WJ Healy Stakes

The WJ Healy Stakes is a Group 3 sprint race run in Brisbane during the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival on Tattersall's Tiara Day in late June.

2019 W.J. Healy Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Brave Song
  • 2nd: #7 Amanaat
  • 3rd: #8 Intuition



The WJ Healy Stakes is a 1200m sprint open to all horses run under quality handicap conditions. Paying a total of $175,000 in prize money, the Group 3 race is run on the last major day of racing in the Queensland Winter Carnival. The WJ Healy Stakes shares its race card with the Group 1 $500,000 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) and the Group 3 $200,000 Tattersall’s Cup (3000m).

Traditionally held at Eagle Farm Racecourse, the WJ Healy Stakes attracts horses entering the final stages of their winter campaigns. Held on the same day as the final Group 1 race of the carnival, the WJ Healy Stakes presents trainers with an opportunity to have a crack at a final black-type race with decent prize money.

While many trainers seek eagerly to get nominated for the WJ Healy Stakes, others prefer to start their rest leading into the Spring Carnival down south.

The 2019 WJ Healy Stakes ran on Saturday June 22, 2019 and was won by the ultra-consistent Brave Song. 

WJ Healy Stakes
Date: Saturday June 22, 2019
Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Qlty Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $175,000

2019 WJ Healy Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Brave Song
  • 2nd: #7 Amanaat
  • 3rd: #8 Intuition

Brave Song finally broke through for a winter win after a string of lead-up seconds, the consistent Team Snowden-trained four-year-old saluting for the punters as the $3 favourite to cap off an outstanding day for in-form jockey Blake Shinn.

Check out the official WJ Healy Stakes 2019 Results & Finishing Order below, they will be published as soon as the race is won on Saturday June 22, 2019 as part of Tatt’s Tiara Day.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 3 BRAVE SONG Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 1 58kg $3F
2 7 AMANAAT Mark Currie Glen Boss 0.4L 9 56kg $17
3 8 INTUITION James Cummings Jeff Lloyd 1.15L 10 55kg $26
4 2 VICTOREM Jenny Graham Ben Looker 1.35L 2 59kg $3.60
5 6 MONSIEUR GUSTAVE Darryl Hansen Tiffani Brooker 2.1L 14 56.5kg $201
6 9 ISAURIAN James Cummings Tommy Berry 2.2L 3 55kg $6.50
7 10 KEEN ARRAY Toby Edmonds Matthew McGillivray 2.95L 11 54kg $26
8 11 MOONLOVER Matt Laurie Robbie Fradd 3.7L 5 54kg $31
9 16 FREDDIE FOX TROT Les Kelly Sean Cormack 3.9L 13 54kg $101
10 13 WHYPEEO Toby Edmonds Jim Byrne 4L 4 54kg $14
11 1 TACTICAL ADVANTAGE Kris Lees Michael Cahill 4.75L 6 59kg $15
12 15 SPLIT LIP Will Clarken Jamie Kah 6L 12 54kg $41
13 5 QUILISTA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Walker 6.75L 8 57kg $16
14 4 ALASSIO Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 6.95L 7 57kg $26
12 CRADLE MOUNTAIN Clare Cunningham Jason Collett 0
14 DIVINE DICE John & Chris Meagher Tegan Harrison 0

2019 WJ Healy Stakes Odds

The latest WJ Healy Stakes 2019 betting odds on the Tattersall’s Tiara Day Group 3 sprint will be provided below complete with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au the week of the race.

2019 WJ Healy Stakes Field

The WJ Healy Stakes field attracts a strong line-up of end-of-winter sprinters from both local and interstate stables. Good lead-ups into the WJ Healy Stakes field including the Group 2 Moreton Cup and most runners in the line-up have had a previous Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival start.

The official 2019 W.J. Healy Stakes Final Field & Barriers are set for release on the Wednesday leading-up to Tattersall’s Tiara Day.

The 2019 WJ Healy Stakes Field drew 16 hopefuls including Jenny Graham’s Black-Type winner on Stradbroke Day Victorem, Moreton Cup runner-up for Team Snowden Brave Song drawn the rails and in-form mare Quilista.

Update: The WJ Healy Stakes field is down to 14 runners after the early scratching of the Clare Cunningham-trained Cradle Mountain (7) and local runner Divine Dice (8).

