The Jeep Magic Millions Carnival and Race makes its glamorous mark on the Gold Coast this week boosting tourism with visitors from around Australia and the world.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Jann Stuckey says the Magic Millions Carnival and Race Day provided an outstanding combination of fashion, bloodstock sales and horse-racing to complement the Gold Coast’s fantastic weather, shopping, dining and entertainment.
“Magic Millions offers 25 events that combine yearling sales, racing and social events, with the major highlight of the January Carnival, the Magic Millions Race Day,” Ms Stuckey says.
“The Magic Millions Carnival and Race Day is a shining event on Australia’s summer calendar, combining everything that Australians hold dear – sun, surf and the love of horses in our ‘Famous for Fun’ destination.
The Jeep Magic Millions Race Day is on this Saturday, with the prestigious Magic Million Gold Coast Yearling Sale likely to attract the global thoroughbred market interest over the next two weeks with a high probability of a few thoroughbreds to reach the million dollar mark.
Ms Stuckey says the Queensland Government was proud to support the Magic Millions Carnival and Race Day through Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) as part of the Government’s commitment to double annual overnight visitor expenditure from $15 billion to $30 billion by 2020.
“Major events such as the Magic Millions Carnival and Race Day not only attract visitors, they reinforce the Gold Coast’s reputation as a premier event destination,” she says.
“We promised at the election to grow tourism as one of the four pillars of the economy and this and other events will help us achieve that.
“Magic Millions joins major events such as the ARMOR ALL Gold Coast 600, Gold Coast Airport Marathon, the Australian PGA Championship and the Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival, among others, which showcase the Gold Coast and Queensland to the world.
Magic Millions drew world-wide attention this year with the appointment of Zara Phillips, MBE, daughter of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips, as the first Patron of Magic Millions Racing Women from 2014 to 2018, alongside their announcement to appoint Francesca Cumani as the 2014 Jeep Magic Millions Carnival and Raceday ambassador.
“Ms Phillips was an eventing team silver medallist at the 2012 London Olympics and former European and World Champion and her patronage will ensure the Magic Millions Carnival and Race Day continues to be seen as a major international event globally.”
Will you be heading to the Gold Coast this weekend for the 2014 Jeep Magic Million Carnival and Race Day?