Kingsford-Smith Cup

Kingsford-Smith Cup, Eagle Farm

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

  1. Join up at
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. 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).
  5. 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
All In Win Place
Osborne Bulls 4.2 1.8
Pierata 5 2
Zoustyle 6 2.25
Home Of The Brave 7 2.5
Champagne Cuddles 8 2.75
Zousain 10 3.25
Outback Barbie 14 4.25
Graff 16 4.75
Invincibella 16 4.75
Sesar 16 4.75
Winter Bride 17 5
Avantage 21 6
Boomsara 21 6
Le Romain 21 6
Noble Boy 21 6
Seaway 21 6
Encryption 26 7.3
Fifty Stars 26 7.3
Lean Mean Machine 26 7.3
Malaguerra 26 7.3
Menari 26 7.3
Pretty In Pink 26 7.3
Redouble 26 7.3
Cellarman 31 8.5
Deprive 31 8.5
Sexy Eyes 31 8.5
Trekking 31 8.5
Victorem 31 8.5
Volpe Veloce 31 8.5
Spright 41 11
Chapter And Verse 51 14
Gem Song 51 14
Grey Shadow 51 14
Mandela Effect 51 14
Manicure 51 14
Military Zone 51 14
Reckless Choice 51 14
Spin 51 14
Whypeeo 51 14
Zumbelina 51 14
Addictive Nature 61 16
Baller 61 16
Care To Think 61 16
Crack Me Up 61 16
Ever Loyal 61 16
Isaurian 61 16
Mishani Hustler 61 16
Problem Solver 61 16
The Bostonian 61 16
Tonsor 61 16
Belflyer 101 26
Im A Rippa 101 26
Jungle Edge 101 26
Kaepernick 101 26
Miss Que 101 26
Most Important 101 26
Perast 101 26
Sold For Song 101 26
Tyzone 101 26
Wagner 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.

  1. Osborne Bulls
  2. Pierata
  3. Zoustyle
  4. Home Of The Brave
  5. Champagne Cuddles
  6. Zousain
  7. Outback Barbie
  8. Graff
  9. Invincibella
  10. Sesar
  11. Winter Bride
  12. Avantage
  13. Boomsara
  14. Le Romain
  15. Noble Boy
  16. Seaway

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.

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

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.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
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