The Warwick Farm Racecourse is located in the south western suburbs of Sydney (approximately 30 km), New South Wales. The course is well known for the thoroughbred horse racing conducted here. The Warwick Farm railway station is within walking distance from the racecourse which makes it very convenient for all race goers with a free bus service every race day. The racecourse does have a country charm along with a great hospitality trait. It is often described as a family racetrack because of its picnic atmosphere.
With its 1,937m circumference and a very short 326m straight, a clockwise direction and cambering of tracks, the Warwick Farm racecourse is indeed considered as a specialist course. The course does have sharp turns which is the reason why front runners do well at this course. Normally Warwick Farm hosts a one day racing carnival during both the spring and the autumn. The autumn event that is considered a major one is the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes while the major event for autumn is the Warwick Stakes. During times where the course isn't able to host racing meets due to unavoidable or certain circumstances, the events are transferred to the Randwick Racecourse.
The Australian Turf Club is managing the Warwick Farm Racecourse, since they purchased it in 1922. They have made a few improvements and renovations on the whole farm and the racecourse itself. On the 27th of January, 1925, the first ever race meeting managed by the Australian Jockey Club was held and 25,000 people attended it. In February 2011, the Sydney Turf Club and the Australian Jockey Club merged formed a new Sydney racing club, the Australian Turf Club.