2016 Magic Night Stakes Field & Barriers

Magic Night Stakes

The Group 2 Magic Night Stakes is worth $150,00 in prize money and is run on Rosehill Guineas Day during the annual Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

In 2016 the Magic Night Stakes will be run on Saturday 12th March.

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The Sydney Autumn Carnival, which is held from early February right through until the end of April annually, is the best time of year for all racing enthusiasts in New South Wales. Whether you are a spectator keen to watch the races, enjoy the atmosphere and follow the racing news, or a bettor interested in making a profit from your winning punts, the Sydney Autumn Carnival has an event for everyone and is made up of over ten elite race days.

Towards the end of March, the famous Rosehill Gardens racecourse run by the Sydney Turf Club (STC) conducts the Rosehill Guineas Day, of which the Magic Night Stakes are a part of.

Other great group races held at this meeting include the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas, the Group 2 Ajax Stakes and the Group 3 Birthday Card Stakes.

This is a fantastic race day filled with excellent betting opportunities for punters. The fact that it is held midway through the carnival means there are plenty of lead-up races to study the form of the entries on various racing carnival news sites, and also some truly top level races later in the season that these races can be a good indication for – the best of both worlds when betting!

The Magic Night Stakes is contested by two-year-old fillies at set weights over a distance of 1200 metres. Prize money is set at $150,000 and although this is not as high stakes as many of the other carnival races, it is an excellent start for the young females who are likely to be at the very start of their racing careers when running in the Magic Night Stakes.

Punters eager to earn some great winnings throughout the autumn season have a good chance to get ahead of the game by keeping an eye on the fillies to win and place in the Magic Night Stakes. The winners are exempt from ballot for the most coveted two-year-old event of the carnival, the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes worth $3.5 million held the following week.

As the Magic Night Stakes is the last chance for the runners to qualify for the Slipper, the stakes are a lot higher than just the prize money, and the betting action is highly entertaining!

Upcoming Races

Group 2

Pago Pago Stakes

(1200m)

Rosehill

$175,000

2YO SW

Group 2

Ajax Stakes

(1000m)

Rosehill

$175,000

3YO & Up Qlty

Group 3

Challenge Stakes

(1000m)

Rosehill

$175,000

WFA

Group 3

Birthday Card Stakes

(1200m)

Rosehill

$125,000

3YO & Up Qlty

Group 2

Karrakatta Plate

(1200m)

Ascot

$500,000

2YO SW

Group 3

Western Australian Oaks

(2400m)

Ascot

$250,000

3YO SW

Lead-Up Races

A good lead-up race to the Magic Night Stakes is the Silver Slipper Stakes, which is also a Group 2 race for two-year-olds at set weights run at the same racetrack, Rosehill, a few weeks before.

Keep an eye on the dominant fillies in the Silver Slipper as an indication for the Magic Night Stakes. Also the Sweet Embrace Stakes at Randwick is an excellent race to watch, as it is run under the exact conditions of the Magic Night Stakes. This Sweet Embrace – Magic Nights Stakes duo is also a fantastic betting double, as the same race type usually means the same quality of filly will be victorious. If you can pick the winner of both races you will be smiling for the rest of the carnival as the returns on a betting double are quite generous!

History

For over three decades, the Magic Night Stakes has provided punters and the public with some truly thrilling runs and wins as the fillies file down the field at top speed. Because of the short distanced track, the competition between entries is tense, never disappointing the millions of racing fans watching on.

The race began in 1975 when it was called the Magic Night Quality Handicap as a Principal status race.

A few years later in 1978 the race was renamed the 2YO Fillies Quality Handicap, before reverting back to its original name the next year.

1979 also saw the event moved up to Group 3 status. In 1985 the race was again renamed as the Magic Night Stakes, which has remained the same ever since. The Magic Night Stakes was elevated to its current Group 2 status in 1987.

All good bookmakers offer odds on the Magic Night Stakes, and it is a great way to get involved in the betting action of the carnival and see some top quality fillies at the start of their racing careers; who knows, you might be betting on the next Makybe Diva!

Magic Night Stakes Betting

There is no better place to go for all of your horse betting needs than an online betting site. Not only do they offer the best possible odds on nearly every race throughout Australia (and quite a few international events as well), but they also offer plenty of helpful tools aimed at helping punters put down the smartest of wagers. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for the Melbourne Cup form guide or a few Magic Night Stakes tips, it’s all available in a single convenient place. All you need is a computer and an Internet connection!

On the 1st of November, the 2016 Melbourne Cup races off! Don’t forget to check out the Melbourne Cup Odds & Melbourne Cup Field.

Magic Night Stakes News

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