Looking for early info on this year’s W J Healy Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 1,200 metres, the W J Healy Stakes is a Group 3 race taking place at Eagle Farm Racecourse at the tail-end of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival on Tattersall’s Tiara Day.
The quality handicap sprint offers $175,000 in prize money and is named in honour of W.J. Healy who was the longest serving President of Tattersall’s (1932-1953).
Inaugurated in 1979 the W.J. Healy gained its current Group 3 status in 1997 and has been won by a number of nice types including the hulking sprint star Hay List (2010).
W J Healy Stakes 2022 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, June 25th, 2021
- Track Location: Eagle Farm Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Right-handed
- Race Distance: 1,200 metres
- Weight Conditions: Minimum 54 kgs
- Qualification: Quality handicap
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 3
- Operator: Tattersall’s Racing Club
- Prize Purse: $175,000
- Inaugural Race: 1979
- 2022 WJ Healy Stakes Winner: Juan Diva
WJ Healy Stakes 2022 RESULTS
The official 2022 WJ Healy Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday June 25, 2022.
- #13 Juan Diva
- #2 Prime Candidate
- #4 Ranges
The day’s Tattersall’s Tiara winning jockey Jason Collett finished the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival off with a high, saluting in another upset aboard Juan Diva ($11) who overcame a wide run to salute in the 2022 WJ Healy Stakes results.
W J Healy Stakes Betting 2022
There are many different ways to bet on the W J Healy Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s W J Healy Stakes|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s W J Healy Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s W J Healy Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the W J Healy Stakes, 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 W J Healy Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the W J Healy Stakes to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the W J Healy Stakes to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the W J Healy Stakes 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 W J Healy Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The W J Healy Stakes in 2022
- Join up at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on W J Healy Stakes Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
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 neds.com.au.
Which Horse Will Win The W J Healy Stakes
The best way to pick which horse will win the W J Healy Stakes in 2022 is to take into account their lead-up winter racing form, assess the barriers and look at the age of each runner.
Additional factors to consider when picking the WJ Healy Stakes winner include:
- Hot Leads – The Moreton Cup, taking place earlier in the month, may be a good indicator for this race. Brave Song (2019) was the last sprinter to complete the Moreton Cup – WJ Healy Stakes double.
- Older Runners – Three-year-olds historically have a poor record in the WJ Healy Stakes results with Away Game (2021) the first to win since Natural Destiny (2006).
- Final Furlong – Being held on the final major day of the Brisbane winter carnival, this race is sure to attract some sprinters, both interstate and local, looking for one final big win to the Winter season.
W J Healy Stakes Favourites 2022
Early favourites in 2022 WJ Healy Stakes betting include Peter & Paul Snowden’s returning Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winner King Of Sparta and the Tony Gollan-trained Group 2 Moreton Cup winner Baller carrying the 60kg top-weight.
Brave Song ($3 in 2019) was the last WJ Healy Stakes favourite to win.
W J Healy Stakes Field 2022
The official 2022 WJ Healy Stakes field of final acceptances are announced the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full once confirmed.
W J Healy Stakes Tips 2022
Favourite: #8 King Of Sparta ($3.20 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #4 Ranges ($14 at time of publish)
Best Roughie: See Above
Our insider 2022 WJ Healy Stakes tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview published on the Neds Blog.
W J Healy Stakes Race Day 2022
The 2022 WJ Healy Stakes takes place on Tattersall’s Tiara Day at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday the 25th of June, 2022.
The other key races on the Tatt’s Tiara Day program include the:
W J Healy Stakes Barrier Draw 2022
The 2022 W J Healy Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above WJ Healy Stakes Field section.
