Champion trainer Gai Waterhouse has sensationally called for Warwick Farm to be converted to a training centre, insisting the track is not up to standard.
Waterhouse had a host of fancied runners at the western Sydney track on Saturday – Sweet Idea, Spurtonic, Wandjina and Our Desert Warrior – all of which got beaten.
“No Group races should be there, and (jockey) Tommy Berry told me he’s never ridden at a more inconsistent track in Australia,’’ Waterhouse told News Corp Australia.
“The track isn’t good enough.’’
“It’s all about turnover, and nobody wants to bet at Warwick Farm. Punters are savvy, and they won’t bet on tracks that are inconsistent.
“I can’t understand why they race Group 1s there when we have Randwick, Rosehill and Canterbury.’’
A number of other leading jockeys have also criticised the Warwrick Farm track, including Blake Shinn, James McDonald, Glyn Schofield and Kerrin McEvoy.