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Magic Millions 2YO Classic: Date, how to watch, past winners & more

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic is a Restricted Listed Thoroughbred horse race for two-year-olds which takes place at the Gold Coast racecourse in January.

Raced under set-weight conditions, the Magic Millions 2YO Classic is not a Group 1 race, but attracts a high-quality field with $3million in prize money up for grabs.

Here is our guide to the Magic Millions 2YO Classic.

WhatMagic Millions 2YO Classic
WhereGold Coast Racecourse, Queensland
WhenSaturday 13th January 2024
How to watchChannel 7
OddsStorm Boy 2.75, Highness 6.50, Parkhour 7.50, Spywire 7.50

What is the Magic Millions 2YO Classic?

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic is hosted by the Gold Coast Turf club and is a Restricted Listed Thoroughbred horse race for two-year-olds.

The two-year-olds must have been bought from a Magic Millions auction which takes place at Gold Coast, Tasmania, Perth and Adelaide.

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic is raced under set-weight conditions over a distance of 1200m and will once again attract some of the best two-year-olds in the land.

Magic Millions 2YO Classic date

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic will be raced on Saturday 13th January.

Magic Millions 2YO Classic venue

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic is hosted by the Gold Coast Turf club and will be raced at the Gold Coast racecourse in Queensland.

Magic Millions 2YO Classic how to watch

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic will be shown free-to-air on Channel 7.

Magic Millions 2YO Classic history

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic was first raced in 1987 and forms part of the Magic Millions carnival. The first winner in 1987 was a horse named Snippets.

It has always been a Restricted Listed race over 1200m at set weights.

In 1988 the Magic Millions 2YO Classic was split into divisions, with separate races for fillies and colts/geldings.

However in 1991 the decision was taken to revert to a mixed-sex race, and it has remained that way ever since.

Magic Millions 2YO Classic previous winners

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic has been won by some outstanding two-year-olds throughout the years.

Most notable are Capitalist, Phelan Ready and Dance Hero, who all won the Magic Millions 2YO Classic/Golden Slipper double.

Skirt The Law took out the big prize in the 2023 edition.

Magic Millions 2YO Classic prize money

The prize money on offer at the Magic Millions 2YO Classic is now a bumper $3million.

The winner claims a very tidy sum of $1,708,800, while second and third take home $540,000 and $270,000 respectively.

Sixth, seventh and eighth place also pick up $30,000 for their efforts.

Magic Millions 2YO Classic odds

In the 2024 edition, Storm Boy is the hot fancy at 2.75, with Highness next in the betting at 6.50. Parkhour and Spywire can both be backed at 7.50.

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