The numbers from 1 to 10 remain with 1 being the firmest track and 10 the heaviest track. The words used to correspond with these numbers are now as follows:

RatingNumericalDescription
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

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