Kingsford Smith Cup

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

2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup Results

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

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 Kingsford0Smith 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 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.

There was no 2020 Kingsford-Smith Cup held due to COVID-19.

The 2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup runs on Saturday May 28, 2022. 

Kingsford-Smith Cup 2022
Date: Saturday May 28, 2022
Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
Distance: 1300m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $700,000

2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup Results

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

2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup Betting Odds

Formerly the BTC Cup – the Kingsford-Smith Cup 2022 betting odds on the hopeful winter sprinters plus market links to will be detailed below as soon as released.

Impending ($4.20 equal favourite in 2018) was the last favourite or equal favourite in Kingsford-Smith Cup betting to win and the first since Black Caviar (2011) when the event was run over 1200m as the BTC Cup.


2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup Form Guide

Stay tuned for our comprehensive 2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup Form Guide & Preview on all the horses in the mix for the weight-for-age Group 1.


2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup Field

The Kingsford-Smith Cup Field – formerly the BTC Cup – attracts a class line-up of local and interstate sprinting talent heading towards the Stradbroke Handicap a fortnight later back at Eagle Farm Racecourse each year. 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 2022 field and barriers are announced  by Racing Queensland on the Tuesday of race week and once released will be published in full below.

The 2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup final field features a capacity line-up of Stradbroke hopefuls led in betting by the widely-drawn Kiwi mare Entriviere coming off a first-up third in the Doomben 10,000 when narrowly beaten at a big price.

Scratched: #10 Sierra Sue (20) has been scratched from the Kingsford-Smith Cup field due to a very high temperature spike, and her Stradbroke Handicap bid is now also in danger. 

Click here to read more on the key horses in the 2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 174185×350 PRIVATE EYE Joseph Pride Brenton Avdulla 16 59kg 109
2 18x5x57304 LAWS OF INDICES (IRE) Annabel Neasham Ms Rachel King 21 59kg 108
3 12712×1273 ELLSBERG Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Nash Rawiller 12 59kg 108
4 756x4181x4 ELEVEN ELEVEN Gregory Hickman Hugh Bowman 4 59kg 107
5 0x114133x2 APACHE CHASE Desleigh Forster Jim Byrne 6 59kg 107
6 10x20x7986 WILD PLANET Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 19 59kg 105
7 1x14x47x55 ROTHFIRE Robert Heathcote James Orman 14 59kg 105
8 x0180x6072 OLMEDO (FR) Annabel Neasham Brodie Loy 3 59kg 105
9 3x5555x764 SIGNORE FOX Peter & Paul Snowden Ben Thompson 11 59kg 104
10 17100×4170 SIERRA SUE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 20 57kg 113
11 x37664x313 SEPTEMBER RUN Chris Waller Craig Williams 7 57kg 111
12 x134x152x3 ENTRIVIERE (NZ) Mark Walker Opie Bosson 17 57kg 109
13 2210×10332 PAULELE James Cummings James McDonald 8 57kg 107
14 1Lx12x1x07 ISOTOPE Tony Gollan Ryan Maloney 13 57kg 105
15 2286×23272 AWAY GAME Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 18 57kg 105
16 0x054x2626 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren & Dean Krongold Ms Jamie Kah 5 57kg 104
17e 6x662x61x2 SCALLOPINI Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted Boris Thornton 9 59kg 103
18e 5x43244x70 NICCANOVA Steve Tregea Anthony Allen 10 59kg 103
19e x418x93803 JAMAEA Robert & Luke Price Tommy Berry 15 55kg 102
20e 1745×24091 RANCH HAND Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 1 57kg 100
21e 27x1240x66 ALPINE EDGE Toby & Trent Edmonds Robbie Fradd 2 57kg 88

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup Nominations

The 2022 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 Kingsford-Smith Cup 2022 nominations close on Tuesday the 3rd of May, 2022.

