Warwick beat rest for horses
WARWICK Turf Club president Garry Adcock has put the massive race nominations for Saturday’s meeting down to the condition of the Allman Park track and the additional prize money put in by the club.
He was delighted with the 117 nominations received by Warwick, which are in excess of the numbers for Toowoomba and Kilcoy.
“We have 30-odd more horses for five races at Warwick compared to the nominations for seven races at Toowoomba,” Adcock said.
“Warwick has about 20 horses more than Kilcoy which has six races and its annual cup.
“The numbers of nominations are the best for a winter meeting for some time.”
He said trainers were attracted to Warwick due to the quality of the track since the installation of irrigation from the recycled water.
“Obviously, trainers and owners like to bring horses here,” Adcock said.
“There is $6000 prize money for all races.”
The club president has his fingers crossed for another successful meeting after a number of rain-free meetings.
“Going back a fair while, it was almost a standard joke that if the races were on, it would rain,” Adcock said.
JUMP outs will be re-instituted at the Warwick Turf Club from late July if there is enough interest from trainers.
Club president Garry Adcock said jump outs gave trainers a chance to test horses over 700 metres.
“It enables trainers to test horses in a barrier trial and try inexperienced horses out of the gates,” Adcock said.
“We need 20 to 30 horses for the jump outs to make it worthwhile.”
The Warwick president expects some Toowoomba trainers to bring horses to Warwick for the 9am jump outs on July 25.
“Some trainers don’t like to trial horses on the cushion track at Clifford Park in Toowoomba and are keen to come to Warwick,” Adcock said.