Gold Coast Racing Tips & Latest News

With racing that dates back to the 1890s, Gold Coast is best known for hosting the $10 plus race day in January courtesy of the Magic Millions, however that's only one day on a very busy schedule for the Gold Coast Racecourse.

They host around 60 meetings a year which inlude regular Saturday provincial or secondary Queensland meetings along with midweek cards.

Gold Coast History

The Gold Coast Racecourse is home to the big and famous Magic Millions Race Day in January and carries a heavy workload in Queensland with around 60 meetings getting run at Aquis Park every year.

Other feature programs include a card on Melbourne Cup day on the first Tuesday in November, Gold Coast Cup, and the Gold Coast Stakes/Goldmarket meeting.

As well as the mentioned Magic Millions Race Day, that event is part of the Magic Millions Carnival & Yearling Sale that is held over 10 days on the Gold Coast every January and it attracts fans and participants from all over the world.

Gold Coast Bookie Promotions

Gold Coast betting markets generally arrive the day or two before a provincial program.

Companies like Unibet Australia and Palmerbet deliver Gold Coast bookmaker offers, so keep an eye out in the lead up to the meetings for what bonus bet and money back specials are on offer.

Gold Coast Free Bets

Due to Australian regulations bookmakers are no longer allowed to offer free bets to prospective or existing customers.

However, bookmakers do still offer money back specials which essentially amount to free bets if successful so check with your bookie to see if they are delivering Gold Coast free bets.

Gold Coast Fixtures

Gold Coast racing fixtures are released prior to the new season.

You can view any upcoming Gold Coast meetings by visiting their website which is generally up to date and details all of the on-course entertainment and functions.

Gold Coast Results

Racing Queensland provide all results, replays and trial information for New South Wales races, which includes the Gold Coast.

You can also use the search function to seek out a particular horse that you follow or it can also be a useful tool for owners and connections to see all their replays in one place.

Gold Coast Bet Of The Day

Our experts watch and analyse races at Gold Coast to deliver the best bets of each and every card.

You can expect to see our Gold Coast tips and previews the day prior to a meeting there.

Gold Coast Social News

The official Gold Coast Turf Club social media channels are:

Gold Coast Racing FAQ

How many meetings are held at the Gold Coast?

The Gold Coast Racecourse hosts around 60 meetings a year.

They are mainly provincial meetings with the occasional feature card.

When is the 2020 Magic Millions Raceday?

The 2020 Magic Millions Raceday will be run on Saturday January 11.

The whole card is worth $10.25 million.

How to get to the Gold Coast Racecourse?

BUS - The Gold Coast Turf Club provides  it’s patrons with a FREE courtesy bus on their weekend racedays, unless otherwise advised.

It travels from/to Tweed Heads through to Surfers Paradise (and all stops in between). They also now offer an additional courtesy bus on weekend racedays, that services Runaway Bay, Harbourtown and Southport..

The returning Courtesy Bus will depart from Gold Coast Turf Club 15 minutes after the last local race or last metropolitan race, depending upon which finishes last (excluding WA).

PUBLIC TRANSPORT - TransLink’s bus, train and tram network can connect you to places all over the Gold Coast. Their integrated network on the Gold Coast includes the G:link trams, Surfside buslines and Queensland Rail. Visit for information or to plan your journey.

TransLink’s integrated tickets are a great way to get around. Travel on bus, train or tram with go card or grab a Gold Coast goexplore for bus and tram travel.