Ladbrokes Tip: Favourites have a poor recent record in the Kingsford Smith Cup with double figure winners dominating the results over the past decade
Since 2017 the BTC Cup has been known as the Darley Kingsford Smith Cup and is no longer the opening Group 1 race of the Queensland and Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. It is now run a fortnight later in late May taking place at Eagle Farm Racecourse – moved from Doomben – and follows the Doomben 10,000 and Doomben Cup.
Formerly contested over 1200m by a field of top class local and interstate sprinters when run as the BTC Cup, the weight-for-age Kingsford Smith Cup now takes place over 1300m and offers a total of $700,000 in prize money.
The Kingsford Smith Cup is now the key lead-up to the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) held at the track the following month.
The 2019 edition of the Kingsford Smith Cup ran on Saturday May 25, 2019 and saw the upset Doomben 10,000 winner The Bostonian win a second Group 1 race in Brisbane.
2019 Kingsford Smith Cup Results
- 1st: #2 The Bostonian ($11)
- 2nd: #13 Princess Posh
- 3rd: #6 Trekking
The official 2019 Kingsford Smith Cup Results & Finishing Order will be available here once the former BTC Cup race takes place on Saturday May 25, 2019.
2019 Kingsford Smith Cup Results: Tony Pike’s flying Kiwi raider The Bostonian enjoyed a beautiful ride by hoop Michael Cahill to back-up from a shock Doomben 10,000 win and take out another Group 1 Brisbane winter feature at double-figures. It was a very healthy Kingsford Smith Cup Quinella with Kris Lees’ mare Princess Posh running second as the $151 roughie in betting, while the $5.50 favourite Trekking ran third.
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Kingsford Smith Cup Race Info
- Former Name: BTC Cup
- Date: Saturday May 25, 2019
- Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
- Distance: 1300m
- Conditions: Weight-for-age
- Status: Group 1
- Prize Money: $700,000
- First Run: 1964
BTC Cup Odds / Kingsford Smith Cup Betting
BTC Cup betting markets are now available as the Kingsford Smith Cup odds and open to punters at all-in prices at around nomination stage offering generous prices on the top season sprinters. The Kingsford Smith Cup betting prices firm with the release of the final field the week before the race and are usually led by proven Group winners and performers coming off good lead-up form.
Sydney sprinters perform well and have traditionally sat high up BTC Cup betting. With the race date put back a fortnight since 2017, the Kingsford Smith Cup odds are now dominated by middle-distance sprinters come off the key lead-up run in the Doomben 10,000 over 1200m a fortnight earlier. The Bostonian in 2019 was the last horse to do the Doomben 10,000 – Kingsford-Smith Cup double.
Two horses completed the TJ Smith Stakes – BTC Cup double without a run in between before the race was changed – Apache Cat (2008) and Black Caviar (2011). Favourites in past BTC Cup betting markets had a poor recent record, the last top fancy to salute for the punters being superstar mare Black Caviar who is the most notable winner of the race. Kingsford Smith Cup favourites get the chance to improve the record of top fancies with the race run a fortnight after over more distance at the Eagle Farm track.
2019 Kingsford Smith Cup Betting
The Kingsford Smith Cup 2019 betting odds on the race formerly known as the BTC Cup are now available below during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival so stay tuned to access the best markets on the Group 1 lead-up to the Stradbroke Handicap.
Kingsford Smith Cup Field
Black Caviar (2011) is the most famous BTC Cup winner before the race changed to the Kingsford Smith Cup from 2017. Photo Credit: Taron Clarke.
The BTC Cup field always attracted a stellar line-up of top sprinters. In the past 30 years the largest BTC Cup field was 20 starters when Goldorme won in 1986. The smallest BTC Cup field in recent history was just seven starters when Famous Seamus won in 2014.
The new-look Kingsford Smith Cup field features primarily Stradbroke Handicap-bound horses coming off a Doomben 10,000 run and is released on the Wednesday before the race following nominations in early May, and first acceptances for the Kingsford Smith Cup a fortnight later.
2019 Kingsford Smith Cup Field
The Kingsford Smith Cup 2019 field will be posted here once released.
2019 Kingsford Smith Cup Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Kingsford Smith Cup 2019 tips – formerly the BTC Cup betting tips – will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the winter horses to back and sack this May.
Kingsford Smith Cup Form Guide
The Kingsford Smith Cup form guide details all the must know info for punters including barriers, jockeys and the lead-up runs of the horses in the field.
Standout BTC Cup form facts – before the race name was changed in 2017 – included runners drawn in barriers 1 – 6 dominating the results and the standout record five-year-olds in the race.
Looking for horses with previous experience at the race’s new home – Eagle Farm Racecourse – is now an important thing to check for doing the Kingsford Smith Cup form, which is also set to stack-up in the Stradbroke Handicap.
Kingsford Smith Cup Form Facts
- Black Caviar (2011) was the last favourite in BTC Cup betting to salute
- The old BTC Cup form races changed from 2017 with the Doomben 10,000 now the key lead-up to the Kingsford Smith Cup
- Horses coming off a top-three run have dominated the race results in the past decade and that remains a key Kingsford Smith Cup form line
2019 Kingsford Smith Cup Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Kingsford Smith Cup 2019 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
BTC Cup & Kingsford Smith Cup Results
Upset results from the BTC Cup are not uncommon with a host of roughies saluting in the race. From 2006 – 2017 seven of the 112 winners jumped at double figures including Famous Seamus ($21 in 2014) and Hot Snitzel ($26 in 2015), along with Clearly Innocent ($12 in 2017) who became the first official Kingsford Smith Cup winner in the renamed race.
Notable recent BTC Cup winners include Black Caviar (2011), Apache Cat (2008) and Falvelon (2003). From 2017 the event name changed and the results entered a new era of Kingsford Smith Cup winners and results.
BTC Cup / Kingsford Smith Cup Winners
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