Track Information

Tamworth Racecourse

Circumference:

1830m

Straight length:

360m

Width:

21m

Main Track:

Fully grassed with kikuyu. The turn from the 800 metres into the straight is banked to 3% adding to safety and providing outside horses with equal opportunity. Soil composition is sandy loam.

Training Tracks:

A “B” grass track (indicated) plus cinders, dirt and sand tracks enables training (both fast and slow work) to be undertaken at practically all times.

Other Features:

Moveable aluminium running rail.

Training Policies and Procedures

A copy of the TJC's training policies, procedures and rules is available in the office.

 

Track Rating System

The Australian Racing Board (ARB) has announced a new Australia-wide track rating system will be in place from December 1, 2014.

The ARB confirmed the new system of ten ratings would start at Firm 1 and go through to Heavy 10. The revised system removes the terms ‘Fast’, ‘Dead’ and ‘Slow’ replacing them with ‘Firm’ and Soft’ while also retaining the terms ‘Good’ and ‘Heavy’.

Changes made to the system will be retrospective, meaning that for example previous tracks rated Dead 4, will be reflected as Good 4 in form guides.

Rating            Numerical         Description of numerical rating

Firm

1

Dry hard rack

Firm

2

Firm track

Good

3

Track with good grass coverage and cushion

Good

4

Track just 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 the squelchy area

Heavy

10

Heaviest category track, very wet, towards saturation