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Jan 10,2012

Surf, saddles merge as supermodel Brooklyn Decker lights up Magic Millions barrier draw

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THE Gold Coast beach had it all yesterday – the glamour, the big names and even racehorses.

They were all there to promote the Magic Millions carnival, which hits pace today when the annual yearling sales begin at the Gold Coast Racecourse.

American supermodel Brooklyn Decker lit up the beach during yesterday’s barrier draw for Saturday’s feature races. The actress and wife of tennis star Andy Roddick is this year’s Magic Millions ambassador.

Decker said she was excited to be part of a raceday that has become ingrained in Queensland’s summer events calendar.

The State Government gave the carnival a boost last night when it finalised a $35 million upgrade for the Gold Coast track and facilities. The upgrade, which will not include an equity sharing deal for Racing Queensland, begins in August.
Golden girl to shine at Magic Millions race day
Owners are expected to splurge at least $60 million on yearlings over the next week.

Magic Millions spokesman Greg Irvin said it was too early to tell what the sales would yield. But he said some of the country’s major racing players, including Gai Waterhouse and Nathan Tinkler, would be at the sales.

Source: Couriermail

Dec 17,2011

Brooklyn Decker is now the official ambassador for Magic Millions

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NOT content with sitting in the grandstands to watch husband Andy Roddick during Australian Open time, American sweetheart Brooklyn Decker has scored a Down Under gig of her own as official ambassador for the 2012 Magic Millions Carnival in January.

“I am so excited,” said the 24-year-old, who is looking forward to all the “sunshine, glamour and horse racing” of the annual Gold Coast event.

Decker follows in the footsteps of former carnival ambassadors such as Aussie models Jess Hart and Kristy Hinze, plus Olympic gold medallist Giaan Rooney and Aussie trainer Gai Waterhouse.

“I was actually named after a horse and I grew up around them in North Carolina, so seeing these majestic animals race, and the yearling sales, will be a thrill for me,” Decker said.

The Magic Millions carnival kicks off on January 10, followed by the BMW Magic Millions Race Day on January 14.

Source: Couriermail