Looking for this year’s JJ Atkins betting odds, field and form guide? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

J.J. Atkins plate, Eagle Farm

Run over 1,600 metres, the J.J. Atkins is a Group 1 race for two-year-olds taking place at Eagle Farm Racecourse in early to mid June as part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

The mile feature draws a quality field of juveniles each season and as of 2021 offers $1 million in prize money. A key support act on Stradbroke Handicap Day, the J.J. Atkins has been run and won since 1893.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the prize money for the 2020 J.J. Atkins was cut to $350,000 and the distance to 1400m before returning to the mile distance in 2021 and the prize money boosted to $1 million. 

The race serves as the perfect target for graduates out of the $1 million Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) held a fortnight earlier and Sizzling (2012) followed by the filly Sheeza Belter (2022) and the Godolphin-raced Broadsiding (2024) are the latest to do the double.

Many top horses have won the J.J. Atkins over the years during their two-year-old seasons including in recent years The Autumn Sun (2018) and Rothfire (2020).

JJ Atkins 2024 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, June 15th, 2024
  • Track Location: Eagle Farm Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,600 metres 
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights
  • Qualification: Two year olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Brisbane Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $1,000,000 
  • Inaugural Race: 1893
  • 2024 JJ Atkins Winner: Broadsiding

jj atkins RESULTS 2024

The official 2023 JJ Atkins results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday June 15, 2024.

  1. #1 Broadsiding
  2. #3 Bittercreek
  3. #8 Bosustow

The 2024 JJ Atkins winner was the James Cummings-trained odds-on favourite Broadsiding ($1.60F) who was given the run of the race by James McDonald to post his second Group 1 and a fourth victory on the trot after claiming the BRC Sires’ in the lead-up.

JJ Atkins Betting 2024

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the JJ Atkins, and we have included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s JJ Atkins
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s J.J. Atkins.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s J.J. Atkins. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the J.J. Atkins, 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, 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 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 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 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, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The JJ Atkins in 2024

  1. Login at neds.com.au
  2. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  3. 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 Betting above).
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

J.J. Atkins 2024 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2024 J.J. Atkins will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.

Timezone: all times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time

Which Horse Will Win The JJ Atkins in 2024

The best way to pick which horse will win the J.J. Atkins in 2024 is to take into account their lead-up winter racing form, assess the barriers, look for the proven Group winning two-year-olds and those proven over the mile. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the JJ Atkins winner include: 

  • Hot Leads – The BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes is the key lead-up into the J.J. Atkins each year. Sheeza Belter (2022) and Broadsiding (2024) are the latest two-year-olds to do the double. 
  • 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.
  • Boys’ Club – Until Sheeza Belter in 2022, no filly had won the J.J. Atkins since Linky Dink (2009).

JJ Atkins Favourites 2024

From 2010-24 eight favourites in J.J. Atkins betting saluted for the punters most recently with Rothfire ($3.50 in 2020), Converge ($2.90 in 2021) and Broadsiding ($1.60 in 2024).

Early 2024 J.J. Atkins favourites include James Cummings’ Group 1 Champagne Stakes winning colt Broadsiding, the Chris Waller-trained nicely-bred The Autumn Sun colt Mr Artemisia, and the progressive Annabel Neasham-trained Hellbent filly Amelius

JJ Atkins Field 2024

The official J.J. Atkins 2024 field of final acceptances is announced on the Tuesday leading-up to Stradbroke Handicap Day and will be listed in full below.

The Godolphin-raced Group 1 champ Broadsiding chasing his fourth straight win dominates the official 2024 JJ Atkins final field in Brisbane this weekend.

JJ Atkins Tips 2024

Favourite: #1 Broadsiding ($1.65 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Best Bet: #1 Broadsiding to salute for the punters (see above) – BET NOW

Best Roughie: #6 Imperialist ($13 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Our exclusive 2024 J.J. Atkins tips will be detailed right here the week of the race so stay tuned for the juveniles to back and sack in the classic, and a full betting preview published on the Neds Blog.


JJ Atkins Race Day 2024

The J.J. Atkins takes place on 2024 Stradbroke Handicap Day at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday the 15th of June, 2024. The meeting is headlined by the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) – Queensland’s best known race

For 2024 the other events on Stradbroke Handicap Day include the:

JJ Atkins Barrier Draw 2024

The 2024 J.J. Atkins barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race with the list of gates and jockeys to be published in our above JJ Atkins Field section. 

