Warwick Course Guide

Having spent many years as a dual-purpose course, Warwick now stages exclusively National Hunt racing after the final Flat fixture took place in August 2014.

Meetings are staged throughout the heart of the jumps season from September onwards with the track’s two feature days falling in January and February. The former, usually falling on a Saturday in mid-January, features the Grade 3 Classic Chase, a handicap over three miles and five furlongs that invariably attracts a strong field and has been won by the likes of Hey Big Spender, Shotgun Paddy and Hawkes Point in recent years. It is supported by the Grade 2 Leamington Novices’ Hurdle run over two miles and five furlongs; past winners include Inglis Drever and The New One.

The Kingmaker Novice’s Chase, run over two miles in February, also has a fine reputation of highlighting future stars and is regarded as a trial for the Arkle Chase. Past winners include Flagship Uberalles, Voy Por Ustedes, Long Run and Finian’s Rainbow.

Jumps Racing

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Left handed, and flat with the exception of a fairly steep climb soon after the winning line which descends in gradual fashion to the turn into the back straight. Essentially a sharp track by virtue of the tight bends, notwithstanding a long back straight. Widely regarded as a tricky jumping track on account of five fences coming in quick succession in the back straight, but the casualty rate is one of the lowest in Britain. The tight nature of the course results in front runners/those ridden prominently tending to do well on both courses.

Warwick is very much a speed track and, largely due to that reason, I rate it one of the toughest in Britain for a novice. It’s not unknown for an inexperienced horse to panic round there, as the fences come at them so quick, and the undulations don’t make it any easier. The hurdles course is especially sharp and, not surprisingly, ex-Flat horses often do well. There’s no point thinking you can get away with running a non-stayer in the long-distance chases, though, because they invariably go an end-to-end gallop.

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17:05 Wigley Building & Development 'national Hunt' Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m)
Maroon, maroon and light blue check sleeves and cap (Ready Steady Go)
  • Winner: Telegraph Place
  • Jockey: C Poste
  • Trainer: Olly Murphy
  • Owner: Ready Steady Go

17:40 Robert Limbrick Architects Novices' Chase

(Class 4) (2m 54y)
Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing-presenti)
  • Winner: Whatduhavtoget
  • Jockey: Harry Skelton
  • Trainer: D Skelton
  • Owner: Highclere Thoroughbred Racing-presenti

18:10 Creating A Design Difference Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 5f)
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap (Mr John P McManus)
  • Winner: Champ
  • Jockey: Nico de Boinville
  • Trainer: N J Henderson
  • Owner: Mr John P McManus

18:45 Qatar Airways Mares' Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m)
Red, yellow hoop, black sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow cap (Four Candles Partnership)
  • Winner: She's Gina
  • Jockey: Daniel Sansom
  • Trainer: J W Mullins
  • Owner: Four Candles Partnership

19:15 Racing Uk Profits Returned To Racing Handicap Chase

(Class 5) (2m 4f)
Dark blue, grey chevron (Bgc Racing Six Pack)
  • Winner: Too Much Too Soon
  • Jockey: Harry Skelton
  • Trainer: D Skelton
  • Owner: Bgc Racing Six Pack

19:50 Overbury Stud National Hunt Stallions Crudwell Cup Open Hunters' Chase

(Class 5) (3m 1f 100y)
Black, yellow armlets, yellow cap (Mrs P A Rigby)
  • Winner: Garde Ville
  • Jockey: Mr Stephen Paul Davies
  • Trainer: Mrs P A Rigby
  • Owner: Mrs P A Rigby

20:20 Racinguk.com Amateur Riders' Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (3m 2f)
Black, orange triple diamond and sleeves, quartered cap (Hanford's Chemist Ltd)
  • Winner: Crown Hill
  • Jockey: Mr W Biddick
  • Trainer: Johnny Farrelly
  • Owner: Hanford's Chemist Ltd

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Warwick Racecourse
Hampton Street
CV34 6HN
01926 405560

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