Kingsford-Smith Cup 2022

Kingsford-Smith Cup 2022

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      Kingsford-Smith Cup Quick Facts

      In a hurry? We’ve listed all the quick facts that you need to know about the Kingsford-Smith Cup:

      DateSaturday, 28th May, 2022
      Start TimeTBA
      RacecourseEagle Farm Racecourse, QLD, Australia
      Distance1,300 metres
      GradeGroup 1

      Kingsford-Smith Cup Introduction

      The Kingsford-Smith Cup is a Group 1 race which takes place each year in May. The race in 2022 will be held on Saturday 28th of May at Eagle Farm Racecourse. Looking back to the race in 2021, it was won by Vega One.

      The $700,000 Kingsford-Smith is Group 1 weight-for-age contest ran over 1300m at Eagle Farm racecourse.

      The Kingsford-Smith Cup was first run on Saturday May 30th 1964 when named the J.T. Delaney Quality and was won by Rashlore. In recent years (2004 to 2016) the race was known as the BTC Cup and gained Group 1 status in 2006.

      The 2021 running of the Kingsford-Smith Cup saw one of the great Group 1 winning rides when Jamie Kah took a needle eye opening in the last 200m and powered home to win on the Tony Gollan trained Vega One.

      Some of Australia’s Champions of the Turf have won the Kingsford-Smith Cup including Black Caviar (2011), General Nediym (1998), Strawberry Road (1983) and Apache Cat (2008).

      This race has been a good race for three-year-olds with 17 winners, the most recent being Your Song (2013).

      The last favourite to win was the Impending (2018), trained by James Cummings and ridden by Damian Browne. You have to go back to Black Caviar (2011) to find the previous favourite to salute.

      The longest priced winner was Mr. Illusion (1984) who was sent out at 40/1.

      Kingsford-Smith Cup Tips 2022

      The Kingsford-Smith Cup is an Australian Group 1 held at Eagle Farm Racecourse, it is one of the most important races in the Queensland racing calendar and forms part of the Winter Racing Carnival in the Sunshine State.

      As there is $700,000 worth of prizemoney attached to the race, it means the Kingsford-Smith Cup brings in some of the biggest and best horses from across the country to Queensland. It also attracts those of us who enjoy a casual punt on the races. Here at The Shark, we will put together a list of Kingsford-Smith Cup tips so you can make better (and more profitable) decisions!

      At the moment, we are still waiting for nominations to be accepted for the Kingsford-Smith Cup in 2022. This therefore makes it difficult to provide any updates on our tips at this time. However, as the Winter Racing Carnival in Queensland continues on, the horses that are likely to target this race will become a lot clearer. So, if you are looking for Kingsford-Smith Cup horse tips, you don’t need to lift a finger, as we will keep you updated with the information about the likely field in this year’s race.

      Right now there are currently no Australian bookies that are offering Kingsford-Smith Cup odds. But we will keep a look out for the odds and provide them to you once they become available. When on the lookout for Kingsford-Smith Cup tips, be sure to have a read our betting section below, as we have listed some factors for success in the Kingsford-Smith Cup, which will help you find the winner.

      Our Kingsford-Smith Cup best tips will be available soon. Make sure you check back on this page for updates!

      Kingsford-Smith Cup Tips From Experts

      Our tips are not out for the Kingsford-Smith Cup in 2022 as it is too far out from the event. But the good news is that when the final field for the Kingsford-Smith Cup is announced, we will provide guidance on each and every runner in the 2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup.

      You will find all this information below, when it becomes available. Stay tuned!

      Kingsford-Smith Cup Betting 2022

      There are a lot of important factors to consider before betting on the Kingsford-Smith Cup. Make sure you have a read on below before you place your bets:

      Is Previous Kingsford-Smith Cup Form a Good Indicator of Future Success?

      Would normally advise in weight-for-age races throughout the country that the previous runnings of that race would be a good guide to the next season’s runnings but this race has only produced one multiple winner and that was Buck’s Pride back in 1993/94.

