Magic Millions has expanded its women only owners bonus scheme to the $2 million Magic Millions Guineas for three-year-olds.
A bonus has been in place for horses owned solely by females in the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic for a decade.
The bonus has in effect created a race within a race as it is paid to the first four female-owned horses.
It has proved popular because a horse can finish well back in the field and still earn a bonus on top of any prize money.
The new 3YO bonus will total $250,000 with $162,500 going to the first all women-owned horse over the line with $50,000 to the next horse.
The remaining money will be allocated to third home ($25,000) and fourth home ($12,500).
Magic Millions chief executive Barry Bowditch said it was an extra incentive for women to get involved with horse ownership.
“It also means some owners who miss a chance at a bonus in the 2YO Classic can get a shot at the extra money with a late bloomer,” he said.
“The evolution of the Summer Carnival is a direct result of the program and fantastic prize money on offer.”
“It’s simply a quality carnival. The new Magic Millions races enable increased returns to owners and trainers.”
Magic Millions day at the Gold Coast in January offers $10 million prize money.