Warwick Farm Racecourse is used mainly for midweek racing and hosts a single Group 1 race throughout the year – the Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m).
The track is approximately 30 km south west from the centre of Sydney and is known as a specialist's course due to the cambering of the track.
Established in 1884 and originally named Warwick Park, William Forrester purchased the property and renamed it Warwick Farm to match his initials. He became one of the most successful trainers of his time and in 1889 he and Edwin Oatley were instrumental in the formation of the Warwick Farm Racing Club. Early in the twentieth century the racecourse was owned by Edwin Oatley who died in 1920. His son, Cecil, was the Manager of the property for a number of years, until 1924. Another son, Percy, was Secretary of the Warwick Farm Racing Club from 1906 until 1914. During World War II, the racecourse was utilised as a camp by Australian, American and British armed forces. The camp was known as Camp Warwick and also HMS Golden Hind.
Group 1 races:
Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) $500,000 – February
Warwick Farm is a fairly tight circuit and is triangular in shape. There is generally a long run to the first turn and the track suits front runners and on pace horses.
Circumference – 1937m
Length of straight – 326m
Australian Turf Club
Hume Highway, Warwick Farm
Ph: 1300 729 668
Fax: 02 9662 6292
Website: Australian Turf Club
How To Get There:
Warwick Farm Racecourse is about 30kms from the Sydney CBD, located next to the Hume Highway in Warwick Farm. You can get there via the Hume Highway, or the South Western Motorway. Parking is available on the Ledger Lawn at the racetrack.
The nearest train station is Warwick Farm Station, on the South, Cumberland, Bankstown, and Inner West lines. It is then a 1km walk to Warwick Farm Racecourse, or you can catch the shuttle bus from the station to the racecourse.
There is a shuttle service from Warwick Farm Station to Warwick Farm and return. This service will commence at the Gates.
ATC Members Coach Service
The Members' Coach service runs for the comfort and convenience of ATC Members. Seats on the coach must be pre-purchased prior to the race day in which you wish travel.