A SIMPLE GUIDE TO THE ‘GOING’
The official ‘Going’ is the description of ground conditions experienced by a horse on the racecourse.
Good to Soft
Good to Firm
These terms can be combined to give a more accurate description of the Going, for example: Good, Good to Soft in places, and so on.
The Going Report is usually available seven days prior to each race meeting and is updated regularly.
Other information may also be given alongside the Official Going, such as ‘watering’, which is when the Clerk of the Course deems it necessary to water the course if the weather has been particularly dry.