2020 JJ Atkins Tips & Betting Advice

JJ Atkins Tips
JJ Atkins

JJ Atkins Tips & Preview

Group 1 racing takes place at Eagle Farm on Saturday and our form expert has previewed the two-year-old feature and given his best JJ Atkins Tips for June 6.

Racingbase.com.au is your home of the 2020 JJ Atkins. The race will take place on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Eagle Farm Racecourse.

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 2020

Date Saturday, June 6, 2020
Track Eagle Farm Racecourse
Distance 1400m
Class Group 1
Race Type Set Weights
Prizemoney $350,000
Age 2YO


When trying to find the winner of the Group 1 JJ Atkins (1400m) 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 2020 JJ Atkins once the field has been finalised.


Leading bookmakers Sportsbet and BetEasy have the latest 2020 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.


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 JJ Atkins live, see our guide to watch the race.


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)

2020 Rothfire
2019 Prince Fawaz
2018 The Autumn Sun
2017 Capital Gain
2016 Sacred Elixir
2015 Press Statement
2014 Almalad
2013 Romantic Touch
2012 Sizzling
2011 Benfica
2010 Pressday
2009 Linky Dink
2008 Rockdale
2007 Apercu
2006 Reigning To Win
2005 Darci Brahma
2004 Outback Prince
2003 Picaday
2002 Lovely Jubly
2001 Juanmo
2000 Show A Heart


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 pning 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.