Magic Millions Cup 2021

Saturday January 16, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: Queensland horses have a poor recent record in the Gold Coast Magic Millions Cup

The Magic Millions Cup is a $1 million race held as part of the $10 million Gold Coast Magic Millions Race Day in mid-January each Queensland Summer Racing Carnival. The meeting hosts nine races open only to Magic Millions Sales graduates including the $2 million Magic Millions Classic and $2 million Magic Millions Guineas.

The Gold Coast Magic Millions Cup is a Restricted Listed event offering the winner $580,000 in prize money, and is run under quality handicap conditions over 1400m. The maximum handicap is 61kg and minimum is 54kg, while the field capacity is 16 horses plus five emergencies that all came via a Magic Millions Catalogue.

Horses come into the Magic Millions Cup field via earlier summer races including the Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) in Sydney or the Group 3 George Moore Stakes (1200m) in Brisbane. Many runners will have had a start in either the Magic Millions Cup or another Magic Millions race in previous years. For example, in 2020 Vega One defeated the previous year’s champion Redouble with the 2019 runner-up Sambro finishing third.

The 2021 Magic Millions Cup winner Eleven Eleven meanwhile made it back-to-back Magic Millions Day wins having been awarded the 2020 Guineas after the subsequent disqualification of Alligator Blood. 

The latest edition of the Magic Millions Cup ran on Saturday January 16, 2021 and was won by the in-form Eleven Eleven. 

2021 Magic Millions Cup Results

The official Magic Millions Cup 2021 results and finishing order will be known on Saturday January 16, 2021 and published below.

  • 1st: #3 Eleven Eleven
  • 2nd: #1 Soxagon
  • 3rd: #9 Discharged

Wyong Magic Millions 3YO & 4YO Stakes winner and last year’s official MM Guineas winner Eleven Eleven continued his success with a narrow victory over The Buffering champ Soxagon in the 2021 Magic Millions Cup results

Magic Millions Cup Race Info

  • Date: Saturday January 16, 2021
  • Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Status: Restricted Listed
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 2003

Magic Millions Cup Betting

Magic Millions Cup betting often opens before the official field is announced with all-in prices offered on the potential runners in the Restricted Listed Magic Millions Race Day event.

Horses that have run in previous editions of the race or contested another event like the Magic Millions Guineas during their three-year-old season often feature high up the Magic Millions Cup odds.

Previous Gold Coast race experience, being Group 1 performed, proven Group winners and gallopers from the top interstate stables are also the major players in the Magic Millions Cup betting markets each summer.

Vega One ($3.30 in 2020) was the last favourite in Magic Millions Cup betting to win. 

2021 Magic Millions Cup Odds

The Magic Millions Cup 2021 odds will be listed below as soon as released.

Magic Millions Cup 2021 ODDS

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Magic Millions Cup will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Magic Millions Cup Field

The Gold Coast Magic Millions Cup field attracts a quality line-up of graduates out of the Magic Millions sales and many have had a previous run at the Magic Millions mid-January race day.

Lucky Hussler was at short Magic Millions Cup odds for his 2016 win

Dual Group 1 winner Lucky Hussler won the Gold Coast Magic Millions Cup in 2016. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

Horses from both Queensland stables and interstate training operations take to the Magic Millions Gold Coast Cup field each summer and could even be resuming in the $1 million feature.

Good lead-up races for horses into the Magic Millions Cup field include Wyong’s Magic Millions 3YO & 4YO Stakes (1200m) from December and Sydney’s Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m).

Eleven Eleven (2021) was the last horse to win the Wyong Magic Millions 3YO & 4YO Stakes – Gold Coast Magic Millions Cup double

Queensland Racing take the early Magic Millions Cup nominations in late December the year before with the final field and barriers out on the Wednesday before race day.

2021 Magic Millions Cup Field

The Magic Millions Cup 2021 field is set for release on the Wednesday of race week and will be listed below along with the barrier draw.

