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Kingsford Smith Cup 2023 Tips, Betting Odds, Past Winners & Results

Kingsford Smith Cup is a Group 1 race held at Eagle Farm Racecourse over 1300 meters annually. Prize money for the event is worth $700,000

Winners and Past Results of the Kingsford Smith Cup

The Kingsford Smith Cup, registered as the BTC Cup, is hosted by the Brisbane Racing Club at the Doomben Racecourse in Brisbane is an open race run under weight for age conditions over a distance of 1200 meters.

Kingsford Smith Cup Race Details

Date: 27/5/23

Time: TBA

Racecourse: Eagle Farm

Race Distance: 1300m

Conditions: TBA

Prize Money: $700,000

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When Is The Kingsford Smith Cup: 27/5/23

What Time Is The Kingsford Smith Cup: TBA

Where Is The Kingsford Smith Cup: Eagle Farm Racecourse

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More Details About The Kingsford Smith Cup

The prestigious Group 1 race offers prize money worth $700,000 for the winners, which over the years has been lifted by some of the finest sprinters including Falvelon, Apache Cat, and most recently Black Caviar in May 2011.

The Kingsford Smith Cup, held during the winter racing carnival in Queensland is held on a day of quality group races which include the Group 3 Chairman's Handicap and the Rough Habit Plate.

Trainers of the top quality sprinters enter this race as a lead up to the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 held over a distance of 1350 meters a fortnight later. Apache Cat scored a Kingsford Smith Cup / Doomben 10,000 double in 2008, and holds the record of the only horse to do so. After being placed third in the 2009 Kingsford Smith Cup, Apache Cat moved on to win the Doomben 10,000 once again in style. Takeover Target, who ran second in 2007, also trounced his opponents in his next start at the Doomben 10,000. In 2010, Melito ran an impressive second in the Kingsford Smith Cup and followed up with a third spot in the Doomben 10,000.

Held since 1964, the Kingsford Smith Cup was earlier known as the BATC J.T. Delaney Quality Handicap and remained a principal race until 1979. Rashlore is recorded as the first winner. It was also held under various other names including the BATC Tourist Minister's Cup, BATC Stefan Sprint, BATC Robins Kitchen Cup, BTC Foster's Cup, and BTC Carlton Cup, to name a few.

In 2008, the year of Apache Cat, the cup was formally known as BTC Jacob's Creek Cup. The event gained Group 1 status in 2006, with rank outsider Gee I Jane winning the race in style. Since 2009 to 2014, it has been held as the BTC Cup.

Buck's Pride scored back to back victories in 1993 and 1994 while Falvelon won in 2000 and came back again to lift the Cup in 2003. Other notable sprinters to win the Kingsford Smith Cup include Vinegar Joe in 1980, Strawberry Road in 1983, High Regard in 1989, Accomplice in 1997, Lord Essex in 2002, and Albert The Fat in 2010. Superstar mare, Black Cavair, did not disappoint her followers with an astounding victory in the 2011 Kingsford Smith Cup.


The 2022 Kingsford Smith Cup was won by Apache Chase who was trained by Desleigh Forster. Apache Chase won the Group One Kingsford Smith Cup under the ride of jockey Jim Byrne carrying 59kgs. Apache Chase won the 2022 edition of the Kingsford Smith Cup after beating home Paulele and Eleven Eleven.

Build Up To The 2022 Kingsford Smith Cup

In the lead up to the 2022 Kingsford Smith Cup there had been less chat about the racing and more the track and where the meeting would take place due to ongoing issues with the Doomben course. As a result of the poor surface the 2022 Kingsford Smith Cup along with the whole card was relocated to Eagle Farm.

WIth the Kingsford Smith Cup being a weight for age contest the field was packed with talent from all age groups with most punters keeping a close eye on the five year old Kiwi runner Entriviere who was the race favourite at $5 after a fast finish in the Doomben 10,000 which had been run two weeks before.

Also in the field was the highly rated Paulele who had narrowly fallen short of toppling Mazu in the Doomben 10,000. The Godolphin runner had already fallen short on on two occasions during the Autumn in Sydney having placed in both the Arrowfield Sprint and Group 1 TJ Smith. Trainer James Cummings would send Paulele out second favourite for the Kingsford Smith Cup at $6.

Other notable runners included Rothfire for the Rob Heathcote stable and September Run for the Chris Waller team. Rothfire had been failing to fire in his last two starts and Heathcote would be using the Kingsford Smith Cup as a last chance saloon for his stable stars winter campaign. September Run was fairing better having won the William Reid at G1 level before finishing in the places in the Robert Sangster Stakes in South Australia.

With the market starting at $5 on the day of the 2022 Kingsford Smith Cup it was a clear sign that the punters believed the race was fairly open with a number of chances aiming to pick off the Queensland Group One.

2022 Kingsford Smith Cup Final Result and Placings

The winner and final placings of the 2022 KIngsford Smith Cup which was run on Saturday 28th May at Eagle Farm racecourse over a distance of 1300m under weight for age conditions are as follows:

1st - 5. Apache Chase (4) - 59kg - $12.00 
2nd - 13. Paulele (6) - 57kg - $6.00 
3rd - 4. Eleven Eleven (2) - 59kg - $15.00 

2022 Kingsford Smith Cup Race Recap

The Kingsford Smith Cup was run at Eagle Farm in 2022 with many trainers and connections preferring the switch in venue because of the dryer track. With a number of late scratchings a field of 16 runners lined up in the gates to contest the Group One race.

The field of 16 broke cleanly from the gates and it wasn’t long before Apache Chase took up his traditional front running role with Rothfire, Away Game and Paulele all in close attendance. After settling Apache chase took up a clear lead with Paulele sitting half a length outside in second.

At the 450m there had been little change in the order of the field and Apache Chase looked to kick for home early pulling a length clear on the rest of the field and catching Paulele slightly flat footed. Away Game looked to be struggling with the pace early and quickly dropped away.

Inside the 200m Apache Chase continued to lead with Paulele beginning to recover some of the lost ground. September Run went for a run up the inside rail while Rothfire, Eleven Eleven and Scallopini finding clear air down the middle of the Eagle Farm Track.

Apache Chase continued to lead inside the final 50m with Paulele struggling to find anything more. There were late challenges from Eleven Eleven and Rothfire but both left the run to late as Apache Chase won the 2022 Kingsford Smith Cup for trainer Desleigh Forster and jockey Jim Byrne.

Kingsford Smith Cup Past Winners

2022Apache Chase
2021Vega One
2020Race Not Held
2019The Bostonian
2017Clearly Innocent
2015 Hot Snitzel
2014Famous Seamus
2013Your Song
2012Sea Siren
2011Black Caviar
2010Albert The Fat
2008Apache Cat
2007Bentley Biscuit
2006Gee I Jane
2005Spark Of Life
2004Thorn Park
2002Lord Essex
1998General Nediym
1996Chief De Beers
1994Buck's Pride
1993Buck's Pride
1992Barrosa Boy
1991St. Jude
1990Gypsy Rogue
1989High Regard
1988Cool Report
1987Broad Reach
1985Sports Ruler
1984Mr. Illusion
1983Strawberry Road
1981Grand Rocky
1980Vinegar Joe
1978March Legend
1976Ima Shadow
1972Charlton Boy
1969Dual Control
1968Prince Gauntlet
1967Eye Liner %3

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