Kingsford Smith Cup

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

2017 Kingsford-Smith Cup Results

  • 1st: #6 Clearly Innocent
  • 2nd: #8 Jungle Edge
  • 3rd: #5 Counterattack

Kingsford Smith Cup News

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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, 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) ran on Saturday May 27, 2017.

Kingsford Smith Cup
Date: Saturday May 27, 2017
Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
Distance: 1300m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $700,000

2017 Kingsford Smith Cup Results

  • 1st: #6 Clearly Innocent
  • 2nd: #8 Jungle Edge
  • 3rd: #5 Counterattack

Check out the official Kingsford-Smith Cup 2017 Results & Finishing Order below, the Group 1 won by Kris Lees’ progressive sprinter Clearly Innocent who ran down Jungle Edge late on way to the Stradbroke Handicap back at the track in a fortnight.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 6 CLEARLY INNOCENT Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 8 59kg $11
2 8 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Kevin Forrester 3L 13 59kg $5.50EF
3 5 COUNTERATTACK Chris Waller Opie Bosson 6.8L 6 59kg $6
4 14 IMPENDING Darren Beadman James Doyle 8.1L 1 57kg $14
5 1 BLACK HEART BART Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 9.1L 3 59kg $5.50EF
6 11 DERRYN David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 11.6L 4 57kg $6
7 12 TYCOON TARA Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 12L 10 57kg $19
8 2 UNDER THE LOUVRE Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 12.2L 7 59kg $31
9 10 HOPFGARTEN Robert Heathcote Ronnie Stewart 12.7L 9 59kg $26
10 9 IN HIS STRIDE Rex Lipp Damian Browne 12.8L 2 59kg $151
11 7 START WONDERING (NZ) Evan & Jennifer J Rayner Johnathan Parkes 14.3L 11 59kg $26
12 3 JAPONISME Chris Waller Blake Shinn 23.3L 5 59kg $31
13 4 MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) Bjorn Baker Jeff Lloyd 27.1L 12 59kg $17
13 EGYPTIAN SYMBOL Bjorn Baker Damian Lane 0

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 Form Guide

Read our comprehensive 2017 Kingsford Smith Cup Form Guide & Preview on all the horses in the mix for the weight-for-age Group 1 now.

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.

The 2017 Kingsford Smith Cup Field attracted 14 final acceptors including the reigning Stradbroke Handicap winner Under The Louvre in his final career start, Black Heart Bart on the seven-day back-up out of The Goodwood in Adelaide, Doomben 10,000 runner-up Counterattack and last Saturday’s BRC Sprint winner Jungle Edge.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 2129x211x7 BLACK HEART BART Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 4 59kg 117
2 21x24550x0 UNDER THE LOUVRE Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 8 59kg 109
3 6039×65098 JAPONISME Chris Waller Blake Shinn 6 59kg 106
4 1210×15010 MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) Bjorn Baker Jeff Lloyd 13 59kg 111
5 x2602x8022 COUNTERATTACK Chris Waller Opie Bosson 7 59kg 106
6 111x640x91 CLEARLY INNOCENT Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 9 59kg 102
7 6x191212x6 START WONDERING (NZ) Evan & Jennifer J Rayner Johnathan Parkes 12 59kg 107
8 028×531351 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Kevin Forrester 14 59kg 108
9 2018235265 IN HIS STRIDE Rex Lipp Damian Browne 2 59kg 85
10 x4062538x2 HOPFGARTEN Robert Heathcote Ronnie Stewart 10 59kg 104
11 037×431813 DERRYN David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 5 57kg 104
12 0x11412x05 TYCOON TARA Peter & Paul Snowden 11 57kg 107
13 36x15162x5 EGYPTIAN SYMBOL Bjorn Baker Damian Lane 3 57kg 98
14 x3314x6433 IMPENDING Darren Beadman James Doyle 1 57kg 100

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.

