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The Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions to be seen by a global audience.

Bloodstock and technology are brought together by QuickStream Australia at the Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions on January 11th 2001.

Gold Coast, Queensland – Magic Millions and Brisbane streaming media company QuickStream have teamed up to allow Internet users around the world to access first ever video previews of horses offered in the prestigious Sales.

In addition to the previews and fully integrated on-line sale catalog, all the action from the 2001 Sales will be broadcast Live to a world wide audience from the Magic Millions Web Site

The live broadcast will offer individuals interested in Australia’s premier Yearling Sale the opportunity to view the lots anywhere in the world as the sales unfold. By logging on the viewer will be able to see:

  • video previews of selected horses prior to the sale; and
  • the live sale ring, including auction progress and sale price; and
  • other aspects of the week long carnival such as scenes from the Gold Coast Turf Day for Queenslands richest race day – Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions.

International interest in the broadcast is expected to eclipse the Australian connection percentages, making the Magic Millions truly a worldwide event.

“Over 40,000 people will visit the Gold Coast to see the Magic Millions and there are a lot more interstate and international interested bloodstock people that would come if they could. Now we can give them the next best thing – seeing and hearing the activity” – Paul Knight – Bloodstock Consultant, Magic Millions.

The Program

From December 21, the entire sale catalog will be available on-line and is fully searchable by bloodline, vendor and many other options. The Live Sale broadcast will start from Thursday 11th January at 12noon. A one-hour commentary will precede each sales session.

Thursday 11th January

Carbine Club Luncheon – 12noon – highlights shown after the sales session.

Preview – 4.00pm / Sales Session 1 – lots 1 to 130 from 5.00pm

Friday 12th January

Preview – 10.00am / Sales Session 2 – lots 131 to 350 from 11.00am

Saturday 13th January

Magic Millions Raceday – Gold Coast Turf Club 12 noon

Preview – 5.00pm / Sales Session 3 – lots 351 to 460 from 6.00pm

Sunday 14th January

Preview – 10.00am / Sales Session 4 – lots 461 to 670 from 11.00am

Monday 15th January

Highlights of the Widden Stud Golf Day

Tuesday 16th January

Preview 10.00am / Sales Session 5 – lots 671 to 913 from 11.00am

For the Gerry Harvey, John Singleton and Rob Ferguson led Magic Millions, the move to have the auction seen over the Internet and using QuickStream Australia puts them in the status of being a true international auction house.

The video stream of the sale will be sent from the Magic Millions through ISDN lines to high capacity servers with direct Internet connectivity. From these servers, the stream will be broadcast using Microsoft Windows Media Technologies to users worldwide.

About QuickStream

QuickStream Australia Pty Ltd, one of the leading video application service providers for rich-media, provides tools and solutions to enable businesses and consumers to create and integrate video to their on-line communications.

In addition to providing e-commerce video solutions for businesses, QuickStream is also the host provider for Microsoft in Australia and New Zealand for the Windows Millennium Edition Movie Maker program.

Other Internet broadcasts undertaken by QuickStream team members include:

  • Radio 4BC live audio and studio cameras installed 1998
  • Microsoft Tech Ed 1999 (4 days)
  • MSF Billabong Pro Burleigh Heads Australia 1999 (12 days)
  • MSF Billabong Pro Jeffries Bay South Africa 1999 (12 days)
  • Big Boys Toys Queensland Exhibition 1999 (3 days)
  • Local Government Assoc. of Queensland Annual Conference 1999 (3 days)
  • Hewlett Packard (HP) conference 1999 (1 day)
  • AIC Worldwide – Mobile Commerce World 2000 (3 days)
  • AIC Worldwide – Streaming Media Australia 2000 (3 days)
  • Queensland Tourism Awards 2000 (1 day)
  • Windows Media World Tour 1999, invited guest exhibitor (3 days)
  • GrooveFM radio station end of Broadcast Party (from Heavan night club)
  • Cartlon Football Club, Collingwood Football Club, Hawthorn Football Club live Best and Fairest Awards ceremonies.
  • Honda Indy 1999 (7 days)
  • Honda Indy 2000 (7 days)

See for more information.


QuickStream Australia Magic Millions

Adam Pease Val Hayward

+61 7 3872 7272 +61 7 5538 8933

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