Warwick

Warwick  The course is located in the town by the same name within the landlocked county of Warwickshire, England. It is a National Hunt course with 25 major races within a calendar year. Most races in the Jockey Club Racecourses owned track are televised live to audiences.

History

The track has been in the running since 1808, when it was introduced as a flat racing course. It was highly regarded even in those days for its demanding nature, with tricky turns, downhills and uphills that require top skill and concentration from jockeys. Flat racing was replaced by jump racing after August 2014.

The course

Up to 2014, Warwick was a flat type course. After August 4, 2014, the management switched to full time small-jump events, the first of which was held in 2014. They announced a plan to become the top small jump course in the country in a five-year span from then. The decision coincided-and might have been motivated by- the fall of Artful Lady at the course, an accident that necessitated euthanasia. There had been other falls in the recent past from that point, one of which caused an injury to Ryan Moore and caused the jockey to announce he wouldn’t be racing at the track going forward.

The conversion granted Warwick a new identity, and the jump races have brought an upshot in its popularity.

Warwick has a public park feel, especially for locals who usually come here to walk their dogs. There is also a nine-hole golf course and a golf driving range within the course that sits right next to the town center.

Races

The Classic Chase, Leamington Hurdle and Kingmaker Novices’ Chase form Warwick’s headline races. The races are run in January and February. These are grade 2 and 3 races that mostly attract five-year-old plus horses. Jockey Club’s intention is to host 17 jump races at the Warwick every year.