The Kingsford-Smith Cup is a race run by the Brisbane Turf Club and is a Group One conducted over the Queensland Winter Carnival. The race itself has carried the Kingsford-Smith Cup name since 2017 and prior to that was known as the BTC Cup. The Kingsford-Smith Cup is held under weight-for-age conditions and is open to three-year-olds and up over 1300 metres.
With a total prize pool of $700,000, money is paid all the way from first through to tenth (10th) place. Prizemoney of $420,000 to the winner while second will receive $126,000 and third will get $63,000.
One of the most famous editions of the Kingsford-Smith Cup was during its time as the BTC Cup. The 2011 running of the race will long live in the minds of many after top galloper Hay List, himself a multiple Group One winner, led and kicked clear at the top of the straight only for the great Black Caviar to run him down. The pair streeted the rest of their rivals.
Other big names to adorn the honour roll of this race include Queenslanders Chief De Beers, General Nediym and Falvelon.
May 25, 2019
Eagle Farm Racecourse
Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival
Total stakes: $700,000 (AUD)
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|2019||The Bostonian||M Cahill||59||T Pike||$11.00|
|2018||Impending||D Browne||59||J Cummings||$4.20|
|2017||Clearly Innocent||H Bowman||59||K Lees||$11.00|
|2016||Malaguerra||G Colless||58.5||L &Afreedman||$7.00|
|2015||Hot Snitzel||B Shinn||58.5||P &Psnowden||$26.00|
|2014||Famous Seamus||R Wiggins||58.5||N Mayfield-Smith||$21.00|
|2013||Your Song||P Robl||57||A Cummings||$12.00|
|2012||Sea Siren||J Cassidy||55||J O'Shea||$7.50|
|2011||Black Caviar||L Nolen||56.5||P Moody||$1.10|
|2010||Albert The Fat||D Browne||58.5||E Petrie||$21.00|
|2009||Duporth||L Nolen||57||A Cummings||$13.00|
|2007||Bentley Biscuit||N Rawiller||58.5||G Waterhouse||-|
|2006||Gee I Jane||S Seamer||55||N Couchman||-|
|2005||Spark Of Life||C Munce||57.5||A Denham||-|
|2004||Thorn Park||D Nikolic||57.5||R Thomsen||-|
|2003||Falvelon||A Russell||57.5||D Bougoure||-|
|2002||Lord Essex||S Galloway||57.5||J Hawkes||-|
|2001||Fritz||N Harris||57.5||M Walker||-|
|2000||Falvelon||M Cahill||56||D Bougoure||-|
|1999||Staging||G Boss||55||C Conners||-|
|1998||General Nediym||G Cooksley||55||F Mitchell||-|
|1997||Accomplice||R Dye||55||J Hawkes||-|
|1996||Chief De Beers||M Dittman||57||J Calder||-|
|1995||Seawinne||J Byrne||56||B Squair||-|
|1994||Buck'S Pride||S Scriven||57||B Higgins||-|
|1993||Buck'S Pride||S Scriven||57||B Higgins||-|
|1992||Barrosa Boy||C Munce||57||R Taylor||-|
|1991||St. Jude||B York||55.5||B Mclachlan||-|
|1990||Gypsy Rogue||G Watson||50||E Railton||-|
|1989||High Regard||S Schofield||53||T Harper||-|
|1988||Cool Report||N Williams||51.5||J Griffiths||-|
|1987||Broad Reach||J Marshall||51.5||B Cummings||-|
|1986||Goldorme||N Williams||50.5||E Railton||-|
|1985||Sports Ruler||K Russell||51||W Patten||-|
|1984||Mr. Illusion||M Schumacher||53||P Mckenzie||-|
|1983||Strawberry Road||M Dittman||54||D Bougoure||-|
What time is the Kingsford Smith?
The 2019 Kingsford Smith Cup is set to run at 2:59 pm AEST.
How long is the Kingsford Smith Cup? The 2019 Kingsford-Smith Cup will be conducted over 1300 metres and is a weight-for-age event. The race has had a number of distance changes over the years with the distances ranging from 1200 metres to 1400 metres.
Where is the 2019 Kingsford Smith Cup? This year’s Kingsford-Smith Cup will be conducted over 1300 metres and is a weight-for-age event. The race has had a number of distance changes over the years with the distances ranging from 1200 metres to 1400 metres
Who won 2018 Kingsford Smith Cup? James Cummings was successful for the Godolphin operation in 2018 with Impending taking out the Group One. Le Romain and Champagne Cuddles were second and third respectively.
Who won 2017 Kingsford Smith Cup? Kris Lees had Clearly Innocent salute in the Group One with Hugh Bowman aboard.
What is the prize money for the 2019 Kingsford Smith Cup? Prizemoney has reached a record $700,000 in total for the 2019 Kingsford Smith Cup with $420,000 of that going to the winner.