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WARWICK FARM

Australia - NSW | RACE COURSE GUIDE

  • 30Km South-West of Sydney CBD

  • Hume Highway, Warwick FarmTel: (02) 9602 6199 Fax (02) 9821 2150

The Australian Turf Club’s Warwick Farm racecourse is located in south-west Sydney at Chipping Norton near Liverpool.
Located on the Hume Highway some 30km from the CBD, Warwick Farm racecourse is adjacent to the George’s River and is renowned for its spacious grounds and rural atmosphere, making it a popular venue with racegoers and family groups.
Warwick Farm is both a major racing and training centre. The triangular course proper has a circumference of 1937 metres with a 23-metre wide home straight measuring 326 metres.
The Warwick Farm course underwent major design changes in the 1980s when a chute was extended along the river side of the course to allow for straight runs from the 1000m, 1200m and 1400m starting points to the home turn.
Warwick Farm boasts extensive training facilities that have been upgraded over the last 20 years to cater for some of Australia’s leading trainers and racing operations including the massive Godolphin stable owned by Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum of Dubai.
Warwick Farm had its racing origins in the 1880s when William Alexander Long bought the Warwick Park grant north of Liverpool.
Long, who owned the 1880 Melbourne Cup winner Grand Flaneur, developed his property Chipping Norton, building stables and tracks, while he sold the Warwick Park estate to William Forrester, who changed the name to Warwick Farm to match his initials.
Forrester, who owned two Melbourne Cup winners Gaulus and The Grafter, became one of the most successful trainers of his time and with Edwin Oatley formed the Warwick Farm Racing Club in 1889.
Forrester and Oatley staged the inaugural race meeting at Warwick Farm on March 16 1889.
Forrester died in 1901. Oatley continued as the owner of Warwick Farm racecourse with his sons Cecil and Percy until his death in 1920. Cecil was the manager of the racecourse and Percy was secretary of the Warwick Farm Racing Club.
Warwick Farm came under the control of the Australian Jockey Club in 1925. During World War II the racecourse was utilised as a camp by Australian, American and British armed forces and was known as Camp Warwick and also HMS Golden Hind.
In the 1950 Warwick Farm motor racing circuit was built within the racecourse borders. It became a major track and hosted the Australian Grand Prix, Australian Touring Car Championship and Tasman Series until its closure in 1973.
Warwick Farm had its own 1.6km railway branch line and racecourse station that was used for race day services from the city. The branch line was owned by the AJC and was closed in 1990 due to maintenance costs.
Warwick Farm’s historic races included the Chipping Norton Stakes, Warwick Stakes and Hobartville Stakes that were run on feature race days as part of the autumn and spring carnivals.
Since the merger of the Australian Jockey Club and Sydney Turf Club in 2011 Warwick Farm has been downgraded to a midweek venue with these feature races now run at Randwick and Rosehill.
Warwick Farm hosts 27 race meetings per season with the majority held on a Wednesday.
Warwick Farm will become Sydney’s major venue for thoroughbred horse sales in 2018 after racecourse land was sold by the ATC to William Inglis and Son as the site for its new sales complex to replace the historic Newmarket sale yards at Randwick.

Last 12 Meetings

Date SOT Rails Races Runners
15 MAY 2019

R1 - R7 GOOD

Out 3m Entire. (Pent: 4.7). 7 78
01 MAY 2019

R1 - R7 GOOD

True entire course. (Pent: 4.73). 7 55
17 APR 2019

R1 - R8 GOOD

Out 5m 1000m to WP. Out 3m Remainder. (Pent: 4.82). 8 77
27 MAR 2019

R1 - R8 HEAVY

Out 3m Entire. (Pent: 5.76). 8 87
13 MAR 2019

R1 - R4 GOOD

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R5 - R8 SOFT

True. (Pent: 4.76). 8 78
13 FEB 2019

R1 - R7 GOOD

Out 3m Entire Circuit. (Pent: 4.77). 7 65
09 FEB 2019

R2 - R9 SOFT

True. (Pent: 5.86). 9 88
28 JAN 2019

R1 - R4 HEAVY

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R5 - R8 SOFT

Out 5m 1000m - WP. Out 3m Remainder. (Pent: 6.1). 8 57
16 JAN 2019

R1 - R7 GOOD

Out 3m Entire. (Pent: 4.83). 7 66
22 DEC 2018

R1 - R7 HEAVY

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R8 - R9 SOFT

True. (Pent: 6.17). 9 82
05 DEC 2018

R1 - R7 GOOD

Out 5m 1000m-W/P. Out 3m Remainder. (Pent: 4.77). 7 67
28 NOV 2018

R1 - R7 HEAVY

Out 3m Entire Circuit. (Pent: 4.92). 7 50


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