The Gold Coast will host their biggest race meeting of the year which is also the richest race day on the Australian calendar in the way of Magic Millions race day. We take a look at each of the races on the card and give our tips and bets.
Race One: 9 Mount Panorama
Race Two: 3 Queen Tara
Race Three: 5 Madotti
Race Four: 3 Boom Time
Race Five: 3 Egyptian Symbol
Race Six: 12 Loyalty Man
Race Seven: 1 Winning Rupert
Race Eight: 1 Ours To Keep
Race Nine: 14 Hidden Pearl
Best Bet: Race Five Number 3 Egyptian Symbol
Next Best: Race Four Number 3 Boom Time
Best Value: Race Six Number 12 Loyalty Man
Gai Waterhouse has paid $1.3 million for a colt she hopes can be as good as his 2008 Golden Slipper-winning sibling Sebring.
The colt by More Than Ready out of Purespeed was one of three yearlings to top $1 million on the second day of the Magic Millions Sale on the Gold Coast.
Waterhouse and her training partner Adrian Bott will prepare him for a 2018 Slipper campaign.
Like Sebring, the colt was bred by Corumbene Stud whose principal George Altomonte raced another of Waterhouse’s six Slipper winners, Overreach in 2013.
Altomonte will retain a share in him alongside John Singleton, bloodstock agent Dermot Farrington and a group of his owners and a group of people who raced 2015 Slipper winner Vancouver with Waterhouse.
“I saw him in the paddock and I said ‘George, I’m not leaving the sale without him,” Waterhouse said.
“He’s your next Golden Slipper horse.”
“He’s very masculine, he moves so freely and he’s got an oomph factor – a sex appeal about him.”
Premier Sydney trainer Chris Waller and his bloodstock agent Guy Mulcaster spent $1.1 million on a colt by Snitzel out of Sabanci.
The pair have formed a formidable team with Mulcaster finding superstar mare Winx and several other Group one winners for Waller.
“Chris and I really liked him and bought him for a number of stable clients,” Mulcaster said.
“We’ve had good results with them and they are happy to stick solid.”
Hong Kong owners paid $1 million for a Medaglia D’Oro colt out of Sangfroid.