What they went on to attain


Within the lead-up to Saturday’s $2 million Magic Tens of millions 2YO Basic, we check out the winners over the previous decade and the way their racing profession’s unfolded submit their success on the Gold Coast. 

Final 12 months’s victor Away Recreation will get a shot at historical past as she makes an attempt to develop into the primary horse to win the Magic Tens of millions function double – the 2YO Basic and 3YO Guineas – a feat hardly ever tried for a wide range of causes. 

Relive a number of the nice wins and horses from the final 10 years  👇

2011 – Karuta Queen
Yearling Value: $30,000
Prizemoney: $1,857,675
Profession wins: 6

It was a preferred win in 2011 when the speedy chestnut filly claimed the Basic by just below three lengths for Queanbeyan coach Neville Layt and 19-year-old rising star apprentice Tommy Berry. The rest of the two-year-old season did not fairly go to plan nevertheless for Karuta Queen. She returned within the Black Opal at Canberra because the $1.20 favorite, however was rolled by You are Canny. She then completed again in tenth within the Golden Slipper behind Sepoy. She had a constant spring throughout her three-year-old season, profitable twice, within the Listed Heritage Stakes at Rosehill and Group Three Crimson Anchor, and was additionally better of the remainder behind Black Caviar within the Group Two Schillaci, ending 4.25L off the good mare. She was transferred from Moody to Layt for her closing 5 begins, which included one other second to Black Caviar within the Group One William Reid Stakes, earlier than retiring to the breeding barn. 

2012 – Driefontein 
Yearling Value: $75,000
Prizemoney: $2,351,205
Profession wins: 8

She wasn’t first throughout the road on the Gold Coast, that honour belonged to stablemate No Trying Again, however Driefontein was elevated to first within the stewards’ room. It gave Berry back-to-back victories within the race. The Gai Waterhouse mare went on to complete sixth within the Golden Slipper behind Pierro. She returned to the Gold Coast for the 3YO Guineas and went oh-so-close to doing the double, ending a close-up third behind Saluter and Scorching, crushed a long-neck. It was a part of a irritating run for Driefontein, who went 11 begins with out a victory after taking out the Widden Stakes, however completed runner-up on 4 events. She was in a position to break the drought within the 2013 Sheraco Stakes and had extra success on the Gold Coast in 2014 when profitable the Fillies and Mares Handicap. She picked up back-to-back wins later within the autumn in Adelaide, together with a Group One victory within the Sangster. She ended up heading to Japan after her racing profession in Australia.

How 2YO Classic winners have fared

Driefontein was second throughout the road. Picture: Getty

2013 – Actual Surreal
Yearling Value: Handed in at $70,000, Reserve $75,000
Prizemoney: $1,733,750
Profession wins: 4

Took out the Magic Tens of millions for Queensland coach Kelso Wooden, however she wasn’t sighted on the monitor for 13 months after that victory on account of harm. She was additionally transferred to Sydney to hitch the Hawkes secure. Winless in 5 runs down south, she returned to Wooden in 2015. She had an extra seven begins again in Queensland which included a Listed win at Ipswich. She’s now at Cressfield Stud as a broodmare however is but to have any of her progeny hit the monitor. 

2014 – Unencumbered
Yearling Value: $70,000
Prizemoney: $1,908,850
Profession wins: 5

A sentimental winner of the race given the tragedy that will unfold simply months later with the dying of profitable hoop Nathan Berry. Unencumbered’s profession on the monitor was transient. He solely had 4 begins submit his Gold Coast victory, inserting as soon as when runner-up within the Group Two Todman. He completed tenth within the Golden Slipper taken out by Mossfun. It was then off to stud for the son of Testa Rossa. Three of his progeny have been stakes winners – Mirette, Felicia and No Restriction. Sadly Unencumbered died aged six after issues following throat surgical procedure. 

2015 – Le Chef

Yearling Value: $120,000
Prizemoney: $1,596,500
Profession wins:

His racing profession started as a high two-year-old and completed on the sand at Mt Isa. It was a younger apprentice in Luke Tarrant who rode Le Chef to victory on the Magic Tens of millions in considerably of an upset, with the Darryl Hansen gelding paying $16 regardless of coming into the race off back-to-back wins. Connections needed to wait some time nevertheless for his subsequent win. He struck out at his subsequent 10 begins earlier than lastly breaking by means of in a BM75 on the Sunshine Coast, over two years after the Basic victory. He received a pair extra occasions on the Coast earlier than transferring to Jay Morris. Le Chef received one other three races on the filth and sand in nation Queensland at Cloncurry and Mount Isa. 

