Magic Millions 2YO Classic 2022

Saturday January 15th, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: Fillies have a strong record over the boys in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic at the Gold Coast

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic is a Restricted Listed race run at the Gold Coast Racecourse in mid-January as part of the $10 million Magic Millions Race Day each summer in Queensland. It is one of two $2 million races on the card along with the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas and is run at set weights.

Only graduates from the Magic Millions Sales are eligible to run in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic field, which is contested over 1200m and offers close to $1.2 million in prize money to the winner.

Key lead-up races into the Gold Coast Magic Millions Classic include the Listed Phelan Ready Stakes (1050m) at Doomben in December, the Group 3 BJ McLachlan Stakes (1200m) in Brisbane a fortnight earlier and other Gold Coast races run the Saturday prior to Magic Millions Day.

Coolangatta (2021 – 2022) is the last two-year-old to complete the BJ McLachlan Stakes – Magic Millions 2YO Classic double.

The latest edition of the Magic Millions 2YO Classic ran on Saturday January 15th, 2022 and saw the undefeated Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Coolangatta ($1.95F) salute for the punters. 

2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Results

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic 2022 results and finishing order will be published below as soon as available on Saturday January 15th, 2022.

  • 1st: #9 Coolangatta ($1.95F)
  • 2nd: #11 Russian Conquest
  • 3rd: #15 Snitcat

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained daughter of Written Tycoon Coolangatta ($1.95F) retained her undefeated status making it a perfect three-from-three start to her promising career with a strong win over the late challenger Russian Conquest to lead an all-filly first four in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic 2022 results.

Magic Millions 2YO Classic Race Info

  • Date: Saturday January 15th, 2022
  • Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Set Weights – 2YOs
  • Status: Restricted Listed
  • Prize Money: $2 million
  • First Run: 1987

Magic Millions 2YO Classic Betting

Betting on the Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic is big business each summer and futures markets are open weeks in advance of the races.

Plenty of upsets have occurred during the race’s history, but horses dominant in Magic Millions Classic odds are those with previous wins on their records in stakes company. Proven records in lead-up Brisbane races under the same conditions and Group winners also dominate Magic Millions betting each summer.

One of the longest-priced winners was the filly Away Game ($41 in 2020) who scored an upset at a huge price in Magic Millions 2YO Classic betting.

Coolangatta ($1.95 in 2022) is the last favourite in Magic Millions 2YO Classic betting to salute for the punters.

2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Odds

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic odds 2022 will be published below as soon as available.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Magic Millions 2YO Classic Field

The Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic field attracts a class line-up of promising young juvenile racehorses that were purchased at one of the Magic Millions Sale auctions at the Gold Coast or in Tasmania, Perth and Adelaide.

Magic Millions 2YO Classic betting often favours in-form fillies

Driefontein is one of four Magic Millions 2YO Classic winners for Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

Colts and geldings as well as fillies all face off in the Magic Millions Classic field every January vying for a share in the $2 million prize money. Many of the runners come off lead-up summer runs in Brisbane and the race can serve as a good lead-up to the autumn’s Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes in Sydney.

In 2016 Capitalist took out the Magic Millions Classic –  Golden Slipper double for Team Snowden.

Fillies out of the Magic Millions 2YO Classic field may back-up in Rosehill’s Group 3 Widden Stakes (1100m) a fortnight later with Away Game (2020) the last to do the double.

Early entries for the Magic Millions 2YO Classic close the September prior followed by first acceptances that December and then the final field the week of the race.

2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Field

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic 2022 field is released on the Monday of race week, can feature a capacity 16 starters plus five emergencies and will be published in full below once announced.

The Magic Millions Classic Barrier Draw follows on the Tuesday of race week during a special event held at Surfers Paradise beach at the Gold Coast.

Ciaron Maher & David Eustace’s dual Group 3 winning Written Tycoon filly Coolangatta is the red hot favourite in a capacity 2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic field at the Gold Coast on Saturday.

The 2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Barrier Draw saw Coolangatta draw gate 13, with the filly potentially moving into barrier 10 should all emergency runners fail to gain a start.

2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Nominations

The early Magic Millions 2YO Classic nominations close the October prior to the race attracting hundreds of all-in entries for the $2 million Gold Coast showdown the next January.

The 2022 Magic Millions Classic nominations attracted 343 early entries including Ciaron Maher & David Eustace’s Group 3 Gimcrack Stakes winning filly Coolangatta.

Click here to view the complete Magic Millions 2YO Classic 2022 Gold Coast nominations.

Magic Millions 2YO Classic Tips

Gold Coast Magic Millions Classic tips include looking for two-year-olds with at least two career runs on their record as no horse has won the race at their second start. Proven stakes and Group status winners also do well in the Magic Millions tips each year and those with winning form over a similar distance the right-handed way of racing are also worth tipping.

The fillies have dominated the recent Magic Millions Classic results with five wins from 2017 – 2022 – and nine of the past 13 as of 2022 – and so looking at the in-form summer fillies is another good tip.

