Kingsford Smith Cup

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



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.

In 2018 the Kingsford-Smith Cup takes place over 1350m distance back at Doomben Racecourse due to the ongoing issues at Eagle Farm.

The 2018 Kingsford Smith Cup (formerly the BTC Cup) runs on Saturday May 26, 2018.

Kingsford Smith Cup 2018
Date: Saturday May 26, 2018
Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse (Doomben in 2018
Distance: 1300m (1350m in 2018)
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $700,000

2018 Kingsford Smith Cup Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2018 Kingsford Smith Cup Odds & Betting

Formerly the BTC Cup – the Kingsford Smith Cup 2018 betting odds on the hopeful winter sprinters plus market links to Ladbrokes.com.au are detailed below for betting purposes.

2018 Kingsford Smith Cup Form Guide

Stay tuned for our comprehensive 2018 Kingsford Smith Cup Form Guide & Preview on all the horses in the mix for the weight-for-age Group 1.

2018 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 features a host of gallopers coming off a lead-up run in the Doomben 10,000 two weeks prior.

The official Kingsford Smith Cup 2018 field and barriers have been released and can be seen published in full below as announced by Racing Queensland.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 3341x23x12 IMPENDING James Cummings Damian Browne 9 59kg 112
2 2x250x7423 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 5 59kg 116
3 211x1112x6 CARE TO THINK Matthew Dunn James McDonald 11 59kg 105
4 x641241x28 MOST IMPORTANT Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 3 59kg 106
5 290x2860x5 SPIETH (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 2 59kg 106
6 11x1170x40 MONSIEUR GUSTAVE Darryl Hansen 6 59kg 104
7 5x6001056x LUCKY HUSSLER Darren Weir Damian Lane 7 59kg 112
8 0x360x3149 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) Chris Waller Tye Angland 4 59kg 107
9 x4269x5261 ENGLISH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 1 57kg 115
10 x160x117x2 VOLPE VELOCE Graham Richardson & Gavin Parker Jake Bayliss 8 57kg 105
11 x1x32222x1 CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES Bjorn Baker Corey Brown 10 55kg 98

2018 Kingsford Smith Cup Nominations

The 2018 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.

The official Kingsford Smith Cup 2018 Nominations attracted 60 winter sprint types including star mare In Her Time tracking towards The Everest 2018 in the spring, Kris Lees’ multiple Group 1 winner Le Romain and the reigning Stradbroke Handicap winner Impending.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 115330×371 BURNING PASSION G 6 Mark Newnham
2 2211x1112x CARE TO THINK G 4 Matthew Dunn
3 1330×60371 CATCHY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
4 x1233x600x CELLARGIRL F 3 Kelly Schweida
5 1331511141 CELLARMAN G 4 Chris Waller
6 117x90x CHAMP ELECT F 3 Chris Munce
7 1x1x32222x CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES F 3 Bjorn Baker
8 50x24271x8 CHARLIE BOY G 7 Tony Gollan
9 3x385x666x CLEARLY INNOCENT G 6 Kris Lees
10 x7490x3900 DANISH TWIST M 6 Kris Lees
11 x2x533x98x DANON LIBERTY (JPN) H 6 Darren Weir
12 68x008x90x DERRYN H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
13 x0636x500x ECHO EFFECT G 4 Kristen Buchanan
14 0x360x3149 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) H 6 Chris Waller
15 6x4269x526 ENGLISH M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
16 900821×091 FASTNET TEMPEST (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
17 1024x70x05 FIRST AMONG EQUALS G 6 Darren Weir
18 451x3126x4 FIRSTHAND G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
19 2x11013x0x FORMALITY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
20 23475×3848 FOXPLAY M 4 Chris Waller
21 47x12x0201 GLENALL H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
22 75x319450x GRANDE ROSSO G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden
23 1111x336x7 HAVASAY G 5 Liam Birchley
24 144×312116 HOLY BLADE C 3 Darren Weir
25 5x3179x316 HOUTZEN F 3 Toby Edmonds
26 43341x23x1 IMPENDING H 4 James Cummings
27 523x112x13 IN HER TIME M 5 Benjamin Smith
28 112x13x350 INVINCIBLE GEM M 4 Kris Lees
29 02x250x742 LE ROMAIN G 5 Kris Lees
30 1184216×50 LUBITON M 4 Bjorn Baker
31 5x6001056x LUCKY HUSSLER G 8 Darren Weir
32 10x430x701 MISS GUNPOWDER M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
33 411x1170x4 MONSIEUR GUSTAVE G 5 Darryl Hansen
34 0x641241x2 MOST IMPORTANT G 5 Tony Gollan
35 x1220x2869 MR SNEAKY G 4 Anthony Freedman
36 119x4407x0 OURS TO KEEP G 3 Chris Munce
37 673715×579 PERAST C 3 Paul Perry
38 3347×28111 QUILISTA M 4 Darren Weir
39 1x1111x212 REDZEL G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden
40 55x341x6x0 SANTA ANA LANE G 5 Anthony Freedman
41 0x731x076x SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller
42 21250x377x SHOGUN SUN G 3 Kelly Schweida
43 x8485313x1 SIREN’S FURY M 4 Jason Coyle
44 20x20x380x SNOOPY G 5 Chris Munce
45 314270×017 SOVEREIGN NATION G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
46 x290x2860x SPIETH (NZ) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
47 8x6132121x STELLAR COLLISION G 5 Darren Weir
48 30x15x4546 SUPIDO H 6 Michael Kent
49 x5400x7805 TAKEDOWN G 5 Gary Moore
50 1112x314x2 TEST THE WORLD (NZ) M 4 Bjorn Baker
51 70600×8555 THE MISSION C 3 Paul Perry
52 6x13x1402x THRONUM H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
53 2450x4150x TULIP F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
54 130x61486x ULMANN G 6 Darren Weir
55 212x2411x2 VIDDORA M 5 Lloyd Kennewell
56 x160x117x2 VOLPE VELOCE M 4 Graham Richardson
57 0x257x145x VOODOO LAD G 6 Darren Weir
58 32x699778x WELL SPRUNG G 5 Kris Lees
59 537360×141 WHISPERING BROOK M 4 Darren Weir
60 112x110x35 WHITE MOSS M 4 Jason Coyle

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 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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