W J Healy Stakes Nominations 2022
Nominations close by 11:00 AM on Monday, the 20th of June, 2022.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||True Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|2||306719×082||PRIME CANDIDATE||G||7||Bjorn Baker||2||56.5kg||56.5kg||98|
|3||9x555x7155||WRITTEN BEAUTY||M||4||Chris Waller||3||54kg||54kg||97|
|5||x162413x31||RANGES||G||5||Peter & Paul Snowden||5=||55kg||55kg||95|
|6||111x35x244||SHOOTING FOR GOLD||G||4||Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted||5=||55kg||55kg||95|
|7||33119×0450||DIRTY THOUGHTS||M||4||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||7=||54kg||52kg||93|
|9||61243x319x||KING OF SPARTA||G||3||Peter & Paul Snowden||7=||54kg||53.5kg||93|
|11||375213x7x7||DOCTOR ZOUS||G||6||Darryl Hansen||11=||54kg||52kg||89|
|12||25276×7472||SIMPLY FLY||G||4||Rex Lipp & Nicholas Hahn||11=||54kg||52kg||89|
|13||7x1240x665||ALPINE EDGE||C||3||Toby & Trent Edmonds||13=||54kg||51kg||88|
|14||0x2144x144||JUAN DIVA||M||5||Richard & Will Freedman||13=||54kg||49.5kg||88|
|15||3x7151x533||MASS DESTRUCTION||G||4||Tony Gollan||15||54kg||51kg||87|
|16||74×1424807||THE BOPPER||G||4||Kris Lees||16||54kg||50kg||85|
|17||134110×332||LADY OF LUXURY||M||4||Bjorn Baker||17||54kg||47.5kg||84|
|18||22136×3211||THE BIG GOODBYE||G||4||Robert Heathcote||18||54kg||49kg||83|
|20||6x1121x1x1||JOY TOO ALL||M||5||David Vandyke||20||54kg||44.5kg||78|
|21||5x294x9206||APRIL RAIN||M||5||Chris Waller||21||54kg||48.5kg||86|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
W J Healy Stakes Weights 2022
Quality handicap conditions apply to this race with a minimum weight of 54 kilograms applies to this race. Final weights are announced at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 21st of June, 2022 with weights on the final acceptors to be published in our above WJ Healy Stakes Field section.
2022 WJ Healy Stakes Top-Weight:
- #1 Baller (60kg)
W J Healy Stakes Acceptances 2022
Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 22nd of June, 2022 and will be published in our above WJ Healy Stakes Field section.
W J Healy Stakes Jockeys 2022
The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, the 22nd of June, 2022 with jockeys to be published in our above WJ Healy Stakes Field section.
W J Healy Stakes Scratchings 2022
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 25th of June, 2022.
2022 WJ Healy Stakes Scratchings:
- #6 Written Beauty (13)
- #15 Tramonto (3)
- #16 Joy Too All (9)
W J Healy Stakes Prize Money 2022
The W J Healy Stakes prize purse is worth $175,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.
W J Healy Stakes Race Number 2022
The 2022 W J Healy Stakes race number is TBC for Saturday the 25th of June, 2022. There are nine races in total that day at Eagle Farm Racecourse.
W J Healy Stakes Form Guide 2022
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 WJ Healy form guide following final acceptances.
W J Healy Stakes Live 2022
You can watch or listen to the 2022 W J Healy Stakes live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Streaming: Racing NSW
W J Healy Stakes Winners
Winners of the W J Healy Stakes going back to the year 2000 are detailed below. Note, there was no 2020 WJ Healy Stakes due to COVID-19.
|2022||Juan Diva||Richard & Will Freedman||Jason Collett||54 kgs||1:10.81|
|2021||Away Game||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Stephanie Thornton||54.5 kgs||1:11.48|
Race Not Held
|2019||Brave Song||Peter & Paul Snowden||Blake Shinn||58 kgs||1:10.22|
|2018||Spright||Garry Frazer||Michael Cahill||55 kgs||1:09.03|
|2017||Burning Passion||James Cummings||Michael Cahill||54.5 kgs||1:09.60|
|2016||Into The Red||Kelso Wood||Luke Dittman||56 kgs||1:12.51|
|2015||Dothraki||Paul Snowden||Damian Browne||58 kgs||1:11.33|
|2014||Big Money||Rodney Northam||Robert Thompson||54 kgs||1:09.35|
|2013||Howmuchdoyouloveme||Tina Cotsiopoulos||Nash Rawiller||60 kgs||1:11.46|
|2012||River Lad||Natalie McCall||Timothy Bell||54 kgs||1:10.00|
|2011||Pinwheel||Peter Snowden||Damian Browne||58 kgs||1:09.54|
|2010||Hay List||John McNair||Chris Munce||53 kgs||1:08.69|
|2009||News Alert||Con Karakatsanis||Tye Angland||54.5 kgs||1:09.30|
|2008||Nuclear Medicine||Gordon Yorke||Scott Thurlow||53 kgs||1:11.38|
|2007||The Jackal||Paul St Vincent||Robert Thompson||57 kgs||1:09.59|
|2006||Natural Destiny||Gordon Yorke||Michael Rodd||52 kgs||1:10.63|
|2005||Poetic Papal||David Kelly||Yoshi Yamazaki||52 kgs||1:09.40|
|2004||Lamond||Shaun Dwyer||Michael Rodd||52 kgs||1:09.50|
|2003||Super Elegant||Tony Vasil||Mark Zahra||58 kgs||1:09.60|
|2002||Jar Jar Binks||Bryan Guy||Michael Rodd||51.5 kgs||1:10.40|
|2001||Citichy||Nick Flouskos||Brett Prebble||52.5 kgs||1:09.20|
|2000||El Mirada||Bart Cummings||Michael Cahill||55 kgs||1:09.20|