Saturday Track Reports October 16

Steve Bennett Steve Bennett
  • Track reports, rail position and weather forecasts
Saturday Track Reports

Track Conditions for Saturday October 16


Looking for the track report for Saturday’s racing? We bring you Australian and New Zealand track reports, rail positions and weather forecasts for the feature meetings across the country this weekend.

Saturday racing this week comes from  Caulfield, Randwick, Newcastle, Eagle Farm, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Morphettville, Ascot and Hastings and Ashburton in New Zealand. 

 

Current Track Ratings ⛅

* As at 6:45am (AEDT), on Saturday October 16

 

CAULFIELD
Weather: Showers Easing  (16 degs)
Track: Heavy 8  (Possible Upgrade)
Rail: True

 

RANDWICK
Weather: Clearing, Windy  (22 degs)
Track: Soft 7
Pen: 5.87
Rail: True

 

NEWCASTLE
Weather: Mostly Fine, Windy  (25 degs)
Track: Soft 5  (Possible Upgrade)
Rail: True

 

EAGLE FARM
Weather: Fine  (28 degs)
Track: Soft 5
Rail: Out 3.5m Entire Track

 

GOLD COAST
Weather: Fine  (27 degs)
Track: Heavy 10
Rail: Out 8m (1400m-400m), Out 7m (400m-W/Post), Out 4m Remainder

 

TOOWOOMBA
Weather: Fine  (21 degs)
Track: Soft 6
Pen: 5.30
Rail: Out 3.5m Entire Track

 

MORPHETTVILLE
Weather: Overcast  (17 degs)
Track: Soft 7  (Possible Upgrade)
Pen: 6.10
Rail: Out 6m (1200m-W/Post), 4m Remainder

 

ASCOT
Weather: Possible early shower/storm, clearing.  (25 degs)
Track: Good 4
Rail: Out 5m Entire track

 

HASTINGS (NZ)
Weather: Mostly Fine  (19 degs)
Track: Dead 4
Rail: True

 

ASHBURTON (NZ)
Weather: Fine  (15 degs)
Track: Dead 4
Rail: True

 

All information is true and correct as of 6:45am (AEDT), on Saturday October 16

 

 

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 RATING DESCRIPTION
Fast 1 Dry hard track
Fast 2 Firm track
Good 3 Track with good grass coverage and cushion
Good 4 Track with some give in it
Soft 5 Track with a reasonable amount of give in it
Soft 6 Moist but not badly affected track
Soft 7 More rain-affected track that will chop out
Heavy 8 Rain affected track that horses will get into
Heavy 9 Wet track getting into a squelchy area
Heavy 10 Heaviest category track, very wet, towards saturation

 

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