The WJ Healy Stakes is a Group 3 quality handicap race held annually each June at Eagle Farm racecourse in Brisbane, Queensland. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres and worth $175,000 in prize money. The 2019 WJ Healy Stakes was won by Brave Song from Amanaat with Intuition third.
|Date:||Saturday 20th June 2020|
|Track:||Eagle Farm racecourse, Brisbane|
|Race Type:||Quality Handicap|
|2019 Winner:||Brave Song|
The WJ Healy Stakes takes place on the final day of the winter carnival and suits improving types who may have got under the handicapper's guard. The race tends to assemble handy local gallopers rather than the upper echelon, although occasionally a quality type may take its place in the field.
Every now and then the WJ Healy Stakes can unearth a more than handy sprinter such as the very classy Hay List (2010) who led all the way to blitz his rivals by 5 lengths in an outstanding performance.
Earlier carnival sprint races run such as the Gr3 BRC Sprint at Doomben or the Gr2 QTC Cup at Eagle Farm could be used as a lead-up race to the WJ Healy Stakes. Both races are run under quality handicap conditions, although over over slightly longer distances than this one
Brave Song (2019) ran second in the QTC Cup over 1200m at Doomben before scoring an impressive victory in this event for the Peter & Paul Snowden stable.
Recent WJ Healy Stakes winners include Spright (2018) and Burning Passion (2017).
1. $3.00 Brave Song 58.0 Blake Shinn
2. $17.00 Amanaat 56.0 Glen Boss
3. $26.00 Intuition 55.0 Jeff Lloyd
4. $3.60 Victorem 59.0 Ben Looker
5. $201.00 Monsieur Gustave 56.5 Tiffani Brooker
6. $6.50 Isaurian 55.0 Tommy Berry
7. $26.00 Keen Array 54.0 Matthew McGillivray
8. $31.00 Moonlover 54.0 Robbie Fradd
9. $101.00 Freddie Fox Trot 54.0 Sean Cormack
10. $14.00 Whypeeo 54.0 Jim Byrne
11. $15.00 Tactical Advantage 59.0 Michael Cahill
12. $41.00 Split Lip 54.0 Jamie Kah
13. $16.00 Quilista 57.0 Michael Walker
14. $26.00 Alassio 57.0 Tim Clark
Margins: 0.4 len, 0.75 len
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|2017||Burning Passion||Irish Constabulary||Too Good To Refuse||1:09.6|
|2016||Into The Red||Saluter||Mogador||1:12.5|
|2015||Dothraki||Target In Sight||Rocket To Glory||1:11.3|
|2014||Big Money||Cape Kidnappers||Seeking More||1:09.3|
|2013||Howmuchdoyouloveme||River Lad||Delago Bolt||1:11.4|
|2010||Hay List||Pinwheel||Ego's Dare||1:08.6|
|2009||News Alert||Wasted Emotions||Keano||1:09.3|
|2008||Nuclear Medicine||Rapid Jacko||Daunting Lad||1:11.3|
|2007||The Jackal||Sectagonal||Flying Alpha||1:09.5|
|2006||Natural Destiny||Starlactic||Black Ink||1:10.6|
|2005||Poetic Papal||Takeover Target||Lamond||1:09.4|
|2003||Super Elegant||Cariboo||Super Impressive||1:09.6|
|2002||Jar Jar Binks||Pembleton||Treviscay||1:10.4|
|2000||El Mirada||King Lotto||Normal Practise||1:09.2|
|1998||Quality Kingdom||City Fair||Mulugwa||1:08.8|
|1997||Blazing Reality||Chief De Beers||Notoire||1:14.3|
|1996||Cangronde||Masked Party||All Our Mob||1:09.2|
|1995||Dancing Dynamite||Drum||Inside Edge||1:09.7|
|1993||Capestad||Bucks Pride||Blalocks Bull||1:09.6|
|1992||Blalocks Bull||Baanya Boy||Whale Of A Knight||1:10.1|
|1991||Tinys Finito||Rechabite||Miss Comanche||1:09.0|
|1990||McGintys Crown||Potrero||All Ashore||1:10.8|
|1989||Clay Hero||Temple Front||Boasting||1:10.3|
|1988||Lots Of Rule||Rendoo||Merry Ruler||1:10.8|
The 2017 and 2018 editions of the WJ Healy Stakes were held at Doomben racecourse.