Warwick Farm

Racing at Warwick Farm first began in 1925 and is known to be one of the most prestigious tracks in New South Wales. Warwick Farm racecourse is located 30 kilometres from the centre of Sydney and hosts 15 meetings each year, including parts of the autumn and spring racing carnivals.

Originally controlled by the Australian Jockey Club, Warwick Farm is now run by the Australian Turf Club after the the merger between the AJC and the Sydney Turf Club.

Warwick Farm is a tight track with a circumference of only 1,937 metres and a short straight of 326 metres. Predominantly a midweek racing venue, Warwick Farm is home to the 1600m Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes weight-for-age handicap, which takes place in late February or early March each year. The Chipping Norton Stakes is worth $300 000 and is open to horses aged three years old and over.

Warwick Farm was purchased by the Australian Jockey Club in 1922 and attracted 25,000 people to its first race in 1925. The track hosts races that range in distance from 1000 metres to 2200 metres and is also the site of several New South Wales Polo games each year. The grass track’s layout means that horses that leave the barriers quickly will often fair very well, while horses chasing at the rear usually have to travel wide.

The relaxed country style racecourse is also home to two grass training tracks, as well as one sand training track in the Warwick horse racing facility.