J.J Atkins Plate

J.J. Atkins plate, Eagle Farm

Looking for early info on this year’s J.J. Atkins Plate? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Run over 1,600 metres, the J.J. Atkins Plate is a Group 1 race taking place at Eagle Farm Racecourse. With an $600,000 prize purse, it is enough to lure some of Sydney’s best short distance runners to the Sunshine State. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the prize money for the 2020 J.J. Atkins Plate has been cut to $350,000 and the distance to 1400m. 

J.J. Atkins Plate 2020 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, June 6th, 2020
  • Track Location: Eagle Farm Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,600 metres (1,400 metres in 2020) 
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights
  • Qualification: Two year olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Brisbane Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $600,000 ($350,000 in 2020 due to COVID-19) 
  • Inaugural Race: 1893

J.J. Atkins Plate Betting

There are many different ways to bet on the J.J. Atkins Plate, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s J.J. Atkins Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s J.J. Atkins Plate.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s J.J. Atkins Plate. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the J.J. Atkins Plate, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the J.J. Atkins Plate, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the J.J. Atkins Plate to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the J.J. Atkins Plate to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the J.J. Atkins Plate to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the J.J. Atkins Plate, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The J.J. Atkins Plate

  1. Join up at neds.com.au
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on J.J. Atkins Plate Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

J.J. Atkins Plate 2020 Odds

Early market odds are released weeks ahead of the race on the potential two-year-olds in the J.J. Atkins race. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2020 edition of the J.J. Atkins Plate here.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST ALL-IN 2020 JJ ATKINS ODDS

Which Horse Will Win The J.J. Atkins Plate

The best way to pick who will win the J.J. Atkins Plate is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:

  • Hot Leads – The BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes could be your best indicator for this race.
  • Interstate Invaders – Keep an eye out for entrants who have recently won a race in Sydney.
  • Best Barrier – Over the past thirty years, barrier six has produced the most winners.

J.J. Atkins Plate Favourites

From 2010-19 five favourites in J.J. Atkins betting saluted for the punters, most recently The Autumn Sun in 2018.

Early 2020 J.J. Atkins favourites for this season’s race include Tony Gollan’s class Deep Field filly Isotope, the Robert Heathcote-trained Rothfire and untapped Snitzel colt Wild Ruler for Peter & Paul Snowden. 

J.J. Atkins Plate 2020 Field

The official J.J. Atkins Plate 2020 field of final acceptances is announced on the Tuesday leading-up to Stradbroke Handicap Day and will be listed in full below.

J.J. Atkins Plate 2020 Tips

Favourite: TBD

Best Bet: TBD

Best Roughie: TBD

Our exclusive tips for the 2020 J.J. Atkins Plate will be published right here the week of the race so stay tuned for the juveniles to back and sack in the classic.

J.J. Atkins Plate Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 6th of June, 2020 and is also host to the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) – Queensland’s best known race

For 2020 the key events on Stradbroke Handicap Day are the:

  • Group 1 $350,000 TAB Stradbroke (1400m)
  • Group 1 $350,000 JJ Atkins (1400m, 2YOs)
  • Group 3 $175,000 Rough Habit Plate (2200m, 3YOs)
  • Listed $85,000 Mick Dittman (1000m, 3YO)

J.J. Atkins Plate Barrier Draw

The 2020 J.J. Atkins Plate barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race with the list of gates and jockeys to be announced here. 

J.J. Atkins Plate first acceptances

The J.J. Atkins Plate 2020 first acceptances are taken by Racing Queensland on Wednesday May 27, 2020 and will be announced below. 

