The TJ Smith News

The final field and barrier draw has been announced for the Group 1 JJ Atkins, which is due to run at Eagle Farm Racecourse this Saturday June 8, 2013. 13 two-year-olds have accepted for the 2013 JJ Atkins, which was previously known as The TJ Smith. Included in the 2013 JJ…

The TJ Smith

The TJ Smith is a Group 1 race that takes place at Eagle Farm Racecourse during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival each year. Run over a distance of 1,600 metres, The TJ Smith is held under set weight conditions. The TJ Smith is worth $500,000 in prize money and is open to two-year-old horses only.

The next The TJ Smith is due to run on Saturday June 6, 2015.The TJ Smith

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The TJ Smith is run on Stradbroke Handicap Day and shares its program with the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap, Group 1 Australian Derby, Group 2 Brisbane Cup, Group 2 Queensland Guineas, Listed Lightening Handicap, Listed Strawberry Road Handicap and Listed Lancaster Stakes.

Horses that contest The TJ Smith have often come via races such as the Sires’ Produce Stakes in Sydney, the Group 1 Champagne Stakes at Royal Randwick, and the Group 2 Champagne Classic at Doomben Racecourse. This is often the last race target for two-year-olds taking on a Brisbane Winter Carnival Preparation. Those successful runners will often go on to become prominent during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival as three-year-olds. And that’s coming up soon for the 2014 Melbourne Cup!

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Notable past winners of The TJ Smith include Femme Fatal (1972), Luskin Star (1977), Zeditave (1988), Mahogany (1993), Mossman (1998), Show A Heart (2000), Pressday (2010) and Benifica (2011).

The TJ Smith is a fantastic opportunity to have a go at betting on the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival each year. With many of the two-year-olds taking part in other feature races during the previous autumn, it gives punters a real chance to study the form of each horse prior to the race.

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