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.
Kingsford Smith Cup Betting 2021
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
- 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 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 neds.com.au.
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
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|
|4||4215x2330x||AWAY GAME||F||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|5||0324×52336||BELLA NIPOTINA||F||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|7||x111112x4x||BLESS HER||M||4||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young|
|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|
|14||33x1121x||EXPRESS FANTASY (NZ)||M||5||David Vandyke|
|16||x8195x6042||FLAT HEAVEN (FR)||G||6||Bjorn Baker|
|20||1×15||GAROPPOLO (NZ)||G||3||Maryann Brosnan|
|22||9x4116x811||GROUNDSWELL||G||4||Anthony & Sam Freedman|
|24||0x1107x410||I AM SUPERMAN (IRE)||H||5||Peter & Paul Snowden|
|25||x34303x200||IMAGING (GB)||G||6||Chris Waller|
|28||050x30030x||KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE)||G||7||Chris Waller|
|30||x26462x220||LYRE||M||4||Anthony & Sam Freedman|
|31||x6741x260x||MADAM ROUGE||M||5||Chris Waller|
|34||42x8x60x01||OLMEDO (FR)||H||6||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|
|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|
|45||73410×5161||SO SI BON||G||7||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes|
|46||1x345025x0||SPECIAL REWARD||G||5||Kris Lees|
|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|
|57||11x4494x62||VEGA ONE||G||5||Tony Gollan|
|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.
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.
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|