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JJ Atkins

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History

the autumn sun winning the jj atkins
THE AUTUMN SUN winning the JJ Atkins. Picture: Steve Hart

The JJ Atkins is a Group 1 race for two-year-olds conducted by the Brisbane Racing Club as part of the Queensland racing carnival.
The JJ Atkins existed for a long time in another form but was effectively first run in 1976 won by Romantic Dream. It became a G1 in 1985 and was a handicap for many years.
The JJ Atkins is run under set weight conditions and is run over the mile. From 2019 the race is back at Eagle Farm.
The race has had several name changes, the longest of which was as the TJ Smith after the legendary Sydney trainer but was renamed after a great Brisbane trainer Jim Atkins in 2013.
Back in the 70s some important winners evolved. Romantic Dream would beat the next two Cox Plate winners in Family Of Man (1977) and Surround (1976) while the great Luskin Star won the 1977 edition of this race.
The Sires/JJ double had not been done since 2002 before Pressday then Sizzling. No double has been achieved since the Sires went to Doomben in 2013.
Four fillies in the last 18 years have won the JJ Atkins (Juanmo/Lovely Jubly/Apercu/Linky Dink) but none for a decade.
The form from this race has been very strong into the Melbourne Spring carnival. Chris Waller has used the race as a guide to his future 3yo talent.
Press Statement would go on to take a Caulfield Guineas while Pressday ended up winning a Sandown Guineas. Zoustar was second in Brisbane and then won a Golden Rose and Coolmore Stud Stakes. Brazen Beau was also second and then took a Coolmore plus a Newmarket Hcp after that.
Then The Autumn Sun sat wide but still won in 2018. He then came back in the Spring to win the Golden Rose and the Caulfield Guineas making it three G1s in his first six starts. He’d go on to win the Randwick and Rosehill Guineas before retirement to Arrowfield Stud.
The 2019 JJ Atkins is worth $600,000.
Past winners of the JJ Atkins include Romantic Dream (1976), Luskin Star (1977), Zephyr Zip (1979), Flotilla (1987), Zeditave (1988), Prince Salieri (1989), Slight Chance (1992), Mahogany (1993), Ravarda (1995),Freemason (1999), Show A Heart (2000), Press Statement (2015) and The Autumn Sun (2018).
The 2018 JJ Atkins was won by The Autumn Sun from Zousain and Fundamentalist.


Racing and Sports

Previous JJ Atkins Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
PRINCE FAWAZ (AUS) 2C
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - LADY PAGET (AUS) TESTA ROSSA (AUS)
K MCEVOY57.0ANTHONY CUMMINGS4
THE AUTUMN SUN (AUS) 2C
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - AZMIYNA (IRE) GALILEO (IRE)
K MCEVOY57.0CHRIS WALLER6
CAPITAL GAIN (AUS) 2G
AD VALOREM (USA) - ZUZAO (AUS) DELZAO (AUS)
J BYRNE57.0PAUL BUTTERWORTH5
SACRED ELIXIR (NZ) 2G
POUR MOI (IRE) - BALTIKA (NZ) STRAVINSKY (USA)
Z PURTON57.0TONY PIKE11
PRESS STATEMENT (AUS) 2C
HINCHINBROOK (AUS) - KAAPTIVE EMPRESS (AUS) KAAPTIVE EDITION (NZ)
T ANGLAND57.0CHRIS WALLER10
FRIENDS OF KA YING (AUS) 2G
AL MAHER (AUS) - ILHAAM (AUS) SECRET SAVINGS (USA)
TOMMY BERRY57.0MS G WATERHOUSE9
ROMANTIC TOUCH (AUS) 2G
NORTHERN METEOR (AUS) - DEARNESS (AUS) SNIPPETS (AUS)
N RAWILLER57.0MS G WATERHOUSE2
SIZZLING (AUS) 2C
SNITZEL (AUS) - ADMIRELLE (AUS) GENERAL NEDIYM (AUS)
C MUNCE57.0KELSO WOOD3
BENFICA (AUS) 2C
LONHRO (AUS) - HUT (AUS) DANEHILL (USA)
K MCEVOY56.0PETER SNOWDEN6
PRESSDAY (AUS) 2C
DOMESDAY (AUS) - KAAPTIVE EMPRESS (AUS) KAAPTIVE EDITION (NZ)
N RAWILLER56.0CHRIS WALLER6
LINKY DINK (NZ) 2F
KEEPER (AUS) - GIMMICK (NZ) SIR TRISTRAM (IRE)
P ROBL54.0JASON COYLE6
ROCKDALE (NZ) 2G
DANROAD (AUS) - KOMPLETE KAOS (NZ) DESERT SUN (GB)
M J ZAHRA56.5JOHN MORRISEY5
APERCU (AUS) 2F
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - MAKING FEY (NZ) ZABEEL (NZ)
D BEADMAN54.0CLARRY CONNERS5
REIGNING TO WIN (AUS) 2G
KING OF KINGS (IRE) - SECRET LIAISONS (NZ) T. V. HEART THROB (USA)
C MUNCE53.0JOHN O'SHEA11
DARCI BRAHMA (NZ) 2C
DANEHILL (USA) - GRAND ECHEZEAUX (NZ) ZABEEL (NZ)
S SEAMER56.0MARK WALKER11
OUTBACK PRINCE (AUS) 2C
DESERT PRINCE (IRE) - TERRESTIAL (AUS) STAR WATCH (AUS)
C W BROWN52.0ANTHONY CUMMINGS8
PICADAY (AUS) 2G
PICCOLO (GB) - OUR TODAY (AUS) SEMIPALATINSK (USA)
S SEAMER53.0BRUCE MCLACHLAN6
LOVELY JUBLY (AUS) 2F
LION HUNTER (AUS) - JABOULET (NZ) VICE REGAL (NZ)
B PREBBLE55.0DAVID THROSBY11
JUANMO (AUS) 2F
FLYING SPUR (AUS) - LET'S SHUFFLE (AUS) MARAUDING (NZ)
K MCEVOY53.0ALAN BAILEY7
SHOW A HEART (AUS) 2C
BRAVE WARRIOR (AUS) - MISS SANDMAN (AUS) REGAL ADVICE (NZ)
S KATSIDIS51.5BARRY MILLER11

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