The Warwick Turf Club was formed on January 20, 1873, and according to The Queenslander on 25 January, a “well-attended public meeting was held in the Cosmopolitan Hotel in order to form a club to manage the racecourse and the future race meetings at Warwick”.
Most of the influential residents of the town and district were present and expressed considerable interest, and it was proposed that Warwick Turf Club be formed, with a members’ subscription of two guineas.
His Excellency the Marquis of Normanby was requested to be Patron and Mr FJC Wildash was the first president. The rules of the Queensland Turf Club were adopted with a few alterations.
This huge milestone was celebrated with a long lunch on the track on 10 September 2023.
It was a warm welcome to the club’s spring racing season, which will be highlighted by the annual Warwick Credit Union Warwick Cup scheduled to be held on Saturday, 14 October.
Events for the Cup will begin on the Friday evening with the annual Warwick Sandstone Cup Calcutta, hosted in the Members Lounge at the club from 6.30pm. It’s a fun prelude to the big event the following day.
Warwick Turf Club’s seven race card has prize money totalling $164,000 with bonuses of up to $22,500 for the QTIS race.
The Warwick Credit Union Warwick Cup is a must attend event for everyone, from the fashionista to the punter, socialite and spectator.
There are only three tables available in the Kidszone Australia Trackside Pavilion, which will have delicious food made by in-house caterers, Top Paddock Catering.
The Rose City Shoppingworld /Just Cuts Fashions on the Field competition will have cash prizes, gifts, and overnight accommodation by View Hotels Brisbane for the winners and runners-up.
Entertainment by the Flanders Band will carry on the celebrations until 8.30pm.
For ticket purchases to the Warwick Credit Union Warwick Cup visit www.warwickturfclub.org.au/upcoming-events