JJ Atkins

  • Date: Saturday June 6, 2015
  • Racecourse: Doomben (Usually Eagle Farm)
  • Race Distance: 1,600m
  • Conditions: 2YO Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $600,000

2015 JJ Atkins News

Press Statement on track for the Golden Rose Stakes

Press Statement on track for the Golden Rose Stakes

An easy barrier trial at Rosehill today has two year old Group 1 winner Press Statement on track for his early Spring Carnival goal, the Group 1 $1m De Bortoloi Wines Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill on September 12.

Press Statement is on track for his early Spring Carnival goal, the Golden Rose Stakes …

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The 2015 JJ Atkins, previously called The TJ Smith, is a Group 1 race for two-year-olds that is held each year in June at Eagle Farm Racecourse in Brisbane. Run over a distance of 1,600 metres, The JJ Atkins is run under set-weight conditions and is worth a total of $600,000 in prize money. The JJ Atkins stakes place on Eagle Farm’s biggest day of racing each year; Stradbroke Handicap Day, and takes place on the same day as both the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap and the Group 1 Queensland Derby.

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The first The TJ Smith took place in 1893 when it was known as the Claret Stakes and won by a horse named Common. The race was then changed to The TJ Smith to commemorate the legendary Sydney trainer Tommy Smith.

In 2013 the race name was changed to the JJ Atkins to commemorate legendary Queensland trainer Jim “JJ” Atkins.

The TJ Smith began as a Principal race and was not given Group status until 1980 when it became a Group 2. The TJ Smith was finally granted its current Group 1 status in 1985. The race was originally run over a distance of six furlongs (1200m), with the race slowly increasing in distance over many years until it was changed to the present 1,600 metres to coincide with the introduction of the metric system in 1973. The TJ Smith was not held from 1942-1945 due to the Second World War.

Just A Printer (1994) holds the race record for The TJ Smith, winning the race in a time of 1 minute and 33 seconds. Throughout history many well-known horses have won The TJ Smith, including Karunda (1957), Le Strom (1960), Femme Fatale (1972), Luskin Star (1977), Zeditave (1988), Mossman (1998), Show A Heart (2000) and Pressday (2010).

2015 JJ Atkins Field

The 2015 JJ Atkins field is guaranteed to be good. With top quality sprinters and mile runners set to be nominated, the final 2015 JJ Atkins field, released on Wednesday June 3rd, will be a fine example of the sprinting talent that Australia has on offer.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 3x22x144 COUNTERATTACK Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 5 57kg
2 11 PRESS STATEMENT Chris Waller Tye Angland 10 57kg
3 1 BASSETT (NZ) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 2 57kg
4 353 CYLINDER BEACH (NZ) Desleigh Forster Robbie Fradd 12 57kg
5 6x0x441 FEAST FOR EYES Chris Waller Zac Purton 1 57kg
6 2822 AGREE TO Bevan Laming Michael Cahill 3 57kg
7 1420×139 PEPPERANO Liam Birchley Damian Browne 7 55kg
8 11212 BLUEBERRY HILL Liam Birchley Larry Cassidy 8 55kg
9 22915401 LOOK TO THE STARS Clarry Conners Luke Tarrant (a) 4 55kg
10 73315 TYPING Stuart Kendrick Jim Byrne 9 55kg
11 7×11 SAGARONNE Toby Edmonds Blake Shinn 11 55kg
12 11 ASHLEE MARIE Richard Laming Michael Rodd 6 55kg

2015 JJ Atkins Nominations

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight
1 22915401 LOOK TO THE STARS F 2 Clarry Conners 1 55kg
2 1420×139 PEPPERANO F 2 Liam Birchley 2 55kg
3 11212 BLUEBERRY HILL F 2 Liam Birchley 3 55kg
4 228×1 REAL GOOD G 2 Trevor Miller 4 57kg
5 3x22x144 COUNTERATTACK C 2 Chris Waller 5 57kg
6 73315 TYPING F 2 Stuart Kendrick 6 55kg
7 1 BASSETT (NZ) G 2 Peter G Moody 7 57kg
8 353 CYLINDER BEACH (NZ) G 2 Desleigh Forster 8 57kg
9 49×316 DANE SLUGGER C 2 Bjorn Baker 9 57kg
10 42×6822 ENCOSTA LINE C 2 Chris Waller 10 57kg
11 1 PRESS STATEMENT C 2 Chris Waller 11 57kg
12 32 SO WILLIE C 2 Chris Waller 12 57kg
13 36×71 STELLA DI NOTTE F 2 Tony Gollan 13 55kg
14 77×31 OLJA G 2 Brad Herne 14 57kg
15 7×1 SAGARONNE F 2 Toby Edmonds 15 55kg
16 373 HAVASAY G 2 Liam Birchley 16 57kg
17 6x0x441 FEAST FOR EYES C 2 Chris Waller 17 57kg
18 2 MASSA LU (NZ) C 2 Murray Baker 18 57kg
19 92 AUSSIE JACK G 2 Barry Lockwood 19 57kg
20 54 ALLISION F 2 John O’Shea 20 55kg
21 0 FIRST PRECINCT C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 21 57kg

JJ Atkins Winners & Results

Below you will find a list of results for The JJ Atkins since 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2015 1 Press Statement 2 Sagaronne 3 Look To The Stars 1:35.40
2014 1 Almalad 2 Brazen Beau 3 Lookslikethecat 1:35.39
2013 1 Romantic Touch 2 Zoustar 3 Paximadia 1:36.54
2012 1 Sizzling 2 Kabayan 3 Academus 1:37.0
2011 1 Benfica 2 Hot Snitzel 3 Playtime 1:36.06
2010 1 Pressday 2 Ringa Ringa Rosie 3 American Crew 1:35.0
2009 1 Linky Dink 2 Spot On Target 3 Southport 1:39.9
2008 1 Rockdale 2 Baci Amore 3 Fravashi 1:40.3
2007 1 Apercu 2 Tripitz 3 Masked Assassin 1:37.9
2006 1 Reigning To Win 2 Danleigh 3 Carry To Glory 1:37.4
2005 1 Darci Brahma 2 Ready As 3 Daemons 1:34.9
2004 1 Outback Prince 2 Star Shiraz 3 Lords A Leaping 1:34.1
2003 1 Picaday 2 Promoted 3 Ambulance 1:35.8
2002 1 Lovely Jubly 2 Top Echelon 3 Big Breakfast 1:35.3
2001 1 Juanmo 2 Barawin 3 Evander 1:35.1
2000 1 Show A Heart 2 Lady Mulan 3 Rapid Man 1:36.8