The Magic Millions Race Series is About to Begin

The Magic Millions Race Series is About to Begin | Track Mode

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The Magic Millions Race Series is kicking off another season this Saturday with Ballarat Cup Day. Magic Millions is one of the top auction house for thoroughbred horses not just in Australia, but globally as well. Buyers from Hong Kong, Europe, Great Britain, Dubai, and several other countries attend the yearly sales, because they know there’s a good chance that they could be securing the next superstar.

Even more exciting: the Jeep Magic Millions Raceday, which happens in January, is Australia’s first-ever $10-million raceday. Both the 2YO Classic and 3YO Guineas offer $2,000,000 in prizemoney each. It coincides with the Gold Coast Yearling Sale, which happens 11-17 January.

If you’re looking to buy, or buy a share in, your very first horse, this is a great opportunity for you to learn a lot. The first thing you want to do is to read up: we have guides to the benefits and types of ownership, and how to select your horse and team.

Feel free to message me or my husband Danny if you’re looking for more tips in picking out a horse — he’s not just a trainer, he also has a good eye for choosing winning horses.

Ladies, this is also a special opportunity for you to get involved. Magic Millions Racing Women offers a $500,000 bonus to the connections of the first four all female-owned or leased horses to get past the post. It is the first incentive of its kind in the world, designed to encourage female racehorse ownership.

Pick up that phone and start calling your girlfriends — set a date to sip champagne while poring over the 2017 Gold Coast Yearling Sale catalogue. You can download it here.

While you’re at it, start planning your outfits for the upcoming races! You can take a look at my fashion edits for inspiration. I’ll also publish an edit for the Jeep Raceday in January, so watch out for that, too.

Here’s a program of the upcoming races:

Magic Millions Ballarat Cup Day

When: Saturday 19 November 2016
Where: Ballarat, VIC
Total prizemoney: $300,000 + $3,700 in trophies

Magic Millions Wyong

When: Thursday 22 December 2016
Where: Wyong, NSW
Total prizemoney: $300,000 + $3,700 in trophies

Jeep Magic Millions Raceday

When: Saturday 14 January 2017
Where: Gold Coast, QLD
Total prizemoney: $10,000,000 + over $20,000 in trophies

Magic Millions WA

When: Saturday 11 February 2017
Where: Pinjarra, WA
Total prizemoney: $400,000 + $4,500 in trophies

Brooklyn Park and TasBreeders Magic Millions

When: Wednesday 15 February 2017
Where: Launceston, TAS
Total prizemoney: $100,000 + $1,000 in trophies

Magic Millions Adelaide 2YO Classic

When: Monday 13 March 2017
Where: Morphettville, SA
Total prizemoney: $200,000 + $2,200 in trophies

Goldfields Magic Millions Classic

When: Sunday 23 July 2017
Where: Kalgoorlie, WA
Total prizemoney: $40,000 + $500 in trophy

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