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Queensland Introduces New Race: The Wave

Tuesday, 10th September 2019

Racing Queensland has announced the introduction of a new $250,000 feature race on the Gold Coast and an expanded Magic Millions program for 2020. According to racingqueensland.com.au, The Wave will be staged on 4 January under weight-for-age conditions for 3YO and 4YO horses over 1800m as part of Aquis Raceday, and will also offer the winner a wildcard to the $1 million Magic Millions Trophy and a $200,000 Magic Millions bonus if nominated to its Race Series. In total, six Magic Millions wildcards will be offered throughout the TAB Queensland Summer Carnival – an increase of two from four last year – with a wildcard to the $1 million Magic Millions QTIS Open also available through the QTIS Handicap at Eagle Farm on December 28. Expected to headline the newly implemented Aquis Raceday, the QTIS 2YO Handicap – most recently won by Houtzen, Sunlight and Exhilarates – has been split into same sex divisions through the creation of the $125,000 Aquis Gold Nugget 2YO C&G (1100m) and the $125,000 Aquis Gold Pearl 2YO Fillies (1100m). Further enhancements include three exclusive Magic Millions races – two of those new - totalling $750,000 in prize money. They are:

  • The new $250,000 Magic Millions Rising Stars 3YO & 4YO C&G (1300m)
  • The new $250,000 Magic Millions Rising Stars 3YO & 4YO F&M (1300m)
  • The relocated $250,000 Magic Millions Country Cup (1200m)
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