Looking for early info on this year’s Kingsford-Smith Cup? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 1,300 metres, the Kingsford-Smith Cup is a Group 1 race taking place at Eagle Farm Racecourse. With a $700,000 prize purse, the sprint feature is the third elite level of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.
The now weight-for-age race was formerly known as the BTC Cup and contested over 1200m at Doomben before being changed to the 1300m Kingsford-Smith Cup held at Eagle Farm from 2017 onwards.
The Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m) held a fortnight prior is now the key lead-up into the Kingsford-Smith Cup and The Bostonian (2019) was the last horse to do the double. More recently in 2021 Vega One improved on a lead-up fourth in the Doomben 10,000 to win the Kingsford-Smith Cup and also continued on to finish second in that year’s Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m).
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.
There was no 2020 Kingsford-Smith Cup due to COVID-19.
Kingsford-Smith Cup 2022 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, May 28th, 2022
- 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
- 2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup Winner: Apache Chase
Kingsford Smith Cup 2022 RESULTS
The official 2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday May 28th, 2022.
- #5 Apache Chase
- #13 Paulele
- #4 Eleven Eleven
Local trainer Desleigh Forster enjoyed her maiden Group 1 success preparing smart four-year-old Apache Chase ($12) for his all-the-way win over Godolphin-raced three-year-old Paulele in the 2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup results ahead of a potential Group 1 Stradbroke run on June 11.
Kingsford Smith Cup Betting 2022
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 in 2022
- Login at neds.com.au
- 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 2022 Odds
Early market betting odds on the 2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.
Which Horse Will Win The Kingsford-Smith Cup
The best way to pick which horse will win the Kingsford-Smith Cup in 2022 is to take into account their lead-up winter racing form, assess the barriers, look for the proven Group 1 runners and those from interstate stables.
Additional factors to consider when picking the Kingsford-Smith Cup winner include:
- Double Digit Runners – Favourites have shown poor form in this race in recent years. A strong competitor offering double digit odds is your best pay-out. Apache Chase ($12 in 2022) was the last Kingsford-Smith Cup winner to salute at double-figures.
- Best Lead Up – The Doomben 10,000 is your best predictor for this race. Most recently, the James Cummings-trained three-year-old Paulele ran second in both the Doomben 10,000 and the Kingsford-Smith Cup results.
Kingsford-Smith Cup Favourites 2022
Early favourites in 2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup betting include the Godolphin-raced Paulele and the Kiwi-trained mare Entriviere who ran second and third respectively in the Doomben 10,000 last start.
Since Black Caviar (2011) the only Kingsford-Smith Cup favourite to win was Impending ($4.20 equal favourite) in 2018.
Kingsford-Smith Cup Field 2022
The official 2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup field of final acceptances is announced on the Tuesday of race week and will be published right here.
Entriviere and Paulele coming off Doomben 10,000 placings headline the Kingsford-Smith Cup 2022 final field and betting markets for this Saturday at Eagle Farm.
- 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.
Kingsford-Smith Cup 2022 Tips
Favourite: #12 Entriviere ($4.40 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #13 Paulele ($4.50 at time of publish)
Best Roughie: #11 September Run ($14 at time of publish)
Our exclusive 2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview published on the Neds Blog.
Kingsford-Smith Cup Race Day 2022
2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup Day takes place on Saturday, the 28th of May, 2022. Along with the Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup the other key races on the card are the:
- Group 1 $1 million Queensland Derby (2400m),
- Group 2 $1 million BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m),
- Group 3 $250,000 Fred Best Classic (1400m),
- Group 3 $200,000 Premier’s Cup (2400m), and the
- Group 3 $150,000 Lord Mayor’s Cup (1800m).
In 2022 Queensland Derby Day will also feature the rescheduled:
- Group 1 $1,000,000 Doomben Cup (2100m),
- Group 2 $250,000 The Roses (2100m), and the
- Group 3 $250,000 BRC Sprint (1300m).
Kingsford-Smith Cup Barrier Draw 2022
The 2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Kingsford-Smith Cup Field section.
Kingsford-Smith Cup Nominations 2022
Nominations close at 11AM on Tuesday the 3rd of May, 2022.
The 2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup nominations drew 61 potential Stradbroke-bound runners including the in-form Mazu for Team Snowden and Group 2 Victory Stakes winner Count De Rupee.
|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|
|4||10x114133x||APACHE CHASE||G||4||Desleigh Forster|
|6||10x054x262||BROOKLYN HUSTLE||M||5||Jason Warren & Dean Krongold|
|7||40x02108x2||BUFFALO RIVER (USA)||G||6||Michael Moroney|
|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|
|20||00x582x450||I AM SUPERMAN (IRE)||G||6||Peter & Paul Snowden|
|22||603446021x||IRISH SONGS||G||6||Kurt Goldman|
|24||x418x93803||JAMAEA||F||3||Robert & Luke Price|
|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|
|35||0x403x9x17||NOT AN OPTION||G||4||Michael Moroney|
|36||0x0180x607||OLMEDO (FR)||H||7||Annabel Neasham|
|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|
|44||6x662x61x2||SCALLOPINI||G||7||Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted|
|45||x37664x31x||SEPTEMBER RUN||M||4||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|
|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|
|61||10x20x7986||WILD PLANET||G||6||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Kingsford-Smith Cup Weights 2022
Standard weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Tuesday, the 24th of May, 2022 with weights on the final acceptors to be published in our above Kingsford-Smith Cup Field section.
Kingsford-Smith Cup Acceptances 2022
Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Tuesday, the 24th of May, 2022 and will be published in our above Kingsford-Smith Cup Field section.
Kingsford-Smith Cup Jockeys 2022
The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, the 25th of May, 2022 with jockeys to be published in our above Kingsford-Smith Cup Field section.
Kingsford-Smith Cup Scratchings 2022
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 28th of May, 2022.
2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup Scratchings:
- #10 Sierra Sue (20)
Kingsford-Smith Cup Prize Money 2022
The Kingsford-Smith Cup prize purse is worth $700,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.
Kingsford-Smith Cup Race Number 2022
The 2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup is set to run as Eagle Farm Race 9 at 3:58pm (AEST) on Saturday the 28th of May, 2022. There are now ten races in total that day at Eagle Farm Racecourse.
Kingsford-Smith Cup Form Guide 2022
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup Form Guide following final acceptances.
Kingsford-Smith Cup Live 2022
You can watch or listen to the 2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Free to air television: Seven Network
Kingsford-Smith Cup Winners
Winners of the Kingsford-Smith Cup going back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below. For a complete list of past BTC Cup / Kingsford-Smith Cup winners from 1964 to the present – click here.
|2022||Apache Chase||Desleigh Forster||Jim Byrne||59 kg||1:16.39|
|2021||Vega One||Tony Gollan||Ms Jamie Kah||59 kg||1:16.91|
Race Not Held (COVID-19)
|2019||The Bostonian||Tony Pike||Michael Cahill||59 kg||1:15.51|
|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|