The 2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup nominations attracted 61 early entries including Group 2 Victory Stakes winner Count De Rupee, the star Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Arrowfield 3YO Sprint winner Mazu and the Rob Heathcote-trained Rothfire.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 x320x4x68x ALLIGATOR BLOOD G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
2 127x1240x6 ALPINE EDGE C 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds
3 x1364x1x11 ANDERMATT G 4 James Cummings
4 10x114133x APACHE CHASE G 4 Desleigh Forster
5 1125x BATTLETON G 3 Bjorn Baker
6 10x054x262 BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 5 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold
7 40x02108x2 BUFFALO RIVER (USA) G 6 Michael Moroney
8 1016x CACOFONIX C 3 Kris Lees
9 x10x177x6x CHAILLOT M 5 Archie Alexander
10 x1321x0021 COUNT DE RUPEE G 4 Robert & Luke Price
11 x607x0006x DAWN PASSAGE G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
12 6756x4181x ELEVEN ELEVEN G 5 Gregory Hickman
13 12712×1273 ELLSBERG H 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
14 x8181x29x6 EMERALD KINGDOM G 7 Robert Heathcote
15 2x134x152x ENTRIVIERE (NZ) M 5 Mark Walker
16 22x4128x31 EXOTIC RUBY M 6 Bjorn Baker
17 415x770x14 GEM SONG G 6 Kris Lees
18 x4560x70x8 GREYWORM G 7 Neville Boyle
19 206x83127x HOLYFIELD G 4 Annabel Neasham
20 00x582x450 I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden
21 x12938x587 INGRATIATING C 3 James Cummings
22 603446021x IRISH SONGS G 6 Kurt Goldman
23 1Lx12x1x0x ISOTOPE M 4 Tony Gollan
24 x418x93803 JAMAEA F 3 Robert & Luke Price
25 2x147410x1 KEMENTARI G 7 James Cummings
26 1x3764x113 KINLOCH G 4 Kris Lees
27 1x599x0480 KOLDING (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller
28 18x5x57304 LAWS OF INDICES (IRE) H 4 Annabel Neasham
29 227×1124 LOCH EAGLE C 3 Kris Lees
30 x5661x1111 MAZU G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
31 14x112x9 ME ME LAGARDE F 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds
32 221x31344x MRS ORB (USA) M 7 Bjorn Baker
33 124x51460x MUGATOO (IRE) G 7 Kris Lees
34 05x43244x7 NICCANOVA G 8 Steve Tregea
35 0x403x9x17 NOT AN OPTION G 4 Michael Moroney
36 0x0180x607 OLMEDO (FR) H 7 Annabel Neasham
37 12210×1033 PAULELE C 3 James Cummings
38 53x80x5039 POLAND G 4 Michael Moroney
39 x33306719x PRIME CANDIDATE G 7 Bjorn Baker
40 110x44x11x PRINCE OF BOOM G 3 Robert Heathcote
41 174185×350 PRIVATE EYE G 4 Joseph Pride
42 x1745x2409 RANCH HAND C 3 Chris Waller
43 11x14x47x5 ROTHFIRE G 4 Robert Heathcote
44 6x662x61x2 SCALLOPINI G 7 Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted
45 x37664x31x SEPTEMBER RUN M 4 Chris Waller
46 610x5796x0 SHAQUERO C 3 Chris Waller
47 0252121177 SHELBY SIXTYSIX G 5 Danny Williams
48 0x111x35x2 SHOOTING FOR GOLD G 4 Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted
49 33x5555x76 SIGNORE FOX H 6 Peter & Paul Snowden
50 x11116x222 SIR WARWICK G 4 Jake Capewell
51 3x3311111x SKY BOY G 7 Anthony Cummings
52 1630x362x4 STARTANTES F 3 Robert Heathcote
53 75483×5632 STREETS OF AVALON G 7 Shane Nichols
54 11x750x11x SWORD OF STATE C 3 Mark Walker
55 1313×37263 THE ASTROLOGIST G 5 Leon & Troy Corstens
56 19x8x7x075 TRUMBULL (NZ) G 6 Kim Waugh
57 80x87x0979 TYZONE G 8 Toby & Trent Edmonds
58 41053×3736 VANGELIC M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
59 94x62412x0 VEGA ONE G 6 Tony Gollan
60 0420×71645 WANDABAA M 5 Kris Lees
61 10x20x7986 WILD PLANET G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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
Kingsford Smith Cup
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
Kingsford Smith Cup
1st Vega One 1 minute 16.91 seconds
2nd Jonker
3rd Signore Fox
Kingsford Smith Cup
Race Not Held Due to COVID-19
1st TBD
Kingsford Smith Cup
1st The Bostonian 1 minute 15.51 seconds
2nd Princess Posh
3rd Trekking
Kingsford Smith Cup
1st Impending 1 minute 19.5 seconds
2nd Le Romain
3rd Champagne Cuddles
Kingsford Smith Cup
1st Clearly Innocent 1 minute 19.09 seconds
2nd Jungle Edge
3rd Counterattack
1st Malaguerra 1 minute 08.73 seconds
2nd Dothraki
3rd Japonisme
1st Hot Snitzel 1 minute 09.47 seconds
2nd Knoydart
3rd Our Boy Malachi
1st Famous Seamus 1 minute 9.06 seconds
2nd Spirit Of Boom
3rd Buffering
1st Your Song 1 minute 11.3 seconds
2nd Rain Affair
3rd Better Than Ready
1st Sea Siren 1 minute 08.3 seconds
2nd Scenic Blast
3rd Beaded
1st Black Caviar 1 minute 08.8 seconds
2nd Hay List
3rd Buffering
1st Albert The Fat 1 minute 9.24 seconds
2nd Melito
3rd Latin News
1st Duporth 1 minute 8.9 seconds
2nd Bank Robber
3rd Apache Cat
1st Apache Cat 1 minute 9.3 seconds
2nd Vormista
3rd Swiss Ace
1st Bentley Biscuit 1 minute 8.5 seconds
2nd Takeover Target
3rd Mitanni
1st Gee I Jane 1 minute 8.6 seconds
2nd Daunting Lad
3rd All Bar One
1st Spark Of Life 1 minute 9 seconds
2nd St Basil
3rd Regimental Gal
1st Thorn Park 1 minute 8.7 seconds
2nd Star Of Florida
3rd Regimental Gal
1st Falvelon 1 minute 10 seconds
2nd Make Mine Magic
3rd Diamond Dane
1st Lord Essex 1 minute 8.3 seconds
2nd Falvelon
3rd Phoenix Park
1st Fritz 1 minute 9.1 seconds
2nd Show A Heart
3rd King Lotto
1st Falvelon 1 minute 8.4 seconds
2nd Mr Innocent
3rd Toledo

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