40 minutes later, 16 two year olds will look to claim the second richest juvenile in Australia when they contest the Magic Millions Classic (1200m). It has fast become an important race from a breeding perspective, with several winners going on to bigger and better things after their racing days. Down below are important stats regarding the $2 Million event for this Saturday.
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1. Barriers might not mean as much when it comes to the Guineas, but with the Classic, it is absolutely vital that you draw an inside gate. The last five winners have drawn inside ten, with the widest of those being seven when Karuta Queen saluted in 2011.
2. Three of the last four winners have been trained in New South Wales. The state will be represented by six runners this weekend, including Wyong Magic Millions winner Zoutenant.
3. Fillies have dominated the race in recent years, winning four of the last five, with the lone male being the Sydney colt Unencumbered last year. 7 colts and geldings and 14 fillies make up the field of 21 for 2015.
4. Favourites have a lethal record in the race in recent years, winning four of the last five, with the lone defeat coming thanks to Miss Longstocking in 2013 when third to second favourite Real Surreal.
5. Gai Waterhouse has won this race four times. She’ll be looking to make it five thanks to either Carriages or first emergency Right Of Way.