Kingsford Smith Cup

Kingsford-Smith Cup Winners: The Bostonian (2019) | Photo: Steve Hart |

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. 

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 2021 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, May 29th, 2021
  • 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
  • 2021 Kingsford-Smith Cup Winner: TBD

Kingsford Smith Cup 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Kingsford-Smith Cup results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday May 29th, 2021. 

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Kingsford Smith Cup Betting 2021

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

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  2. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  3. 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).
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Kingsford-Smith Cup 2021 ODDS

Early market betting odds on the 2021 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

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.

Kingsford-Smith Cup Favourites 2021

Early favourites in 2021 Kingsford-Smith Cup betting include the 2019 third placed Trekking, his fellow Group 1 winning stablemate Savatiano and gun young colt Prague

Since Black Caviar (2011) the only Kingsford-Smith Cup favourite to win was Impending ($4.20 equal favourite) in 2018.

Kingsford-Smith Cup Field 2021

The official 2021 Kingsford-Smith Cup field of final acceptances is announced on the Tuesday of race week and will be published right here.

Kingsford-Smith Cup 2021 Tips

Favourite: TBC

Best Bet: TBC

Best Roughie: TBC

Our exclusive 2021 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 2021

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 29th of May, 2021. Along with the Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup the other elite level feature on the card is the Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) for the three-year-old stayers. The program also features a further four Group status races including the Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes for the JJ Atkins-bound juveniles. 

Kingsford-Smith Cup Barrier Draw 2021

The 2021 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 2021

Nominations close at 11AM on Tuesday the 4th of May, 2021. 

A host of Group 1 sprint stars headline the 62 Kingsford-Smith Cup 2021 nominations that have now been released including the 2019 Stradbroke champion Trekking who ran third in this race that year.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 x226x82234 AMISH BOY C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
2 12x163x5x6 ARAPAHO (FR) H 4 Bjorn Baker
3 27113112×0 ATHIRI M 4 James Cummings
4 4215x2330x AWAY GAME F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
5 0324×52336 BELLA NIPOTINA F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
6 61x575615x BLAZEJOWSKI G 6 Greg Eurell
7 x111112x4x BLESS HER M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
8 0x42x6689x BOOMSARA G 5 Chris Munce
9 x1344x4875 BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 4 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold
10 221x1531x2 COUNT DE RUPEE G 3 Robert & Luke Price
11 x1114x4937 DAME GISELLE F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
12 x491122x19 ENCHANTED HEART M 4 Kris Lees
13 320x6152x6 EXHILARATES M 4 James Cummings
14 33x1121x EXPRESS FANTASY (NZ) M 5 David Vandyke
15 2x3117x595 FIESTA M 5 Chris Waller
16 x8195x6042 FLAT HEAVEN (FR) G 6 Bjorn Baker
17 29010×5950 FLIT M 4 James Cummings
18 x6220x4480 FUNSTAR M 4 Chris Waller
19 62x21111x2 GARIBALDI G 4 Tony Gollan
20 1×15 GAROPPOLO (NZ) G 3 Maryann Brosnan
21 x450x1680x GRAFF H 5 Tony Gollan
22 9x4116x811 GROUNDSWELL G 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman
23 19x6130x05 HOLYFIELD C 3 Annabel Neasham
24 0x1107x410 I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) H 5 Peter & Paul Snowden
25 x34303x200 IMAGING (GB) G 6 Chris Waller
26 753x121x3x JONKER H 5 Tony Gollan
27 0x45381x66 KEMENTARI G 6 James Cummings
28 050x30030x KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller
29 12x469x8 KUMASI C 3 Kacy Fogden
30 x26462x220 LYRE M 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman
31 x6741x260x MADAM ROUGE M 5 Chris Waller
32 3x0x602200 MIZZY M 5 Anthony Cummings
33 05068622×1 NICCANOVA G 7 Steve Tregea
34 42x8x60x01 OLMEDO (FR) H 6 Annabel Neasham
35 10639x80x3 PENNINO M 5 Darryl Hansen
36 62x48x3434 PRAGUE C 3 Annabel Neasham
37 46x3116x11 RACECOURSE ROAD G 5 Kelly Schweida
38 x59146x243 RIDDLE ME THAT G 4 Matt Laurie
39 x183x111x5 ROCKETING BY C 3 David Pfieffer
40 6x1801x112 SAVATIANO M 6 James Cummings
41 6388141×91 SAVATOXL G 5 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
42 10x110x97x SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
43 0146730×15 SIGNORE FOX H 5 Peter & Paul Snowden
44 113x21x11 SKINS G 5 David Vandyke
45 73410×5161 SO SI BON G 7 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
46 1x345025x0 SPECIAL REWARD G 5 Kris Lees
47 1x5658x401 SPLINTEX H 4 Mark Newnham
48 5x370215x6 STAMPE G 4 Chris Munce
49 x46160x172 SUBPOENAED (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller
50 4354x49x32 SUPERIUM G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
51 9941×50841 SWEET DEAL M 6 John Thompson
52 254x6616x2 TAKSU G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
53 33x122145x THE ASTROLOGIST G 4 Leon & Troy Corstens
54 x11111x55x THE HARROVIAN G 7 Toby & Trent Edmonds
55 351x3597x7 TOFANE (NZ) M 5 Michael Moroney
56 219x2424x5 TREKKING G 6 James Cummings
57 11x4494x62 VEGA ONE G 5 Tony Gollan
58 x2x010x393 VICTOREM G 6 Jenny Graham
59 22324×4336 WANDABAA M 4 Kris Lees
60 410x81910x WILD PLANET G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
61 38x113x161 WILD RULER C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
62 x115x08x26 WISDOM OF WATER C 3 Annabel Neasham

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Kingsford-Smith Cup Weights 2021

Standard weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Tuesday, the 25th of May, 2021 with weights on the final acceptors to be published in our above Kingsford-Smith Cup Field section. 

Kingsford-Smith Cup Acceptances 2021

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Tuesday, the 25th of May, 2021 and will be published in our above Kingsford-Smith Cup Field section. 

Kingsford-Smith Cup Jockeys 2021

The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, the 26th of May, 2021 with jockeys to be published in our above Kingsford-Smith Cup Field section.

Kingsford-Smith Cup Scratchings 2021

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 29th of May, 2021.

Kingsford-Smith Cup Prize Money 2021

The Kingsford-Smith Cup prize purse is worth $700,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $420,000
2nd $126,000
3rd $63,000
4th $31,500
5th $17,500
6th $8,400
7th $8,400
8th $8,400
9th $8,400
10th $8,400

Kingsford-Smith Cup Race Number 2021

The 2021 Kingsford-Smith Cup race number is TBC for Saturday the 29th of May, 2021. There are nine races in total that day at Eagle Farm Racecourse.

Kingsford-Smith Cup Form Guide 2021

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 the 2021 Kingsford-Smith Cup has been released.

Kingsford-Smith Cup Live 2021

You can watch or listen to the 2021 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: Channel 7

Kingsford-Smith Cup Winners

Winners of the Kingsford-Smith Cup going back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time

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