JJ Atkins

  • Date: Saturday June 11, 2016
  • Racecourse: Eagle Farm
  • Race Distance: 1,600m
  • Conditions: 2YO Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $600,000

2016 JJ Atkins News

Sagaronne cleared to run in Daybreak Lover

Sagaronne cleared to run in Daybreak Lover

Gold Coast filly Sagaronne has been cleared to run in the Listed $125,000 Landfill Logistics Daybreak Lover (1400m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Sagaronne , above, red and yellow colours, has been cleared to take her place in the Daybreak Lover at Eagle Farm. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Sagaronne was having her first run back …

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The 2016 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).

2016 JJ Atkins Field

The 2016 JJ Atkins field is guaranteed to be good. With top quality sprinters and mile runners set to be nominated, the final 2016 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
1 132×83 NIKITAS Kelso Wood Michael Cahill 5 57kg
2 2×71021 ATTENTION Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 2 57kg
3 1x31x35 SOUCHEZ John O’Shea James McDonald 9 57kg
4 723×212 BARBASS Cameron Crockett Damien Oliver 15 57kg
5 21320 OINK Kelly Schweida Glen Colless 11 57kg
6 1242 DREAMS APLENTY John Zielke Bobby El-Issa 18 57kg
7 9×2197 CRACK ME UP (NZ) Liam Birchley Damian Browne 3 57kg
8 4173 JAWS OF STEEL Robbie Laing Brad Rawiller 4 57kg
9 216×16 SACRED ELIXIR (NZ) Tony Pike Zac Purton 13 57kg
10 31860×88 PUNISHING Liam Birchley Dwayne Dunn 10 57kg
11 13 REDOUBLE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Christian Reith 16 57kg
12 5319 CADOGAN Bjorn Baker Hugh Bowman 6 57kg
13 2×442 CHARNLEY RIVER Stuart Kendrick Kerrin McEvoy 19 57kg
14 31 VASILIEV Gai Waterhouse Adam Hyeronimus 1 57kg
15 4138 MEET AND GREET John & Chris Meagher James Orman (a) 20 57kg
16 113×364 CANDIKA Steven O’dea Paul Hammersley 8 55kg
17 23266×21 HEART SKIPT A BEAT QTIS Bonus Scheme Liam Birchley Jeff Lloyd 14 55kg
18 3248×4 OUR CINDERELLA Kristie Clark-Peoples Jim Byrne 17 55kg
19e 4×610 ZENDAYE Desleigh Forster Ryan Wiggins 12 57kg
20e 45 ROYAL ATOM Darryl Hansen 7 57kg

2016 JJ Atkins Nominations

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight
1 132×83 NIKITAS C 2 Kelso Wood 1 57kg
2 2×71021 ATTENTION C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 2 57kg
3 113×364 CANDIKA F 2 Steven O’dea 3 55kg
4 1x31x35 SOUCHEZ C 2 John O’Shea 4 57kg
5 723×212 BARBASS G 2 Cameron Crockett 5 57kg
6 21320 OINK G 2 Kelly Schweida 6 57kg
7 1242 DREAMS APLENTY G 2 John Zielke 7 57kg
8 9×2197 CRACK ME UP (NZ) G 2 Liam Birchley 8 57kg
9 4173 JAWS OF STEEL C 2 Robbie Laing 9 57kg
10 31 ARCHIVES C 2 John O’Shea 10 57kg
11 216×16 SACRED ELIXIR (NZ) G 2 Tony Pike 11 57kg
12 31860×88 PUNISHING G 2 Liam Birchley 12 57kg
13 4×12 JERICHO C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 13 57kg
14 23266×21 HEART SKIPT A BEAT F 2 Liam Birchley 14 55kg
15 13 REDOUBLE C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 15 57kg
16 5319 CADOGAN C 2 Bjorn Baker 16 57kg
17 72×1760 ENDLESS DAYS G 2 Peter & William Hulbert 17 57kg
18 2×442 CHARNLEY RIVER C 2 Stuart Kendrick 18 57kg
19 3248×4 OUR CINDERELLA F 2 Kristie Clark-Peoples 19 55kg
20 426 REAL CLASSIC C 2 Toby Edmonds 20 57kg
21 31 VASILIEV C 2 Gai Waterhouse 21 57kg
22 4138 MEET AND GREET G 2 John & Chris Meagher 22 57kg
23 4×610 ZENDAYE C 2 Desleigh Forster 23 57kg
24 4×50039 DOUMBEK G 2 Graham Pollock 24 57kg
25 45 ROYAL ATOM G 2 Darryl Hansen 25 57kg

JJ Atkins Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 Sacred Elixir 2 Charnley River 3 Heart Skipt A Beat 1:37.82
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