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 114261×265 TACTICAL ADVANTAGE Kris Lees Michael Cahill 6 59kg 105
2 x52313x281 VICTOREM Jenny Graham Ben Looker 2 59kg 105
3 133415×222 BRAVE SONG Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 1 58kg 103
4 5x6213110x ALASSIO Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 9 57kg 105
5 4547×84212 QUILISTA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Walker 10 57kg 105
6 408x71800x MONSIEUR GUSTAVE Darryl Hansen Tiffani Brooker 16 56.5kg 100
7 4x11x1x6x3 AMANAAT Mark Currie Glen Boss 11 56kg 99
8 8×72511165 INTUITION James Cummings Jeff Lloyd 12 55kg 97
9 7x124133x1 ISAURIAN James Cummings Tommy Berry 3 55kg 97
10 x950977x44 KEEN ARRAY Toby Edmonds Matthew McGillivray 13 54kg 95
11 1012×77018 MOONLOVER Matt Laurie Robbie Fradd 5 54kg 94
12 1x19x112x8 CRADLE MOUNTAIN Clare Cunningham Jason Collett 7 54kg 93
13 129x90x652 WHYPEEO Toby Edmonds Glyn Schofield 4 54kg 92
14 4×54160164 DIVINE DICE John & Chris Meagher Tegan Harrison 8 54kg 90
15 0200×76153 SPLIT LIP Will Clarken Jamie Kah 14 54kg 88
16 x1143x3260 FREDDIE FOX TROT Les Kelly Sean Cormack 15 54kg 86

2019 WJ Healy Stakes Nominations

The 2019 WJ Healy Stakes Nominations are taken by Racing Queensland on the Monday of race week.

WJ Healy Stakes History

The inaugural edition of the WJ Healy Stakes was in 1979, with Painted Red seizing victory. Originally granted Listed status, the race was upgraded to Group 3 in 1997 and in the same year Blazing Reality won.

The race is named after WJ Healy, the longest serving president of Tattersall’s, who held the position from 1932 until 1953. Over the years the race has experienced some alternative names, including the Carlton Draught Stakes and the Mercedes-Benz Stakes.

Hay List currently holds the race record of 1:08.68 from his 2009 run. Several notable horses have taken their place in the WJ Healy Stakes results, including Howmuchdoyouloveme (2013), River Lad (2012) and Jar Jar Binks (2002).

In 2018 the classy mare Spright beat home the boys in the WJ Healy Stakes. She would go on to record a number of interstate Group 1 placings before her own elite level success in the 2019 Robert Sangster Stakes in Adelaide.

WJ Healy Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
 
2020
WJ Healy Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
 
2019
WJ Healy Stakes
1st Brave Song 1 minute 10.22 seconds
2nd Amanaat
3rd Intuition
 
2018
WJ Healy Stakes
1st Spright 1 minute 09.3 seconds
2nd Tumbler
3rd Havasay
 
2017
WJ Healy Stakes
1st Burning Passion 1 minute 09.6 seconds (run over 1200m at Doomben)
2nd Irish Constabulary
3rd Too Good To Refuse
 
2016
WJ Healy Stakes
1st Into The Red 1 minute 12.51 seconds
2nd Saluter
3rd Mogador
 
 
2015
WJ Healy Stakes
1st Dothraki 1 minute 11.33 seconds
2nd Target In Sight
3rd Rocket To Glory
 
2014
WJ Healy Stakes
1st Big Money 1 minute 9.35 seconds
2nd Cape Kidnappers
3rd Seeking More
 
2013
WJ Healy Stakes
1st Howmuchdoyouloveme 1 minute 11.46 seconds
2nd River Lad
3rd Delago Bolt
 
2012
WJ Healy Stakes
1st River Lad 1 minute 10.0 seconds
2nd Excellantes
3rd Griffon
 
2011
WJ Healy Stakes
1st Pinwheel 1 minute 9.54 seconds
2nd Metallurgical
3rd Swiss Rose
 
2010
WJ Healy Stakes
1st Hay List 1 minute 8.69 seconds
2nd Pinwheel
3rd Ego’s Dare
 
2009
WJ Healy Stakes
1st News Alert 1 minute 9.3 seconds
2nd Wasted Emotions
3rd Keano
 
2008
WJ Healy Stakes
1st Nuclear Medicine 1 minute 11.38 seconds
2nd Rapid Jacko
3rd Daunting Lad
 
2007
WJ Healy Stakes
1st The Jackal 1 minute 9.59 seconds
2nd Sectagonal
3rd Flying Alpha
 
2006
WJ Healy Stakes
1st Natural Destiny 1 minute 10.63 seconds
2nd Starlactic
3rd Black Ink
 
2005
Carlton Draught Stakes
1st Poetic Papal 1 minute 9.4 seconds
2nd Takeover Target
3rd Lamond
 
2004
Mercedes-Benz Stakes
1st Lamond 1 minute 9.5 seconds
2nd Sportsman
3rd Koochie
 
2003
Mercedes-Benz Stakes
1st Super Elegant 1 minute 9.6 seconds
2nd Cariboo
3rd Super Impressive
 
2002
Mercedes-Benz Stakes
1st Jar Jar Binks 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Pembleton
3rd Treviscay
 
2001
Mercedes-Benz Stakes
1st Citichy 1 minute 9.2 seconds
2nd Federal Agent
3rd Zariz
 
2000
Mercedes-Benz Stakes
1st El Mirada 1 minute 9.2 seconds
2nd King Lotto
3rd Normal Practice

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