FDC are proud to have been engaged by William Inglis & Son Ltd 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.
To be known as ‘Riverside Stables’, the facility is to become established as a key venue in Western Sydney catering to a multitude of events and functions.
The feature of the Warwick Farm precinct, will be a new luxury Hotel, named The William Inglis. Each of the 144 hotel rooms – including a number of large suites and family rooms – will have their own name and theme, based on one of the many champion racehorses sold through an Inglis sale ring.
There will be 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 will also be an extensive range of conferencing facilities and private dining and meeting rooms.
In honour of the existing historic Newmarket Stable in Randwick, a large barn is being 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 will include ringside dining for up to 600 guests, as well as corporate boxes and a mezzanine bar area.
The facility will feature more than 800 stables re-using the magnificent hardwood from the existing Newmarket stables. There will be 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 is currently available at Randwick.
Permanent hospitality suites for vendors will help to entertain buyers leading up to and during the sales in style and air conditioned comfort.
To learn more about Riverside Stables, nearby hotels, entertainment options, transport details or other FAQs and to follow the development, please visit the Riverside Stables website.
- Design and Construct Contract
- Project Value over $110 million
- 4.5 Star Hotel known as ‘The William Inglis’ with 144 guest rooms, rooftop pool facility, conference facilities, day spa, gymnasium, 2 bars, café and restaurant including a microbrewery
- 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
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