The 2016 Warwick Stakes is a quality Group 2 race held at the very start of the esteemed Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The feature event of Warwick Stakes Day, the race is run over 1400m under weight-for-age conditions and is worth a generous $250,000 in total prize money. From 2013 onwards, the Warwick Stakes was been held at Royal Randwick Racecourse.
Runners in the Warwick Stakes may have previously competed in the Group 3 Missile Stakes (1100m), another weight-for-age event at Randwick two weeks prior. So it is always a good tip to watch for the dominant horses in these earlier weight-for-age events as an indication for your Warwick Stakes bets.
It is an exciting and often hard-to-predict race because of the range of entries it attracts. Good local sprinters and in form winter types compete alongside some classy interstate sprinters as well as staying types seeking a race with a bit more distance.
Warwick Stakes entries may progress on to the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) in two weeks time if they are looking for a middle distance WFA event, or even the illustrious Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m WFA) in September. The Warwick Stakes / George Main Stakes is a popular betting double at the carnival and horses to claim victory in both races include Lonhro (2003) and Defier (2002).
|2016 Warwick Stakes|
|Track:||Warwick Farm Racecourse|
2016 Warwick Stakes Field
The full 2016 Warwick Stakes field, barrier draw, jockeys, weights and latest Fixed Win odds from Ladbrokes.com.au are detailed in the table below.
Warwick Stakes History
The Warwick Stakes has a long and rich history dating back to its inaugural race in 1923 when Sunburst won. It started out as a principal race run over seven furlongs and the distance was converted to 1400m in 1972. Not long after in 1979 the event reached Group 2 status, one year before the mighty Kingston Town won his first of an eventual three successive Warwick Stakes in 1980. For one year in 2001 the race distance was decreased to 1300m and the event was not held in 2007 due to the equine virus.
Many quality horses have graced the Warwick Stakes and notable winners include Racing To Win (2008), Lonhro (2003 & 2001), Sunline (1991), Super Impose (1991 & 1990) and Groucho (1989).
|Warwick Stakes Records|
|Time Record:||1:14.77 set by Al Mansour in 2000.|
|Most Successful Horse:||Kingston Town won three successive Warwick Stakes in 1980, 1981 and 1982. He was ridden by jockey M. Johnston for all three victories; Johnston is the only hoop to win three Warwick Stakes in a row.|
|Most Successful Jockey:||D. Munro won an incredible six Warwick Stakes with Rogilla (1935), Allunga (1937), Beaulivre (1940), Katanga (1943), Removal (1945) and Tarien (1954).|
|Multiple Winners:||Johnnie Jason (1931 & 1932), Chatham (1933 & 1934), San Domenico (1949 & 1950), Tarien (1953 & 1954), Sky High (1961 & 1962), Gay Gauntlet (1965 & 1967), Super Impose (1990 & 1991), Filante (1996 & 1997), Lonhro (2001 & 2003) and of course Kingston Town (1980 – 1982).|
|Heaviest Weighted Victor (since 1970):||Racing To Win (2008) with 59.0kg|
|Lightest Weighted Victor (since 1970):||Silver Shadow (1975) with 47.5kg|
Recent Warwick Stakes Winners
|1st||Winx||1 minute 23.83 seconds|
|1st||Royal Descent||1 minute 21.57 seconds|
|1st||Tiger Tees||1 minute 27.73 seconds|
|1st||Veyron||1 minute 21.55 seconds|
|1st||Pinwheel||1 minute 22.59 seconds|
|1st||Pinwheel||1 minute 25.86 seconds|
|1st||Metal Bender||1 minute 24.2 seconds|
|1st||Trusting||1 minute 21.5 seconds|
|1st||Racing To Win||1 minute 24.5 seconds|
|Race Not Held|
|1st||Courts In Session||1 minute 23.3 seconds|
|2nd||Racing To Win|
|1st||Sir Dex||1 minute 22.8 seconds|
|1st||Private Steer||1 minute 22.7 seconds|
|1st||Lonhro||1 minute 24.3 seconds|
|1st||Defier||1 minute 22.8 seconds|
|1st||Lonhro||1 minute 17.3 seconds|
|1st||Al Mansour||1 minute 14.7 seconds|