Magic Millions: Elsa Pataky, Billy Slater and royal Zara Tindall rub shoulders at beach event

A beaming Elsa Pataky has flashed rings on her wedding finger, seemingly dousing rumours that her marriage to Australian heartthrob husband Chris Hemsworth was in trouble.

The Fast and the Furious star was on the sands of Surfers Pradise on Tuesday for the beach race, a highlight of one of the Gold Coast’s biggest sporting events, the Magic Millions.

Some fans of the couple, who live in Byron Bay with their three children, believed the pair were having a rocky patch after they stopped appearing regularly on each other’s Instagram pages.

But the 47-year-old was seen smiling broadly, with the rings on her wedding finger on display.

She was smiling and laughing, while rubbing shoulders with fellow patrons of the racing event, Zara Tindall, Billy Slater and Argentinian polo couple Delfina Blaquier and Nacho Figueras, a mate of Prince Harry.

Tindall – the daughter of Princess Anne and niece of King Charles – was among the riders for the Magic Millions promotion on Tuesday, making her 10th appearance for the Magic Millions carnival.

In Royal fashion, Ms Tindall spent time today chatting with and meeting those who came out to support the event.

Meanwhile, Slater, Australian rugby league royalty, was snapped smiling and handing out high fives to the excited crowd and fans along the barriers.

Tuesday’s event also included the barrier drawer for multimillion dollar feature races The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions 2yo Classic and 3yo Guineas for Saturday’s race meeting.

The 10-day Magic Millions carnival also includes polo and show jumping events, as well as the famed yearling sales.

The first day of the sales also got under way on Tuesday.

The Magic Millions auction showcases some of the best thoroughbreds on offer, with

1468 horses being placed on the market this year.

Each horse is said to fetch a price anywhere between tens of thousands to millions of dollars.

The Magic Millions event is also credited with boosting tourism and the economy for the Gold Coast.

Last year sales at Magic Millions broke the southern hemisphere yearling sale record, making more than $243m.

Magic Millions co-owner Katie Page told the Daily Telegraph the events surrounding the annual yearling sales on the Gold Coast were crucial at a time when so much of Queensland had been devastated by storms this year.

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