These are the official track ratings and scale for thoroughbred horse racing in Australia:
FAST 1 – A dry hard track, firmer than a good track (very rare).
GOOD 2 – A firm track with a reasonable grass coverage, on the fast side of good.
GOOD 3 – A track with good grass coverage and cushion. Ideal track, heading towards dead.
DEAD 4 – A track just with some give in it. Shouldn’t affect any chances although on the worse side of good.
DEAD 5 – A reasonable amount of give in it, on the better side of slow and worse side of dead.
SLOW 6 – Not a badly affected track, but will suit some horses more than others, just worse than dead.
SLOW 7 – A more rain-affected track that will chop out, on the better side of heavy.
HEAVY 8 – Just worse than slow, but just into heavy range.
HEAVY 9 – A softer track getting into the squelchy area. Genuine heavy track.
HEAVY 10 – A very soft and wet track with. Heaviest category.
MELBOURNE – Victoria:
• FLEMINGTON RACES
• CAULFIELD RACES
• MOONEE VALLEY RACES
• SANDOWN RACES
SYDNEY – New South Wales:
• RANDWICK RACES
• ROSEHILL RACES
• CANTERBURY RACES
• WARWICK FARM RACES
BRISBANE – Queensland:
• EAGLE FARM RACES
• DOOMBEN RACES
ADELAIDE – South Australia:
• MORPHETTVILLE RACES
PERTH – Western Australia:
• PERTH ASCOT RACES