Magic Night Stakes 2021

Saturday March 13, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: The Magic Night Stakes has been a good guide to the ATC Inglis’ Sires Produce Stakes in recent years

The Magic Night Stakes is a Group 3 lead-up race into the iconic Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) and runs at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on Coolmore Classic Day each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

The meeting is headlined by the fillies and mares facing off in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m), while the Magic Night Stakes is one of a host of Group status support acts on the card. Held the week prior to the Golden Slipper Stakes the set weights event is open only to two-year-old fillies and is contested over 1200m sprint distance.

The Magic Night Stakes offers a ballot exemption to the winner for the Golden Slipper Stakes and offers a total of $175,000 in prize money, including just under $100,000 for the successful connections.

In 2019 the filly Kiamichi became the first two-year-old to complete the Magic Night Stakes – Golden Slipper Stakes double since Bint Marscay back in 1993 based on the difficulty for juveniles backing up on successive Saturdays. Prior to Kiamichi, the last Golden Slipper Stakes winner to come off a lead-up in the Magic Night Stakes was Calaway Gal (2nd in 2002).

The latest edition of the Magic Night Stakes took place on Saturday March 13, 2021 and saw Arcaded salute for the punters to hand James Cummings with three straight wins in the event. 

Magic Night Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 13, 2021
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 2YO Fillies – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $175,000
  • First Run: 1975

2021 Magic Night Stakes Results

The complete Magic Night Stakes 2021 Results & Finishing Order will be published right here once the race is run on Saturday March 13, 2021.

  • 1st: #2 Arcaded
  • *2nd: #5 Jamaea
  • *2nd: #4 Robodira

*Dead Heat for 2nd

The Godolphin stable celebrated a third straight success in the Magic Night Stakes 2021 results this time with the $2.90 favourite Arcaded getting up for the punters in her Sydney debut ahead of a potential shot at the Golden Slipper next Saturday. 

Magic Night Stakes Betting & Odds

Magic Night Stakes odds favour fillies with previous winning form especially in Sydney and those previously tested at the 1200m distance.

Magic Night Stakes betting opens after the field of final acceptances is released the Wednesday before the race.

Favourites have a fair record in the race that has been dominated by single figure hopes in recent years with Kiamichi ($21 in 2019) the first double-figure Magic Night Stakes winner since Indian Ocean ($12 in 2009). Upsets continued in 2020 however with Thermosphere ($19 in 2020), a stablemate of Kiamichi.

Godolphin and trainer James Cummings celebrated a third straight win in the Magic Night Stakes in 2021, this time with the $2.90 favourite Arcaded saluting for the punters. 

2021 Magic Night Stakes Odds

Our top Magic Night Stakes 2021 betting odds on the hopeful young fillies will be available right here the week of the race so bookmark this page for the best autumn racing markets.

Magic Night Stakes 2022 Odds

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

Magic Night Stakes Field

The Magic Night Stakes field attracts a line-up of promising two-year-old fillies, many eyeing an eleventh hour shot at making the Golden Slipper Stakes field the following Saturday.

Fillies often come into the race via runs in earlier autumn events for their kind including the Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) or the Group 2 Reisling Stakes (1200m). The best performing fillies out of the Magic Night Stakes field often back-up into the Golden Slipper Stakes.

In 2014 Bring Me The Maid won the Group 2 and finished a brave third in the Golden Slipper Stakes the following weekend behind Mossfun. A few years later the 2017 Magic Night winner Tulip also finished third next-up in the Golden Slipper trifecta, as did Sunlight in 2018. In 2019 Kiamichi scored an upset win in the Magic Night Stakes before going on to win the Golden Slipper, the first to do the double since 1993.

Other recent Magic Night Stakes winners to place in the Golden Slipper Stakes include Portillo (3rd in 2008) and Media (3rd in 2005).

Magic Night Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race with the final field and barriers out on the Wednesday.

Magic Night Stakes betting odds at

Calliope (2016) saluted for the punters in the Magic Night Stakes but failed in the Golden Slipper Stakes next start. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

2021 Magic Night Stakes Field

The official Magic Night Stakes 2021 field and barrier draw will be released by Racing NSW on Wednesday March 10, 2021  and published below so bookmark this page to see what fillies make the cut in the Golden Slipper lead-up.

The 2021 Magic Night Stakes field features nine potential Golden Slipper-bound fillies including Arcaded for James Cummings who chases a third straight win in the event. 

Magic Night Stakes Tips

Looking for fillies with winning lead-up form in similar class, those proven over 1200m and Group race graduates in lead-up Sydney races for fillies are key Magic Night Stakes tips.

Backing runners under $10 for the win is another good Magic Night Stakes betting tip as double figure hopes have a poor recent record in the race.

Magic Night Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Magic Night Stakes 2021 betting tips and exotic Group 3 racing selections will be detailed below soon after the field is out so stay tuned for the fillies to get behind in the Coolmore Classic Day race this autumn.

  • To Win: #3 Mallory ($2.60 at time of publish) 

Small field and happy to stick with this in-form Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou-trained daughter of Not A Single Doubt to salute for the punters. There’s been plenty of recent upsets in this event, but think the run of roughies will end and Mallory will return to her Group 3 Widden Stakes winning form at the same track off the lead-up third in Randwick’s Sweet Embrace Stakes. 

Magic Night Stakes Form Guide

The Magic Night Stakes form guide details all of the key information punters need including saddlecloth numbers, jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up form. As well as the Golden Slipper Stakes, the Magic Night Stakes form has stacked up in other subsequent Sydney Group 1 races.

In 2014 Peggy Jean ran third Bring Me The Maid in the Magic Night Stakes before winning the Group 1 Inglis Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Randwick at her next start.

The previous year the Magic Night Stakes winner Scandiva (2013) finished second to Guelph in the Sires’ Produce next run, while in 2011 Magic Night Stakes runner-up Pane In The Glass ran third in the Inglis Sires’ and second the following run to Helmet in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m).

2021 Magic Night Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Magic Night Stakes 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Magic Night Stakes Results

Single-figure fancies have dominated the Magic Night Stakes results in recent years.

Notable recent Magic Night Stakes winners include Kiamichi (2019), Sunlight (2018), Tulip (2017), Speak Fondly (2015), Bring Me The Maid (2014) and Gold Edition (2006).

Magic Night Stakes Winners

Year Winner
2021 Arcaded
2020 Thermosphere
2019 Kiamichi
2018 Sunlight
2017 Tulip
2016 Calliope
2015 Speak Fondly
2014 Bring Me The Maid
2013 Scandiva
2012 Ichihara
2011 Altar
2010 Willow Creek
2009 Indian Ocean
2008 Portillo
2007 Downhill Racer
2006 Gold Edition
2005 Media
2004 Alizes
2003 Shamekha
2002 Victory Vein
2001 Hosannah
2000 Preserve