Run over 1,300 metres, the Kingsford-Smith Cup is a Group 1 race taking place at Eagle Farm Racecourse. With an $700,000 prize purse, it attracts a lot of nationwide talent each year.
If you’re looking for a good lead in race to this one, consider the Doomben 10,000. This race itself serves as an excellent lead in to the
From 1964 to 1979, the race was run as a Principal Race. From 1980-1982, it was held as a Listed Race. It was upgraded to Group 3 for three years in 1983, followed by 18 years of Group 2 status. Ever since 2006, the race has been a Group 1 race.
Kingsford-Smith Cup 2019 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, May 25th, 2019
- Track Location: Eagle Farm Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Right-handed
- Race Distance: 1,300 metres
- Weight Conditions: Weight for age
- Qualification: Three year olds and over
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 1
- Operator: Brisbane Racing Club
- Prize Purse: $700,000
- Inaugural Race: 1964
Kingsford-Smith Cup Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the Kingsford-Smith Cup, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Kingsford-Smith Cup|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Kingsford-Smith Cup.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Kingsford-Smith Cup. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Kingsford-Smith Cup, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.|
|Quinella Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Kingsford-Smith Cup, in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Kingsford-Smith Cup to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Kingsford-Smith Cup to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Kingsford-Smith Cup to win the First 4.|
|Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)||You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Kingsford-Smith Cup, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Kingsford-Smith Cup
- Join up at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Kingsford-Smith Cup Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Kingsford-Smith Cup 2019 Odds
Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2019 edition of the Kingsford-Smith Cup here.
(Please note that the odds below are from 18/04/2019, prior to nominations or acceptances).
|All In||Win Odds||Place Odds|
|Home Of The Brave||7||2.5|
|Lean Mean Machine||26||7.3|
|Pretty In Pink||26||7.3|
|Chapter And Verse||51||14|
|Care To Think||61||16|
|Crack Me Up||61||16|
|Im A Rippa||101||26|
|Sold For Song||101||26|
Which Horse Will Win The Kingsford-Smith Cup
The best way to pick who will win the Kingsford-Smith Cup is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.
Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:
- Double Digit Runners – Favourites have shown poor form in this race in recent years. A strong competitor offering double digit odds is your best payout.
- Best Lead Up – The Doomben 10,000 is your best predictor for this race.
- Top Three Finishers – If you can find a runner that finished top three in their last race, they will offer a safer bet.
- Lucky Barriers – The most amount of wins have come from barrier 5.
Kingsford-Smith Cup Favourites
Early favourites include Santa Ana Lane, Home Of The Brave, Pierata and In Her Time.
Kingsford-Smith Cup 2019 Field
The field limit is 16. We display the 16 most likely runners in the table below.
- Osborne Bulls
- Home Of The Brave
- Champagne Cuddles
- Outback Barbie
- Winter Bride
- Le Romain
- Noble Boy
Kingsford-Smith Cup 2019 Tips
Favourite: Santa Ana Lane.
Best Bet: Pierata.
Best Roughie: Fifty Stars.
Kingsford-Smith Cup Race Day
Race day takes place on Saturday, the 25th of May, 2019.
Kingsford-Smith Cup Barrier Draw
The 2019 Kingsford-Smith Cup barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.
Kingsford-Smith Cup Nominations
Nominations close at 11 AM on Monday, the 19th of May, 2019.
Kingsford-Smith Cup Weights
Standard weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Tuesday, the 21st of May, 2019.
Kingsford-Smith Cup Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 22nd of May, 2019.
Kingsford-Smith Cup Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, the 22nd of May, 2019.
Kingsford-Smith Cup Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 25th of May, 2019.
Kingsford-Smith Cup Prize Money
The Kingsford-Smith Cup prize purse is worth $700,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.
Kingsford-Smith Cup Race Number
The Kingsford-Smith Cup is race number 1 on the 25th of May, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Eagle Farm Racecourse.
Kingsford-Smith Cup Form Guide
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2019’s Kingsford-Smith Cup has been released.
Kingsford-Smith Cup Live
You can watch or listen to the 2019 Kingsford-Smith Cup live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Kingsford-Smith Cup Winners
Winners of the Kingsford-Smith Cup for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. If you would like to see results going further back in history, please visit our winners page for this race.
|2018||Impending||James Cummings||Damian Browne||59 kg||1:19.51|
|2017||Clearly Innocent||Kris Lees||Hugh Bowman||59 kg||1:19.09|
|2016||Malaguerra||Anthony Freedman||Glen Colless||58.5 kg||1:08.73|
|2015||Hot Snitzel||Paul Snowden||Blake Shinn||58.5 kg||1:09.47|
|2014||Famous Seamus||Noel Mayfield-Smith||Ryan Wiggins||58.5 kg||1:09.06|
|2013||Your Song||Anthony Cummings||Peter Robl||57 kg||1:11.27|
|2012||Sea Siren||John O’Shea||Jim Cassidy||55 kg||1:08.10|
|2011||Black Caviar||Peter Moody||Luke Nolen||56.5 kg||1:08.85|
|2010||Albert The Fat||Eden Petrie||Damian Browne||58.5 kg||1:09.24|
|2009||Duporth||Anthony Cummings||Luke Nolen||57 kg||1:08.96|
|2008||Apache Cat||Greg Eurell||Corey Brown||58.5 kg||1:09.30|
|2007||Bentley Biscuit||Gai Waterhouse||Nash Rawiller||58.5 kg||1:08.57|
|2006||Gee I Jane||Neville Couchman||Scott Seamer||55 kg||1:08.63|
|2005||Spark Of Life||Allan Denham||Chris Munce||57.5 kg||1:09.00|
|2004||Thorn Park||Bob Thomsen||Danny Nikolic||57.5 kg||1:08.72|
|2003||Falvelon||Danny Bougoure||Alan Russell||57.5 kg||1:10.09|
|2002||Lord Essex||John Hawkes||Scott Galloway||57.5 kg||1:08.39|
|2001||Fritz||Neil Coulbeck||Noel Harris||57.5 kg||1:09.19|
|2000||Falvelon||Danny Bougoure||Michael Cahill||56 kg||1:08.46|