2016 Warwick Stakes Field, Barriers & Odds

Warwick Stakes News

Seven Group 1 winners will line up for Saturday‚Äôs featured 2016 Warwick Stakes (1400m) at Royal Randwick; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Winx remains a clear and justifiably $1.30 favourite in 2016 Warwick Stakes betting markets with leading…


Warwick Stakes

The 2016 Warwick Stakes will run on August 20th, 2016.

The Group 2 Warwick Stakes is a weight-for-age event run over 1400m. Prizemoney is set at $250 000 and it is the first race of this distance in the carnival, giving the runners a nice start to the season.

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Held the week before the Warwick Stakes, the Group 2 Premiere Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill is a fantastic lead-up race also run under weight-for-age conditions. The slight step up in distance for the Warwick Stakes is a good challenge for the horses in training for more lucrative races including the $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose held the following week.

The Golden Rose (1400m) is the premier event of the carnival and is a race for three-year-olds at set weights. For Warwick Stakes’ contenders not aimed at the Golden Rose, other excellent races they may follow up with include the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) held at Randwick towards the end of September.

The distance and position of the Warwick Stakes in the Spring Carnival program draws a range of horses including some quality sprinters, fit horses in good form after racing at the Brisbane Winter Carnival, and stayers seeking a mid-distance race to really build their gallop. This array of form increases the intrigue for Warwick Stakes betting, as there are so many different types of horses competing. This also means that some truly excellent value odds are often available for the Warwick Stakes!

The Warwick Stakes has been graced by some genuinely top-line horses including Lonhro (2001 & 2003), Sunline (1999), and Super Impose (1990 & 1991). It is one of the oldest races in the Sydney Spring line-up, dating back to 1923 when it was first held as a Principal race and Sunburst claimed victory. The Warwick Stakes was upgraded to Group 2 status in 1979, and has seen just one distance change when the 2001 race was run over 1300m.

Warwick Stakes Day is one of the first race days of the highly anticipated Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. While the showcase race of this meeting at the esteemed Royal Randwick racecourse is the Group 2 Warwick Stakes, punters have plenty to be excited about, as the Warwick Stakes is accompanied on the day by the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) and the Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) as well as a number of other listed races. There is definitely plenty to bet on and plenty of money to be won!

Upcoming Races

Group 1

2016 Cox Plate

(2,040m)

Moonee Valley

$3,000,000

3YO WFA

Group 1

2016 Caulfield Cup

(2,400m)

Caulfield

$2,500,000

3YO up Handicap

Group 1

Moir Stakes

(1200m)

Moonee Valley

$450,000

WFA

Group 1

Epsom Handicap

(1600m)

Randwick

$500,000

Open Handicup

Group 1

Metropolitan Handicap

(2400m)

Randwick

$400,000

3YO & up Handicap

Group 1

Melbourne Cup 2016

(3200m)

Flemington

$6,000,000

3YO QH

There are a variety of exciting bet types open on the Warwick Stakes including Win, Place, Trifecta and Quinella wagers for you to try your hand at. So at the next Sydney Spring Carnival, get in early on the great betting opportunities and pick your selections for the Warwick Stakes!

Warwick Stakes Race Information

  • Track Location: Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney
  • Date: August 20, 2016
  • Race Distance: 1400m
  • Race Status: Group 2
  • Race Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Stakes: $250 000
  • First Run: 1923