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Minimum Weights (as at 1 January 2012)

Feature Races

Group 1 52kg (unless otherwise approved 51kg)
Group 2 53kg
Group 3 54kg
Listed 54kg

Metropolitan

54kg all races unless otherwise listed in the Racing Calendar

Provincial

54kg all races unless otherwise listed in the Racing Calendar

Country

54kg all races unless otherwise listed in the Racing Calendar

Quality Handicaps

In all quality handicap races 54kg minimum with a 62kg maximum top weight, and must carry total minimum prizemoney of $50,000.

Minimum Top Weights

AR. 103. (1) The top weight allocated for handicap flat races must not be less than 59 kilograms, except for Group 1 handicap races and races in which 2yo’s only can run, for which the top weight allocated must not be less than 58 kilograms.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of sub rule (1), if at the declaration of acceptances for a handicap flat race the weight allocated to the highest-weighted acceptor (including any extra weight by way of re-handicapping or penalty) is less than 58 kilograms, then the allocated weights for the race must be increased until the highest-weighted acceptor is weighted at 58 kilograms.

Age and Sex Allowances

Racing NSW has adopted an allowance policy for 3yo's and 2yo's when they race against older horses.

The scale of the allowance is as follows:

Age
Aug-Oct
Nov-Jan
Feb-Apr
May-Jul
3yo's(0-1799m)
-2.5kg
-1.5kg
-0.5kg
0
3yo's(1800+m)
-3.5kg
-2.5kg
-1.5kg
-1kg
2yo's(0-1779m)
-5.0kg
-4.0kg
-3.0kg
-2.5kg
2yo's(1800+m)
NE
-5.0kg
-4.0kg
-3.5kg

All Fillies and Mares are allowed -2kg against Male horses in mixed sex races.

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