The plan is to expand the venue into thoroughbred horse racing operation and a conference and world class hospitality destination.
The investment in the venue – racing began at the course in 1889 – and the flow-on consequences will be a welcome boost to job opportunities and attract further sought-after investment in Liverpool and the region
William Inglis & Son, which commenced as a family-owned company 1867 in Sydney servicing the bloodstock and breeding industry, is developing the Inglis Riverside Stables adjacent to the racetrack.
The feature of the Warwick Farm precinct will be its accommodation facilities – The William Inglis, a 144-room hotel for racecourse patrons and other guests, and more than 800 stables for horses, according to the company’s website.
The hotel will have be an extensive range of conferencing facilities and private dining and meeting rooms, and a rooftop bar and pool deck overlooking the racecourse and stable precinct, with sweeping views of the Georges River and Chipping Norton Lake.
Adjoining the hotel will be a fully integrated air conditioned sales arena, which will accommodate 1000 guests including a ringside dining service for at least 600 customers.
Riverside Stables will include also a micro-brewery and entertainment precinct.
Overlooking the sales arena will be eight corporate boxes for VIPs to dine and bid in private with access to a mezzanine bar, to be known as the 1867 Lounge – the year the business commenced operations.
Acknowledging its 150-year history, also, will be two Moreton Bay fig trees on either side of the hotel, which have been grown from saplings of the famous Newmarket Fig Tree, at Randwick
“After years of planning, the time has come to relocate our Sydney business to its new home, a truly world class sales and events facility at Warwick Farm,'' Inglis managing director, Mark Webster, said on the website.
"The Riverside Stables complex is a massive investment by Inglis, and has been created to service the thoroughbred racing and breeding industry for the next 100 years.
The Inglis Riverside Stables complex is set to be completed in late 2017, with Inglis moving its office facilities from Randwick in early 2018.
The first sale to take place will be the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale in February 2018.
Inglis is holding monthly “hard hat” tours of the new facility for industry participants.