Interesting Facts About
The Magic Millions 2YO Classic
(Gold Coast – Australia)
Since 2010 the girls have a better record over the boys (8 vs 4); this years favourite Coolangatta looks likely to continue the strong record for the fillies.
Since 2010 only 3 winners have drawn wider than barrier 7 (Away Game – barrier 12 2020, Sunlight – barrier 12 2018 and Houtzen – barrier 16 2017); second favourite Russian Conquest looks to have drawn perfectly in Barrier 4.
Tommy Berry is the only jockey to win consecutive Magic Million Classics; he won on Karuta Queen in 2011 and then won on Driefontein in 2012, when promoted from 2nd to 1st after a protest.
Gai Waterhouse is the trainer with the most Magic Million wins overall (4); Assertive Lad (2000), Excellerator (2001), Dance Hero (2004), Driefontein (2012).
Only three horses have completed the Magic Millions Classic/Golden Slipper double: Dance Hero (2004), Phelan Ready (2009) and Capitalist (2016).
In 2020 Away Game was the second longest priced winner ($41). In 2009 Phelan Ready was the longest priced winner ever at $51.
25 out of the last 29 victors won their last race leading up to the Magic Millions; Cusack, Mishani Spartan, Golden Artie, Thelwell, Russian Conquest, Miss Hellfire and race favourite Coolangatta are all last start winners lining up on Saturday.