Barbie Storms Home for a Magical Feature

Media Release - Saturday January 11

It was a case of third time lucky at the Magic Millions for popular mare Outback Barbie who, after placings in the 2YO Classic in 2018 and 3YO Guineas in 2019, won the $1 million Racing Queensland Magic Millions QTIS Quality (1300m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday.

In steady rain for the final race of the day, Tony Gollan’s daughter of Spirit of Boom thundered down the outside of the track to overhaul River Racer and Ef Troop in a photo finish.Outback Barbie emerges from the gloom to capture the QTIS Quality - image Grant Courtney

A $210,000 purchase out of the Eureka Stud draft at the 2017 Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Outback Barbie has now won four races and more than $1.3 million in prizemoney during her 19-start career.

Gollan said he was thrilled to see the Stakes winner break through on one of racing’s biggest stages.

"It was her third go here on Magic Millions day, she ran third in the Classic a couple of years ago and then third here again last year (in the Guineas)," Gollan said.

"She just keeps trying so hard."

"This is for great supporters of the stables, Mr and Mrs Acton, they stump up every year and buy me a nice horse and they’ve got themselves a bonny little mare."Outback Barbie as a yearling

"She was coming off a below par run at Eagle Farm but I knew I had her spot on today and I’m so thrilled she won."

The win gave jockey James McDonald a winning double after his earlier success aboard Madam Rouge in the Magic Millions Snippets.

Magic Millions







Race Result - $1m Racing Qld M.Millions Qlty 1300m

Gold Coast Track: Good(3) Time: 1:16.03
Outback Barbie
T: T J Gollan J: J B Mc Donald 58
4m Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Pure Purrfection (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
River Racer
T: L G Ross J: N Rawiller 56.5
6m Hidden Dragon (AUS) x Royal Yangtze (AUS) (Royal Academy (USA))
Inglis 2020 JUNE (Late) Online Sale $1,250
V:Lyndhurst Stud Farm
Ef Troop
T: T & C McEvoy J: L Currie 54.5
4g Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Limealicious (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $150,000
V:Eureka Stud Cambooya Qld
B: James Moore Racing
Chapter And Verse
T: Desleigh Forster J: M R Du Plessis 58
5g Rothesay (AUS) x McFly (AUS) (Perugino (USA))
In His Stride
T: R G Lipp J: Craig Williams 54
7g Rothesay (AUS) x In Her Shoes (AUS) (Sequalo (AUS))
Skate To Paris
T: Chris Munce J: J R Collett 54
5m Bradbury's Luck (AUS) x Paris Blu (AUS) (Murphy's Blu Boy (AUS))
Boomtown Lass
T: Chris Anderson J: G Boss 54
4m Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Boomalicious (AUS) (Red Dazzler (AUS))
The Odyssey
T: K M Schweida J: James Orman 54
3c Better Than Ready (AUS) x Jessica's Hope (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
Mishani El Lobo
T: Troy Pascoe J: Ms S Thornton 54
6g Commands (AUS) x My Cara Mia (AUS) (King's Best (USA))
Colpo Di Tamburo
T: L J Roche J: Baylee Nothdurft 54
5g Drumbeats (AUS) x Anigma (GB) (Machiavellian (USA))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $9,000
V:Lyndhurst Stud Farm Warwick Qld
B: Kathy Stabe
T: Chris Munce J: B N Stewart 58.5
4g Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Passara (AUS) (Tsuimai (AUS))
Bring It Home Pop
T: D J Hansen J: Luke Tarrant 54
5g Rothesay (AUS) x Rosetta (AUS) (Sequalo (AUS))
Tokoriki Lad
T: T J Gollan J: K Mc Evoy 54
5g Falvelon (AUS) x Dantibes' Treasure (AUS) (Dantibes (AUS))
Fit For Purpose
T: A J & T Edmonds J: M Mc Gillivray 54
6g Show A Heart (AUS) x Gag Order (AUS) (Conatus (AUS))
Magic Fox
T: K M Schweida J: Tommy Berry 54
4g Foxwedge (AUS) x Plain Magic (AUS) (Magic Albert (AUS))
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