Your guide to the 2022 The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival

A celebration of all things equine is underway on the Gold Coast!

The 2022 The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival is set to be another huge affair, with a number of glamorous events to be held around town from January 5, 2022.

You don’t have to be involved in the racing industry to enjoy the offerings of the Carnival. With the Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo, The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Barrier Draw, the Magic Millions Yearling Sale and The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Raceday – there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained!


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Here is a full list of the all the events happening during the 2022 The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival:

2022 Gold Coast Yearling Sale Inspections
When: 5 to 17 January
Where: Magic Millions Sales Complex, Bundall
What: The Magic Millions Sales Complex will open for inspections of the catalogued lots in the 2022 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. Inspection days are a free event and the public are more than welcome to come along to the Bundall complex and get a first hand look into the world of thoroughbred sales and racing.
Cost: Free
Details: magicmillions.com.au/calendar/2022-gold-coast-yearling-sale-inspections/

2022 BMD Northcliffe SLSC Sportsman’s Luncheon
When: 7 January
Time: 11am – 4pm
Where: BMD Northcliffe SLSC, Surfers Paradise
What: The 37th Annual BMD Northcliffe Sportsman’s Luncheon is proudly brought to you by BMD Northcliffe Surf Club and Shaw and Partners Financial Services. This year’s theme is a salute to the Olympics. Special guests in attendance include Curtis McGrath (Paralympic Gold Medalist), Tom Green & Jean Van Der Westhuizen (2021 Olympic Kayaking Gold Medalists), Chris Mooney (Kaylee McKeown’s Coach) and John Coates (International Olympic Committee).
Cost: $200 – This event is currently sold out with a waiting list.
Details: magicmillions.com.au/calendar/2022-magic-millions-bmd-northcliffe-slsc-sportsmans-luncheon/

2022 GCTC The Wave Raceday
When: 8 January
Where: Gold Coast Turf Club
What: Aquis $1.5 Million Raceday showcasing the $250,000 feature race for 3YO & 4YO The TAB Wave, $125,000 Aquis Gold Nugget and $125,000 Aquis Gold Pearl plus three exclusive Magic Millions Races worth $750,000 in prizemoney.
Cost: From $10
Details: magicmillions.com.au/calendar/2022-gctc-the-wave-raceday/

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2022 Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo
When: 9 January
Where: Doug Jennings Park, Main Beach
What: The much-anticipated return of the Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo is back, and the introduction of a new discipline to the day in 2022 guarantees it’s an event not to be missed. You are invited to witness some of the country’s best Polo Players battle it out in a fast-paced action game, whilst also experiencing first-hand the colour and glamour of an Olympic spectacle in the picturesque surrounds of the Broadwater.
Cost: From $15
Details: magicmillionspolo.com.au/

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2022 Carbine Club Luncheon
When: 10 January
Time: From 11:30am
Where: The Star Gold Coast
What: The Carbine Club of Queensland will again host Queensland’s biggest Racing Lunch celebrating the 2022 The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival. This year The Carbine Club will host a three course lunch with a four hour drinks package. MC Alan Thomas will entertain attendees along with main guest speak Peter Gleeson, SKY News QLD Editor, part owner of Verry Elleegant & Incentivise Brae Sokolski, Adrian Bott, co-trainer with Australia’s ‘First Lady of Racing’ Gai Waterhouse and Vince Sorrenti, Comedian.
Cost: $210
Details: magicmillions.com.au/calendar/2022CarbineClubLuncheon/

2022 Women In Racing Inc Australia Luncheon
When: 10 January
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Where: Sheraton Grand Mirage
What: Women In Racing Inc. Australia is pleased to present its Magical Magic Millions Luncheon in 2022. Dress in your best and enjoy a 3 course luncheon with beverages. A must for any discerning racing fashion enthusiast.
Cost: From $145
Details: magicmillions.com.au/calendar/2022-magic-millions-women-in-racing-inc-luncheon/

2022 The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Barrier Draw
When: 11 January
Time: From 6am
Where: Surfers Paradise Foreshore, Surfers Paradise
What: This great Gold Coast spectacle is an event not to be missed. Several thoroughbreds with champion jockeys on board will gallop down the pristine sands of Queensland’s most iconic beach, Surfers Paradise. The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Barrier Draw takes place after the beach gallop and sees the draw for the $2 million The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic and the $2 million Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas.
Cost: Free
Details: magicmillions.com.au/calendar/2022-the-star-gold-coast-magic-millions-barrier-draw/

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2022 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
When: 11 – 17 January
Where: Magic Millions Sales Complex, Bundall
What: What would Magic Millions be without the Yearling Sale? It’s the place to find the next big thing, with two of the highest stakes earners in Australian history – Winx and Redzel – coming from this sale. More than 1,200 of Australasia’s very best yearlings go under the hammer over seven days of selling. The sales are open to the public and free to attend. So come along and have a look – it’s a fascinating day out seeing yearlings in spectacular condition as well as watching the dynamics of the buying and selling in the auction ring.
Cost: Free
Details: magicmillions.com.au/calendar/2022-gold-coast-yearling-sale/

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2022 TAB 2YO Calcutta Dinner
When: 13 January
Time: 6pm – 10pm
Where: Gold Coast Event Centre, Gold Coast Turf Club
What: The TAB 2YO Calcutta Dinner is where you can win, or bid, to ‘own’ a horse in the 2YO Classic on The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Raceday. Come and enjoy a 2-course meal and beverages while our 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.
Cost: From $136
Details: magicmillions.com.au/calendar/2022-tab-2yo-calcutta-dinner/

2022 The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Raceday
When: 15 January
Time: From 9am
Where: Gold Coast Turf Club
What: With a massive $10.25 million up for grabs in prizemoney, it’s the race that stops the coast. There are nine races on the card, including the $2M The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic and $2M Magic Millions 3YO Guineas plus $750,000 in Racing Women Bonuses. In fact, seven of the nine races are worth $1m or more in prizemoney. Get your tickets for a fun and glamourous day out!
Cost: From $25
Details: magicmillions.com.au/calendar/2022-the-star-gold-coast-magic-millions-raceday/

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2022 Magic Millions Widden Stud Golf Day
When: 18 January
Time: 11:30am – 6pm
Where: RACV Royal Pines
What: One of the racing industry’s favourite pastimes is a relaxing game of golf and what better way to relax after a busy week of fast-paced auctions and racing. 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.
Cost: $105
Details: magicmillions.com.au/calendar/2022-widden-stud-magic-millions-golf-day/