Kingsford Smith Cup

The BTC Cup is now known as the 2019 Kingsford Smith Cup and takes place in late May in Brisbane as a lead-up to the Stradbroke Handicap.

2019 Kingsford-Smith Cup Results

  • 1st: #2 The Bostonian
  • 2nd: #13 Princess Posh
  • 3rd: #6 Trekking



The  BTC Cup is now known as the Kingsford Smith Cup and is no longer the first Group 1 race held at the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. Instead, since 2017, 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 has been the race’s permanent home since 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 and the Doomben 10,000 – Kingsford Smith Cup double was achieved in 2019 by Kiwi galloper The Bostonian.

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.

In 2018 the Kingsford-Smith Cup took place over 1350m distance back at Doomben Racecourse due to the ongoing issues at Eagle Farm and was won by the previous year’s Stradbroke Handicap champ Impending.

The 2019 Kingsford Smith Cup (formerly the BTC Cup) ran on Saturday May 25, 2019 and was won by New Zealand galloper The Bostonian at $11 odds. 

Kingsford Smith Cup 2019
Date: Saturday May 25, 2019
Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
Distance: 1300m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $700,000

2019 Kingsford Smith Cup Results

  • 1st: #2 The Bostonian
  • 2nd: #13 Princess Posh
  • 3rd: #6 Trekking

The Kingsford Smith Cup 2019 results saw Tony Pike’s New Zealand visitor The Bostonian retain his undefeated record in Queensland, the last start Doomben 10,000 winner doing the Brisbane Group 1 double having snuck by the punters again as a double-figure shot. The Bostonian beat home the brave mare Princess Posh who was a genuine roughie in betting despite having previous Group 1 form in Sydney, while race favourite Trekking finished third.

Read more on the outstanding 2019 Kingsford Smith Cup victory by the Doomben 10,000 winner The Bostonian.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 2 THE BOSTONIAN (NZ) Tony Pike Michael Cahill 11 59kg $10
2 13 PRINCESS POSH Kris Lees Larry Cassidy 0.75L 10 57kg $151
3 6 TREKKING James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 0.85L 1 59kg $5.50F
4 15 IRITHEA Bjorn Baker James Orman 1.05L 3 57kg $41
5 18 DUBIOUS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Nikita Beriman 1.55L 14 48kg (cd 48.5kg) $8.50
6 8 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) Tony Pike Leith Innes 1.75L 17 59kg $61
7 17 OUTBACK BARBIE Tony Gollan Jeff Lloyd 2.5L 16 55kg $16
8 3 VICTOREM Jenny Graham Ben Looker 4.25L 5 59kg $8.50
9 11 ENCRYPTION James Cummings Corey Brown 4.55L 4 57kg $17
10 10 PROMPT RESPONSE Chris Waller Robbie Fradd 4.85L 7 57kg $13
11 14 RINGERDINGDING Chris Waller James McDonald 5.05L 6 57kg $9
12 12 I AM EXCITED David Pfieffer Blake Shinn 5.25L 9 57kg $13
13 9 MAN BOOKER Daniel Morton Jake Bayliss 5.45L 8 59kg $20
14 16 WHITE MOSS Jason Coyle Ms Kathy O’Hara 5.65L 15 57kg $31
15 1 REDOUBLE Bjorn Baker Brad Rawiller 5.75L 2 59kg $51
16 4 CHAPTER AND VERSE Desleigh Forster Mark Du Plessis 8.25L 13 59kg $31
17 5 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR Tony McEvoy Jamie Kah 9.25L 12 59kg $10
7 HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE) James Cummings Tommy Berry 0

2019 Kingsford Smith Cup Odds & Betting

Formerly the BTC Cup – the Kingsford Smith Cup 2019 betting odds on the hopeful winter sprinters plus market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be detailed below as soon as released.

2019 Kingsford Smith Cup Form Guide

Stay tuned for our comprehensive 2019 Kingsford Smith Cup Form Guide & Preview on all the horses in the mix for the weight-for-age Group 1.

2019 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. Since 2017, the Kingsford Smith Cup field features gallopers coming off a lead-up run in the Doomben 10,000 two weeks prior.

The official Kingsford Smith Cup 2019 field and barriers are announced  by Racing Queensland on the Wednesday of race week and once released will be published in full below.

The 2019 Kingsford Smith Cup Final Field attracted a full 18 competitors including Tony Pike’s last start Doomben 10,000 winner The Bostonian out to do the Group 1 winter double, while Ciaron Maher & David Eustace have accepted for their Champagne Classic winning two-year-old Dubious.

Read more on the full Kingsford Smith Cup 2019 Field & Barriers now.

