Magic Millions Raceday 2018: Everything you need to know!

Horse lovers, royalty, celebrities and thousands of Gold Coasters will converge at the Gold Coast Turf Club this Saturday for one of the biggest race days of the year – the JMagic Millions Raceday.

With a full day of activities planned both on and off the track, we want to make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Here is a guide of everything you need to know for the 2018 Magic Millions Raceday:


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Event Schedule
9:00am – Gates Open – Gold Coast Turf Club
10:00am – Harrolds Fashions on the Field registrations open for Women’s division
11:00am – Harrolds Fashions on the Field registrations open for Men’s division
11:40am – Race 1 – Pacific Fair Magic Millions Maiden Plate (1200m)
12:15pm – Race 2 – Lexus Magic Millions Country Cup (1200m)
12:50pm – Race 3 – Racing Queensland Magic Millions QTIS Open (1300m)
1:05pm – Harrolds Fashions on the Field: Women’s Finals
1:25pm – Race 4 – Sky Thoroughbred Central Magic Millions Trophy (2200m)
2:00pm – Race 5 – It’s Live! in QLD Magic Millions Fillies & Mares (1300m)
2:10pm – Harrolds Fashions on the Field: Men’s Finals
2:35pm – Race 6 – Woodford Reserve Magic Millions Cup RL (1400m)
3:15pm – Race 7 – Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m)
3:55pm – Race 8 – Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) & Magic Millions Racing
Women’s Bonus
4:40pm – Race 9 – Harrolds Magic Millions Sprint (1200m)

Magic Millions Raceday

PHOTO: Magic Millions / Facebook

Transport
Courtesy Buses
Courtesy Buses will run from the South (Tweed Heads) and from the North (Runaway Bay) to the club from 9.00am to approximately 1.30pm depending on the location. If a bus is full when it arrives at your chosen bus stop, it will continue on without you, but don’t panic, just stay where you are as there will be another scheduled to follow shortly after. Return buses will be waiting to take guests both North and South after the races, via Gate 1.

Drive & Park
If you’re driving, the best entry into Racecourse Drive will be via Ashmore Road. Members can naturally park in the Members Carpark, but once this is full all remaining parking will be in the Ken Russell Court training track for both Member overflow and General Admission guests.

Drive and Drop off
Cars will have access along Racecourse Drive for drop offs before 2.00pm, but after 2:00pm, the road will be closed to all traffic

Gold Coast Cabs
Gold Coast Cabs will have a drop off area located in Equine Court across the road from the Club.

Betting
Never placed a bet? Here are things to know so you sound like a pro at the TAB this Saturday:
Win – You win if your horse finishes first.
Place – You win if your horse finishes first, second or third.
Each Way – You collect if your horse wins or runs a place.
Quinella – You win if you pick the two horses finishing first and second in either order. *
Exacta – You win if you pick the two horses finishing first and second in exact order.*
Trifecta – You win if you pick the three horses finishing first, second and third in judges’ order.*
First 4 – You win if you pick the four horses finishing first, second, third and fourth in judges’ order.*
*Punters also have the ability to box these options. That means you can pick more horses to put in a “box”, and that will cover every combination of those horses.

Magic Millions Fashion

PHOTO: Magic Millions / Facebook

Fashions On The Field
Trackside fashionistas are encouraged to showcase their unique summer racing style in the Harrold’s Fashions on the Field competition.

An amazing prize pool is on offer this year for both the male and female sections. The winning lady will score an incredible first prize pack valued at over $20,000, and includes a $2,000 Harrolds Shopping Spree, Calleija Jewellery valued at $10,690, a 5 night stay in a luxury villa for 8 people at courtesy of Elite Holiday Homes and much more. The winning male will walk away with over $5,500 worth of prizes including a $1000 Harrolds shopping spree, a Wine Discovery Tour for 4 people valued at $4000 courtesy of Calendonia Air and much more. There is also great prizes on offer for all of the top ten finalists.

Here’s the Fashions on the Field schedule:
10:00am – Women’s Harrolds Fashions on the Field registrations open
11:00am – Men’s Harrolds Fashions on the Field registrations open
12:17pm – Women’s Harrolds Fashions on the Field competition commences
12:45pm – Women’s Harrolds Fashions on the Field registrations close
1:05pm – Women’s Harrolds Fashions on the Field Final commences
1:15pm – Women’s Harrolds Fashions on the Field competition concludes
1:50pm – Men’s Harrolds Fashions on the Field competition commences
2:05pm – Men’s Harrolds Fashions on the Field registrations close
2:10pm – Men’s Harrolds Fashions on the Field Final commences
2:20pm – Men’s Harrolds Fashions on the Field competition concludes

For more on the 2018 Magic Millions Raceday, visit: www.magicmillions.com.au

Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au, 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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