W J Healy Stakes

W J Healy Stakes, Eagle Farm

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. 

  1. #13 Juan Diva
  2. #2 Prime Candidate
  3. #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

  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 W J Healy Stakes Betting above).
  5. 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.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR COMPLETE 2022 TATTERSALL’S TIARA DAY PREVIEW & TIPS

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
1 1x3220x881 BALLER G 6 Tony Gollan 1 60kg 60kg 105
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
4 243x88x155 BLONDEAU G 4 Chris Waller 4 55.5kg 55.5kg 96
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
8 60x70x8500 GREYWORM G 7 Neville Boyle 7= 54kg 54kg 93
9 61243x319x KING OF SPARTA G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 7= 54kg 53.5kg 93
10 2457x615x2 GARIBALDI G 5 Tony Gollan 10 54kg 53kg 91
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
19 220x06030x TRAMONTO G 4 Jonny Field 19 54kg 47kg 79
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.

Place Prize Money
1st $101,500
2nd $31,500
3rd $15,750
4th $8,750
5th $4,375
6th $2,626
7th $2,626
8th $2,626
9th $2,626
10th $2,626

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. 

CLICK HERE FOR OUR FULL 2022 WJ HEALY STAKES FORM GUIDE

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. 

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
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
2020

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

 

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