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.

2024 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 $200,000 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 $700,000 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) and the Group 3 $200,000 Tattersall’s Cup (2400m).

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 Group 2 Moreton Cup (1200m), now run on Queensland Oaks Day, is a key lead-up into the WJ Healy Stakes, with Brave Song (2019) followed by Prince Of Boom (2023) the latest to complete the double.

The Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes (1300m) held on Stradbroke Handicap Day is another important WJ Healy Stakes lead-up for any mares targeting the end-of-winter showdown.

The form out of the 2021 WJ Healy Stakes was subsequently franked with the winner Away Game going on to run well in a host of other tougher events including her Group 1 seconds in both the Oakleigh Plate and Robert Sangster Stakes in 2022.

The 2021 WJ Healy Stakes third place-getter Bella Nipotina meanwhile also went on to frank the form including her placings in the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (2nd) and Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic (3rd) in Melbourne that spring.

The 2022 WJ Healy Stakes form was franked with the third-placed Ranges going on to win the Listed Ramornie Handicap next start at Grafton.

In 2023 the WJ Healy Stakes again produced the Ramornie Handicap winner with The Big Goodbye winning the latter after a second in the Brisbane Group 3.

The 2024 WJ Healy Stakes runs on Saturday June 29, 2024 as part of Eagle Farm’s Tattersall’s Tiara Day card. 

WJ Healy Stakes
Date: Saturday June 29, 2024
Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Qlty Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2024 WJ Healy Stakes Results

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

Check out the official WJ Healy Stakes 2024 Results & Finishing Order below, they will be published as soon as the race is won on Saturday June 29, 2024 as part of Tatt’s Tiara Day.

2024 WJ Healy Stakes Betting Odds

The latest WJ Healy Stakes 2024 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.

Brave Song ($3 in 2019) followed by Prince Of Boom ($2.25 in 2023) are the latest favourites in WJ Healy Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

2024 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 2024 W.J. Healy Stakes Final Field & Barriers are set for release on the Wednesday leading-up to Tattersall’s Tiara Day.

2024 WJ Healy Stakes Nominations

The 2024 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.

There was no 2020 edition of the WJ Healy Stakes due to a reduced, COVID-19 impacted Brisbane Winter Carnival.

In 2023 the Robert Heathcote-trained Moreton Cup champ Prince Of Boom scored an over two-length victory carrying the 60kg top-weight to victory as the favourite.

WJ Healy Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
 
2024
WJ Healy Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
 
2023
WJ Healy Stakes
1st Prince Of Boom 1 minute 11.20 seconds
2nd The Big Goodbye
3rd Quantico
 
2022
WJ Healy Stakes
1st Juan Diva 1 minute 10.81 seconds
2nd Prime Candidate
3rd Ranges
 
2021
WJ Healy Stakes
1st Away Game 1 minute 11.48 seconds
2nd Exhilarates
3rd Bella Nipotina
 
2020
WJ Healy Stakes
(Race Not Held)
1st
2nd
3rd
 
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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