I agree with you 100% but we cant just load programs up with standing start races again as most horses haven't seen one and have never been trained for them. Most are trained to run now and the American breeding has them all hyped up and wouldnt handle stands.
That said i believe we can re introduce some to every race meeting selectively and get them going again, i also believe these races are very good betting races, we have been trying for some time to get the graduation and claimer stands going on saturday night, when these races used to be run they were great for betting and participants.
But the biggest problem in Queensland is there is only 1 voice here, that of a powerful owner and nobody else matters.
NSW has now adopted the American condition racing system on prize money won last 5 starts, which has boosted betting, HRA is looking into changing the handicapping system but are looking at a rating system like throughbreds which i believe will be another msaaive HRA failure.