      In saying that, we would still consider watching previous runnings before deciding on this year’s winner.

      Should I Bet On The Favourite in the Kingsford-Smith Cup?

      Only two favourites have won since 2008 and they were Black Caviar (2011) and Impending (2018). The Kingsford-Smith Cup can often have big competitive fields and would be looking for something at longer odds to find a winner.

      Formlines from Lead Up Races

      Recent history suggests that you need to find a horse that is racing in form. Five of the last fourteen winners have been last start winners and of that another eleven have finished in the top three.

      There looks to be three clear races to look at before deciding on the winner of the Kingsford-Smith Cup, the Doomben 10000, All Aged Stakes and T.J. Smith.


      Five-year-olds have been the dominant age group in recent years, they have won eight of the last 15 years with last year Vega One (2021) being the last of that age group to win.


      Run at weight-for-age it gives horses of all ages an even chance.


      Black Caviar (2011) and Sea Siren (2012) were the last two mares to win the Kingsford-Smith Cup. It has been a difficult race for the girls to win.

      Kingsford-Smith Cup Best Bets

      Our Kingsford-Smith Cup best bets for 2022 are not out just yet, make sure you keep an eye out on this page as we will provide more details about our best bets when the final field is announced.

      You will find our best bets below once available. Stay tuned!

      Kingsford-Smith Cup Odds 2022

      Well before the Kingsford-Smith Cup field is announced – many bookies will open up early markets, or all-in markets, for all your Kingsford-Smith Cup betting needs. We think this is the best time to bet on your chosen horse, as you are likely to get higher odds before they could potentially shorten in the week leading up to the big race.

      As soon as the bookmakers announce their Kingsford-Smith Cup odds for 2022, they are likely to continually change. There are a number of factors that can cause this, but when we get a better understanding in terms of the horses who are targeting the Kingsford-Smith Cup, along with their recent form and trials, you will see a fluctuation in the odds.

      Putting bets on in any of these early markets means you could find the eventual favourite at really good odds. Which is undoubtedly something that all us punters are wanting to do, as it means if your horse does eventually win, you will get more return for your bet – and also bragging rights! There are some risks with going down this path, and it is important you know what they are before putting any bets on.

      Depending on when you decide to place your 2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup futures bet, your horse potentially may not run in the race, but you also will not get your money back. This situation occurs when the market is ‘All-In’ or closer to the date of the Group 1. If you are looking to have a dabble when it is ‘Before Noms’, then go for it as you know you’ll get your funds back into your account if your chosen horse doesn’t go into the race.

      The 2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup odds are out, and Mazu is the $4.00 favourite from Count De Rupee who is on the second line of betting at $7.00. Here are the current odds, courtesy of Neds, as of mid-May:

      Count De Rupee$7.00
      Laws Of Indices$13
      Prince Of Boom$13
      Private Eye$13

      Kingsford-Smith Cup Field 2022

      This season’s Kingsford-Smith Cup shapes up as being one of the most even for many a year. Peter and Paul Snowden look to hold the key with their exciting sprinter in Mazu.

      Progressed to winning at Group 2 level last prep and will not be long before he is triumphant in the top class. If the stable decides to bring him north for this, we expect he will be right in the mix.

      Count De Rupee made a big impression when he weaved a passage through to win the Victory Stakes. His racing pattern looks right for a race like this as he will sit back off a hectic speed and have a last crack at these. Would be including him in the main chances.

      This race could very well come down to where runners draw and luck in running, and will provide a test for punters to assess.

