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We provide you with JJ Atkins tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information, and how you can watch a live stream to watch the race unfold.

JJ Atkins 2019

DateSaturday, June 8, 2019
TrackEagle Farm Racecourse
ClassGroup 1
Race TypeSet Weights


When trying to find the winner of the Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) at Eagle Farm, keeping some important factors on your side can help you.

Our experts assess all the JJ Atkins runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2019 tips to help you back the winner.

Tipster Aaron Hamilton will provide his tips and selections for the 2019 JJ Atkins once the field has been finalised.


Leading bookmakers Sportsbet and BetEasy have the latest 2019 JJ Atkins betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in the JJ Atkins betting markets in the days leading up to the race. See the latest market below or click on the links to take you direct to the bookmakers.


Australia's leading bookmakers offer you the chance to watch the JJ Atkins (and all other races from Queensland tracks) free of charge. You can watch all Eagle Farm races including the JJ Atkins streamed live online at Ladbrokes, BetEasy or Sportsbet. To find out how to stream the Sydney Cup live, see our guide to watch the race.


The JJ Atkins features a host of special offers from bookmakers and that includes the opportunity to claim bonus bets when becoming a new customer before the race. A range of bonus bets and special offers, deposit matches, first bet matches and no deposit bets are available from the bookmakers to take advantage of throughout the year.


One of three Group 1 features held on Stradbroke Handicap Day, the JJ Atkins is a set-weights race for two-year-olds. 

Other races on Brisbane’s finest day of racing include the $1.5 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m), Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m), Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2400m), Group 2 Queensland Guineas (1600m) and the Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes (1400m).

Common won the inaugural JJ Atkins in 1893 when the race was known as the Claret Stakes and run over a distance of six furlongs (approximately 1200m) as a Principal race.

In 1999 the race was renamed the TJ Smith Stakes in honour of Thomas John Smith (father of Gai Waterhouse) who won 33 trainers premierships, but changed to the JJ Atkins in 2013.

With $600,000 in prizemoney the JJ Atkins attracts the state’s best juvenile sprinter/milers, and is fast becoming one of the most highly-regarded races on the Queensland racing calendar with a number of top juveniles from the event going on to capture Group 1 races such as the Coolmore Stud Stakes, Caulfield Guineas and Newmarket Handicap later in their careers.

Notable winners of the race include Karunda (1957), Le Strom (1960), Femme Fatale (1972), Luskin Star (1977), Flotilla (1987), Zeditave (1988), Prince Salieri (1989), Sight Chance (1992), Mahogany (1993), Just A Printer (1994), Anthems (1996), Al Mansour (1997), Mossman (1998), Freemason (1999), Show A Heart (2000), Juanmo (2001), Lovely Jubly (2002), Darci Brahma (2005), Reigning To Win (2006), Sizzling (2012), Press Statement (2015) and The Autumn Sun (2018).

JJ Atkins Winners (Since 2000)

2000Show A Heart
2002Lovely Jubly
2004Outback Prince
2005Darci Brahma
2006Reigning To Win
2009Linky Dink
2013Romantic Touch
2015Press Statement
2016Sacred Elixir
2017Capital Gain


Eagle Farm Racecourse is one of Queensland’s premier racecourses and was listed on the Queensland Heritage Register in 2004. 

The Eagle Farm Racecourse was established in 1863 and had its main grandstand completed in 1890. Hunter and Corrie and architect John H. Buckeridge jointly designed the grandstands which are known as the Paddock Stands. 

In 1941 Eagle Farm Racecourse was taken over by the military authorities to house thousands of American troops during the Pacific War. It was then known as U.S. Camp Ascot. 

Eagle Farm has undergone a major redevelopment spanning almost two years and reopened during the 2016 Brisbane Winter Carnival.

It is located at one end of Racecourse Road in the suburb of Ascot, approximately 7km from the Brisbane CBD. Doomben Racecourse is located nearby in the same suburb.


Eagle Farm Racecourse is an even oval-shaped track with sweeping bends on either side of the straight. Races are conducted in a clockwise direction.

The course proper has a circumference of 2027m and the home straight is 434m long. 

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