WJ Healy Stakes 2021

Saturday June 26th, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: A number of Sydney-trained horses have won the WJ Healy Stakes in recent years.

The WJ Healy Stakes is held on the final Group 1 race meeting of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival – Tattersall’s Tiara Day – taking place on a Saturday in late June at Brisbane’s Eagle Farm Racecourse.

A quality handicap sprint contested over 1200m, the event was first run in 1979 and gained Group 3 status in 1997.

The WJ Healy Stakes currently offers a total of $175,000 in prize money and attracts a strong line-up of winter sprinters each year. It takes place on the same day as the $600,000 Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) for fillies and mares and the $200,000 Group 3 Tattersall’s Cup (2400m) for the stayers.

A good lead-up race is the Group 2 Moreton Cup (1200m) run at the same track and distance earlier in the carnival, with Brave Song (2019) the last horse to do the double.

The WJ Healy Stakes winner is also exempt from ballot for the upcoming Listed Ramornie Handicap (1200m) at Grafton with Big Money (2014) the last sprinter to do the double.

The latest edition of the WJ Healy Stakes ran on Saturday June 26th, 2021 and was won by the filly Away Game. 

2021 WJ Healy Stakes Results

The official WJ Healy Stakes 2021 Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the Group 3 Brisbane race is run and won on Saturday June 26th, 2021.

  • 1st: #6 Away Game
  • 2nd: #3 Exhilarates
  • 3rd: #15 Bella Nipotina

Former Golden Slipper runner-up and Magic Millions 2YO Classic winning filly from last year, Away Game ($4.60) was back to her best with a late win in the 2021 WJ Healy Stakes results in Brisbane ahead of a potential Breeders’ Cup campaign in America at the end of the year.

WJ Healy Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday June 26th, 2021
  • Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $175,000
  • First Run: 1979

WJ Healy Stakes Betting

The WJ Healy Stakes betting markets are dominated by in-form winter sprinters coming off good lead-up runs in events such as the Group 2 Moreton Cup (1200m) or even the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m).

Favourites have a solid strike-rate in the race with Brave Song ($3 in 2019) the last to salute for the punters.

2021 WJ Healy Stakes Odds

The latest WJ Healy Stakes 2021 betting odds will be provided below as soon as markets on the end-of-carnival event in Brisbane over the winter are announced.

WJ Healy Stakes 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 WJ Healy Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

WJ Healy Stakes Field

WJ Healy Stakes Winners - Hay List | Photo: (c) Steven Dowden | Ladbrokes.com.au
Hay List (pictured at Flemington) is one of the most notable WJ Healy Stakes winners in history. Photo: Steve Dowden.

The WJ Healy Stakes field draws a quality line-up of winter sprinters from both local and interstate stables.

Runners may come via a number of different lead-up races including the Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes for fillies and mares that last produced a WJ Healy Stakes winner in Spright (6th in 2018).

WJ Healy Stakes nominations close the Monday of race week with final acceptances revealing the field released on the Wednesday before the race runs on the Saturday.

2021 WJ Healy Stakes Field

The official WJ Healy Stakes 2021 field of final acceptors is announced by Racing Queensland  on the Wednesday of race week and will be published below along with the confirmed jockeys and barriers.

The 2021 WJ Healy Stakes field is down to 14 weight-for-age sprinters after the scratching of the Tony Gollan-trained Group 2 Moreton Cup winner Baller with updated markets led by Away Game second-up.

  • Scratched: #1 Baller (10)

2021 WJ Healy Stakes Nominations

Early WJ Healy Stakes 2021 Nominations close the Monday leading-up to Tattersall’s Tiara Day, which is the last major event of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival, and will be provided in full below.

The 2021 WJ Healy Stakes nominations are now out featuring 16 early entries led in all-in betting by the Tony Gollan-trained Group 2 Moreton Cup winner Baller, classy Snitzel filly Away Game and the in-form Usmanov chasing a third win on the trot.