      With the 2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup field yet to be determined, let’s take a look back at the 2021 field, headlined by winner Vega One:

      1. TREKKING (59kg)12Kerrin McEvoyJames Cummings
      2. GYTRASH (59kg)15Jason CollettGordon Richards
      3. SAVATOXL (59kg)14Barend VorsterT & C McEvoy
      4. IMAGING (GB) (59kg) – Scratched16James McDonaldChris Waller
      5. KEMENTARI (59kg)1Joshua ParrJames Cummings
      6. VICTOREM (59kg)2Mark Du PlessisJenny Graham
      7. SO SI BON (59kg)3Criag Williams T Dabernig & B Hayes
      8. NICCANOVA (59kg)11James OrmanSteve Tregea
      9. VEGA ONE (59kg)13Jamie KahTony Gollan
      10. JONKER (59kg)4Jim ByrneTony Gollan
      11. SIGNORE FOX (59kg)5Ryan MaloneyP & P Snowden
      12. BLAZEJOWSKI (59kg)10Jye McNeilGreg Eurell
      13. SAVATIANO (57kg)8Hugh BowmanJames Cummings
      14. OUTBACK BARBIE (57kg)9Brenton AvdullaTony Gollan
      15. PENNINO (57kg)7Tiffani BrookerDarryl Hansen
      16. DAME GISELLE (55kg)6Tim ClarkP & P Snowden

      Kingsford-Smith Cup Results 2022

      Victorians and South Australians knew how good Jamie Kah was but when she saddled up for the Kingsford-Smith Cup in 2021 she was equal with Michelle Payne as the winningest female Group 1 winning rider in Australia.

      What she produced at Eagle Farm that day was one of the best Group 1 winning rides you would see. She looked in a hopeless position when out the back and behind the entire field straightening up, but she slowly crept into the race and waited patiently for the run to open up at the 200m.

      A gap that others would fear to tread opened up and to say it was a tight squeeze would be an understatement but she drove Vega One through and the horse was brave enough to take it, and she powered home for one of the most memorable wins of the carnival.

      Not only was it a triumph for Jamie Kah but also local trainer Tony Gollan who not only trained the winner Vega One but also the second placegetter in Jonker.

      Both Tony Gollan trained runners had been well supported at longer odds with Vega One being supported from $12 into $8, while Jonker came in from $51 into $21 but missed by half a length.

      You’ve read the words, now watch the video! Have a squiz below at the 2021 Kingsford-Smith Cup race:

      Here are the results from the Kingsford-Smith Cup in 2021:

      1st9. VEGA ONE (59kg)Jamie Kah
      2nd10. JONKER (59kg)Jim Byrne0.5L
      3rd11. SIGNORE FOX (59kg)Ryan Maloney0.6L
      4th1. TREKKING (59kg)Kerrin McEvoy0.8L
      5th6. VICTOREM (59kg)Mark Du Plessis1L
      6th3. SAVATOXL (59kg)Barend Vorster1.2L
      7th14. OUTBACK BARBIE (57kg)Brenton Avdulla1.4L
      8th16. DAME GISELLE (55kg)Tim Clark1.7L
      9th13. SAVATIANO (57kg)Hugh Bowman1.8L
      10th8. NICCANOVA (59kg)James Orman1.9L
      11th5. KEMENTARI (59kg)Joshua Parr2.65L
      12th2. GYTRASH (59kg)Jason Collett2.85L
      13th12. BLAZEJOWSKI (59kg)Jye McNeil3.6L
      14th7. SO SI BON (59kg)Craig Williams 3.8L
      15th15. PENNINO (57kg)Tiffany Brooker4.2L

      Kingsford-Smith Cup Winners

      The results for the upcoming Kingsford-Smith Cup are not yet available, but in the meantime, you can have a look below at all the recent past winners:

      2021Vega OneJonkerSignore Fox
      2020 (cancelled)
      2019The BostonianPrincess PoshTrekking
      2018ImpendingLe RomainChampagne Cuddles
      2017Clearly InnocentJungle EdgeCounterattack
      2015Hot SnitzelKnoydartOur Boy Malachi
      2014Famous SeamusSpirit Of BoomBuffering
      2013Your SongRain AffairBetter Than Ready
      2012Sea SirenScenic BlastBeaded
      2011Black CaviarHay ListBuffering
      2010Albert The FatMelitoLatin News

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