This Weekend In Racing: Magic Millions Purchases

Jan 15, 2021

WOW…What A Week

Congratulations to TRL early adopters who now own their share of some of the most sought after premium thoroughbred flesh in the country after a thrilling week of horse trading at the Magic Millions on the Gold Coast, with still one session remaining on Saturday night.

Everyone will have their favourite yearlings and all TRL owners will get to VOTE on what horses join their team in the initial draft which is scheduled for January 28.

Here’s a full list of purchases below:

YOUR trainers will also be pitching, Peter Moody is desperate for the Pride of Dubai bay colt (Lot 425) to be drafted into  the Vic Husslers team.

While the Freedman Brothers Michael and Richard are keen to get either the Flying Artie filly (Lot 469) or the Hellbent filly (Lot 305) into the NSW Tycoons camp and into their stable.

Remember you get to VOTE on which horses join YOUR team, just remember you must fit them under your current team’s salary cap.

We’ll keep everyone informed with the draft process.



Owners of The Racing League will be cheering for Shaquero in the $2million Magic Millions 2YO Classic this Saturday. TRL were the lucky purchases of Shaquero’s little half-sister last Wednesday at the yearling sale. The daughter of Hellbent was hotly sought after in the ring before being knocked down to TRL for $360,000.

If Shaquero can win the big one on Saturday our fillies residual value will go through the roof. Shaquero will start from barrier one and as long as she can avoid any trouble she should be able to get the run of the race.

Most of the favoured runners have drawn the car park, making their task more difficult and Shaquero’s a bit easier.

Click HERE to see Shaquero’s half sister purchased by TRL at the MM.


After what seems months of verbal sparring and spectacular videos The Racing League announced their list of trainers for the Eastern States in front of a media throng last Monday at the Magic Millions Sale on the Gold Coast.

Channel 7 personality & miRunners owner Liz Cantor did the hosting honours announcing 18 star trainers, six each for the NSW Tycoons, Qld Rogues and the Vic Husslers.

The WA Black Hearts have their trainers named on February 15.

All teams feature Australia’s leading trainers and a massive thanks to Ciaron Maher (Husslers), Adrian Bott (Tycoons) and Trent Edmonds (Rogues) for joining Liz on stage for the announcement.

As a Queenslander Peter Moody was a controversial selection for the Vic Husslers, Gai Waterhouse and Kim Waugh feature in the NSW Tycoons while Tony Gollan has already started the sledging for the Qld Rogues.

Click here to check out the Trainers Announcement.



There’s been terrific feedback to the trainer pitches coming in from Western Australia for the WA Black Hearts team.

Simon Miller has certainly been the most bizarre of all the trainer pitches and that includes even Peter Moody (Vic Husslers) and Brett Cavaough (NSW Tycoons).

The combination of brothers Ben and Dan Pearce certainly added some decorum to the Black Hearts.

Click here to witness their pitch to train for YOU as part of the Black Hearts team.


 Good meeting at Flemington with Race Seven, the Listed 1000m dash down the straight the feature worth $140,000.

It’s not often you have two horses looking to notch hat-tricks clashing in the same race, but that’s exactly the scenario with Pandemic and Sword of Mercy.

Sword of Mercy, is a five-year-old mare, who’s won it’her last two starts and Caulfield and Flemington and looks to be the one to beat.


It’s all about the emerging two-year-olds at this time of year, one that caught my attention on a recent trip to Randwick trackwork is Arthur Francis who goes round in first race at Rosehill on Saturday.

The John O’Shea galloper has plenty of ability, has won his two barrier trials in impressive fashion and this son of Foxwedge is at juicy odds.

The one to beat is Remarque trained by Team Hawkes but is currently an odds-on price.