 Last 10HorseSexAgeTrainerHcp Rating
1215x2330x3AWAY GAMEF3Ciaron Maher & David Eustace98
26x33505x11BALLERG5Tony Gollan102
3324x52336xBELLA NIPOTINAF3Ciaron Maher & David Eustace84
400x56331x3DOCTOR ZOUSG5Darryl Hansen88
50x6152x610EXHILARATESM4James Cummings104
612822111×4HAIL MANHATTANG4Peter & Will Hulbert90
71086x6673xHIGHTAILG4Peter & Paul Snowden95
85x231426x4HILOG4Gillian Heinrich90
91500400×78IN GOOD TIMEM6Tracey Bartley90
1019x4453x88INANUPG7Barry Lockwood90
11396×408264JEN RULESM5Peter & Paul Snowden92
12219x615x06KING OF HASTINGSG4Anthony & Sam Freedman93
13x384x2048xREDOUBLEG7Sonja Kumpikas100
14x222106511USMANOVG5Toby & Trent Edmonds103
15324×433622WANDABAAM4Kris Lees98
167203×69142ZANIAHM5Kris Lees97
Table Credit: Racing Australia.

WJ Healy Stakes Form Guide

The WJ Healy Stakes form guide lists for punters all the crucial pre-betting information like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the female sprinters in the field.

Runners trained outside of Brisbane have a credible recent record the race, so looking at the interstate runners with a lead-up run in Queensland is essential when doing the WJ Healy Stakes form.

Single-figure fancies have had a big run of wins in the event too so look on the form for runners under $10 with a good Brisbane lead-up run and single-digit barrier draw.

2021 WJ Healy Stakes Form

A link to our comprehensive WJ Healy Stakes 2021 form guide and race betting preview will be provided for punters below the week of the event.

WJ Healy Stakes Tips

WJ Healy Stakes tips include looking for in-form winter sprinters coming off a win in a Brisbane race, graduates that finished in the money in the Dane Ripper Stakes or Moreton Cup and tipping single-figure fancies drawn in barrier seven or below.

2021 WJ Healy Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive WJ Healy Stakes 2021 betting tips on the Group 3 race at the end of the Brisbane winter racing season will be detailed below the week of the race so, stay tuned for those to back and sack this season.

WJ Healy Stakes Results

The WJ Healy Stakes results show a strong mix of both locally-trained and visiting interstate winners. Horses allocated heavy weights have also had a strong recent record with wins by the likes of Brave Song (58kg in 2019), Dothraki (58kg, 2015) and Howmuchdoyouloveme (60kg in 2013).

Note: There was no 2020 WJ Healy Stakes held with a reduced Brisbane Winter Carnival that season due to COVID-19. 

WJ Healy Stakes Winners

2021Away GameCiaron Maher & David EustaceStephanie Thornton54.5 kgs1:11.48
Race Not Held
2019Brave SongPeter & Paul SnowdenBlake Shinn58 kgs1:10.22
2018SprightGarry FrazerMichael Cahill55 kgs1:09.03
2017Burning PassionJames CummingsMichael Cahill54.5 kgs1:09.60
2016Into The RedKelso WoodLuke Dittman56 kgs1:12.51
2015DothrakiPaul SnowdenDamian Browne58 kgs1:11.33
2014Big MoneyRodney NorthamRobert Thompson54 kgs1:09.35
2013HowmuchdoyoulovemeTina CotsiopoulosNash Rawiller60 kgs1:11.46
2012River LadNatalie McCallTimothy Bell54 kgs1:10.00
2011PinwheelPeter SnowdenDamian Browne58 kgs1:09.54
2010Hay ListJohn McNairChris Munce53 kgs1:08.69
2009News AlertCon KarakatsanisTye Angland54.5 kgs1:09.30
2008Nuclear MedicineGordon YorkeScott Thurlow53 kgs1:11.38
2007The JackalPaul St VincentRobert Thompson57 kgs1:09.59
2006Natural DestinyGordon YorkeMichael Rodd52 kgs1:10.63
2005Poetic PapalDavid KellyYoshi Yamazaki52 kgs1:09.40
2004LamondShaun DwyerMichael Rodd52 kgs1:09.50
2003Super ElegantTony VasilMark Zahra58 kgs1:09.60
2002Jar Jar BinksBryan GuyMichael Rodd51.5 kgs1:10.40
2001CitichyNick FlouskosBrett Prebble52.5 kgs1:09.20
2000El MiradaBart CummingsMichael Cahill55 kgs1:09.20