The official 2020 J.J. Atkins first acceptances are now out with the 30 two-year-olds left in contention led by Robert Heathcote’s Champagne Classic winner Rothfire.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight
1 11x112x1 ROTHFIRE G 2 Robert Heathcote 1 57kg
2 1×23 WILD RULER C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 2 57kg
3 4x14x11 WISDOM OF WATER C 2 Toby & Trent Edmonds 3 57kg
4 12x10x31 GOTTA KISS F 2 Steven O’Dea 4 55kg
5 1x120x36 NOT AN OPTION C 2 Richard & Michael Freedman 5 57kg
6 111 MACROURA F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 6 55kg
7 227166×1 COSMIC GOSSIP F 2 Stuart Kendrick 7 55kg
8 143×11 THE DRINKS CART G 2 Toby & Trent Edmonds 8 57kg
9 3116 MINJEE F 2 Robert Heathcote 9 55kg
10 112 ISOTOPE F 2 Tony Gollan 10 55kg
11 4×6114 STAROSA F 2 Tony Gollan 11 55kg
12 16×11 THUNDER MANIA C 2 John Symons & Sheila Laxon 12 57kg
13 31×18 SPOKESMAN C 2 Chris Waller 13 57kg
14 517 SAFFIANO C 2 Chris Waller 14 57kg
15 322 OVERLORD C 2 Chris Waller 15 57kg
16 436×21 ANDERS C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 16 57kg
17 3227×6 WAY BEYOND C 2 Stuart Kendrick 17 57kg
18 43×22 TICK TOCK BOOM C 2 David Vandyke 18 57kg
19 1327 UNCOMPLICATED F 2 Stuart Kendrick 19 55kg
20 512 SUPERARE C 2 Stuart Kendrick 20 57kg
21 9×14 BELLEVUE STAR F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 21 55kg
22 3319 NEUTRON C 2 Kacy Fogden 22 57kg
23 12 MACLEAY G 2 Gerald Ryan 23 57kg
24 613 SEE MARIE F 2 Desleigh Forster 24 55kg
25 1 JOHNNY BOSS C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 25 57kg
26 21 CORVO G 2 Tony Gollan 26 57kg
27 24 ALWAYS ON SHOW (NZ) F 2 Kris Lees 27 55kg
28 Px539 SEA BOSS C 2 Kristen Buchanan 28 57kg
29 2x LE HEROS C 2 Paul Duncan 29 57kg
30 I AM A BEAUTY G 2 Stuart Kendrick 30 57kg

J.J. Atkins Plate Nominations

The early J.J. Atkins Plate 2020 nominations are taken by Racing Queensland on Monday May 4, 2020 and will be announced below. 

