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

Steve Bennett in News 16 Aug 2019
  • 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 Belmont, Caulfield, Eagle Farm, Gold Coast, Kembla Grange, Morphettville, Randwick and Toowoomba plus Te Rapa and Otaki in New Zealand.

Current Track Ratings


Here are the track conditions for this weekend’s racing……

CAULFIELD
Weather: Mostly Fine (16)
Track: Soft 5
Rail: Out 10m Entire track

RANDWICK
Weather: Fine (20)
Track: Good 4
Pen: 4.80
Rail: True

KEMBLA GRANGE
Weather: Fine (17)
Track: Good 3
Rail: Out 3m (1100m-W/Post), True remainder

EAGLE FARM
Weather: Fine (28)
Track: Good 4
Pen: 4.48
Rail: True

GOLD COAST
Weather: Fine (27)
Track: Good 4
Pen: 4.59
Rail: Out 7m (1400m-W/Post), Out 4.5m Remainder

TOOWOOMBA
Weather: Fine (24)
Track: Good 4
Pen: 4.50
Rail: Out 2m Entire track

MORPHETTVILLE
Weather: Partly cloudy, 30% chance of showers (18)
Track: Soft 6
Pen: 6.11
Rail: Out 7m (1200m-W/Post), Out 5m Remainder

BELMONT 
Weather: 40% Chance of showers (15)
Track: Soft 5
Pen: 6.50
Rail: Out 6m Entire track

TE RAPA (NZ)
Weather: Showers (16)
Track: Slow 9
Rail: True

OTAKI (NZ)
Weather: Rain (14)
Track: Heavy 11
Rail: True

All information is true and correct as of 6:45am (AEST) on Saturday, 17/08/2019



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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