The BTC Cup is now known as the Kingsford Smith Cup 2017 and is no longer the first Group 1 race held at the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. Instead, from 2017 onwards it runs a fortnight after its former spot on the carnival line-up and has been moved from Doomben Racecourse to Eagle Farm. For the 2013 running of the BTC Cup the race was moved to neighbouring Eagle Farm racecourse in a bid to lure Black Caviar to the event and this track is the race’s new permanent home from 2017.
Formerly run over 1200m, the new-look Kingsford Smith Cup is contested in late May over 1300m and remains weight-for-age race feature. Offering $700,000 in prize money, the race now serves as a final stepping stone into Queensland’s richest race – the $1.5 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m).
The new lead-up race into the Kingsford Smith Cup field is the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m) a fortnight earlier.
Many top horses, usually locally-trained, have run and won the BTC Cup over the years but none as notable as the mighty Black Caviar who travelled to Queensland to take out the classic over Hay List back in 2011 attracting a capacity crowd at Doomben decked out in her famous salmon and black polka dot colours.
The 2017 Kingsford Smith Cup (formerly the BTC Cup) will be run on Saturday May 27, 2017.
|Kingsford Smith Cup|
|Date:||Saturday May 27, 2017|
|Track:||Eagle Farm Racecourse|
2017 Kingsford Smith Cup Odds & Betting
Formerly the BTC Cup – the Kingsford Smith Cup 2017 betting odds on the hopeful winter sprinters plus market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be detailed below as soon as available.
2017 Kingsford Smith Cup Field
The Kingsford Smith Cup Field – formerly the BTC Cup – is set to attract a class line-up of local and interstate sprinting talent heading towards the Stradbroke Handicap a fortnight later back at Eagle Farm Racecourse. From 2017, the Kingsford Smith Cup field will feature a host of gallopers coming off a lead-up run in the Doomben 10,000 two weeks prior.
The official Kingsford Smith Cup 2017 field and barriers are set for release on Wednesday May 24, 2017 and will be published in full below as soon as announced by Racing Queensland.
2017 Kingsford Smith Cup Nominations
The 2017 Kingsford Smith Cup nominations close on Wednesday May 3, over three weeks out from the race, followed by first acceptances on May 17, 2017.
BTC Cup / Kingsford Smith Cup History
The race now known as the Kingsford Smith Cup was inaugurated in 1964 as the J.T. Delaney Quality Handicap and has always played a part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. It has undergone a host of name changes over the years including the BTC Cup, which it was known as from 2004 – 2016. In 2017 a rescheduled Queensland winter program saw the race name changed to the Kingsford Smith Cup. It also moved from Doomben Racecourse to Eagle Farm Racecourse and the distance was upped from 1200m to 1350m.
The event began as a Principal Race and was elevated to its current Group 1 status in 2006 when Gee I Jane took out top honours. A host of talented sprinters have won the BTC Cup over the years including Apache Cat (2008), Black Caviar (2011) and Malaguerra (2016). The last back-to-back BTC Cup winner was Buck’s Price (1993-94).
Recent BTC Cup / Kingsford Smith Cup Winners
Kingsford Smith Cup
|1st||Malaguerra||1 minute 08.73 seconds|
|1st||Hot Snitzel||1 minute 09.47 seconds|
|3rd||Our Boy Malachi|
|1st||Famous Seamus||1 minute 9.06 seconds|
|2nd||Spirit Of Boom|
|1st||Your Song||1 minute 11.3 seconds|
|3rd||Better Than Ready|
|1st||Sea Siren||1 minute 08.3 seconds|
|1st||Black Caviar||1 minute 08.8 seconds|
|1st||Albert The Fat||1 minute 9.24 seconds|
|1st||Duporth||1 minute 8.9 seconds|
|1st||Apache Cat||1 minute 9.3 seconds|
|1st||Bentley Biscuit||1 minute 8.5 seconds|
|1st||Gee I Jane||1 minute 8.6 seconds|
|3rd||All Bar One|
|1st||Spark Of Life||1 minute 9 seconds|
|1st||Thorn Park||1 minute 8.7 seconds|
|2nd||Star Of Florida|
|1st||Falvelon||1 minute 10 seconds|
|2nd||Make Mine Magic|
|1st||Lord Essex||1 minute 8.3 seconds|
|1st||Fritz||1 minute 9.1 seconds|
|2nd||Show A Heart|
|1st||Falvelon||1 minute 8.4 seconds|