2021 Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival – Guide and Key info

A guide to event highlights, schedules, transport, and accommodation. The Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival is a spectacular multi-day event centered around thoroughbred racing and the coinciding yearling sales.


Event Highlights

6 to 18 January – 2021 Gold Coast Yearling Sale Inspections

Magic Millions Sales Complex is open for inspections of the cataloged lots in the 2021 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. Inspection days are a free event and the public and a chance to experience a behind the scenes look into the racing world.


8 January – 2021 BMD Northcliffe SLSC Sportsman’s Luncheon

Fresh seafood buffet and beverage package along with a variety of special guests including Wally Lewis.


9 January 2021 Aquis $1.5 million Raceday

The first big race day of the event includes the $250,000 feature race for 3YO & 4YO The TAB Wave, the $125,000 Aquis Gold Nugget and the $125,000 Aquis Gold Pearl plus three exclusive Magic Millions races worth $750,000 in prizemoney.


11 January 2021 Women In Racing Inc Australia Luncheon

The 2021 Luncheon includes a three-course luncheon and beverage package, VIP guest speakers, raffles and an international music duo at the Sheraton Mirage.


12 January – 2021 The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Barrier Draw

The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Barrier Draw takes place on the Surfers Paradise foreshore beginning at 6am with the barrier draw taking place at 8am seeing horses and their jockeys race for the best position.


12 to 18 January 2021 Gold Coast Yearling Sale

Featuring 1273 lots with bidders from across Australia and the world.


14 January 2021 GCTC 2YO Calcutta Dinner

One of the most prestigious dinner and drink events thats usually sold out well in advance.


16 January  2021 The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Raceday

The main race day features the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic and the $2 million Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas exclusively for Magic Millions graduates.


19 January 2021 Magic Millions Widden Stud Golf Day

Vendors, buyers, trainers, and jockeys come together at the RACV Royal Pines GC.


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Accommodation for Magic Millions

The Gold Coast offers a range of family resorts through to luxury hotels which we review here. Our favorite picks that are a short drive from the track are

Vibe Hotel Gold Coast – Surfers Paradise – Est. Rates 185 and up – 4.5-Star boutique style Vibe Hotel has a great location in Surfers Paradise within walking distance to Cavill Avenue, numerous attractions, and the Surfers Paradise beach. The hotel has the beautiful Nerang River at its back door and also offers a nice swimming pool.
Wyndham Surfers Paradise – With spa pool, outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre, the Wyndham Surfers Paradise Resort offers apartments modern spacious apartments include full kitchen facilities, LCD, balconies, double-glazed windows, and most have ocean, river or hinterland views.



Getting There

The event is held at Aquis Park (Gold Coast Turf Club) and there is a courtesy bus service operating all day with the schedule here. There are several services running from major suburbs and transit centers making it the easiest way to and from the event.

It’s not suggested to drive as parking is very limited.

Taxi’s, limousines, and Uber all drop off/pick up near Equine CT which is a short stroll from gate 1. These services are usually in high demand, especially around the end of the event and it may pay to book in advance.


What is Magic Millions

Magic Millions Sales Pty Ltd is an Australian Thoroughbred racehorse auction house owned by Gerry Harvey and partner Katie Page.

Sales are held throughout the year across Australia along with the world-famous major sales during the Gold Coast event.

The Gold Coast Yearling Sale attracts buyers from across the globe and The National Sale is one of three world’s most important breeding stock sales. A famous sale is that of Winx – a $230,000 purchase from the 2013 Gold Coast Yearling Sale who has gone on to win 25 Group One races including 33 in succession, winning over $26 million in prize money.

In tandem with the Magic Millions Yearling Sale Series is the Magic Millions Race Series. There are 19 races across six states of Australia offering $11+ million in prizemoney culminating in the $10+ million race day on the Gold Coast which is in the top ten richest race meetings in the world.

The Magic Millions carnival centers on the main race day which is restricted to horses that have been sold or passed-in at one of the Magic Millions sales.


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