Starts December 1st 2015

The new track rating system is as follows:

Rating Numerical Description of numerical rating

Firm 1 Dry hard track

Firm 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