2013 W.J. Healy Stakes Results – Howmuchdoyouloveme Wins Again

June 22, 2013

DEPOSIT $100 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

2013 W.J. Healy Stakes Results – Howmuchdoyouloveme Wins Again

The now Tina Cotiopoulos-trained Howmuchdoyouloveme cemented his spot as a sprinter to watch heading into the spring with back-to-back Brisbane wins thanks to a gutsy effort in the W.J. Healy Stakes 2013 at Eagle Farm Racecourse today.


Howmuchdoyouloveme wins the 2013 W.J. Healy Stakes from River Lad. Photo: Daniel Costello

The last on a bumper Tattersall’s Tiara Day race program, the $175,000 Group 3 W.J. Healy Stakes (1200m) was a hotly contested affair with the 60kg top-weight Howmuchdoyouloveme dominating proceedings from start to finish.

Formerly prepared Con Karakatsanis whose training license has now been revoked, the imposing four-year-old came off a brilliant two length effort in the Listed Lightning Handicap (1000m) where they carried 59.5kg to victory at Eagle Farm from barrier 16 of 17.

Today in the WJ Healy Stakes they had another double digit barrier as well as the top weight, neither of which slowed them down.

Ridden by the in-form Nash Rawiller still celebrating today’s Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara triumph for Chris Waller with Red Tracer, who took over from the suspended Brenton Avdulla, the Written Tycoon gelding worked hard to get to the front early and from there cruised along in the lead proving too hard to run down.

They held a big early lead after working around the field and held fighting right until the final stride.

Last year’s WJ Healy Stakes winner River Lad tried their hardest and briefly looked a winning chance but couldn’t catch the courageous Howmuchdoyouloveme who had a neck to spare over the brave runner-up on the line.

Rounding out the top three was then Delago Bolt up in the middle, James Lyons’ local Deagon-based runner having also run second in the Lighting Handicap.

“He’s a beautiful horse,” Rawiller said.

“You’ll notice 150 out he was in all sorts of trouble.

“He’s done a lot of work, a magnificent effort to pick himself up again.”

“Full credit to her (Cotiopoulos) she had this bloke bouncing out of his skin today.”

Cotiopoulos will now speak with the owners and if the horse pulls up well it will be onto the Grafton Cup Carnival next month to tackle the $150,000 Listed Ramornie Handicap (1200m) on July 10, a race Howmuchdoyouloveme won by an impressive four lengths last year.

“He’s done everything right since the Lightning so he was well,” Cotiopoulos said.

“He’s a magnificent horse and he’s good to do anything with.

“He can just roll along and keep going so he’s hard to run him down when he does that.

“We’ll wait and see how he pulls up then I’ll have a chat to connections about the Ramornie and go from there.

“He’s a tough horse and that was a good tough horse today.”

Tattersall’s Tiara Day and the Group 1’s may be over for the season but now there’s the spring to look forward to.

So head over to bookmaker.com.au and check out the juicy futures for the upcoming spring features including the Melbourne Cup enjoying a $500 bonus welcome bet when you do if you also open an account, make your first deposit and quote the code BONUSBET!

2013 WJ Healy Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Eagle Farm Race 8 – 22/06/2013

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 1 HOWMUCHDOYOULOVEME Tina Cotsiopoulos Nash Rawiller 11 60kg $2.70F
2 3 RIVER LAD Natalie Mccall Eddie Wilkinson 0.2L 8 58kg $8
3 6 DELAGO BOLT James Lyons Anthony Allen (a) 1L 5 54.5kg $15
4 5 GUNDY SON Robert Heathcote Ryan Wiggins 1.2L 2 55kg $18
5 11 LIESELE Liam Birchley Chris Munce 1.4L 1 54kg $31
6 10 BENNY’S BUTTONS Kelso Wood Michael Cahill 1.8L 7 54kg $15
7 2 SKYTRAIN Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 2.3L 3 58.5kg $8.50
8 12 ROYAL BENDER Darren Weir Ms Michelle Payne 4L 9 54kg $10
9 9 PETTY CURY Don Sellwood Timothy Bell 5.3L 4 54kg $18
10 8 GRIFFON Robert Heathcote Peter Robl 6.3L 10 54.5kg $6.50
11 7 FUNTANTES Robert Heathcote Glen Colless 7L 6 54.5kg $17
13 SHAFEEQ Desleigh Forster Jason Collett 0
4 RIVA DE LAGO Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 0

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Thronum to chase G1 glory afte...

Thronum to chase G1 glory after 2018 Australia Stakes win

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig will now step Thronum up to Group 1...

Pierata heads up final field f...

Pierata heads up final field for 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field