2016 JJ Atkins Field, Barriers & Odds
The 2016 JJ Atkins is a Group 1 race that takes place at Doomben Racecourse (Usually held at Eagle Farm) as part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. Run over a distance of 1,600 metres, the JJ Atkins is open to two-year-old horses only. The race is worth $600,000 in prize money and is run under set weight conditions.
The 2016 JJ Atkins Stakes takes place on Saturday June 11, 2016.
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The JJ Atkins was originally known as The TJ Smith, however, the new name change came into effect in 2013. The JJ Atkins is run as part of Stradbroke Handicap Day, and shares it’s day with the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap, Group 1 Queensland Derby, Group 2 Brisbane Cup, Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes, Listed Lightning Stakes, Listed Strawberry Road Handicap and Listed Hampden Stakes.
Those horses that target the JJ Atkins have often come via races such as the Group 2 BRC Sires Produce Stakes and the Group 2 Champagne Classic earlier in the carnival. Horses that win the JJ Atkins are likely to go on to contest some of the top three-year-old races during the upcoming spring racing carnival.
Notable winners of the JJ Atkins include Show A Heart (2000), Darci Brahma (2005), Pressday (2010), Benfica (2011) and Sizzling (2012). Numerous betting options are available for the JJ Atkins, with punters able to place wagers such as win, place, exactas and trifectas on the race.
JJ Atkins Betting
Betting on the JJ Atkins is a pretty popular pastime in early June at the beautiful Eagle Farm Racecourse. Held on a major race day, and a major feature race itself, JJ Atkins takes on a huge amount of bets each year.
One of the best JJ Atkins betting tips is to focus on top local milers who have had a lot of experience over the 1600m distance. When making your betting selections, look also for those horses which have won in similar competition against Group 1 types.