Seven Network has today announced that it will extend live coverage of the $10 million Magic Millions Raceday for a further three years, taking it through to January 2020.
Seven Group Chairman, Kerry Stokes and Chief Executive Ryan Stokes, and Seven West Media Managing Director, Tim Worner made the joint announcement with Magic Millions co-owners Gerry Harvey and Katie Page-Harvey on the Gold Coast today.
“Gerry and Katie have built something special with Magic Millions that has a unique offering on the Australian and international horse-racing calendars,” said Kurt Burnette, Chief Revenue Officer, Seven West Media.
“The Magic Millions Raceday is an enormously popular fixture on Seven’s racing schedule and this long-term partnership demonstrates our commitment to Katie and Gerry’s vision to grow and evolve the event every year. There is nothing else quite like it in Australia – if not the world. What happens on the Gold Coast in January sets the tone for racing in Australia for the rest of the year.”
Saul Shtein, Seven’s Head of Sport, said: “Showing their extraordinary flair for innovation, Katie and Gerry have created 10 days of events that are a must attend for everybody in the racing industry and, as importantly, the broader public – this includes first time racegoers all the way through to established international connections. Magic Millions Raceday always caps off a remarkable Carnival and we are pleased to announce the Seven Network’s commitment to broadcast the day in full for the next three years.”