MOVE over Melbourne Cup, the Magic Millions is here to steal your thunder…
Next month’s raceday at the Gold Coast Turf Club will become Australia’s richest racemeeting and ranked in the world’s top 10, under part of a seven-year partnership.
$10 million will be up for grabs, taking the summer program to unprecedented heights.
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Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox believes the prizemoney boost will attract the best horses and the attention of the racing world.
“The combined vision is a game-changer for Queensland racing, for the Gold Coast and for the Australian thoroughbred industry as a whole,” Mr Cox said.
“The partnership with Racing Queensland is long-term, which invigorates thoroughbred racing for the current generation of industry stakeholders, as well as creating momentum and motivation for the next generation of Queenslanders and Australians committing to a thoroughbred industry career,” he added.
Racing Queelsnad Chairman Kevin Dixon said as part of the partnership, there would also be a one-off opportunity for older Magic Millions Graduates who were not previously registered for the series to register.
“Another clincher will be the addition of wild card entries into four $1 million races on Jeep Magic Millions Raceday, which will be granted to the eligible winners of four selected races during the summer carnival and potentially give four non-Magic Millions horses a chance to race on the day,.” Mr Dixon said.
The Jeep Magic Millions Raceday will be held on Saturday January 9 as part of the larger sales and racing carnival.