The JJ Atkins Stakes is a Group 1 race for two-year-olds that takes place annually in June at Eagle Farm racecourse in Brisbane, Queensland. The race is run over a distance of 1600 metres and worth $600,000 in prize money. The 2019 The TJ Smith was won by Prince Fawaz from Kubrick with Reloaded third.
|Date:||Saturday 6th June 2020|
|Track:||Eagle Farm racecourse, Brisbane|
|Race Type:||2yo - Set Weights|
|2019 Winner:||Prince Fawaz|
The TJ Smith Stakes is named after legendary Sydney trainer Tommy Smith and the race has grown to become an elite race for two-year-olds during the Brisbane winter carnival. It is the final group race of the carnival for 2yo gallopers and the Gr2 Sires Produce Stakes held earlier in the carnival at the same track is the best guide to this event.
Two-year-olds may also tackle the Gr2 Champagne Classic the previous month on their way to this race and both Sizzling (2012) and Pressday (2010) have managed to take out the feature 2yo treble by winning the Champagne Classic, Sires Produce Stakes and The TJ Smith Stakes in succession.
Recent two-year-olds to win the Sires Produce Stakes & The TJ Smith double include Sizzling (2012), Pressday (2010), Lovely Jubly (2002), Juanmo (2001), Al Mansour (1997), Anthems (1996), Mahogany (1993) and Slight Chance (1992).
More often than not, winners of this race will go on to bigger and better things in their career and it's worth noting that Shoot Out (7th in 2009) ran seventh in this race before going on to win the Gr1 AJC Derby the following autumn in Sydney, while Pressday (2010) ventured to Melbourne the following spring to claim the Gr2 Sandown Guineas at Sandown.
Prince Fawaz (2019) took out a 2YO Handicap race over 1400m at Randwick in Sydney before travelling north to Brisbane to win this event in impressive fashion for the Anthony Cummings stable.
Recent JJ Atkins Stakes winners include The Autumn Sun (2018) and Capital Gain (2017).
1. $4.00 Prince Fawaz 57.0 Kerrin McEvoy
2. $18.00 Kubrick 57.0 John Allen
3. $6.50 Reloaded 57.0 James McDonald
4. $31.00 Shadow Hero 57.0 Michael Cahill
5. $81.00 Eric The Eel 57.0 Glen Boss
6. $3.50 Accession 57.0 Blake Shinn
7. $201.00 Champagne Toots 55.0 Craig Williams
8. $4.60 Strasbourg 57.0 Tommy Berry
9. $81.00 Ballistic Boy 57.0 Mark Du Plessis
10. $201.00 Southern Swing 57.0 Matthew McGillivray
11. $201.00 Flybridge 57.0 Dale Smith
12. $201.00 Valadyium 55.0 Jamie Kah
13. $17.00 Garibaldi 57.0 Damien Oliver
14. $151.00 Oh Five Glory 55.0 Taylor Marshall
15. $18.00 Czarson 57.0 Corey Brown
Margins: 0.2 len, 2 len
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|2018||The Autumn Sun||Zousain||Fundamentalist||1:38.8|
|2017||Capital Gain||Aloisia||Taking Aim||1:36.2|
|2016||Sacred Elixir||Charnley River||Heart Skipt A Beat||1:37.8|
|2015||Press Statement||Sagaronne||Look To The Stars||1:35.4|
|2014||Almalad||Brazen Beau||Looks Like The Cat||1:35.3|
|2010||Pressday||Ringa Ringa Rosie||American Crew||1:35.0|
|2009||Linky Dink||Spot On Target||Southport||1:39.9|
|2006||Reigning To Win||Danleigh||Carry To Glory||1:37.4|
|2005||Darci Brahma||Ready As||Daemons||1:34.9|
|2004||Outback Prince||Star Shiraz||Lords A Leaping||1:34.1|
|2002||Lovely Jubly||Top Echelon||Big Breakfast||1:35.3|
|2000||Show A Heart||Lady Mulan||Rapid Man||1:36.8|
|1999||Freemason||Perfect Paradise||I Realise||1:37.4|
|1997||Al Mansour||Evader||Freedom Road||1:37.0|
|1994||Just A Printer||Aragen||Chief De Beers||1:33.0|
|1991||Zinders||Kinjite||Good n Fast||1:38.0|
|1990||Chime Zam||Marine Drive||Derecho||1:41.3|
|1989||Prince Salieri||Stargazer||Dr Grace||1:38.3|
|1988||Zeditave||Aces And Kings||Gold Trump||1:38.4|
The 2015 and 2018 TJ Smith Stakes were held at Doomben.