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

Steve Bennett in News 22 Feb 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 Caulfield for Blue Diamond Stakes Day, Ascot, Eagle Farm, Gold Coast, Gosford, Morphettville, Rosehill and Toowoomba plus Matamata and Otaki in New Zealand.


Current Track Ratings

CAULFIELD
Weather: Fine (25)
Track: Good 4
Rail: Out 3m Entire Track

ROSEHILL
Weather: Partly Cloudy (24)
Track: Soft 7 
Rail: Out 6m Entire Track

GOSFORD
Weather: Overnight Rain. Showers (23)
Track: Heavy 8
Rail: True

EAGLE FARM
Weather: Mostly Fine, Windy (29)
Track: Good 4
Rail: Out 6m Entire Track

GOLD COAST
Weather: Partly Cloudy (26), 40% chance of showers
Track: Soft 5
Rail: Out 7m (1400m-1000m), Out 8m (1000m-400m), Out 7m (400m-W/Post), Out 3m Remainder

TOOWOOMBA
Weather: Fine (27)
Track: Good 4
Rail: Out 5m Entire Track

MORPHETTVILLE
Weather: Fine, Hot (34)
Track: Good 4
Rail: Out 5m (1000m-W/Post), Out 3m Remainder

ASCOT
Weather: Mostly Fine (26)
Track: Good 4
Rail: Out 3m Entire Track

MATAMATA (NZ)
Weather: Morning Drizzle clearing (22)
Track: Dead 6
Rail: True

OTAKI (NZ)
Weather: Overcast (21)
Track: Slow 7
Rail: True

All information is true and correct as of 6:45am (AEDT)



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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