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 24 ACHIEVER C 2 Chris Waller
2 ACROPHOBIC C 2 John O’Shea
3 2 ALWAYS ON SHOW (NZ) F 2 Kris Lees
4 ANDERMATT C 2 James Cummings
5 436×2 ANDERS C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
6 1 AVIEMORE F 2 Barry Lockwood
7 BABYDAZE G 2 Anthony Cummings
8 2×4 BALLISTIC LOVER F 2 Joseph Pride
9 61x BANGERS AND MAYO G 2 Tony & Maddysen Sears
10 42 BATANGAS ENTRY G 2 Kelly Schweida
11 253 BECKFORD C 2 Kacy Fogden
12 9×1 BELLEVUE STAR F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
13 BELTARIA C 2 John Symons & Sheila Laxon
14 04 BETTER LAD G 2 Trevor Miller
15 3x3x BEYLIKS C 2 James Cummings
16 2 BLACK BOLT (NZ) C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
17 0x BLESSED AWARD C 2 Lloyd Kennewell
18 8x BOLSON G 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
19 BOOM RANGA C 2 Robert Heathcote
20 4 BURDEKIN C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
21 0 CAESARS PALACE C 2 Anthony Cummings
22 CALM SEEKER (NZ) C 2 Matt Kropp
23 COAT OF ARMS C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
24 CONCEALED C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
25 2 CORVO G 2 Tony Gollan
26 227166x COSMIC GOSSIP F 2 Stuart Kendrick
27 44x COUNT THE COIN C 2 Kevin Kemp
28 4 CROSS THE RUBICON F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
29 38x DANCE C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
30 DEFENCE MEDAL C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
31 DICKIN MEDAL C 2 James Cummings
32 110×5 DUSTY TYCOON F 2 Robert Heathcote
33 5 ELEMENTARY HOLMES C 2 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
34 EQUATION C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
35 FALCON C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
36 FOSCOLO C 2 Chris Waller
37 FOXY RIPPA F 2 Tony Gollan
38 GLITTER STRIP F 2 Tony Gollan
39 12x10x3 GOTTA KISS F 2 Steven O’Dea
40 GUNNERSIDE C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
41 6 GYPSY ROZAY F 2 Paul H Duncan
42 HEAT G 2 Anthony Cummings
43 1335×5 HINCHBEAST G 2 Bjorn Baker
44 I AM A BEAUTY C 2 Stuart Kendrick
45 3x IMPORTANT PRODUCT G 2 Kurt Goldman
46 1 IRISH THUNDER G 2 Kris Lees
47 11 ISOTOPE F 2 Tony Gollan
48 3 JERONIMOS (NZ) C 2 James Cummings
49 1x JOEY’S GIFT F 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
50 1 JOHNNY BOSS C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
51 KABOOM F 2 Darryl Hansen
52 KAHAYLAAN C 2 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
53 KARAUNA F 2 Anthony Cummings
54 1220×4 KAVAK C 2 Chris Munce
55 KAZUHIKO C 2 Lloyd Kennewell
56 KELLERS SHELTER C 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
57 6×9 KERRISDALE F 2 Matthew Smith
58 911 KHOEKHOE C 2 Matt Cumani
59 1 KINLOCH C 2 Kris Lees
60 1 KUKERACHA (NZ) C 2 Chris Waller
61 LALVANI C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
62 2x LE HEROS C 2 Paul H Duncan
63 9x LIZA WITH A ZEE F 2 Tony Gollan
64 LONDON SKIES (NZ) C 2 Anthony Cummings
65 5×221 LOVING MISS F 2 Toby & Trent Edmonds
66 1 MACLEAY G 2 Gerald Ryan
67 11 MACROURA F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
68 10x MARNIX C 2 James Cummings
69 2x MEADOW LAND C 2 Kris Lees
70 2 MIDLAND C 2 Kris Lees
71 311 MINJEE F 2 Robert Heathcote
72 MIRAVALLE F 2 Mark Newnham
73 23x MOONAN ME G 2 Brian J Smith
74 8x NAMAZU C 2 James Cummings
75 NARRATED F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
76 1 NATIONAL CHOICE C 2 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
77 NAVALHA C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
78 331 NEUTRON C 2 Kacy Fogden
79 NICKS F 2 Stuart Kendrick
80 1x120x36 NOT AN OPTION C 2 Richard & Michael Freedman
81 1 OCEAN EMPEROR C 2 Bjorn Baker
82 OREGON C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
83 OUTBURST G 2 Paul Messara
84 3 OVERLORD C 2 Chris Waller
85 29 PALLADAS C 2 Tony Gollan
86 4×1 PANNA COTTA F 2 Mark Newnham
87 1 PELTZER C 2 Gerald Ryan
88 PERFECT RADIANCE F 2 Kris Lees
89 PROHIBITION C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
90 PROMPT PRODIGY (NZ) C 2 Edward Cummings
91 QUEEN DAZZLER F 2 Tony & Maddysen Sears
92 415x READY FOR MAGIC G 2 Robert Heathcote
93 19x RED STILETTO F 2 David Vandyke
94 6x33x REMORSELESS C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
95 11x112x ROTHFIRE G 2 Robert Heathcote
96 51 SAFFIANO C 2 Chris Waller
97 SAMMY C 2 Kris Lees
98 SAN ANTONIO C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
99 Px5 SEA BOSS C 2 Kristen Buchanan
100 61 SEE MARIE F 2 Desleigh Forster
101 35x SETANTA C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
102 SHARPSHOOTER C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
103 SILENT THUNDER C 2 Anthony Cummings
104 36×3 SIP IT SLOW F 2 Stuart Kendrick
105 31×1 SPOKESMAN C 2 Chris Waller
106 SPORTSMAN C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
107 4×611 STAROSA F 2 Tony Gollan
108 2x STRATEGIST C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
109 STREET DANCER C 2 Anthony Cummings
110 SUNNY EKCELS C 2 Les Kelly
111 5 SUPERARE C 2 Stuart Kendrick
112 SUPREMO C 2 John Thompson
113 5×3 THE ACTUARY F 2 Tony Gollan
114 1 THE BOPPER G 2 Kris Lees
115 15x THE BROTHERHOOD C 2 Stuart Kendrick
116 143x THE DRINKS CART G 2 Toby & Trent Edmonds
117 16×1 THUNDER MANIA C 2 John Symons & Sheila Laxon
118 43x TICK TOCK BOOM C 2 David Vandyke
119 4453x TOSCANINI C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
120 027x TRAMONTO C 2 Kacy Fogden
121 5 TRANSPLANT F 2 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
122 TRUE FAITH F 2 Kris Lees
123 2×71312 TUMBLER RIDGE C 2 Steven O’Dea
124 132 UNCOMPLICATED F 2 Stuart Kendrick
125 UNLIKELYOCCURRENCE F 2 Stuart Kendrick
126 URBAN WARRIOR C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
127 18x VALAQUENTA C 2 James Cummings
128 4 VIOLINIST F 2 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
129 2x5x VOLTERRA C 2 Chris Waller
130 3227x WAY BEYOND C 2 Stuart Kendrick
131 1×2 WILD RULER C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
132 4x14x1 WISDOM OF WATER C 2 Toby & Trent Edmonds
133 WOLF MOON C 2 David Vandyke
134 WRITTEN BEAUTY F 2 Bryan & Daniel Guy
135 YANGTZE RAPIDS C 2 Chris Waller
136 YIYI C 2 Chris Waller
137 3x11x ZEFTABROOK F 2 Kris Lees
138 15 ZINGALONG C 2 Trevor Miller
139 ZOOMARATTA C 2 Stuart Kendrick
140 ZOUFLU F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace

J.J. Atkins Plate Weights

Set weights apply to this race. Colts and geldings run at 57 kilograms. Fillies run at 55 kilograms. Final weights are announced at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 2nd of June, 2020.

J.J. Atkins Plate Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Tuesday the 2nd of June, 2020.

J.J. Atkins Plate Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, the 3rd of June, 2020. 

J.J. Atkins Plate Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 6th of June, 2020. 

J.J. Atkins Plate Prize Money

Note: Prize money for the 2020 J.J. Atkins has been reduced to a total of $350,000 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The J.J. Atkins 2020 first prize will be $203,000.

The J.J. Atkins Plate prize purse is worth $600,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $360,000
2nd $108,000
3rd $54,000
4th $67,500
5th $27,000
6th $15,000
7th $7,200
8th $7,200
9th $7,200
10th $7,200

J.J. Atkins Plate Race Number

The J.J. Atkins Plate is traditionally run as race number 6 on the Stradbroke Handicap Day race card. There are nine races in total that day at Eagle Farm Racecourse.

J.J. Atkins Plate Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2020’s J.J. Atkins Plate has been released.

J.J. Atkins Plate Live

You can watch or listen to the 2020 J.J. Atkins Plate live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

J.J. Atkins Plate Winners

Winners of the J.J. Atkins Plate dating back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below. If you would like to see results going further back in history, please visit our winners page for this race.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2020 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
2019 Prince Fawaz Anthony Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 57 kgs 1:35.61
2018 The Autumn Sun Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 57 kgs 1:38.89
2017 Capital Gain Paul Butterworth Jim Byrne 57 kgs 1:36.21
2016 Sacred Elixir Tony Pike Zac Purton 57 kgs 1:37.82
2015 Press Statement Chris Waller Tye Angland 57 kgs 1:35.40
2014 Almalad Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 57 kgs 1:35.39
2013 Romantic Touch Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 57 kgs 1:36.54
2012 Sizzling Kelso Wood Chris Munce 57 kgs 1:37.01
2011 Benfica Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 56 kgs 1:36.06
2010 Pressday Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 56 kgs 1:35.09
2009 Linky Dink Jason Coyle Peter Robl 54 kgs 1:39.95
2008 Rockdale John Morrisey Mark Zahra 56.5 kgs 1:40.30
2007 Apercu Clarry Conners Darren Beadman 54 kgs 1:37.90
2006 Reigning To Win John O’Shea Chris Munce 53 kgs 1:37.45
2005 Darci Brahma Mark Walker Scott Seamer 56 kgs 1:34.90
2004 Outback Prince Anthony Cummings Corey Brown 52 kgs 1:34.10
2003 Picaday Bruce McLachlan Scott Seamer 53 kgs 1:35.80
2002 Lovely Jubly David Throsby Brett Prebble 55 kgs 1:35.30
2001 Juanmo Alan Bailey Kerrin McEvoy 53 kgs 1:35.10
2000 Show A Heart Barry Miller Stathi Katsidis 51.5 kgs 1:36.80