WJ Healy Stakes

The 2017 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.

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WJ Healy Stakes 2017 Field & Odds: Deploy Narrow Favourite

WJ Healy Stakes 2017 Field & Odds: Deploy Narrow Favourite

Four-year-old Sydney raider Deploy has opened narrow favourite in 2017 WJ Healy Stakes betting for this weekend as the smart sprinter looks for back-to-back Doomben wins this winter.

Dothraki carries top weight in Saturday’s 2017 WJ Healy Stakes field at Doomben Racecourse. Photo: Steve Hart.

Closing the Tattersall’s Tiara Day card as Doomben Race 8 at 4:32pm (AEST) on Saturday, ...

The 2017 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 (2200m).

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 2017 WJ Healy Stakes will be run on Saturday June 24, 2017 at Doomben Racecourse due to the unsuitable surface at Eagle Farm.

WJ Healy Stakes
Date: Saturday June 24, 2017
Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse – Doomben for 2017
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Qlty Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $175,000

2017 WJ Healy Stakes Odds

The latest WJ Healy Stakes 2017 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.

2017 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 2017 W.J. Healy Stakes Final Field & Barriers are set for release on the Wednesday leading-up to Tattersall’s Tiara Day.

The WJ Healy Stakes 2017 Field attracted 16 final acceptors with Dothraki carrying 60.5kg top weight, while the early favourite Deploy chases the Moreton Cup – WJ Healy double over the track and distance going up 3.5kg to 56.5kg this weekend.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 456x442x32 DOTHRAKI Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Browne 14 60.5kg 107
2 12x1111x21 DEPLOY Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 8 56.5kg 99
3 0x01211502 UPSTART PRIDE Michael Nolan James Orman 6 56.5kg 99
4 7x01x0533x FLIPPANT Peter & Paul Snowden Jim Byrne 2 55.5kg 101
5 1524274282 TOO GOOD TO REFUSE Desleigh Forster Robbie Fradd 4 55kg 96
6 9212141×51 BURNING PASSION James Cummings Michael Cahill 1 54.5kg 95
7 60x19x7263 PALAZZO PUBBLICO Matthew Smith Jason Collett 12 54.5kg 99
8 0x2694686x STEEL ZIP Pat Duff Ms Tiffani Brooker (a) 9 54.5kg 95
9 611386×103 PROMPT RETURN Toby Edmonds Luke Tarrant (late alt) 7 54kg 93
10 11515×4435 LONDEHERO Matthew Dunn Tommy Berry 10 54kg 90
11 3379460×47 SIR STATHAM (NZ) Kelly Doughty Kerrin McEvoy 11 54kg 90
12 3429×65185 SONY LEGEND Brian Smith Larry Cassidy 16 54kg 90
13 12113×2960 IRISH CONSTABULARY John Symons & Sheila Laxon Jeff Lloyd 5 54kg 88
14 1x111x5021 ALL OVER BOSANOVA Mel Eggleston TBA 15 54kg 86
15 x754234x88 MOGADOR Darren Beadman Corey Brown 13 54kg 84
16 340027×710 SOLDI DOMANI Bryan Dais Ms Tegan Harrison 3 54kg 71

2017 WJ Healy Stakes Nominations

The 2017 WJ Healy Stakes Nominations are taken by Racing Queensland on the Monday of race week.

The WJ Healy Stakes 2017 Nominations drew a bumper 22 hopefuls led by Moreton Cup winner Deploy and smart filly All Over Bosanova who also features in the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara nominations for the same day.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 053552863x ACCORD G 6 Cathleen Rode
2 1x111x5021 ALL OVER BOSANOVA F 3 Mel Eggleston 86
3 9212141×51 BURNING PASSION G 5 James Cummings
4 12x1111x21 DEPLOY G 4 Gerald Ryan 99
5 456x442x32 DOTHRAKI G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 107
6 7x01x0533x FLIPPANT M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden
7 154x10x260 HIDDEN PEARL M 6 Barry Lockwood 97
8 x21111x120 INVINCIBLE EXPRESS M 4 David Vandyke 83
9 12113×2960 IRISH CONSTABULARY G 8 John Symons & Sheila Laxon 88
10 11515×4435 LONDEHERO G 6 Matthew Dunn 90
11 x754234x88 MOGADOR G 4 Darren Beadman 84
12 60x19x7263 PALAZZO PUBBLICO M 5 Matthew Smith 99
13 1x6x170x26 PRIMAL FLIGHT G 6 Gillian Heinrich & Ben Rodgers
14 611386×103 PROMPT RETURN G 4 Toby Edmonds 93
15 30380×9504 SAVOUREUX M 5 Kris Lees 95
16 3379460×47 SIR STATHAM (NZ) G 7 Kelly Doughty 90
17 340027×710 SOLDI DOMANI G 5 Bryan Dais 71
18 3429×65185 SONY LEGEND G 6 Brian Smith 90
19 0x2694686x STEEL ZIP G 9 Pat Duff 95
20 1524274282 TOO GOOD TO REFUSE H 4 Desleigh Forster 96
21 152136×130 ULMANN G 5 Darren Weir 102
22 0x01211502 UPSTART PRIDE G 5 Michael Nolan 100

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).

WJ Healy Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2017
WJ Healy Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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