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Saturday Track Reports - Round-up of track ratings for the key meetings

Steve Bennett in News 7 Dec 2018
  • Track reports, rail position and weather forecasts

Looking for the track report for Saturday's racing? We bring you Australian track reports, rail positions and weather forecasts for the feature meetings across the country this weekend.

Saturday racing this week comes from Ascot for Kingston Town Classic Day plus Pakenham, Rosehill, Newcastle, Doomben, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Morphettville plus Ellerslie and Trentham in New Zealand.


Current Track Ratings

ROSEHILL
Weather: Fine (32)
Track: Good 4
Rail: Out 6m Entire Track

NEWCASTLE
Weather: Fine (26)
Track: Good 4
Rail: Out 2.5m (1000m-400m), True Remainder

PAKENHAM
Weather: Overcast, 70% Chance of showers (27)
Track: Good 4 (Possible Downgrade late)
Rail: True

DOOMBEN
Weather: Overcast, 40% chance of showers (26)
Track: Good 4
Rail: Out 2m Entire Track

GOLD COAST
Weather: Overcast, 40% chance of showers (25)
Track: Good 4
Rail: Out 3m (1400m-W/Post), Out 1m Remainder

TOOWOOMBA
Weather: Fine, Winds Easing (23)
Track: Good 4
Rail: Out 3m Entire Track

MORPHETTVILLE
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 50% chance of showers (27)
Track: Good 4
Rail: True

ASCOT
Weather: Fine (29)
Track: Good 4
Rail: Out 6m Entire Track

TRENTHAM (NZ)
Weather: Partly Cloudy (20)
Track: Slow 8
Rail: True 

ELLERSLIE (NZ)
Weather: Mostly Fine (22)
Track: Dead 5
Rail: Out 6m Entire Track

All information is true and correct as of 6:45am (AEDT), Saturday 8 December 



Australian Track Rating System

The horse racing track system rating in Australia is a country-wide assessment scale of 1-10, varying from fast to heavy.

Below is a guide to what each rating means the ground conditions are like.

Australian Racing Track Rating System

Track RatingDescription
FAST 1Dry hard track
FAST 2Firm track
GOOD 3Track with good grass coverage and cushion
GOOD 4Track with some give in it
SOFT 5Track with a reasonable amount of give in it
SOFT 6Moist but not badly affected track
SOFT 7More rain-affected track that will chop out
HEAVY 8Rain affected track that horses will get into
HEAVY 9Wet track getting into a squelchy area
HEAVY 10Heaviest category track, very wet, towards saturation



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