Project Description

FDC are proud to have been engaged by William Inglis & Son to build a multipurpose, state-of-the-art, global centre of excellence for the display and sale of Australia’s outstanding thoroughbred horses that incorporates the latest technology in international real-time auction sales and the highest level of comfort and hospitality for its global clientele.

“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.

Known as ‘Riverside Stables’, the facility is established as a key venue in Western Sydney catering to a multitude of events and functions.

The feature of the Warwick Farm precinct is a new 5 star luxury hotel, named The William Inglis, part of the MGallery collection by Sofitel. Each of the 144 hotel rooms – including a number of large suites and family rooms – has their own name and theme, based on one of the many champion racehorses sold through an Inglis sale ring.

There are a range of hospitality facilities to service our new and existing customers at the hotel including a paddock to plate-style restaurant and gardens named The Newmarket, a ringside bar, a lobby café and a micro-brewery and entertainment precinct. There is also an extensive range of conferencing facilities and private dining and meeting rooms.

In honour of the historic Newmarket Stable in Randwick, a large barn has been constructed for use during major horse sales which will also double as a fantastic venue for weddings and other events and special occasions, overlooking the racecourse and surrounded by beautiful gardens. It will be simply known as The Big Barn.

The air-conditioned sales arena includes ringside dining for up to 600 guests, as well as corporate boxes and a mezzanine bar area.

The facility features more than 800 stables, re-using the magnificent hardwood from the former Newmarket stables. There are extensive parade space for horses on both rubberised bitumen and synthetic turf, a highlight being more than double the amount of parade space per horse than was formerly available at Randwick.

Permanent hospitality suites for vendors help to entertain buyers leading up to and during the sales in style and air-conditioned comfort.

To learn more about Riverside Stables, for transport details or other FAQs, please visit the Riverside Stables website.

Project Features

  • Design and Construct Contract
  • Project Value over $110 million
  • 1,000 person capacity Auditorium and Auction Arena with 9 Private Viewing Boxes
  • 11 Stables including over 800 individual stalls, 12 hospitality areas and Parade Rings
  • Inglis office facilities
  • Events kitchens
  • 5 star ‘The William Inglis’
    • Rooftop pool
    • Wellness centre
    • Day spa
    • Business centre
    • Conference facilities
    • Restaurant
    • Multiple cafés and bars
    • Microbrewery
    • Car park

Project Size



13 months

Award list

  • 2017 Winner
  • MBA
  • Site Safety - Commercial Projects $50M+
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