Racing expert and commentator, Francesca Cumani has been announced as the 2014 Jeep Magic Millions Carnival and Raceday ambassador.

The entire week-long Carnival on the Gold Coast commencing from January 3, is set to become the premier summer racing destination, with Magic Millions owners Katie Page and Gerry Harvey believing Ms Cumani embodies the vision of Magic Millions and will help steer the event to success.

“Francesca has a unique combination of talents and insights. The daughter of a world-class trainer and an amateur jockey herself, riding track work and competing in amateur races.

“Francesca has the ability to demystify the merits of a top yearling to the untrained eye. She can dissect the race field with the best of them, whilst enjoying the passion and energy of those celebrating track-side.

“She is the consummate professional and we are delighted to welcome her as the Ambassador of the Magic Millions for 2014,” Katie Page says.

Ms Cumani’s first appearance will be at the Magic Millions Open Day on Sunday 5 January, where she will participate in a panel interview imparting her knowledge on the process of purchasing and racing horses.

Additional industry experts on the panel throughout the day include, Australian champion jockey Glen Boss, Magic Millions owners Katie Page and Gerry Harvey, former jockey Bernadette Cooper and 2013 $2 million Jeep Magic Millions 2 year-old Classic and Racing Women’s Incentive Bonus winner, Michelle Lang–McMahon, among others.

The below schedule outlines the events hosted by Australia’s premier thoroughbred sales company Magic

Alongside its internationally renowned yearling sales, the full carnival of activities, from 3 to 14 January will include the highly anticipated Jeep Magic Millions Barrier Draw presented by Racing Queensland, with horses racing down the iconic Gold Coast beach and the R.M.Williams Launch Party. The feature of the week-long line up will be the Jeep Magic Millions Raceday on 11 January, which is the richest sales incentive raceday in the world, offering over $4 million in prize money.

Do you get into the racing carnival season? Will you be attending the 2014 Jeep Magic Millions Carnival and Raceday?