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.

2018 W.J. Healy Stakes Results

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



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 (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 2018 WJ Healy Stakes ran on Saturday June 23, 2018 at Doomben Racecourse due to the unsuitable surface at Eagle Farm.

WJ Healy Stakes
Date: Saturday June 23, 2018
Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse – Doomben for 2017
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Qlty Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $175,000

2018 WJ Healy Stakes Results

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

Check out the official WJ Healy Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order below, they will be published as soon as the race is won.

2018 WJ Healy Stakes Odds

The latest WJ Healy Stakes 2018 betting odds on the Tattersall’s Tiara Day Group 3 sprint are now provided below complete with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au the week of the race.

2018 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 2018 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 2018 Field attracted 16 final acceptors with Calanda carrying 59kg top weight.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 11x84241x3 CALANDA Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 16 59kg 103
2 88×8443554 BASSETT (NZ) Mick Price Michael Dee 2 56kg 97
3 x2930410x6 UPSTART PRIDE Michael Nolan Boris Thornton (a) 7 56kg 97
4 x0287x1414 IRISH CONSTABULARY John Symons & Sheila Laxon Micheal Hellyer 9 55kg 95
5 3x90x10866 SPRIGHT Garry Frazer Michael Cahill 6 55kg 99
6 1111×21721 GRACIDA David Vandyke Jeff Lloyd 10 54.5kg 94
7 x20x380x24 SNOOPY Chris Munce Mark Du Plessis 12 54.5kg 94
8 5x3317x307 SYLPHEED Toby Edmonds James Orman 14 54kg 93
9 1x16x12x26 TUMBLER Barry Lockwood Jamie Kah 3 54kg 92
10 11x336x715 HAVASAY Liam Birchley Matthew McGillivray 13 54kg 91
11 26x111132x MALVERN ESTATE Desleigh Forster Jim Byrne 11 54kg 90
12 1x04436x65 STELLA OMBRA Kelly Schweida Brenton Avdulla 5 54kg 90
13 12879x248x HIEROGLYPHICS Stuart Kendrick Andrew Adkins 8 54kg 89
14 33×9944343 SONY LEGEND Brian Smith Larry Cassidy 1 54kg 89
15 53x261x230 O’RACHAEL Toby Edmonds Ron Stewart 15 54kg 83
16 x306x457x6 GIBRALTAR GIRL Mark Newnham Corey Brown 4 54kg 82

2018 WJ Healy Stakes Nominations

The 2018 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).

WJ Healy Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2018
WJ Healy Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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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