UPDATE: Shezawitness has sold out but you can still get involved in affordable thoroughbred ownership through miRunners with a number of horses and trainers still available. Click here to go to Our Stable and browse through our range of horses and trainers, all for a low price.
What is Magic Millions?
Magic Millions is an Australian thoroughbred racehorse auction house which holds auctions around Australia each year including its world famous Gold Coast Yearling Sale at Surfers Paradise in Queensland.
What’s happening at Magic Millions this year?
On the Gold Coast, seven days of yearling sales are joined by a major thoroughbred horse race meeting where all nine races are only open to horses who were bought at auctions staged by Magic Millions over the previous years.
In addition to race prizemoney of $2,000,000, a $500,000 Bonus will be distributed to the first four all female owned or leased horses in finishing order in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic, being run on Saturday 13 January 2018. To be eligible, the horse must be nominated to the Magic Millions Race Series, and be 100% owned or leased by females.
The Gold Coast Raceday alone boasts prize-money of $10 million and was the first race meeting held in Australasia with a $10 million total purse.
2018 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
From Wednesday 10 January until Tuesday 16 January, some of the biggest names in racing will all be vying to purchase from the catalogue of over 1,000 horses across the week at Surfers Paradise in Queensland.
The Gold Coast Yearling Sale is considered to be a top level auction in global racing circles, with buyers mainly from Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Europe, South Africa, New Zealand, China, the United States and the Middle East.
RELATED ARTICLE: Exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of Magic Millions yearling purchase
With more than 6,000 wins by their sale graduates around the globe each racing season, it is the premier source for Group One wins in Australia. Having sold at auction ten of the last thirteen winners of the Golden Slipper as yearlings, their record of selling the winner of the world’s richest race for two-year-olds is unmatched.
Sign up for free to the miRunners newsletter
The flagship yearling sale held each January attracts both national and international buyers for the fun and excitement of the Carnival and the serious business of selecting a champion racehorse.
Buyers from around the world attend Magic Millions feature sales knowing the bloodstock on offer is as good as it gets when it comes to conformation, performance, pedigree and value for money.
2018 Gold Coast Magic Millions Race Day
The sale itself is just one aspect of Australia’s most exciting sales and racing event, which commences with the Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo on Sunday 7 January.
Saturday 13 January sees the third running of the $10 million Magic Millions Raceday at the Gold Coast Turf Club.
With seven of nine races worth $1 million or more in prize-money highlighted by the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic and $2 million Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas, the Raceday will showcase Australian racing’s top horses, trainers and jockeys.
History of Magic Millions
In the late 1990s Magic Millions was bought by three business men, including the Australian retail entrepreneur and horse breeder Gerry Harvey and Australian advertising entrepreneur John Singleton. Both set about reviving the fortunes of the auction. As of 2015, Magic Millions is co-owned by Harvey and his wife and business partner, Katie Page. The company is now owned in its entirety by Gerry Harvey and Katie Page after they purchased interests of the other partners in 2011.
Magic Millions has sold many champions over the years including the current world’s best turf galloper Winx – a $230,000 purchase from the 2013 Gold Coast Yearling Sale who has won 15 Group One races including 22 in succession.
Champion racehorse #Winx has defeated 52 individual Group One winners so far in her 32 start career.
One of them, who she defeated by 5.5 lengths, is the highest stakes earning racehorse in European history!#LifeChanging #GCYearlingSaleBuy#Champion#EnjoyingABreak pic.twitter.com/1j9Z5UJEFy
— Magic Millions (@mmsnippets) November 11, 2017
1987 Magic Millions Winner – Snippets
The inaugural champion of the Magic Millions Race Day is being honoured with the renaming of one of the million dollar feature races on the $10 million card.
Snippets, who scored a runaway win in the 1987 Magic Millions 2YO Classic, is remembered fondly as the patron saint of Magic Millions and his legacy for the sales company and raceday will now be celebrated each year.
2018 Gold Coast Yearling Sale Schedule
Wednesday 10 January
Gold Coast Yearling Sale (Day 1: Lots 1-252)
Thursday 11 January
Gold Coast Yearling Sale (Day 2: Lots 253 to 504)
Friday 12 January
Gold Coast Yearling Sale (Day 3: Lots 505 to 756)
Saturday 13 January
Magic Millions Raceday, Gold Coast Turf Club
Gold Coast Yearling Sale – (Day 4: Lots 757 to 853)
Sunday 14 January
Gold Coast Yearling Sale – (Day 5: Lots 854 to 1062)
Tuesday 16 January
Gold Coast Yearling Sale – (Day 6: Lots 1063 to 1108)
miRunners at Magic Millions
miRunners is planning to bid for yearlings at the 2018 Magic Millions sales including our next thoroughbred to be trained by leading Victorian trainer Mick Price.
You can secure your ownership by purchasing a Mick Price Priority Access Voucher for only $15 (incl GST).
RELATED ARTICLE: Majority of vouchers sold in miRunners second horse
Each Priority Access Voucher secures:
- An invitation to purchase a unit in the next miRunners racehorse
- Once you purchase a unit, your first two month’s training and management fees will be covered (a total value of $30 in management fees)
- An invitation to attend the Magic Millions auction in person (travel costs are not included), or via a live-feed
- Regular video and written communication from miRunners resident experts over the coming weeks to see and select the potential yearlings we will bid on. You will hear from the team about what they look for in a yearling.
- Exclusive access to behind-the-scenes content from the 2018 Magic Millions