Iconic Gold Coast spectacle as Magic Millions horses take to the beach!

The 2022 The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival is getting underway on the Gold Coast with the highly anticipated beach race taking place this morning.

The spectacle takes place right on the sand at Surfers Paradise, in what’s an epic display of the horses in an iconic Gold Coast setting.

Managing Director of the Event, Barry Bowditch, has told 1029 Hot Tomato’s Galey, Emily Jade and Christo that it’s great advertisement for our city.


“It’s very gold coast, it’s very Queensland, it’s iconic.

“These photos get streamed right across the world and it really puts the Gold Coast at the fore front of people’s minds at this time of year,” Mr Bowditch said.

The beach races precede the Magic Millions Barrier Draw which takes place later this morning before the Magic Millions sales get underway.

“There’s plenty there – it starts at 12 pm today,” Barry Bowditch told 1029 Hot Tomato about the first day of sales.

“So we’ll just talk about the first day which goes through to lot 180.

“And the one id be looking out for today is lot 78 which is by ‘Justify’ and the guys who own ‘Justify’ said if you buy ‘Justify’ and you win a feature race, we’ll give you a Ferrari as well.

“It’s pretty cool, there’s a lot of promotion around that. So for today, that’s the one I’ll be keeping an eye on,” Mr Bowditch said.