2019 Kingsford Smith Cup Field Update: The Godolphin galloper Home Of The Brave (17) was scratched from the Group 1 in Brisbane on Friday afternoon due to an elevated temperature leaving trainer James Cummings with two chances – race favourite Trekking and smart colt Encryption.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 9x24311x34 REDOUBLE Bjorn Baker Brad Rawiller 2 59kg 100
2 11x17525x1 THE BOSTONIAN (NZ) Tony Pike Michael Cahill 11 59kg 109
3 12x52313x2 VICTOREM Jenny Graham Ben Looker 5 59kg 101
4 2x15221x14 CHAPTER AND VERSE Desleigh Forster Mark Du Plessis 13 59kg 92
5 1022055×23 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR Tony McEvoy Jamie Kah 12 59kg 106
6 121194×411 TREKKING James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 1 59kg 106
7 1230x214x7 HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE) James Cummings Tommy Berry 17 59kg 110
8 4950×50421 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) Tony Pike Leith Innes 18 59kg 106
9 79x21145x8 MAN BOOKER Daniel Morton Jake Bayliss 8 59kg 105
10 221x70x347 PROMPT RESPONSE Chris Waller Robbie Fradd 7 57kg 111
11 5125×32744 ENCRYPTION James Cummings Corey Brown 4 57kg 103
12 x2413x3681 I AM EXCITED David Pfieffer Blake Shinn 9 57kg 108
13 532×013600 PRINCESS POSH Kris Lees Larry Cassidy 10 57kg 104
14 8311×30471 RINGERDINGDING Chris Waller James McDonald 6 57kg 100
15 33x3124x21 IRITHEA Bjorn Baker James Orman 3 57kg 103
16 3590×61019 WHITE MOSS Jason Coyle Ms Kathy O’Hara 15 57kg 108
17 257x1263x5 OUTBACK BARBIE Tony Gollan Jeff Lloyd 16 55kg 95
18 1×12301 DUBIOUS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Nikita Beriman 14 48kg

2019 Kingsford Smith Cup Nominations

The 2019 Kingsford Smith Cup nominations close on a Tuesday in early May over three weeks out from the race, followed by first acceptances later in the month.

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

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Kingsford Smith Cup
1st The Bostonian 1 minute 15.51 seconds
2nd Princess Posh
3rd Trekking
2018
Kingsford Smith Cup
1st Impending 1 minute 19.5 seconds
2nd Le Romain
3rd Champagne Cuddles
2017
Kingsford Smith Cup
1st Clearly Innocent 1 minute 19.09 seconds
2nd Jungle Edge
3rd Counterattack
2016
BTC Cup
1st Malaguerra 1 minute 08.73 seconds
2nd Dothraki
3rd Japonisme
2015
BTC Cup
1st Hot Snitzel 1 minute 09.47 seconds
2nd Knoydart
3rd Our Boy Malachi
2014
BTC Cup
1st Famous Seamus 1 minute 9.06 seconds
2nd Spirit Of Boom
3rd Buffering
2013
BTC Cup
1st Your Song 1 minute 11.3 seconds
2nd Rain Affair
3rd Better Than Ready
2012
BTC Cup
1st Sea Siren 1 minute 08.3 seconds
2nd Scenic Blast
3rd Beaded
2011
BTC Cup
1st Black Caviar 1 minute 08.8 seconds
2nd Hay List
3rd Buffering
2010
BTC Cup
1st Albert The Fat 1 minute 9.24 seconds
2nd Melito
3rd Latin News
2009
BTC Cup
1st Duporth 1 minute 8.9 seconds
2nd Bank Robber
3rd Apache Cat
2008
BTC Cup
1st Apache Cat 1 minute 9.3 seconds
2nd Vormista
3rd Swiss Ace
2007
BTC Cup
1st Bentley Biscuit 1 minute 8.5 seconds
2nd Takeover Target
3rd Mitanni
2006
BTC Cup
1st Gee I Jane 1 minute 8.6 seconds
2nd Daunting Lad
3rd All Bar One
2005
BTC Cup
1st Spark Of Life 1 minute 9 seconds
2nd St Basil
3rd Regimental Gal
2004
BTC Cup
1st Thorn Park 1 minute 8.7 seconds
2nd Star Of Florida
3rd Regimental Gal
2003
BTC Cup
1st Falvelon 1 minute 10 seconds
2nd Make Mine Magic
3rd Diamond Dane
2002
BTC Cup
1st Lord Essex 1 minute 8.3 seconds
2nd Falvelon
3rd Phoenix Park
2001
BTC Cup
1st Fritz 1 minute 9.1 seconds
2nd Show A Heart
3rd King Lotto
2000
BTC Cup
1st Falvelon 1 minute 8.4 seconds
2nd Mr Innocent
3rd Toledo

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