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.

2019 JJ Atkins Results

  • 1st: #7 Prince Fawaz
  • 2nd: #6 Kubrick
  • 3rd: #8 Reloaded



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. Worth $600,000 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 Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m).

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 placegetters will continue on to bigger and better races later in their careers.

The 2019 JJ Atkins Plate ran on Saturday June 8, 2019 and was won by the Anthony Cummings-trained one-time favourite Prince Fawaz.

JJ Atkins 2019
Date: Saturday June 8, 2019
Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse (Doomben for 2018)
Distance: 1600m
Conditions: 2YOs – Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $600,000
Inaugurated: 1897

2019 JJ Atkins Results

  • 1st: #7 Prince Fawaz
  • 2nd: #6 Kubrick
  • 3rd: #8 Reloaded

The official JJ Atkins Plate 2019 results saw progressive Fastnet Rock colt Prince Fawaz enjoy a narrow victory over the brave Chris Waller-trained Kubrick with just a neck separating the first two over the line. Waller also prepared the third placegetter Reloaded, while the stable’s race favourite Accession could only manage to run three lengths back sixth in the JJ Atkins finishing order for 2019.

Read more on the exciting 2019 J.J. Atkins win by Prince Fawaz now.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 7 PRINCE FAWAZ Anthony Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 4 57kg $4
2 6 KUBRICK Chris Waller John Allen 0.2L 11 57kg $18
3 8 RELOADED Chris Waller James McDonald 2.2L 13 57kg $6.50
4 5 SHADOW HERO Mark Newnham Michael Cahill 2.6L 8 57kg $31
5 10 ERIC THE EEL Stuart Kendrick Glen Boss 2.8L 12 57kg $81
6 1 ACCESSION Chris Waller Blake Shinn 3.3L 9 57kg $3.50F
7 15 CHAMPAGNE TOOTS (NZ) Liam Birchley Craig Williams 5.05L 14 55kg $201
8 2 STRASBOURG Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 5.15L 5 57kg $4.60
9 11 BALLISTIC BOY Anderson Heathcote Racing Mark Du Plessis 5.55L 7 57kg $81
10 9 SOUTHERN SWING Darryl Hansen Matthew McGillivray 5.75L 1 57kg $201
11 12 FLYBRIDGE Barry Lockwood Dale Smith 5.95L 15 57kg $201
12 14 VALADYIUM Darryl Hansen Jamie Kah 6.7L 10 55kg $201
13 4 GARIBALDI Tony Gollan Damien Oliver 8.2L 3 57kg $17
14 13 OH FIVE GLORY Peter & Will Hulbert Taylor Marshall 8.95L 2 55kg $151
15 3 CZARSON Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Corey Brown 10.95L 6 57kg $18

2019 JJ Atkins Betting Odds

The top JJ Atkins 2019 odds and Group 1 Brisbane racing odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as released.

2019 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 2019 JJ Atkins Field & Barriers will be released by Racing Queensland the Wednesday leading-up to Stradbroke Handicap Day and published in full below.

The J.J. Atkins Plate 2019 Final Field is now out and the early favourites all came up trumps with favourable barrier draws including the Anthony Cummings-trained Prince Fawaz in gate four and Team Snowden’s BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes winner Strasbourg one wider in five.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt.
1 21124×22 ACCESSION Chris Waller Blake Shinn 9 57kg
2 12×52821 STRASBOURG Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 5 57kg
3 114×224 CZARSON Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Corey Brown 6 57kg
4 15×643 GARIBALDI Tony Gollan Damien Oliver 3 57kg
5 21 SHADOW HERO Mark Newnham Michael Cahill 8 57kg
6 11 KUBRICK Chris Waller John Allen 11 57kg
7 5531 PRINCE FAWAZ Anthony Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 4 57kg
8 12 RELOADED Chris Waller James McDonald 13 57kg
9 554×4137 SOUTHERN SWING Darryl Hansen Matthew McGillivray 1 57kg
10 271214 ERIC THE EEL Stuart Kendrick Glen Boss 12 57kg
11 185 BALLISTIC BOY Anderson Heathcote Racing Mark Du Plessis 7 57kg
12 79 FLYBRIDGE Barry Lockwood Dale Smith 15 57kg
13 2165×370 OH FIVE GLORY Peter & Will Hulbert Taylor Marshall 2 55kg
14 35×728 VALADYIUM Darryl Hansen Jamie Kah 10 55kg
15 63 CHAMPAGNE TOOTS (NZ) Liam Birchley Corey Brown 14 55kg

2019 JJ Atkins First Acceptances

First acceptances for the JJ Atkins 2019 are taken at the end of May and will be published below once released by Racing Queensland.

The official 2019 J.J. Atkins Plate First Acceptances have now been released with 23 juveniles left in the mix including the undefeated Kubrick for trainer Chris Waller whose potential contingent also includes the improving Accession leading the ballot and the well-fancied Reloaded.

2019 JJ Atkins Nominations

The early JJ Atkins 2019 nominations close on a Tuesday in early May and will be available right here as soon as announced by Racing Queensland.

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.

Recent JJ Atkins Winners

Year Place Horse Time
 
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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