Warwick Farm Racecourse first officially opened in 1889 as a track for thoroughbred horseracing. The Australian Turf Club both owns and operates the racecourse which hosts a variety of races throughout the year. Previously, Warwick Farm Racecourse was owned by the Australian Jockey Club but in 2011 the Australian Jockey club and the Sydney Turf Club merged to become the Australian Turf Club.
The racecourse is situated alongside the Georges River in Warwick Farm which is a south-west suburb about 30 kilometres from Sydney in New South Wales, Australia. It is in close proximity to the Warwick Farm Raceway which holds motor sporting events such as the Grand Prix, the Tasman Series and the Australian Touring Car Championship.
Warwick Farm Racecourse is popular for its country hospitality and casual charm. It is surrounded by a countryside setting and is a family friendly destination.
The Warwick Farm Racecourse Track
The track at Warwick Farm Racecourse is a triangular shape with only three turns. The track is raced in a clockwise direction and has a boundary of 1 937 metres with a home straight of 326 metres long.
The track has starting positions for 1 000 metres, 1 100 metres, 1 200 metres, 1 400 metres, 1 600 metres and 2 200 metres long.
Races starting at 1 000 metres to 1 400 metres see the horses only having to negotiate the one home turn bend which means there is little importance in barriers.
The races that are 1 600 metres and longer see the horses benefit from being up front as they have to contend with two very sharp turns. The horses that are coming in from the rear tend to run quite wide around these turns as they are sharp.
Warwick Farm Racecourse has two additional grass tracks and one sand track. These tracks are only used for training purposes and not any official races.
Warwick Farm Racecourse Race Meetings
Each year Warwick Farm Racecourse hosts 15 different race meetings which include the Spring One Day Carnival and the Autumn One Day Carnival. Most of the races that take place here are held midweek.
The Spring One Day Carnival features three main races which are group 2’s Warwick Stakes race, group 3’s Up and Coming Stakes race and group 3’s Silver Shadow Stakes race.
The Autumn One Day Carnival features three main races which are group 1’s Chipping Norton Stakes race, group 2’s Surround Stakes race and group 3’s Liverpool Stakes race.
Getting to Warwick Farm Racecourse
Visitors travelling to Warwick Farm Racecourse via railway have access to a free shuttle service which is available on every race day meeting. The shuttle travels to and from the Warwick Farm railway station which is also within walking distance to the racecourse.
Alternatively, visitors can travel by car. Warwick Farm Racecourse is accessible via the Hume Highway and the South Western Motorway. The racecourse provides plenty of parking for those travelling there by car and those who want to take part on NZ online betting.
Another option is to take a taxi to and from the racecourse. The taxis depart from Governor Macquarie Drive which is the rear side of the racecourse.