The official 2017 BTC Cup Nominations are now out with 64 early entries including Fell Swoop chasing his maiden Group 1 win and the current Doomben 10,000 winner Music Magnate who won the Victory Stakes at Eagle Farm this season.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 1x111x5 ALL OVER BOSANOVA F 3 Mel Eggleston
2 520x21x137 ARTISTRY M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden
3 0210x5240x ATTENTION C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
4 3x242x111x BASSETT (NZ) G 4 Mick Price
5 025x75420x BIG MONEY G 7 Rodney Northam
6 12129x211x BLACK HEART BART G 6 Darren Weir
7 345xL760x8 BROOK ROAD M 6 Kris Lees
8 1111x640x9 CLEARLY INNOCENT G 5 Kris Lees
9 0x048286x4 COOLRING G 6 Bjorn Baker
10 7x2602x802 COUNTERATTACK H 4 Chris Waller
11 600x21172x DAL CIELO (NZ) G 4 Kris Lees
12 x359x47350 DANISH TWIST M 5 Kris Lees
13 2037×43181 DERRYN C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
14 x2x411113x ECKSTEIN F 3 Kurt Goldman
15 236x15162x EGYPTIAN SYMBOL M 4 Bjorn Baker
16 1x477x2504 EL DIVINO C 3 Darren Weir
17 x5470x1726 ENGLISH M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
18 16225×7200 FAATINAH G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
19 56x323x663 FELL SWOOP G 5 Matthew Dale
20 5x111410x FUHRYK F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
21 x377x0472x GOOD PROJECT H 5 Chris Waller
22 x1x14x3207 GUARD OF HONOUR C 3 Kris Lees
23 1x2411011x HALL OF FAME (NZ) C 3 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards
24 1x0192x519 HEAR THE CHANT F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
25 46x11470x6 HEART STARTER G 4 Darren Weir
26 x1323x224x HEROIC VALOUR C 3 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards
27 x4062538x2 HOPFGARTEN G 6 Robert Heathcote
28 x3314x6433 IMPENDING C 3 John O’Shea
29 205x11115x IN HER TIME M 4 Benjamin Smith
30 2018235265 IN HIS STRIDE G 4 Rex Lipp
31 x6039x6509 JAPONISME G 4 Chris Waller
32 34028×5313 JUNGLE EDGE G 6 Mick Bell
33 0x3021x875 KAEPERNICK G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
34 1124×2212 KEN’S DREAM C 3 Darren Weir
35 0x10x3815x LE CORDON BLEU G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
36 0x411351x3 LUCKY LIBERTY G 5 Henry Dwyer
37 110x13540x MACKINTOSH (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller
38 110x3630x9 MAHUTA H 4 Darren Weir
39 98x9310x21 MALIBU STYLE G 5 Neville Parnham
40 x227x430x1 MISS GUNPOWDER M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
41 x1210x1501 MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) G 5 Bjorn Baker
42 50×6120210 PERFECT DARE G 4 Matthew Dunn
43 14x110x191 QUATRONIC G 4 Matthew Dunn
44 10x54219x7 RAGEESE H 4 Darren Weir
45 x236710x99 REBEL DANE H 7 Gary Portelli
46 6148×51319 REIBY RAMPART M 4 Jason Attard
47 0759623234 ROUND MOUNTAIN GAL M 5 Philip Kimmet
48 324314x64x RUETTIGER (NZ) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
49 11114×16 RUSSIAN REVOLUTION C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
50 9x30380x95 SAVOUREUX M 5 Kris Lees
51 024x167x51 SECRET AGENDA M 4 Mick Price
52 21152x146x SHEIDEL M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
53 0x145167x8 SIR BACCHUS G 4 Chris Waller
54 425531120x SNOOPY G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
55 2020541×06 SOOBOOG H 4 Darren Weir
56 x6x191212x START WONDERING (NZ) G 6 Evan & J J Rayner
57 x348x8635x STRAWBERRY BOY G 8 Matthew Dunn
58 3761 STREETS BETTER C 3 Bryan & Daniel Guy
59 x112516x84 TAKEDOWN G 4 Gary Moore
60 121386618x THE MONSTAR G 6 Brett Cavanough
61 0x11412x05 TYCOON TARA M 6 Peter & Paul Snowden
62 321x24550x UNDER THE LOUVRE H 6 Robert Smerdon
63 1111x9171x VEGA MAGIC G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
64 311210×257 VOODOO LAD G 5 Darren Weir

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
2018
Kingsford Smith Cup
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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