Saturday Track Reports February 22

Steve Bennett Steve Bennett in News 22 Feb 2020
  • Track reports, rail position and weather forecasts
Gold Coast Tips

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, Rosehill, Newcastle, Eagle Farm, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Morphettville, Ascot and Matamata & Otaki in New Zealand.

 

Current Track Ratings

CAULFIELD
Weather: Fine (22)
Track: Good 4
Rail: Out 3m Entire Track

ROSEHILL
Weather: Overcast, 50% chance of light showers AM, (25)
Track: Heavy 8 (Possible upgrade)
Pen: 5.98
Rail: Out 6m Entire Track

NEWCASTLE
Weather: Mostly Fine (26)
Track: Good 4
Rail: Out 10m Entire Track

EAGLE FARM
Weather: Mostly Fine (29)
Track: Good 4
Rail: Out 3m Entire Track

GOLD COAST
Weather: Mostly Fine (28)
Track: Good 4
Rail: Out 7m (1400m-400m), Out 5.5m (400m-W/Post), Out 3m Remainder

TOOWOOMBA
Weather: Mostly Fine (25)
Track: Good 4
Pen: 4.64
Rail: Out 5m Entire Track

MORPHETTVILLE
Weather: Fine (27)
Track: Good 4
Pen: 5.2
Rail: Out 3m (1000m-W/Post)

ASCOT
Weather: 50% Chance of light showers (29)
Track: Good 4
Rail: Out 3m Entire Track

MATAMATA (NZ)
Weather: Overcast, Showers PM (23)
Track: Dead 4
Rail: True

OTAKI (NZ)
Weather: Overcast (22)
Track: Dead 6
Rail: True

 

All information is true and correct as of 6:45am (AEDT), on Saturday 22 February. 

 

 

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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