Saturday Track Reports January 23

Steve Bennett in News 23 Jan 2021
  • Track reports, rail position and weather forecasts
Saturday Track Reports

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  Sandown, Randwick, Kembla Grange, Doomben, Gawler and Ascot plus Ellerslie and Trentham in New Zealand.

 

Current Track Ratings ⛅

 

SANDOWN (Hillside)
Weather: Fine (27)
Track: Good 4
Rail: True

 

RANDWICK
Weather: Fine (29)
Track: Good 4
Pen: 5.08
Rail: Out 9m Entire Track

 

KEMBLA GRANGE
Weather: Fine (28)
Track: Good 4
Rail: Out 6m (1100m-W/Post), Out 3m Remainder

 

DOOMBEN
Weather: Partly Cloudy (30)
Track: Soft 5 (Possible Upgrade)
Pen: 6.04
Rail: True

 

GAWLER
Weather: Fine, Hot (38)
Track: Soft 5
Pen: 5.79
Rail: Out 3m Entire Track, Sect. 606m

 

ASCOT
Weather: Fine (28)
Track: Good 4
Rail: Out 7m Entire Track

 

ELLERSLIE (NZ)
Weather: Mostly Fine (23)
Track: Dead 4
Rail: True

 

TRENTHAM (NZ)
Weather: Mostly Fine, Windy (20)
Track: Dead 4
Rail: True

 

All information is true and correct as of 6:45am (AEDT), on Saturday January 23.

 

 

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.

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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