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. 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. 

  1. #5 Apache Chase
  2. #13 Paulele
  3. #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

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 in 2022

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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 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

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:

In 2022 Queensland Derby Day will also feature the rescheduled:

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
3 x1364x1x11 ANDERMATT G 4 James Cummings
4 10x114133x APACHE CHASE G 4 Desleigh Forster
5 1125x BATTLETON G 3 Bjorn Baker
6 10x054x262 BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 5 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold
7 40x02108x2 BUFFALO RIVER (USA) G 6 Michael Moroney
8 1016x CACOFONIX C 3 Kris Lees
9 x10x177x6x CHAILLOT M 5 Archie Alexander
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
18 x4560x70x8 GREYWORM G 7 Neville Boyle
19 206x83127x HOLYFIELD G 4 Annabel Neasham
20 00x582x450 I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden
21 x12938x587 INGRATIATING C 3 James Cummings
22 603446021x IRISH SONGS G 6 Kurt Goldman
23 1Lx12x1x0x ISOTOPE M 4 Tony Gollan
24 x418x93803 JAMAEA F 3 Robert & Luke Price
25 2x147410x1 KEMENTARI G 7 James Cummings
26 1x3764x113 KINLOCH G 4 Kris Lees
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
34 05x43244x7 NICCANOVA G 8 Steve Tregea
35 0x403x9x17 NOT AN OPTION G 4 Michael Moroney
36 0x0180x607 OLMEDO (FR) H 7 Annabel Neasham
37 12210×1033 PAULELE C 3 James Cummings
38 53x80x5039 POLAND G 4 Michael Moroney
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
43 11x14x47x5 ROTHFIRE G 4 Robert Heathcote
44 6x662x61x2 SCALLOPINI G 7 Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted
45 x37664x31x SEPTEMBER RUN M 4 Chris Waller
46 610x5796x0 SHAQUERO C 3 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
52 1630x362x4 STARTANTES F 3 Robert Heathcote
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
60 0420×71645 WANDABAA M 5 Kris Lees
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.

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 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

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
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