Warwick Farm is an Australian country styled racecourse that holds horse racing events for thoroughbreds. The racecourse can be found 30 kilometres south-west from Sydney, New South Wales, in a small suburb called Warwick Farm.
A major nearby attraction includes the Warwick Farm raceway where motor events like the Grand Prix, the Australian Touring Car Championship and the Tasman Series are held. The horse racing racecourse is located along the banks of Georges River and has a countryside atmosphere with casual appeal and typical country hospitality suitable for the whole family.
About the Warwick Farm Racecourse Track
Warwick Farm Racecourse is for thoroughbred horse racing. It first opened in the late 1800’s and was originally owned and operated by the Australian Jockey Club. When the Australian Jockey Club and the Sydney Turf Club merged in 2011, the racecourse became owned and operated by the newly merged Australian Turf Club.
The triangular shaped track at Warwick Farm has three turns with two of them being sharp turns. It is a track running in the clockwise direction with a circumference of 1 937 metres. The track’s home straight is 326 metres long. There are starting points for 1 000 metres, 1 200 metres, 1 400 metres, 1 600 metres and 2 200 metres.
Warwick Farm races that start at the 1 000 to 1 400 metres starting points have little to no importance or need for barriers as the horses only need to negotiate the home turn. Any races starting at 1 600 or more has the horses negotiate the two sharp turns. This means those up front benefit while those behind run wide to manage the sharp turns.
One sand track and two grass tracks are present on the property but these tracks are only used for training.
Race Day Events at Warwick Farm Racecourse
Warwick Farm Racecourse holds 15 horse race meetings every year and two of the major events hosted at the racecourse include the Spring and Autumn One Day Carnivals. It is predominantly a midweek racecourse as races are held during the week.
The three main races on the Spring Day One Carnival include Warwick Stakes race from group 2, Up and Coming Stakes race from group 3 and Silver Shadow Stakes which is another group 3 race.
The Chipping Norton Stakes is a group 1 race that is held on the Autumn One Day Carnival event alongside the Surround Stakes race from group 2 and the Liverpool Stakes race from group 3 and listed on all the horse racing betting sites.
Travelling Methods to the Racecourse
The Warwick Farm railway station is within walking distance to the racecourse but when race day events are being held there is a free shuttle service that transports visitors to and from the railway station.
Anyone travelling to Warwick Farm Racecourse by car can do so along the Hume Highway or even the South Western Motorway. Parking is available at the racecourse for visitors and members who travel by car. There are taxis that can be found on Governor Macquarie Drive to the rear of the property.