Magic Night Stakes

Magic Night Stakes

Winners and Past Results for the Magic Night Stakes.

One of the major features of the autumn racing carnival in Sydney is the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes hosted by Australian Turf Club.

The Magic Night Stakes is held under set weight conditions with two year old fillies travelling over a distance of 1200 metres at Rosehill Racecourse for a chance to take home a purse of $175,000.

The race usually fields a mixed bag, making it all the more difficult to spot a winner. However, there are a number of lead up races that may serve as a reliable form guide.

Trainers usually put their best two year old fillies into the race since the winner is exempt from ballot for the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes run over 1200 metres, a week later.

However, the race hasn't been particularly a good form guide for the Golden Slipper in recent years. The male equivalent of the Magic Night Stakes held on the same day is the Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes for colts & geldings, while the major event of the day is the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas.

Among the lead up races from which horses may make their way to the Magic Night Stakes are the 1100 M Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes held earlier in March at the same track and the 1200 M Group 3 Sweet Embrace Stakes also held a few weeks earlier at Randwick Racecourse. Victory Vein won the Sweet Embrace Stakes before lifting the Magic Night Stakes in 2002.

In recent times, the race has produced a few place getters in the Golden Slipper. After winning the 2005 Magic Night Stakes, Media went on to finish third in the Slipper. Portillo followed suit in 2008. The 1200 M Group 3 Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes held on Super Saturday at Flemington Races may also prove a handy form guide. Horses may make their way after an outing in the Group 2 Sires' Produce Stakes over 1400 metres at Flemington earlier in March.

The Magic Night Stakes was first run as a principal race in1975 and remained so until 1979 when it was elevated to Group 3. The race became a Group 2 event in 1987 and has since had some of the classiest two year old fillies compete for a direct spot in the Golden Slipper.

Year Magic Night Stakes Winners
2018 Sunlight
2017 Tulip
2016 Calliope
2015 Speak Fondly
2014 Bring Me The Maid
2013 Scandiva
2012 Ichihara
2011 Altar
2010 Willow Creek
2009 Indian Ocean
2008 Portillo
2007 Downhill Racer
2006 Gold Edition
2005 Media
2004 Alizes
2003 Shamekha
2002 Victory Vein
2001 Hosannah
2000 Preserve
1999 Countess Christie
1998 Mardi's Magic
1997 Regal Chamber
1996 Precious Glitter
1995 Pontal Lass
1994 Romantica
1993 Bint Marscay
1992 Klokka
1991 Pipiwar
1990 Draw Card
1989 Fickle Hostess
1988 Comely Girl
1987 Tennessee Vain
1986 Bounding Away
1985 Ma Chiquita
1984 Pashenka's Gem
1983 Lady Eclipse
1982 Explicit
1981 Food For Love
1980 Dark Eclipse
1979 Century Miss
1978 Jubilee Walk
1977 Lloyd Boy
1976 As You Like It
Glen Vain
1975 Toy Show
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