Warwick Farm Track Guide
Track Circumference - 1937m
Length of Home Straight - 326m
Track Width at Winning Post - 23m
Racing at Warwick Farm
Warwick Farm racecourse is Sydney's "country racetrack". Days at the races have a much more relaxed atmosphere than the bigger venues Rosehill Gardens and Royal Randwick. The design of the track, with the mounting yard in between the main stadium and winning post, allows for you to be close to the action and facilities at all times. Race-goers often state that there is a more intimate feel, when the winners come back in they are surrounded by a round of applause from both the grassed areas to their left and stadiums in front.
Sydney's country track - Warwick Farm has a relaxed country atmosphere
Warwick Farm is located south-west of central Sydney, near Liverpool. There is a train station nearby to the track and motorways that provide easy access if driving. For more information and a map please visit the ATC website.
Horses Suited at Warwick Farm
The track design is triangular overall, with a quite sharp home turn into a straight that is shorter than some of the bigger tracks at 326m. Perhaps the greatest impact on a horses performance is created by the turn itself. The sharpness of it, and the few hundred metres of back straight before it, create a challenging part of the race just as the pressure is going on. Larger and less agile horses may struggle to keep their balance around the turn in comparison to more agile types.
The track can be subject to bias, particularly when the racing surface is drier or in better condition off the rails. When combined with the tight turn, which 'sling-shots' horses into the home straight, some race days become dominated by those horses just off the pace which peel out wider and run home down the outside.