Warwick farm racecourse

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Warwick farm racecourse

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This is a racecourse that is located in Warwick farm in Sydney, Australia. The racecourse was established back in 1880s by William Alexander Long. The racecourse was developed to host the thoroughbred horse racing competitions.

Races held in Warwick farm

Warwick farm racecourse holds a total of 6 races during the months of March and August every year. The races include;

  • Challenge stakes; this is ranked as group 2 horse race. The race is opened to horses that are three years old and above. The distance covered during the race is 1000 meters. Since its inauguration in 1906 the race was held during the month of January and February. In 2003 however, the races were scheduled to be held in March every year.
  • Canterbury Stakes; this race is ranked as a group 1 horse race. The race is opened to horses that are three years old and above who race over a 1300 meter distance. The race was inaugurated in 1929.
  • Surround Stakes; this is a group 2 horse race according to the Australian Turf Club standards. The horse is opened to horses that are three years and above. The race is usually run over a 1400 meter distance. The race is held during the month of March every year. It is worth mentioning that the racecourse is named after the only filly to ever win a Cox plate.
  • Warwick Stakes; this is an Australian Turf Club group 2 horse race. It is a horse that is open to horses that are three years old and above. The race is usually about 1400 meters long. The race is held every year during the month of August.
  • Liverpool City Cup; this race is ranked in the group 3 of the horse race. It is a race that is held under the handicap horse race conditions and is open to horses that are three years and above. The horses usually compete in a distance of 1300 meters. It is an annual race that is held during the month of March
  • Silver Shadow stakes; a group 2 horse race that is open to three year old horses. The distance covered in the race is about 1200 meters. The race is held in August every year.
  • Up and Coming Stakes; this is a race that is open to three year old horses. The horses run over a distance of 1200 meters. The race is held annually during the month of August.

Grp Race Name Age Sex Weight Distance Date
2 AJC Challenge Stakes Open Open wfa 1000 March
2 Surround Stakes 3YO Fillies sw 1400 March
2 Warwick Stakes Open Open wfa 1400 August
3 Liverpool City Cup Open Open qlty 1300 March
3 Silver Shadow Stakes 3YO Fillies swp 1200 August
3 Up And Coming Stakes 3YO C&G swp 1200 August

Distance Record Time Date Horse
1000m 0:56.160 16/03/2013 Snitzerland
1100m 1:02.150 02/01/2012 Rain Affair
1200m 1:08.600 18/02/1989 Boasting
1250m 1:16.040 04/05/2011 Truth On Toe
1300m 1:15.340 01/11/2000 Impregnable
1400m 1:21.060 23/08/1997 Filante
1600m 1:34.800 22/02/1986 Heat of the Moment
2095m 2:07.580 02/01/2012 Straight Albert
2100m 2:07.930 01/01/2001 Fuego Bravo
2110m 2:10.910 16/03/2005 Command Decision
2112m 2:11.000 03/01/2004 Beale Street
2135m 2:13.200 11/11/2005 Sir Dannock
2140m 2:12.300 29/11/2000 Papal
2200m 2:13.200 18/02/1989 Just Trish