Horses have thundered across the sand at a Surfers Paradise Beach for the annual Magic Millions beach ride followed by the Magic Millions Barrier Draw.

Crowds of onlookers watches as the horses rode along the beach at Surfers Paradise, telling the world that Queensland has bounced back from the storms and is open for business.

Queensland State of Origin coach Billy Slater joined Argentinian polo star Nacho Figueras along with Magic Millions ambassadors Zara Tindall, the King’s niece, and Figueras’s model wife Delfina Blaquier for one of our favourite calendar events!

Check out some out the highlights from this morning here:


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The Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sales have also kicked off with huge success, due to unprecedented demand from breeders and vendors this selling extravaganza will be the biggest January Gold Coast Yearling Sale in history.


Liz Cantor has been on-ground catching up on all the action and we’ve already seen multiple horses selling for $1 million or more!

Book One, comprising a record 1,020 lots, will continue daily through to Friday before the traditional Saturday night session following the running of the record $14.25 million The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Raceday.

The Book Two component of the sale, comprising a further 448 lots will be conducted over two days on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 January with Sunday now an official inspection day.

In 2023, 20 lots for $1 million or more, of those 4 sold for $2 million or more and the top lot in 2023 sold for $2.7 million!

On Saturday the stakes will be high at the the globally-renowned $14.25 million The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Raceday!

Emily Jade and Liz Cantor will be broadcasting live from the Gold Coast Turf Club to capture all the action from the centre of the VIP marquee and al the glamour from Fashions on the Field.


A fantastic week for the Gold Coast!

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