The Warwick Stakes is an exciting Group 2 race that takes place at Sydney’s Warwick Farm Racecourse every year in August. The race is one of the major Group 2 events in the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival and is run under set weight conditions over a sprint distance of 1400M. Last year, the Warwick Stakes showcased some high quality and competitive racing but Veyron did well to finish first ahead of Streama and Rain Affair who both had to settle for second and third respectively.
The race is today worth $175,000 and is regarded as one of the best Group 2 races for emerging super stars of the turf looking to make a mark in one of Australia’s biggest racing Carnivals. The Warwick Stakes is held on the same date as the Group 3 Sliver Shadow Stakes and The Up and Coming Stakes which should complete a great line up of breathtaking racing.
In recent years, the Warwick Stakes has managed to attract a diversity of talented sprinters. The ideal lead up event for the weight for age race is the Group 3 Missile Stakes which is held 2 weeks earlier. Although winning the Warwick Stakes and the Missile Stakes double is not an easy feat for any horse, in 2012 outstanding horse Pinwheel completed a remarkable Spring season with a magnificent double.
Other notable horses to feature in this race include Sunline in 1999, Racing To Win back in 2008, and Lonhro in 2001 through to 2003. The Chelmsford Stakes is seen by horse trainers as the next progression for horses that do well in the Warwick Stakes. The race may not be one of the high profile events in the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival but it always provides an exciting and thrilling show for horse racing enthusiasts and jockeys alike.
Warwick Stakes recent winners & placegetters
|2014||Tiger Tees||Royal Descent||Criterion||1:27.7|
|2010||Metal Bender||Triple Honour||Danleigh||1:24.2|
|2008||Racing to Win||Gallant Tess||Danzippo||1:24.5|
|2007||Race Not Run|
|2006||Courts In Session||Racing To Win||Desert War||1:23.3|
|2004||Private Steer||So Assertive||Niello||1:22.7|
|2001||Lonhro||Diamond Dane||Shogun Lodge||1:17.3|
|2000||Al Mansour||Hire||Celestial Choir||1:14.7|
|1999||Sunline||Tie The Knot||Referral||1:22.1|
|1998||What Can I Say||Star Covet||Tie The Knot||1:27.6|
|1995||Star Dancer||Stony Bay||Our Mr Woodman||1:23.7|
|1994||March Hare||Slight Chance||Kingston Bay||1:22.9|
|1993||Prince Of Praise||Silk Ali||Soho Square||1:22.3|
|1992||Shaftesbury Avenue||Super Impose||Quick Score||1:23.8|
|1991||Super Impose||Livistona Lane||Royal Creation||1:24.7|
|1990||Super Impose||Eastern Classic||Chaleyer||1:24.3|
|1989||Groucho||Palace Revolt||Card Shark||1:26.7|