5 Reasons to Attend the Gold Coast’s Magic Millions

Magic Millions Barrier Draw at Surfers Paradise.

The 2017 Jeep Magic Millions Carnival is a week-long celebration of prestige equine sports – a must-attend event for famous faces around the country and abroad. Hosting 14 unforgettable events on racing’s 2017 social calendar, the carnival captures the best of the relaxed Queensland lifestyle with all the glitz, glamour & million dollar price tags that racing is synonymous with. Find out about the magic of the millions and how you can get involved.


1. Be seen at the most stylish day of summer racing

Held at the picturesque Gold Coast track, the $10million Jeep Magic Millions Race Day is the most stylish event on the Queensland racing calendar, with the best in the business flocking to the track to celebrate summer racing at its finest. Choose from an array of marquee options, and enter into the first Myer Fashions on the Field competition of 2017 with over $27,000 in prize money.

And Ladies – if you’ve ever thought of taking your love for racing to the next level and buying into a racehorse, this day heralds the Racing Women $500,000 Bonus supporting female winning owners. Giddy up!

Jeep Magic Millions Race Day
Saturday 14 January
Gold Coast Turf Club


Polo game, theRACES.com.au

2. Watch Polo in the Park

Magic Millions adds another diamond to its crown by welcoming the sport of Polo to the portfolio. Think ultra-chic, crisp summer fashion and Aperol spritz on the lawn while watching the magnificent four (and two!) legged creatures compete on a lavish Sunday afternoon. Take advantage of this inaugural event and get your tickets to one of the smoothest summer soirees of the year.

Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo
Sunday 8 January
The Spit, Doug Jennings Park, Main Beach, Gold Coast



3. Witness horses gallop down the beach

If you’re looking for an iconic Australian moment, imagine the spectacle of powerful racehorses with champion jockeys galloping down the pristine sands of Queensland’s most iconic beach, Surfers Paradise.

This is a heavily televised and free event to attend where you can spot the celebrities while grabbing your morning sausage sizzle, as the official Magic Millions Barrier Draw is drawn.

Magic Millions Barrier Draw
Tuesday 10th January, 8am
Surfers Paradise Foreshore, Surfers Paradise


4. Feel the buzz as over $100 million of horseflesh goes under the hammer

The future stars of the turf are on show at the Magic Millions Yearling Sales, the largest thoroughbred horse auction sales in the Southern Hemisphere. Magic Millions graduates are collectively the most successful racehorses in the country, attracting an enormous crowd over the ten day sale period.

An exhilarating experience and insight into the beginnings of a racehorse’s career, the sales buzz with anticipation as the best trainers, owners and agents from around the world take their chances on the upcoming heroes of the turf. Enjoy a champagne and lunch buffet and witness history in the making.

Magic Millions Yearling Sales
6 January – 17 January
28 Ascot Court, Bundall, Gold Coast


5. The who’s who of Magic Millions’ celebrity & glamour

So you know whom you’ll rub shoulders with across the Magic Millions, check out the famous faces who have graced the Carnival over the years.

  • Zara Phillips, grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II
  • Francaesca Cumani, Channel 7 racing commentator
  • Rachael Finch, TV personality and model
  • Brooklyn Decker, American actress
  • Pia Miller, actress & model
  • Melanie Vallejo, actress
  • Jessica Hart, international model
  • Laura Dundovic, model
  • Quade Cooper, rugby player
  • Jesinta Campbell, model
  • Kate Waterhouse, journalist & model


Zara Phillips with Queensland Minister for Education Kate Jones and Mike Tindall at Magic Millions 2016.

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