Saganaki, the ground-breaking miRunners horse, is gearing up for a shot at the $2 million Magic Millions race: one that his sister has form in.
The Magic Millions Carnival is a week long celebration of all things equine, peaking with the world-renowned $10 million race day on Saturday 13 January which hosts the $2 million Magic Millions Classic for two-year-olds.
Could Saganaki follow in his sister’s footsteps and run in the $2 million 2018 Magic Millions 2YO race?
The Classic is exclusively for two-year-olds that are graduates of the Magic Millions sales. Saganaki’s own sister, Stroak, ran 5th in the 2014 edition – and keep in mind Saganaki is tipped to be the finest specimen amongst these siblings.
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Saganaki is currently in race prep with eyes on his progress and potential trials in the coming weeks. All of this is looking towards the Wyong Magic Millions Race on December 21, the next step in Saganaki’s progression to the 2018 Magic Millions 2YO Classic and his road to the Magic Millions.
Saganaki is a 2015 colt being trained by Kris Lees – ranked in the top 10 trainers in Australia – which was bought for $165,000 at the Gold Coast Magic Millions. Ownership was then split into 1,000 units, each costing $165 plus a $15 monthly training & management fee.
The majority of Saganaki’s units have been sold, so get in quick and click here if you want to become a part-owner.
The Magic Millions Carnival, Raceday and Yearling Sale
Magic Millions is Australia’s number one thoroughbred sales company. Each January on the Gold Coast, the company holds its flagship event, the internationally renowned Magic Millions Carnival, Raceday and Yearling Sale featuring ten days of fun, fast-paced action on and off the track.
In 2016, the Magic Millions Raceday became Australia’s first AUD$10 Million race day as well as the richest sales incentive race day in the world featuring the $2 million Magic Millions Two-Year-Old Classic, including the $500,000 Magic Millions Racing Women’s Bonus and the $2 Million Gold Coast Magic Millions Three-Year-Old Guineas.
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Graduates sold through Magic Millions are eligible to enter the national race series and qualify for the nine races on Magic Millions Raceday, plus the addition of a possible four wildcard runners as part of Queensland’s Summer Racing Carnival (subject to conditions).
Whether it is the prize money, the fashions on the field or the picturesque Gold Coast Turf Club this race day has cemented its reputation on the international racing scene as the must attend event for racing’s elite, punters, and fashionistas alike.
2018 Magic Millions Barrier Draw
A picturesque beach on the world renowned Gold Coast turns into a racetrack on January 9 when several thoroughbreds with champion jockeys on board gallop down the pristine sands.
Following this spectacle the connections of every runner in the 2018 $2 million Magic Millions Two-Year-Old Classic field will arrive in style before randomly choosing the barrier from which their horse will start on race day, Saturday 13th January.
To find out more about the ownership experience or to buy your share in Saganaki, click here.