Country people are famed for their hospitality; the country race track is, historically, the centre of rural social life. Warwick’s race club is one of the oldest in Queensland. Its Cup pre-dates the Melbourne Cup! The Warwick Turf Club is typical of country race clubs, in that it is run by an enthusiastic volunteer committee whose members work hard to ensure the Club’s success. The Club is vibrant and successful and has one of the highest rates of race nominations in Queensland.
Allman Park Racecourse is situated on the Condamine River flats, with a very pleasant outlook across to the town of Warwick. It has all the prerequisite racing facilities including a grass track, betting and TAB facilities, SKY Channel, at least a dozen bookmakers each race meeting, canteen, public bar, members’ bar and pavilion all set among green lawns with a nicely-appointed rose garden.
Warwick itself is a country town of some 10,000 citizens, strategically located approx. 1 3/4hr from Brisbane on the Cunningham Highway – a comfortable round day trip, and a very pleasant glimpse into a world away from city life. It’s quite feasible to make a country weekend of your visit to the Warwick Races – your race day could be followed up with comfortable accommodation, dinner, and a leisurely sight-seeing Sunday, or maybe golf or bowls. The Warwick Tourist Information Centre website can assist you with your accommodation needs.
Warwick hosts 8 race meetings each year. Each day is different, according to the season and the event.
- Phillip Grant – President
- Peter Doyle – Vice President
- Peter Campbell – Vice President
- Kathy Wyvill – Treasurer
- Barry Burgess
- Bevan Ryan
- Des Hart
- James (Jim) Costello
- John Gillott
- William Martin
- David & Jackie Rossiter
CONSTITUTION – please see attached