View the field for the 2017 Magic Millions Cup. The Magic Millions Cup will be run on Saturday 14th January at Gold Coast racecourse.
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|1||LUCKY HUSSLER||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||14||61kg|
|2||MOST IMPORTANT||Tony Gollan||Robbie Fradd||6||56kg|
|3||HOPFGARTEN||Robert Heathcote||Larry Cassidy||7||55.5kg|
|4||KENJORWOOD||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||18||55.5kg|
|5||SIR MOMENTS||Steven O’dea||Paul Hammersley||4||55.5kg|
|6||STRAWBERRY BOY||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||19||55kg|
|7||SNIPPETS LAND||Peter & Paul Snowden||8||54.5kg|
|8||BACHMAN||Gerald Ryan||Tim Clark||1||54kg|
|9||TESTASHADOW||Gary Portelli||Ms Deanne Panya (a)||13||54kg|
|10||SNOOPY||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||10||54kg|
|11||OFF THE RAILS||Bjorn Baker||Christian Reith||21||54kg|
|12||LOYALTY MAN||Michael Moroney||Craig Williams||11||54kg|
|13||BALIGARI||Lloyd Kennewell||Joe Bowditch||20||54kg|
|14||THE ILIAD||John & Chris Meagher||9||54kg|
|15||PERFECT DARE||Matthew Dunn||12||54kg|
|16||Joe Cleary||Noel Callow||17||54kg|
|18e||MONSIEUR GUSTAVE||Darryl Hansen||Luke Tarrant||3||54kg|
|19e||WE’RE SURE||Peter & Paul Snowden||5||54kg|
|20e||CHOICE WE HAD||Peter & Paul Snowden||15||54kg|
New Zealand record holder and Cox Plate winning jockey David Walsh has confirmed his retirement from the saddle.
Walsh, who has battled ill health this season, announced his decision on Wednesday.
“Retiring has been on my mind for a while, but I didn’t want to make the call until I felt better and now the time is right,” Walsh told nzracing.co.
“I haven’t got anything lined up at the moment, but I’m hoping to stay in the game whether it be in a steward’s role or working with apprentices. It would be nice to think there might be something.”
Walsh rode more than 2500 winners throughout his career, passing Lance O’Sullivan’s mark when he rode No. 2360 in in April, 2014, aboard Willy Duggan in the Marlborough Cup.
He rode his first winner in 1974 and won the premiership in 1983-84 and again the following year.
“You can’t top a Cox Plate,” he said. “That would be the absolute highlight. You dream of winning a race like that.”
In a stint as a trainer, Walsh won the 2003 Group One NZ Bloodstock Breeders’ Stakes with Zirna.
“Racing has been great to me and I’ve loved every minute of it,” he said.