Saturday Track Reports

Steve Bennett Steve Bennett in News 17 Jan 2020
  • 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 Flemington, Rosehill, Kembla Grange, Eagle Farm, Gold Coast, Murray Bridge plus Trentham and Gore in New Zealand.

Current Track Ratings

FLEMINGTON
Weather: Fine (Smoke Haze), (29)
Track: Good 4
Rail: Out 9m Entire Track

ROSEHILL
Weather: 90% Chance of showers (15-25mls), Possible storm (22)
Track: Heavy 8
Rail: True

KEMBLA GRANGE
Weather: 90% Chance of showers (15-25mls), Possible storm (21)
Track: Good 4 (Downgrade possible)
Rail: Out 6m Entire Track

EAGLE FARM
Weather: Showers (45-80mls expected), Possible storm (26)
Track: Soft 5
Rail: Out 6m Entire Track

GOLD COAST
Weather: Rain (60-100mls expected), Possible storm (25)
Track: Soft 6 (Downgrade possible)
Rail: Out 3m (1400m-W/Post), Out 1.5m Remainder

MURRAY BRIDGE
Weather: Mostly Fine (27)
Track: Good 4
Rail: Out 5m (2000m-800m), Out 3m (1200m-800m, 1200m Chute), True Remainder

ASCOT
Weather: Cloud clearing (30)
Track: Good 4
Rail: Out 5m Entire Track

TRENTHAM (NZ)
Weather: Mostly Fine (18)
Track: Dead 4
Rail: True

GORE (NZ)
Weather: Mostly Fine (24)
Track: Dead 4
Rail: True

All information is true and correct as of 6:45am (AEDT), on Saturday 18 January. 

 

 

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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