JJ Atkins first acceptances 2024

The J.J. Atkins 2024 first acceptances are taken by Racing Queensland on Wednesday June 5, 2024 and will be announced below. 

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 433111 BROADSIDING C 2 James Cummings 1 57kg
2 3214 BITTERCREEK C 2 Leon & Troy Corstens 2 57kg
3 11342 ZOUNA C 2 Lawrie Mayfield-Smith 3 57kg
4 2193427 EL MORZILLO F 2 Kelly Schweida 4 55kg
5 2127×00 BEAU DAZZLER (NZ) C 2 Tony & Maddysen Sears 5 57kg
6 11×0 CAN’T RECALL ONE (NZ) G 2 Stuart Kendrick 6 57kg
7 51 AEMELIUS F 2 Annabel Neasham 7 55kg
8 129 SILVA ’N’ SUAVE G 2 Toby Edmonds 8 57kg
9 3135 SMASHING TIME G 2 Robert & Luke Price 9 57kg
10 623×01 BOSUSTOW C 2 Annabel Neasham 10 57kg
11 31×56 BARBARIC LAD C 2 Anthony & Sam Freedman 11 57kg
12 223 MR ARTEMISIA C 2 Chris Waller 12 57kg
13 1 CHINA SEA G 2 John Sargent 13 57kg
14 4×33 ITALIAN DANCER C 2 Stuart Kendrick 14 57kg
15 3 SHANWAH (NZ) C 2 Ciaron Maher 15 57kg
16 84 IMPERIALIST (NZ) C 2 Chris Waller 16 57kg
17 8 PEE BEE NOIR F 2 Peter & Will Hulbert 17 55kg
18 4 SAFE PLACE C 2 Richard & Will Freedman 18 57kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

JJ Atkins Nominations 2024

The early J.J. Atkins 2024 nominations are taken by Racing Queensland in early May and will be announced below.

The official 2024 JJ Atkins nominations close on Tuesday the 7th of May, 2024.

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

JJ Atkins Weights 2024

Set weights apply to this race. Colts and geldings run at 57 kilograms. Fillies run at 55 kilograms. Final 2024 JJ Atkins weights are announced at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 11th of June, 2024 with weights on the final acceptors to be published in our above JJ Atkins Field section.

JJ Atkins Acceptances 2024

2024 JJ Atkins final acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Tuesday the 11th of June, 2024 and will be published in our above JJ Atkins Field section.

JJ Atkins Jockeys 2024

The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, the 12th of June, 2024 with the official 2024 JJ Atkins jockeys to be published in our above JJ Atkins Field section. 

JJ Atkins Scratchings 2024

2024 J.J. Atkins scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 15th of June, 2024. 

JJ Atkins Prize Money 2024

The 2024 J.J. Atkins prize purse is worth $1,000,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $600,000
2nd $180,000
3rd $90,000
4th $45,000
5th $25,000
6th $12,000
7th $12,000
8th $12,000
9th $12,000
10th $12,000

JJ Atkins Race Number 2024

The 2024 J.J. Atkins race number is scheduled as Eagle Farm Race 6 at 2:38pm (AEST) on Saturday the 15th of June, 2024. There are nine races in total that day at Eagle Farm Racecourse.

JJ Atkins Form Guide 2024

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our link to the full 2024 JJ Atkins form guide below following final acceptances.


JJ Atkins Live 2024

You can watch or listen to the 2024 J.J. Atkins live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Free to air television: Seven Network

StreamingRacing NSW 

JJ Atkins Winners

Winners of the J.J. Atkins dating back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below. To view a complete list of past JJ Atkins winners from the race’s inauguration to the present – click here

Year Winner Trainer/s Jockey Weight Time
2024 Broadsiding James Cummings James McDonald 57 kgs 1:34.89
2023 King Colorado Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jason Collett 57 kgs 1:36.42
2022 Sheeza Belter Peter & Paul Snowden William Pike 55 kgs 1:36.01
2021 Converge Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 57 kgs 1:35.86
2020 Rothfire Robert Heathcote Jim Byrne 57 kgs 1:21,06 (over 1400m)
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