QRIC plays important part in Magic Millions

Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) veterinarians and stewards are playing an important role in animal welfare and racing integrity at the 2020 Gold Coast Magic Millions racing carnival.

At the request of stewards, in the lead-up to tomorrow’s $10.25 million race day at the Gold Coast Turf Club, QRIC vets are examining runners in both major races: the Magic Millions two-year-old Classic and the Magic Millions three-year-old Guineas. 

In line with previous years’ activities, all runners, with the exception of Superium and Designated, which had not yet arrived on the Gold Coast, were examined yesterday.  The Magic Millions 2YO Classic runner Way Beyond was scratched on veterinary advice.  As a result of the examinations conducted on Thursday, the runners Farnan, Every Rose, Kavac, Star Surprise and Bells Approaching were identified as requiring follow-up examination.  All other runners examined were passed fit to start.

Follow-up examinations of the following horses were conducted today:

Magic Millions 2YO Classic

Farnan – was re-examined this afternoon and had improved significantly from the initial examination yesterday and will undergo a final examination tomorrow morning.

Every Rose – was re-examined this afternoon and passed fit to start.

Kavac – was re-examined this morning and passed fit to start.

 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas

 Star Surprise – was re-examined this morning and passed fit to start.

Superium was examined today, having arrived at the Gold Coast complex yesterday, and will undergo a further examination tomorrow morning.

As the 3rd emergency in the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas, Designated did not travel to the Gold Coast and was not examined.  Bells Approaching, being the 5th emergency in the same race, was not re-examined.

In addition, stewards supervised Tuesday’s barrier draw for the Magic Millions nine race program tomorrow.