Winners And Past Results for the Warwick Stakes.
One of the major races at Randwick Racecourse hosted by the Australian Turf Club in spring is the Warwick Stakes.
The Group 2 weight for age race held in August is worth $250,000 in prize money. Horses travel over 1400 metres of the Warwick Farm track with many promising sprinters seeking to step up in distance and test their ability over the mile during the spring season. The Group 3 Silver Shadow Stakes and Up And Coming Stakes are also on the day's schedule.
The Warwick Stakes suits in-form sprinters that have had a good winter run as well as the potential staying types that may come via the 1200 M Group 3 Missile Stakes held earlier at Randwick Racecourse. Some horses may even come in fresh after a spell.
The Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes may be next on the cards. The mile race is held at the Randwick track, two weeks later. Another likely event is the 1300 M Group 2 Sebring Sprint at Rosehill.
Among the list of outstanding gallopers to win the Warwick Stakes are Kingston Town 1980-82, Groucho in 1989, Super Impose with back to back wins in 1991-92 and Sunline in 1999. Lonhro came in after a spell to blaze the tracks in 2001 and came back again in 2003 while Racing To Win joined the elite in 2008. Kingston Town held on tight to the title for three years between 1980 and 1982, following in the footsteps of Limerick who achieved the feat between 1927 and 1929.
The Warwick Stakes began as a principal race way back in 1923 with outstanding horses like Tulloch and Bernborough adding the elite gallopers to win. It was promoted to Group 2 in 1979 and has remained in the same class ever since.
|Year||Warwick Stakes Winners|
|2008||Racing To Win|
|2006||Court's In Session|
|1998||What Can I Say|
|1993||Prince Of Praise|
|1959||Up And Coming|