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Improvements Made To NSW Benchmark System
Meanwhile, Racing NSW has also announced that the current Benchmark System will remain in place as a means of providing the most level playing field for all horses. However, the Board of Racing NSW has resolved to implement changes to further improve the Benchmark System, including:
- Setting new criteria for reducing benchmark ratings for unplaced horses, so as to bring the rating down at a quicker rate
- Setting new criteria for the increase of benchmark ratings, so as a horse's rating is not increased rapidly; and
- Introducing special conditions two year old races in the Metropolitan area.
A detailed update to the Benchmark Programming and Handicapping Handbook will be available shortly to provide further information and examples.