 6: Magic Millions Snippets ($1 million) - 1200m 
  • Race 7: Magic Millions Cup ($1 million) - 1400m 
  • Race 8: Magic Millions 3YO Guineas ($2 million) - 1400m 
  • Race 9: Magic Millions 2YO Classic ($2 million) - 1200m

Magic Millions Classic history & key facts

Horses purchased from the Magic Millions Sales at Gold Coast, Tasmania, Perth and Adelaide are eligible to run in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic as a juvenile. 

First run in 1987 when taken out by Snippets, the 2YO Classic has since become one of the popular races in Australia and it kicks off the year in fine style. 

With ever-increasing prize money, due to the revamped Queensland Summer Racing Carnival, the 2YO Classic is now worth $2 million in 2017 the entire racing card became Australia’s first $10 million race day. That has since been surpassed by the likes of The Everest, but it’s a significant achievement for Queensland Racing. 

It’s the first million-dollar race for two-year-old's in the calendar year, with the Blue Diamond and Golden Slipper coming afterwards. 

It has a good history of producing quality types and with recent winners such as Capitalist and Sunlight, the popularity of the 2YO Classic is always rising.

Magic Millions Classic live streaming & race replay

Punters can watch the Magic Millions 2YO at Beteasy, which has two channels to live stream every race in Australia and the feature races in New Zealand. 

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The race replay of the 2019 Magic Millions saw Exhilarates score an impressive win for trainer James Cummings after sitting near the back of the field and storming home late.

Best Magic Millions Classic Betting tips, odds & free bets