Magic Night Stakes 2024

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.

2022 Magic Night Stakes Winner She's Extreme

2022 Magic Night Stakes winner She’s Extreme. Photo: Steve Hart.

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 $250,000 in prize money, including $140,000 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 16, 2024 at Rosehill Gardens with the progressive and well-backed Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Drifting ($4.20) earning a ballot exemption for the next weekend’s Golden Slipper field. 

2024 Magic Night Stakes Results

The complete Magic Night Stakes 2024 Results & Finishing Order will be published right here once the race is run on Saturday March 16, 2024.

Magic Night Stakes 2024 winner Drifting

Drifting could be set for a quick back-up into the Golden Slipper 2024 after her good Magic Night Stakes win. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • 1st: #4 Drifting
  • 2nd: #3 Fly Fly
  • 3rd: #5 Chateau Miraval

The Peter & Paul Snowden-trained filly Drifting ($4.20) was excellent off a gun ride by Tom Sherry to sustain her run and hold off a challenge by the beaten favourite Fly Fly to claim glory in the Magic Night Stakes 2024 results ahead of a potential seven day turnaround into the Golden Slipper field.

2024 Magic Night Stakes Odds

Our top Magic Night Stakes 2024 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.

Early market betting odds on the 2024 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 Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 16, 2024
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 2YO Fillies – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $250,000
  • First Run: 1975

Magic Night Stakes Betting

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.

She’s Extreme ($3.50 in 2022) and Steel City ($3 in 2023) are the latest favourites in Magic Night Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

Magic Night Stakes Field

The Magic Night Stakes race 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.

She’s Extreme (2nd in 2022) was the last Magic Night Stakes winner to come off a lead-up run in the Sweet Embrace 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).

In 2023 Steel City won the Magic Night Stakes back in Sydney off an unplaced run in Melbourne’s Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m).

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

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

2024 Magic Night Stakes Field

The official Magic Night Stakes 2024 field and barrier draw will be released by Racing NSW on Wednesday March 13, 2024 and published below so bookmark this page to see what fillies make the cut in the Golden Slipper lead-up.

Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman’s Group 1 Blue Diamond fourth placed filly Eneeza heads the 2024 Magic Night Stakes final field in Sydney this weekend.

2024 Magic Night Stakes Nominations

The early Magic Night Stakes 2024 nominations will be provided below once taken by Racing NSW the Monday ahead of Coolmore Classic Day.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 21×24 ENEEZA F 2 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 1 55.5kg
2 21 CASTANYA F 2 Annabel Neasham 2 55.5kg
3 42 FLY FLY F 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 3 55.5kg
4 12 DRIFTING F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 4 55.5kg
5 14 CHATEAU MIRAVAL F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 5 55.5kg
6 9×16 TOTOKA F 2 Paul Perry 6 55.5kg
7 6×51 SOUTHERN CHARM F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 7 55.5kg
8 1×6 GAI’S ARTIST F 2 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 8 55.5kg
9 23x CANARA F 2 Chris Waller 9 55.5kg
10 31 SHE SMASHES F 2 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 10 55.5kg
11 6×58 VALABING F 2 David Payne 11 55.5kg
12 3 FLYING STRAZ F 2 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 12 55.5kg
13 2 YES LULU F 2 Ciaron Maher 13 55.5kg
14 ITSZARBABY F 2 Gary Portelli 14= 55.5kg
15 LILAC F 2 Annabel Neasham 14= 55.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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.

Any fillies from the Godolphin stable also make a nice Magic Night Stakes tip with trainer James Cummings preparing three straight winners from 2019-2021.

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.

2024 Magic Night Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Magic Night Stakes 2024 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 Fly Fly ($4.60 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Open Magic Night race with plenty of form lines to consider, but Fly Fly looks the improver here out of a tougher grade lead-up. The Team Hawkes-trained daughter of Trapeze Artist lines up for the third time out to break her maiden status and gets the run of the race from a good gate four draw with Jason Collett to ride. Second with Collett aboard last time out in the Group 2 Sweet Embrace. Has had the 1200m run now and improves.

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).

The 2022 Magic Night Stakes winner franked the form with She’s Extreme finishing second in the Group 1 Inglis Sires’ before taking out the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m). She also came back that spring to run well in events including the Group 1 Flight Stakes (2nd) and Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (3rd) before success in Flemington’s Group 1 VRC Oaks (2500m).

2024 Magic Night Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Magic Night Stakes 2024 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 race 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).

Recent Magic Night Stakes Winners

Past Magic Night Stakes winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Drifting Fly Fly Chateau Miraval
2023 Steel City Blanc De Blanc August Bloom
2022 She’s Extreme Magic Carpet Swift Sweet
2021 Arcaded Robodira/Jamaea (Dead Heat for 2nd)
2020 Thermosphere Time Is Precious Jemss
2019 Kiamichi Crystal Falls Athiri
2018 Sunlight Cristobal Sweet Ava
2017 Tulip Alizee Memento
2016 Calliope Omei Sword Twist Tops
2015 Speak Fondly Perignon Italy
2014 Bring Me The Maid Peggy Jean Sultry Feeling
2013 Scandiva Shahad Major Conquest
2012 Ichihara Major Conquest Flying Schnitzel
2011 Altar Pane In The Glass Aerobatics
2010 Willow Creek More Strawberries Celts
2009 Indian Ocean Marquardt Shawnee Girl
2008 Portillo Sugar Babe Delta Girl
2007 Downhill Racer Camarilla Gamble Me
2006 Gold Edition Nediym’s Glow Catechuchu
2005 Media Carry On Cutie Blizzardly
2004 Alizes Tahni Girl Monsoon Wedding
2003 Shamekha Bella Corona Soak Up The Sun
2002 Victory Vein Calaway Gal Stratica
2001 Hosannah Hanky Panky Breezer
2000 Preserve Blab Ateates