JJ Atkins

The Group 1 JJ Atkins field of two-year-olds faces off in June on Stradbroke Handicap Day each Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

2022 JJ Atkins Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD




The JJ Atkins Plate, formerly called The TJ Smith, is the premier event for two-year-olds at the annual Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. Traditionally held on the highly anticipated Stradbroke Handicap Day in June at Eagle Farm Racecourse, this Group 1 race is run over a middle distance of 1600m under set weight conditions. Currently worth $1,000,000 it is one of the most lucrative races conducted during the carnival and shares the day with a host of other Group status races including the Group 1 $1.5 million Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) and the new-look $1.2 million The Q22 (2200m).

For 2020 the prize money for the J.J. Atkins was cut to $350,000 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the race distance reduced from a mile to 1400m before returning to a mile and boosted to $1 million in stakes in 2021.

The 2017 JJ Atkins and other Stradbroke Handicap Day races were moved from Eagle Farm to Doomben Racecourse and Doomben hosted the 2018 JJ Atkins again due to the ongoing track upgrades at Eagle Farm.

There are a number of quality races the two-year-old runners in the JJ Atkins field may have contested earlier including the Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) a fortnight before.

The BRC Sires Produce Stakes / JJ Atkins is a popular betting double at the carnival and horses that have won both races include Sizzling (2012), Pressday (2010), Lovely Jubly (2002), Juanmo (2001), Al Mansour (1997), Anthems (1996), Mahogany (1993) and Slight Chance (1992).

Many J.J. Atkins winners and place-getters will continue on to bigger and better races later in their careers.

The form of the 2021 JJ Atkins was franked with the winner Converge continuing on to win the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) and run second in the Rosehill Guineas in the autumn of 2022.

The 2022 JJ Atkins Atkins runs on Saturday June 11, 2022 as part of the bumper Stradbroke Handicap Day race card. 

JJ Atkins 2022
Date: Saturday June 11, 2022
Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Conditions: 2YOs – Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1,000,000
Inaugurated: 1897

2022 JJ Atkins Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2022 JJ Atkins Betting Odds

The top JJ Atkins 2022 odds and Group 1 Brisbane racing odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as released

Rothfire ($3.50 in 2020) followed the next year by Converge ($2.90 in 2021) are the latest favourites in JJ Atkins betting to salute for the punters.

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2022 JJ Atkins Field

The two-year-olds in the JJ Atkins field traditionally come off a lead-up run in Brisbane earlier during the winter with the BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes the key preparatory run into the Group 1 mile feature. Interstate raiders also make-up a bulk of the JJ Atkins field each year and have a high strike rate beating home the local youngsters.

The official 2022 JJ Atkins Field & Barriers will be released by Racing Queensland the Tuesday leading-up to Stradbroke Handicap Day and published in full below.

2022 JJ Atkins First Acceptances

First acceptances for the JJ Atkins 2022 are taken on a Wednesday about a week and a half out from the race and will be published below once released by Racing Queensland.

The 2022 JJ Atkins first acceptances will be taken on the 1st of June, 2022.

2022 JJ Atkins Nominations

The early JJ Atkins 2022 nominations close on a  Monday or Tuesday in early May and will be available right here as soon as announced by Racing Queensland.

The official 2022 JJ Atkins nominations closed on Tuesday the 3rd of May, 2022 and attracted 127 two-year-olds. 

