The track conditions at Flemington are vital to the outcome of the races.

We aim to provide you with the most up-to-date information on the track conditions and weather at Flemington.

What is a GoingStick?

Developed by Cranfield University (UK) and TurfTrax, the GoingStick measures a track’s penetration, being the amount of force required to push the tip of the Goingstick in to the surface, and the shear, which is the energy required to pull back to a 45 degree angle from the ground.

These two measures, when taken in combination, represent a scientifically-based proxy for the firmness of the ground and the level of traction experienced by a horse during a race.