The Buffering winner Soxagon chases a third win on the trot carrying the 59kg top weight in Saturday’s capacity Magic Millions Cup 2021 field at the Gold Coast. 

  • Scratchings: #13 Poetic Charmer (13); #15 Sofie’s Gold Class (15); #17e Chauffer (10)

2021 Magic Millions Cup Nominations

The official Gold Coast Magic Millions Cup 2021 Nominations close in early January, just under two weeks before the iconic $10 million Magic Millions Race Day in Queensland.

The 2021 Magic Millions Cup nominations attracted 39 horses including Mark Currie’s The Buffering winner Soxagon and the in-form Eleven Eleven also after a third straight win. 

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1214×40411 SOXAGON G 5 Mark Currie 1 59kg 59kg   101
2 28418×9593 IRITHEA M 7 Bjorn Baker 2 58kg 58kg   103
3 27x384x204 REDOUBLE G 7 Bjorn Baker 3 59kg 59kg   101
4 31x573x611 ELEVEN ELEVEN G 4 Gregory Hickman 4= 58.5kg 58.5kg   100
5 x33245x117 OUTRAGEOUS G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 4= 58.5kg 58.5kg   100
6 81x132x884 SCALLOPINI G 6 Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted 4= 58.5kg 58.5kg   100
7 x82305x250 DEEP IMAGE G 7 Robert Heathcote 7= 58kg 58kg   99
8 1x2234x114 SANSOM (NZ) G 4 Phillip Stokes 7= 58kg 58kg   99
9 2141623244 MORRISSY H 5 Leon & Troy Corstens 9= 57kg 57kg   97
10 11214×2221 USMANOV G 5 Toby & Trent Edmonds 9= 57kg 57kg   97
11 x02521x030 KRONE M 5 Tony Gollan 11 54.5kg 54.5kg   96
12 8411×22114 EDISON G 4 Bjorn Baker 12= 56kg 56kg   95
13 514x219x61 KING OF HASTINGS G 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman 12= 56kg 56kg   95
14 94x046x740 CHAPTER AND VERSE G 6 Desleigh Forster 14= 55.5kg 55.5kg   94
15 x832672x68 SAMBRO G 6 Chris Waller 14= 55.5kg 55.5kg   94
16 41x35113x2 DISCHARGED G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 16 55kg 55kg   93
17 109x520x00 SANDBAR H 5 David Vandyke 17 54kg 54kg   91
18 2x33x12214 THE ASTROLOGIST G 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 18= 54kg 53.5kg   90
19 14x66x4421 YAO DASH G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 18= 54kg 53.5kg   90
20 42431×1522 FROSTY ROCKS G 4 Bjorn Baker 20 54kg 53kg   89.5
21 2138×14235 CHAT G 4 John Thompson 21 54kg 53kg   89
22 36x1310x43 POETIC CHARMER G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 22= 54kg 52.5kg   88
23 48x07957x8 SMARTEDGE G 6 Tony Gollan 22= 54kg 52.5kg   88
24 48x21111x3 BEAUFORT PARK G 5 Les Kelly 24= 54kg 52kg   87.5
25 240x425x11 SNAPDANCER M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 24= 54kg 50kg   87.5
26 x83811x1x0 SOFIE’S GOLD CLASS M 7 Debbie Newham 24= 54kg 50kg   87.5
27 07x0x6x335 BALLER G 5 Chris Waller 27= 54kg 51.5kg   86
28 457x0x12x7 CHAUFFEUR G 6 David Vandyke 27= 54kg 51.5kg   86
29 118x998x41 ANIMATE G 4 Kris Lees 29= 54kg 50.5kg   84
30 6397624×11 ITZ LILY M 5 Kris Lees 29= 54kg 48.5kg   84
31 2132224921 SNOWZONE G 4 Kris Lees 31 54kg 49.5kg   82
32 16×0852403 IRISH SONGS G 5 Kurt Goldman 32 54kg 49kg   81
33 34×1358433 MOUNTBATTEN G 5 Barry Lockwood 33 54kg 46.5kg   76.5
34 2163136×41 MAXIMAK M 5 Matt Laurie 34 54kg 44.5kg   76
35 12313 ELLSBERG C 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 35= 54kg 44.5kg   75
36 x622915x21 EVENING GLORY G 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman 35= 54kg 46kg   75
37 41x58x7058 THINK FREE M 5 Kris Lees 37 54kg 43kg   73
38 x1213134x5 REUS G 4 Michael Costa 38 54kg 44.5kg   72
39 4482538×30 SAN PIERRE G 5 Angela Plumb 39 54kg 36.5kg   56

