The Magic Millions races in Launceston are programmed to complement the Magic Millions Tasmanian Yearling Sale, conducted a few weeks later.
Magic Millions, in conjunction with Tasracing & Tasbreeders, is proud to support the state with two feature races offering a total of $170,000 in prizemoney, including the $75,000 3YO & 4YO Classic. Both features are quality races and highly contested, as shown by past winners of the Magic Millions Tasmania 2YO Classic such as Turk Warrior, Deroche, Hot Dipped and Gold Busker, who also won the Listed Gold Sovereign Stakes during their juvenile seasons. The 2023 edition of the 2YO race was won emphatically by Sassy Boom, trained by Danny O’Brien.
For the seventh time in 2024, Tasracing & Magic Millions are proud to offer a $10,000 Racing Women’s Bonus to connections of the first all female owned (or leased) 2YO in finishing order in the 2024 Magic Millions Tasmania 2YO Classic. Conditions apply, see below.
In 2018, the inaugural Magic Millions-Tasracing Racing Women’s Bonus was won by Tiesto, who ran 2nd in the 2YO Classic (behind Our Long Sali), and was trained by Ken & Tanya Hanson and owned by a group of eight happy women. In 2019, the Magic Millions-Tasracing Racing Women’s Bonus was won by Chase on the Case, trained by Matthew Brown, whilst in 2020 Gamble in Paris took home the Bonus monies. In 2022, the Leanne Gaffney trained Vokes took home the $10,000 Bonus for her ecstatic ownership group of eleven women, when finishing third past the post. The 2023 race victor Sassy Boom became the first horse to win the MM Tasmanian 2YO Classic and Racing Women’s Bonus.
The connections of the winners of both Magic Millions races will also win a $5,000 sales credit vouchers towards purchasing at the 2024 Tasmanian Yearling Sale.
For further information on the national program of races or to check if your horse is eligible to compete please email [email protected] or telephone 07 5504 1220.
MM/Tasracing Racing Women’s Bonus 2024
In addition to total race prizemoney of $85,000, a $10,000 Bonus will be distributed to the first all-female owned or leased horse in finishing order in the Magic Millions Tasmania 2YO Classic, being run at Launceston on Sunday 4 February 2024.
To be eligible for the MM/Tasracing Racing Women’s Bonus in 2024 the two-year-old horse must be:
An eligible graduate of a 2023 Magic Millions Yearling Sale and nominated to the Magic Millions Race Series (Full Series or Tasmanian Series);
100% owned or leased by females; and
The horse must race in 100% female ownership (or lease) at all times prior to and including the Magic Millions Tasmania 2YO Classic on Sunday 4 February 2024. The ownership (or lease) must remain unchanged from the two-year-old’s first official race start until the time the Bonus is awarded (unless a change of ownership (or lease) is approved by Magic Millions); and
The horse must officially finish the race to be eligible to receive the Bonus.
In the event of a dead heat between more than one eligible horse, the Bonus will be divided equally.
Should an eligible horse be subject to pre or post-race drug testing by the Stewards, the Bonus will not be distributed until the result of the swab/s have cleared in accordance with the Australian Rules of Racing.
Should there be no Bonus eligible horses contest the Magic Millions Tasmania 2YO Classic at Launceston on 4 February 2024, the Bonus will not be distributed.