Kingsford-Smith Cup Tips & Betting advice

Kingsford-Smith Cup 2019

Date Saturday, 25 May, 2019
Track Eagle Farm Racecourse
Distance 1300m
Class Group 1
Race Type Weight for Age

Prizemoney $700,000
Age 3YO and Upwards


Our experts will have their pre-race predictions and Kingsford-Smith Cup betting selections available for the Group 1 race.

  • The race replaced the BTC Cup in 2017
  • Apache Cat and Black Caviar are former winners

  • Doomben 10,000 is a key lead up race


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Kingsford-Smith Cup History and Guide

The Kingsford-Smith Cup was introduced as a new race in 2017 and is the first Group 1 to take place at Eagle Farm during the Brisbane Winter Carnival.

The race replaces the BTC Cup, which was previously the first major race of the Carnival at Doomben Racecourse before a rejig of the Brisbane schedule.

Run over the sprint distance of 1300m, the Kingsford-Smith Cup is an open weight for age race and pits some of the best talents together chasing a Group 1 prize. Some will be making their seasonal debuts, while other will be back from a short break following the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

The BTC Cup was first held in 1964, when known as the BATC J.T. Delaney Quality Handicap and won by Rashlore. The race has been held under several different names during its existence with the BTC Cup name settled upon in 2009. Its stock has risen significantly throughout the years with the race becoming a Group 1 contest in 2006, the year in which Gee I Jane caused a shock.

Some notable names are on the roll of honour of the BTC Cup, not least the unbeaten Black Caviar, who took the race in 2011, and smart sprinters Falvelon, a dual winner, Apache Cat, Vinegar Joe, Strawberry Road, High Regard, Accomplice, Lord Essex, Albert The Fat and back-to-back BTC Cup winner Buck’s Pride.

The distance of the race was lengthened to 1300m when becoming the Kingsford-Smith Cup.

Kingsford-Smith Cup Winners (Since 2000)

BTC Cup (1200m)
2000 Falvelon
2001 Fritz
2002 Lord Essex
2003 Falvelon
2004 Thorn Park
2005 Spark Of Life
2006 Gee I Jane
2007 Bentley Biscuit
2008 Apache Cat
2009 Duporth
2010 Albert The Fat
2011 Black Caviar
2012 Sea Siren
2013 Your Song
2014 Famous Seamous
2015 Hot Snitzel
2016 Malaguerra
Kingsford-Smith Cup (1300m)
2017 Clearly Innocent
2018 Impending
2019 The Bostonian

Eagle Farm Track Description

Eagle Farm Racecourse is an even oval-shaped track with sweeping bends on either side of the straight. Races are conducted in a clockwise direction.

The course proper has a circumference of 2027m and the home straight is 434m long.

Eagle Farm Racecourse History

Eagle Farm Racecourse is one of Queensland’s premier racecourses and was listed on the Queensland Heritage Register in 2004.

The Eagle Farm Racecourse was established in 1863 and had its main grandstand completed in 1890. Hunter and Corrie and architect John H. Buckeridge jointly designed the grandstands which are known as the Paddock Stands.

In 1941 Eagle Farm Racecourse was taken over by the military authorities to house thousands of American troops during the Pacific War. It was then known as U.S. Camp Ascot.

Eagle Farm has undergone a major redevelopment pning almost two years and reopened during the 2016 Brisbane Winter Carnival.

It is located at one end of Racecourse Road in the suburb of Ascot, approximately 7km from the Brisbane CBD. Doomben Racecourse is located nearby in the same suburb.