Warwick Farm Races

Warwick Farm Races


Warwick Farm Racecourse is a metro race track in Australia’s East – New South Wales. The most notable race at Warwick Farm is the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes, which is run during the Autumn Carnival.

Warwick Farm Racecourse is located 30km from the Sydney GPO – and hosts a slew of meetings each year, including the Autumn and Spring Race Carnivals. These comprise of 15 meetings.

The racecourse was first purchased by the AJC in 1922, holding its first race three years later in 1925. This brought in crowds of over 25,000 people.

The Racetrack itself sits at 1,937 metres in circumference, with a 326 metre straight. It’s considered an extremely tight track, with sharp turns, especially near the 1200 metre mark.

As a result of this, front runners tend to do extraordinarily well, and the horses from behind are forced to run wide.

Warwick Farm Racecourse also features one sand and two grass training tracks.

Warwick Farm Racecourse Details

Address: Hume Highway
Suburb: Warwick Farm, NSW, 2170
Phone Number: (02) 9602 6199
Circumference: 1,937m
Direction: Clockwise
Track Type: Turf

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Key Warwick Farm Races

Check out other Key Warwick Farm Racecourse Details Below:

Autumn Races

Race NameDistanceGroup LevelPrize Money
Chipping Norton Stakes1,600mGroup 1$600,000
Surround Stakes1,400mGroup 2$500,000
Kindergarten Stakes1,100mGroup 3$200,000
Liverpool City Cup1,200mGroup 3$160,000

Spring Races

Race NameDistanceGroup LevelPrize Money
Challenge Stakes1,000mGroup 2$500,000
Warwick Stakes1,400mGroup 2$500,000
Silver Shadow Stakes1,400mGroup 3$200,000
Up and Coming Stakes1,200mGroup 3$160,000
Show County Quality Handicap1,200mListed$160,000
Toy Show Quality Handicap1,400mListed$160,000

Warwick Farm Racing Tips     

Warwick  Farm Racecourse Barrier and Starting Positions

1000m: Runners will head down the straight for 700m before the home turn. Drawing inside barrier 10 gives a clear advantage at the turn.

1100m & 1200m: Begin in a barrier just off the course proper, heading into a long straight run just before the home turn. Inside barriers once again have a slight advantage.

1400m: Begin in gates off the back of the course, with a long straight run again, of almost 1100m before the home turn. Barriers here are of little importance, given the time and distance before the first turn.

1600m: Start in a short chute off the back of the course. There’s a straight run of 400m to the first corner. Inside barriers give a slight advantage the bigger the field, with runners on the outside struggling to find placement before the first turn at 400m.

2130m & 2200m: Begins on the course proper in the home straight. There’s a short run to the first turn, but barriers are regarded as little importance, considering the distance.

2400m: Runners start in a short chute off the home straight, with barriers meant to be of little importance. However, whether or not purely coincidence, winners usually start inside barrier 8.
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Warwick Farm Races Results

Getting to the Track

Train: The closest train station to the track is Warwick Farm Station, on the South, Cumberland, Bankstown, and Inner West Lines. This is only a 1km walk to the Warwick Farm Racecourse, but there is the option of a shuttle bus from the station to the Racecourse.

Check out how to plan your trip to the Warwick Farm Racecourse with the Cityrail Timetable.

Bus: A shuttle bus operated between the Warwick Farm Train Station and the Warwick Farm Racecourse.

Car: it’s a pretty sensible option to drive to Warwick Farm Racecourse, as it’s around 30km from the Sydney CBD. It’s also located next to Hume Highway in Warwick Farm. If you want to head there by car, head down either the Hume Highway of the South Western Motorway. Parking is also available on the Ledger Lawn at the Racetrack.


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