How 2YO Classic winners have fared

Le Chef ended up racing at Mount Isa. Picture: Racing Queensland

2016 – Capitalist 
Yearling Value: $165,000
Prizemoney: $3,545,900
Profession wins: 4

He was an absolute star two-year-old, with a second within the Group Two Todman the one blot on his copybook in 5 runs for the season. The Snowden-trained colt was the most well liked of favourites on the Gold Coast and he did not let his backers down, profitable the Basic by 2 1/2 lengths at a $1.40. He then accomplished the Magic Tens of millions/Slipper double, this time at a lot larger odds ($8) given his shock defeat the beginning prior within the Todman. He solely had the 2 begins as a three-year-old, failing to win within the San Domenico and Roman Consul earlier than being retired to stud on account of a chipped fetlock within the lead as much as the Darley Basic. He now stands at Newgate with a service payment of $44,000. 

2017 – Houtzen 

Yearling Value: $105,000
Prizemoney: $2,012,525 
Profession wins: 7

She claimed the Tens of millions as a part of a four-race profitable streak to begin her profession. The streak got here to an finish within the Golden Slipper, operating fifth on a really heavy monitor behind She Will Reign. She went on to win three black-type races throughout three states, taking out the Group Three Champagne Stakes at The Valley, Group Three PJ Bell at Randwick and the Listed Bribie Handicap at Doomben. She earned a visit to Royal Ascot in 2019, ending eighth behind Blue Level within the Kings Stand in what proved to be her closing race begin. The mare remained within the UK to start her profession as a broodmare. 

2018 – Daylight
Yearling Value: $300,000
Prizemoney: $6,575,950
Profession wins: 11

What a mare she was for the McEvoy secure. Daylight romped house to a two-length win because the $4 favorite in a messy Magic Tens of millions. Two extra wins adopted within the Silver Slipper and the Magic Night time earlier than operating third to Estijaab within the Golden Slipper. Loads of high two-year-olds fail to fireplace of their subsequent season, however that definitely wasn’t the case for Daylight. She received back-to-back races to begin her three-year-old season at Caulfield and completed the spring as a Group One winner, defeating the boys within the Coolmore Stud Stakes. She received a Group One in open firm the next autumn, defeating Osborne Bulls and Courageous Smash within the Newmarket at Flemington earlier than going back-to-back on the high stage with victory within the William Reid. The ultimate win of her profession got here within the 2019 Gilgai Stakes, knocking off Santa Ana Lane. She went by means of the gross sales ring as a broodmare in 2020, fetching a mouthwatering $4.2 million. She was served in October by stallion Justify. 

2019 – Exhilarates 

Yearling Value: $600,000
Prizemoney: $2,101,575
Profession wins: 5

Godolphin’s resolution to department out to the Magic Tens of millions gross sales did not take lengthy to bear fruit, with filly Exhilarates too good for Doubtful and Hightail on the Gold Coast. She was then runner-up within the Group Two Reisling earlier than ending down the monitor within the Golden Slipper. There was speedy success for Exhilarates in her three-year-old season, with back-to-back stakes wins at Caulfield and The Valley. Her subsequent win did not come for over 12 months nevertheless, profitable down the Flemington straight on Melbourne Cup day final spring. She did try to do the Tens of millions double, beginning as a $12 likelihood within the 2020 Guineas. She was third throughout the road, however later elevated to second with the disqualification of Alligator Blood. She’s set to contest a 1200m race on the Gold Coast on Saturday. 

2020 – Away Recreation
Yearling Value: $425,000
Prizemoney: $2,766,800
Profession wins: 4

Away Recreation was undesirable in betting finally 12 months’s Magic Tens of millions, drifting from $19 to $41. She defied the drift in sensational style nevertheless, displaying a surprising flip of foot to place away her rivals to the tune of 1.8 lengths. She saved that type going after the Gold Coast, taking out the Widden Stakes, operating a sport fourth within the Blue Diamond, ending runner-up to Farnan within the Slipper and claiming the Percy Sykes on a moist monitor. She tackled open firm to finish the season, operating fifth to Bella Vella within the Sangster. She made her reappearance final month and confirmed she’s again in good order, taking a late cost from Isotope to disclaim her. She’s a reside likelihood in Saturday’s 3YO Guineas.

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