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 2 ALCEDO G 2 Leon & Troy Corstens
2 53×1 ALLUDE C 2 Chris Munce
3 AMATI F 2 Chris Waller
4 AMBASSADORS C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
5 ARTEMAS G 2 Chris Munce
6 6x ATMOSPHERE C 2 James Cummings
7 56 AWESOME JOHN G 2 John O’Shea
8 BACKROWER C 2 Michael Freedman
9 BANKSTOWN (NZ) G 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
10 BAROQUE ROAD G 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
11 22 BASQUIAT C 2 Chris Waller
12 BERNASCONI C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
13 416 BETTER STRINGS F 2 Peter Lindeberg
14 214×4 BRERETON C 2 Peter G Moody
15 BROOKHAVEN G 2 Chris Munce
16 647x BROSNAN C 2 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
17 BULIKOV C 2 Robert Heathcote
18 12066x CALGARY STAMPEDE G 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
19 4×9 CALIFORNIACHOICEST C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
20 5x CAPITAL ELLE F 2 Annabel Neasham
21 11x1x CAPITAL TOWER C 2 Tony Gollan
22 3146×51541 COCOBREW EXPRESS G 2 Tom Button
23 COLORADO CRUZ F 2 Leon & Troy Corstens
24 148×3 COMMAND APPROVED C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
25 4x CONCENTRIC C 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
26 266x CONTEMPORARY C 2 James Cummings
27 1 COUNT DA BEANS G 2 Michael Costa
28 15 CZAR C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
29 DARK HARMONY G 2 David Joice
30 0x DEFT LEOPARD C 2 Brad Widdup
31 1 DIMAGGIO (NZ) G 2 Tony Pike
32 DIRTY MERCHANT C 2 Annabel Neasham
33 4×14 DOLLY JAYNE F 2 John Ramsey
34 55 DON’T CHANGE G 2 Nick Ryan
35 DOULL C 2 Anthony & Sam Freedman
36 5x DREAMTIME LEGEND C 2 Marc Conners
37 5 DUPONT C 2 Michael Freedman
38 2 ECONOMICS C 2 Annabel Neasham
39 3x EKATERINA F 2 Robert Heathcote
40 ELLIPTICAL C 2 Anthony & Sam Freedman
41 EPONYMOUS C 2 Chris Waller
42 1116×1 EXO LADY F 2 Desleigh Forster
43 EXTREME FREEDOM (NZ) C 2 Robert & Luke Price
44 32x FEARLESS KNIGHT C 2 Kacy Fogden
45 2522x FLORAL OASIS F 2 Kacy Fogden
46 61×75824 FOUR MILE LANE C 2 Tom Button
47 26x GOLDEN QUEEN F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
48 11x GRACE’S SECRET (NZ) F 2 Chris Waller
49 114 GREEN SHADOWS C 2 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
50 HAWAII FIVE OH C 2 Michael Freedman
51 12350×9 HEROIC SON C 2 Peter & Will Hulbert
52 HOLTERMANN G 2 Chris Munce
53 54x HONEY POT F 2 Tony Gollan
54 IRISH ANTHEM G 2 Anthony Cummings
55 3 IRON GRACE F 2 Scott Morrisey
56 JUST GETS BETTER G 2 Stuart Kendrick
57 23x6x KIN F 2 James Cummings
58 34×31 KINGS CONSORT G 2 Anthony & Sam Freedman
59 KOTONI G 2 Adam Campton
60 MAGADAN C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
61 MAGNASPIN C 2 Leon & Troy Corstens
62 MAID TO FIT F 2 Kelly Schweida
63 3x MAJORELLE C 2 Kacy Fogden
64 MARTIAL MUSIC C 2 Anthony Cummings
65 2x MEDIA SCANDAL F 2 Kacy Fogden
66 1×0 MENARI MAGIC F 2 Paul Butterworth
67 51277x MERCHANT PRINCE C 2 Peter G Moody
68 43x METALLICITY C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
69 1x MIDNIGHT IN TOKYO F 2 Kacy Fogden
70 7x MILLS F 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
71 2120×6 MINKS STAR F 2 Chris Anderson
72 26 MISHANI MISSILE G 2 Kelly Purdy
73 512390x MISHANI PERSUASION G 2 Les Ross
74 110x MISHANI SPARTAN G 2 Les Ross
75 231165×8 MISHANI WARFARE G 2 Les Ross
76 0x MOUNT BRILLIANT C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
77 NEVER FAILS C 2 Anthony Cummings
78 29x NORTHERN BEACHES C 2 Chris Waller
79 77x NORTHUMBRIA C 2 James Cummings
80 2 OPITO BALLERINA (NZ) F 2 Bjorn Baker
81 87 OUR DRUMMER G 2 Malcolm Reynolds
82 13 OWEN COUNTY G 2 John Sargent
83 4x PERFECT PENELOPE F 2 Kacy Fogden
84 PHAROAH MAGIC C 2 Anthony Cummings
85 17×3 PLYMSTOCK F 2 James Cummings
86 2 POLITICAL DEBATE C 2 Chris Waller
87 PRIORITY F 2 Anthony Cummings
88 8×1 RESONATOR G 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
89 2 RINGMASTER G 2 Michael Freedman
90 4x31x ROBUSTO C 2 Chris Waller
91 ROYAL PHAROAH C 2 Chris Waller
92 12 RUDYARD (NZ) G 2 Tony Pike
93 SAMARITAN C 2 John O’Shea
94 120x SANDPAPER C 2 James Cummings
95 3×251 SAWEETIE F 2 Tony Gollan
96 64×72 SEBRING GIRL F 2 Stuart Kendrick
97 SELOUS C 2 James Cummings
98 5 SHAQUILA C 2 Matthew Dunn
99 1 SHARP ’N’ SMART (NZ) G 2 Graeme Rogerson
100 5x SIBYLLA F 2 Chris Waller
101 414 SIZZLING GAL F 2 Liam Birchley
102 21x SLIPPER ISLAND C 2 Tony Pike
103 126×0 SOARING AMBITION F 2 Annabel Neasham
104 271x STANDING ORDER C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
105 9×614 STREET DELIGHT F 2 Symon Wilde
106 13x STROLL F 2 Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted
107 336×2 SWISS EXILE C 2 Annabel Neasham
108 TEMPLE GARDEN C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
109 3x4210x THELWELL G 2 Sharryn Livingstone
110 THETOYBOY G 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
111 1 THORPE C 2 Annabel Neasham
112 THORSBY C 2 Kacy Fogden
113 TITANIC AWARD G 2 Bjorn Baker
114 8×3 TORONOMICA C 2 Richard & Will Freedman
115 88x TREASURER C 2 Brad Widdup
116 12 TWIN STARS C 2 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
117 6×215 TYRESA F 2 Kelly Schweida
118 0x VALSPAR G 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
119 VEANDECHANCE F 2 Matthew Dunn
120 0x53x VICTORY MOMENTS G 2 Kacy Fogden
121 7x VINNIE’S SPIRIT C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
122 1x WEST OF AFRICA C 2 Annabel Neasham
123 YELLOW BRICK G 2 Tony & Maddysen Sears
124 2x0x ZAMBEZI RIVER C 2 Chris Waller
125 2x ZOU TIGER C 2 John O’Shea
126 12 ZOUGOTCHA F 2 Chris Waller
127 ZOUSMIC C 2 Peter G Moody

