What does the track condition mean?
Australia implemented a new system for rating of race track surfaces from 1 December 2014.
Numerical track ratings remain, however the associated descriptions have been amended to be more consistent with other jurisdictions overseas.
|Firm 1||Dry hard track||Fast|
|Firm 2||Firm track with reasonable grass coverage||Good|
|Good 3||Track with good grass coverage and cushion||Good|
|Good 4||Track with some give in it||Dead|
|Soft 5||Track with a reasonable amount of give in it||Dead|
|Soft 6||Moist but not a badly affected track||Slow|
|Soft 7||More rain-affected track that will chop out||Slow|
|Heavy 8||Rain-affected track that horses will get into||Heavy|
|Heavy 9||Wet track getting into a squelchy area||Heavy|
|Heavy 10||Heaviest category track, very wet, towards saturation||Heavy|
If the Track Rating shows in yellow, this means that the track rating has changed (for this race) during the raceday.