Warwick has certainly played its part in the history of horse racing, most notably when it became the first course to include a jump race in its card, establishing National Hunt racing as it is known today.

Racing in Warwick can actually be traced back as early as 1694 when the sport was introduced to the market town in the hope of attracting wealthy professionals to help rebuild the areas wealth after the devastating fire. The inaugural race at the course was held in 1707, but another 102 years passed before the first stand was opened, parts of which remain today among the later developments.

Warwick quite never be described as a pretty course, but it is functional.
Warwick Racecourse

Key Characteristics

Warwick is quite a tight racecourse, with some very tight bends which certainly suit the handy horse. It is a left handed course of a mile and three quarters in circumference, with 10 fences per circuit.

Course Summary

Galloping left handed track with an easy finish.

Difficulty of Fences


Similar Courses, where form should be replicated

Ayr, Haydock, Doncaster, Newbury, Wetherby, Worcester

Course map

Warwick Racecourse Map