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Magic Millions Cup Tips

Gold Coast Magic Millions Cup tips include looking for previous performers in the race from earlier years, runners with winning form at the Gold Coast track, older horses proven in top company and well-weighted gallopers in good form over the summer.

2021 Magic Millions Cup Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Magic Millions Cup tips 2021 will be available below leading up to the Gold Coast Magic Millions Races.

  • To Win: #12 Yao Dash ($3.90 at time of publish) 

It’s hard to go past the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained favourite here Yao Dash who is still at a decent price to go back-to-back at the Gold Coast. The in-form Smart Missile four-year-old was impressive carrying 56kg to a two length win at the track over 1300m on January 9 and drops to 54kg on the quick back-up here. Presents rock hard fit, gets the rails run from gate one and is the one to beat. 

Magic Millions Cup Form Guide

The Magic Millions Gold Coast Cup form guide gives you all the information you need to place a successful bet on the race including the saddlecloth numbers and starting barriers of the runners, as well as the jockeys and trainers for all horses in the field.

Doing the Magic Millions Cup form is important before enjoying a punt on the race and means looking out for runners with a good Gold Coast track record, those with winning form around the distance (1400m), horses dropping in weight from their last start and in-form summer gallopers.

2021 Magic Millions Cup Form Guide

A link to the comprehensive Magic Millions Cup 2021 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.

Magic Millions Cup Results

Some top middle-distance gallopers have headed the Magic Millions Cup results in recent years including Lucky Hussler (2016) and Triple Elegance (2013).

Runners from stables outside of Queensland have a dominant record in the Magic Millions Cup results from the past decade with the last Queensland-trained horses to take out the race being champion sprinter Spirit Of Boom (2012) followed more recently by the Tony Gollan-trained Vega One (2020).

Magic Millions Cup Winners

Year Winner Second Third Time
2021 Eleven Eleven Soxagon Discharged 1:22.69
2020 Vega One Redouble Sambro 1:21.57
2019 Redouble Sambro Shogun Sun 1:21.40
2018 Care To Think Arbeitsam Snippets Land 1:20.72
2017 Testashadow Perfect Dare Snippets Land 1:21.70
2016 Lucky Hussler Strawberry Boy Baligari 1:20.43
2015 Spurtonic Strawberry Boy The Bowler 1:22.72
2014 Velrosso Phelan Ready Club Command 1:20.93
2013 Triple Elegance Gundy Son Stratford 1:21.45
2012 Spirit Of Boom Startsmeup Latin News 1:22.00
2011 Bold Glance Zero Rock Captain Sonador 1:23.23
2010 Walking Or Dancing Zero Rock Mr Unforgettable 1:21.72
2009 Masai Pride Black Piranha Voice Commander 1:21.62
2008 Theseo Upilio Five Ways 1:22.60
2007 Warrior Trader Masai Pride Master Denis 1:21.61
2006 Plans Warrior Trader Deuxieme 1:21.97
2005 Inspire Gallieni Mitanni 1:21.57
2004 Amex Milkshake Queen Amidala 1:21.29
2003 Cosmic Rays Miner’s Union Killachi 1:08.79