Coolangatta (2022) was the last filly to win leading an all-filly Magic Millions 2YO Classic First Four result.

2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Magic Millions 2YO Classic Betting Tips for 2022 and exclusive Gold Coast Magic Millions Race Day selections will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the two-year-old Magic Millions graduates to back this summer!

  • To Win: #11 Russian Conquest ($7 at time of publish) 

Coolangatta is all the rage in betting, but think another undefeated filly from the Snowden stable looks nice value to make it three from three. She’s yet to race in Group company, but so far this daughter of Russian Revolution has done nothing wrong. Max Lees winner on debut at Newcastle then won at Randwick on Boxing Day by over three lengths. She’ll love the 1200m, presents fit, is improving with each run and is drawn a treat (4). K. McEvoy comes on and with the fillies having held the boys’ measure in this event in recent years, think she’s the pick.

Magic Millions 2YO Classic Form Guide

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic form guide gives punters key information on the horses in the field including saddlecloth numbers, barriers, trainers & jockeys and previous form for all the runners. Looking for graduates out of the Wyong Magic Millions Classic as well as the key Brisbane lead-up races when doing the Gold Coast Magic Millions Classic form is crucial.

Fillies also have a good recent record in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic results so checking the form guide on the Gold Coast race on the fillies taking on the boys in the field can prove lucrative for punters.

2022 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Form Guide

A link to a comprehensive 2022 Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race following final acceptances and barriers.

Magic Millions 2YO Classic Results

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic results from the past decade show a near even mix of winners from local Queensland stables and those visiting from interstate. The latest Queensland-trained Magic Millions Classic winners are Le Chef (2015) and Houtzen (2017).

Notable fillies to win the Magic Millions 2YO Classic include Coolangatta (2022), Away Game (2020),Exhilarates (2019), Sunlight (2018), Houtzen (2017), Driefontein (2012), Karuta Queen (2011) and Military Rose (2010).

Magic Millions 2YO Classic Winners

Year Winner Second Third Time
2022 Coolangatta Russian Conquest Snitcat 1:09.04
2021 Shaquero Alpine Edge She’s All Class 1:10.39
2020 Away Game Stellar Pauline Conceited 1:09.59
2019 Exhilarates Dubious Hightail 1:08.95
2018 Sunlight Fullazaboot Outback Barbie 1:09.17
2017 Houtzen Chauffeur Madeenaty 1:09.49
2016 Capitalist Nikitas Candika 1:09.2
2015 Le Chef Pepperano Single Gaze 1:10.8
2014 Unencumbered Oakleigh Girl Ruby Soho 1:09.6
2013 Real Surreal Sweet Idea Missy Longstocking 1:09.98
2012 Driefontein No Looking Back Alezan Thunder 1:09.49
2011 Karuta Queen Combat Kitty Schiffer 1:11.0
2010 Military Rose Ambers Waltz Demanding Miss 1:10.2
2009 Phelan Ready Paprika Motown Lady 1:10.0
2008 Augusta Proud She’s Meaner High Rollin Woman 1:09.4
2007 Mimi Lebrock Husson Lightning Royal Asscher 1:09.9
2006 Mirror Mirror Churchill Downs Reigart 1:09.8
2005 Bradburys Luck Emit Time Snitzel 1:09.4
2004 Dance Hero Not A Single Doubt Marie Madeleine 1:08.7
2003 Regimental Gal Danbird How Funny 1:09.8
2002 Lovely Jubly Chuckle Cool Trent 1:09.5
2001 Excellerator Miss Bussell Magic Albert 1:09.7
2000 Assertive Lad Belle Du Jour Rapid Man 1:09.3
1999 Testa Rossa Sally Magic Shalt Not 1:09.5
1998 Catnipped Spend Phorous 1:09.0
1997 General Nediym Special Dane My Halo Broke 1:09.03
1996 Winger Charger Our Banker La Snippette 1:10.1
1995 Zephyrz Gold Ace Pottinger 1:09.3
1994 Brave Warrior St. Covet Discreet Lady 1:10.2
1993 Our Fiction Flying Tycoon Tiba Tiba 1:09.5
1992 Clan O’Sullivan Guards Time Snippets Girl 1:28.1
1992 Clan O’Sullivan Zodiac Miss Quick Snip 1:08.46
1991 Bold Promise Sedgewyn Chortle 1:09.5
1991 Bold Promise Musical Chairs Dangerous Seam 1:09.5
1990 St. Jude Trustful Quick Score 1:10.61
1990 Dancers Joy Mahaasin Rhythmic Charm 1:10.0
1989 Sunblazer Scomasc Red Rancher 1:10.4
1989 Malibu Magic Tristanagh Proudly 1:10.1
1988 Molokai Prince Prince Regent Good Time Dancer 1:11.2
1988 Sea Cabin Regal Devotion Mean Eyes 1:14.2
1987 Snippets Prince Anton Mother Duck 1:09.9