Your guide to the Magic Millions Carnival 2017

Every year in January the Gold Coast plays host to the Magic Millions Yearling Sales and ten days of Carnival and society events surrounding the Magic Millions raceday.

It is a huge affair, with a number of glamorous events to be held around town from the 6-17 January 2016.

To make sure you don’t miss a thing, and more importantly don’t miss out on booking tickets, we’ve put together a full list of the all the events happening:


Gold Coast Yearling Sale Inspections

Magic Millions Sales Complex is open for inspections of the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale catalogued lots.  Come along and get a first hand look into the world of thoroughbred sales and racing.
Date: 6-17 January 2017
Time:  From 8am to 5pm
Where: Magic Millions Sales Complex, Bundall
Entry: Free


BMD Northcliffe SLSC Sportsman’s Lunch

This fun and entertaining afternoon features a variety of special guests including Lunch MC Billy J Smith, Panel MC Pat Welsh and Comedian Bruno Lucia.
Date: 6 January 2017
Time: From 11:30AM
Where: BMD Northcliffe
Entry: Enjoy a delicious fresh seafood buffet and beverage package for $150 per person.
FOR MORE INFO call (07) 5539 8091


Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo

Magic Millions Polo will introduce to the Australian public two of the world’s best (8 goal) polo players; Nic Roldan and Alejandro Novillo Astrada who will Captain the teams as 2017 Magic Millions International Polo Ambassadors. Joining their teams will be Zara Phillips MBE, Francesca Cumani, her husband Rob Archibald and his brother Jack Archibald, who are also world-class players.
Date: 8 January 2017
Time: From 11AM
Where: Doug Jennings Park
Entry:  From $30 per person.  

Women In Racing Inc Australia Luncheon

Dress in your best and enjoy a 3 course luncheon with beverages. Featuring an exceptional presentation of millinery, this is a must for any discerning racing fashion enthusiast.
Date: 9 January 2017
Time: From 12PM
Where: Horizons Restaurant, Sheraton Mirage
Entry: $125 per person
FOR MORE INFO call Baslyn Beel on 0411 698 484


Jeep Magic Millions Barrier Draw

Racing connections will pick their barriers for the $2 million Jeep Magic Millions 2YO Classic ahead of the 2017 Jeep Magic Millions Raceday. The $2,000,000 Gold Coast Magic Millions Guineas will also be drawn. See the Magic Millions horses run along the beach, Sunrise will be broadcasting the weather live and you can enjoy a range of family friendly activities throughout the morning.
Date: 10 January 2017
Time: From 6AM
Where: Surfers Paradise Foreshore
Entry: Free


Carbine Club Luncheon

Known as the Voice of Racing, Ken Callander (pictured) will be guest speaker at the 2017 Carbine Club Luncheon, where he will share stories from his long career as one of Australia’s most iconic racing columnists and his autobiography, Good Luck and Good Punting.
Date: 10 January 2017
Time: From 12PM
Where: Jupiters Hotel & Casino
Entry: $160 per person


Moet & Chandon Magic Millions Launch Party

This exclusive event is the official opening for the 2017 Jeep Magic Millions Carnival for buyers, sellers, racing identities and thoroughbred industry associates. Guests will gather in the stylish VIP Marquee set up on the Surfers Paradise Foreshore solely for Magic Millions and celebrate the beginning of Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sales week.
Date: 10 January 2017
Time: 6:30PM – 9PM
Where: Surfers Paradise Foreshore
Entry: Invitation Only


Gold Coast Yearling Sale

If you thought this year’s was next level, get ready to be taken into another stratosphere in January – the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale catalogue is a real page turner, from the first to the very last lot.
Date: 11-17 January 2017
Where: Magic Millions Sales Complex, Bundall
Entry: Free


Magic Millions Sparkling Ladies Luncheon

This is the premier luncheon of the carnival and will be infused with an atmosphere of glamour, high society and fashion. Enjoy arrival cocktails, a two course divine luncheon experience, premium wines, sensational entertainment, fashion, and prizes.
Date: 11 January 2017
Time: 12PM to 3PM
Where: Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa Ballroom
Entry: $159 per person

2017 Magic Millions 2YO UBET Calcutta Dinner

Hosted by Sky Channel’s Russell Leonard, the Magic Millions 2YO UBET Calcutta Dinner grows in stature and prize money every year. Come and enjoy a 3-course meal and beverages while a team of racing identities provide insights into the feature runners of the race, followed by the exhilarating horse ‘sales’ conducted by the Magic Millions auctioneers.
Date: 12 January 2017
Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Magic Millions Hats & High Tea Party

Celebrate in style with Moet Ice on arrival, cocktails and a glamorous High Tea party at this very special part of the official 2017 Jeep Magic Millions Carnival. It will be a sophisticated morning of elegance with a special touch of glamour and High Tea stunning temptations.
Date: 13 January 2017
Time: 10:30AM to 12:30PM
Where: Seaduction at Soul Surfers Paradise
Entry: $110 per person

Jeep Magic Millions Raceday

The 2016 Jeep Magic Millions Raceday is Austalia’s first $10million raceday, including the $2,000,000 Jeep Magic Millions 2YO Classic and $2,000,000 Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas exclusively for Magic Millions graduates. Featuring nine fast-paced races at the picturesque Gold Coast Turf Club, the Magic Millions Racing Women $500,000 Bonus and MYER Fashions on the Field, this raceday has cemented its reputation on the international racing scene as the “must be there” event for racing’s elite, punters, and fashionistas alike.
Date: 14 January 2017
Time: 9AM to 5:30PM
Where: Gold Coast Turf Club, Bundall
Entry: General Admission $35, Hospitality Packages available


Magic Millions Widden Stud Golf Day

The Widden Stud Golf Day provides Magic Millions vendors and buyers, trainers, jockeys and industry associates the perfect opportunity to unwind for a day at the RACV Royal Pines Golf Course before heading their separate ways. The day is open for anyone to join with any singles placed into teams of four to play Ambrose style.
Date: 16 January 2017
Time: 11AM to 5PM
Where: RACV Royal Pines Resort
Entry: $130 per person
FOR MORE INFO contact Laura from Widden Stud on 02 6549 9999

Gold Coast Summer Racehorse Sale

Date: 17 January 2017
Time: From 11AM
Where: Magic Millions Sales Complex

Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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