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

J.J. Atkins History

First run in 1897, the event was originally known as the Claret Stakes and Common won the inaugural race. The event was then named The TJ Smith after legendary trainer Tommy Smith. In 2013 the race was renamed the J.J. Atkins in honour of legendary Queensland trainer Jim Atkins.

The JJ Atkins began as a principal race run over six furlongs but was increased to seven furlongs in 1905. The race was not held between 1942 and 1945 but recommenced in 1946 under the same conditions. Nearly a decade later the race distance was increased to eight furlongs before changing to the metric conversion of 1600m in 1973. Not long after in 1980 the event reached Group 2 status before finally being elevated to its current Group 1 status in 1985.

Just A Printer holds the race record of 1:33.0 set in 1994.

The 2020 race ran over 1400m due to COVID-19.

Recent JJ Atkins Winners

Year Place Horse Time
 
2022
JJ Atkins
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
 
2021
JJ Atkins
1st Converge 1 minute 35.86 seconds
2nd Giannis
3rd Tiger Of Malay
 
2020
JJ Atkins
1st Rothfire 1 minute 21.06 seconds (over 1400m)
2nd Gotta Kiss
3rd The Drinks Cart
 
2019
JJ Atkins
1st Prince Fawaz 1 minute 35.61 seconds
2nd Kubrick
3rd Reloaded
 
2018
JJ Atkins
1st The Autumn Sun 1 minute 38.89 seconds
2nd Zousain
3rd Fundamentalist
 
2017
JJ Atkins
1st Capital Gain 1 minute 36.21 seconds
2nd Aloisia
3rd Taking Aim
 
2016
JJ Atkins
1st Sacred Elixir 1 minute 37.82 seconds
2nd Charnley River
3rd Heart Skipt A Beat
 
2015
JJ Atkins
1st Press Statement 1 minute 35.40 seconds
2nd Sagaronne
3rd Look To The Stars
 
2014
JJ Atkins
1st Almalad 1 minute 35.39 seconds
2nd Brazen Beau
3rd Lookslikethecat
 
2013
JJ Atkins
1st Romantic Touch 1 minute 36.54 seconds
2nd Zoustar
3rd Paximadia
 
2012
The TJ Smith
1st Sizzling 1 minute 37.01 seconds
2nd Kabayan
3rd Academus
 
2011
The TJ Smith
1st Benfica 1 minute 36.0 seconds
2nd Hot Snitzel
3rd Playtime
 
2010
The TJ Smith
1st Pressday 1 minute 39.09 seconds
2nd Ringa Ringa Rosie
3rd American Crew
 
2009
The TJ Smith
1st Linky Dink 1 minute 39.9 seconds
2nd Spot On Target
3rd Southport
 
2008
The TJ Smith
1st Rockdale 1 minute 40.3 seconds
2nd Baci Amore
3rd Fravashi
 
2007
The TJ Smith
1st Apercu 1 minute 37.9 seconds
2nd Tripitz
3rd Masked Assassin
 
2006
The TJ Smith
1st Reigning To Win 1 minute 37.4 seconds
2nd Danleigh
3rd Carry To Glory
 
2005
The TJ Smith
1st Darci Brahma 1 minute 34.9 seconds
2nd Ready As
3rd Daemons
 
2004
The TJ Smith
1st Outback Prince 1 minute 34.1 seconds
2nd Star Shiraz
3rd Lords A Leaping
 
2003
The TJ Smith
1st Picaday 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd Promoted
3rd Ambulance
 
2002
The TJ Smith
1st Lovely Jubly 1 minute 35.3 seconds
2nd Top Echelon
3rd Big Breakfast
 
2001
The TJ Smith
1st Juanmo 1 minute 35.1 seconds
2nd Barawin
3rd Evander
 
2000
The TJ Smith
1st Show A Heart 1 minute 36.8 seconds
2nd Lady Mulan
3rd Rapid Man

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