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2018 Magic Millions Barrier Draw

Start: 9 January @ 6:00 am
End: 10:00 am
Magic Millions
Free Event


The sun will rise over the 2018 Magic Millions Carnival on Tuesday, 9 January when the Magic Millions Barrier Draw takes centre stage on the Surfers Paradise foreshore from 6am. The foreshore will be a hive of activity with food and beverage options available to purchase from the breakfast market.

At approximately 8am, all eyes will turn towards the ocean for the spectacle of several thoroughbreds with champion jockeys on board gallop down the pristine sands of Queensland’s most iconic beach, Surfers Paradise.

The connections of every runner in the 2018 $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic field will arrive in style in Lexus vehicles before randomly choosing the barrier from which their horse will start on Raceday, Saturday 13th January.

The barrier draw for the $2 million Gold Coast Magic Millions Guineas will be drawn shortly afterwards at approximately 8:45am.


Surfers Paradise Foreshore, Surfers Paradise (opposite Trickett Street)

On The Day Schedule

6:15am – First Horse Run

6:15am – Queens Baton on display to the public

6:30am – Magic Millions Q&A

7:15am – Queens Baton Relay (Second Horse Run)

7:45am – Introduction of Leading Australian Jockeys

8:35am – Third Horse Run

9:00am – Barrier Draw for the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic

9:45am – Barrier Draw for the $2 million Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas


Hugh Bowman

Corey Brown

Tye Angland

Brenton Avdulla

Jason Collett

Jamie Kah

Kathy O’Hara

Katelyn Mallyon

Jordan Childs

Winona Costin

Noel Callowam


Event times, activities and jockeys are subject to change.


Surfers Paradise Foreshore
2 Tricket Street
Surfers Paradise,Queensland4217Australia