Being currently based in Qld, I can only comment on that state, but the gear change situation is beyond ridiculous!
I have commented on this before and nothing has changed so I will go again before taking it to the next level.
There is absolutely no accuracy being given to punters regarding gear changes.
Yesterday at Caloundra according to the racebook form R1 no.5 English Star was Tongue Tie off, but at the start of the book where they announce gear changes it was Tongue Tie ON first time?????
The horse raced with a tongue tie.
There are continuous examples of this.
Recently a horse who raced at Ipswich was reported in all publications, including the Qld racing website as Blinkers off after winning at its previous start ??
The horse raced in blinkers
R3 no.1 yesterday at Caloundra Makyeah was presented in the racebook as a 4yo B H
If he has testicles I don't!!!
I could list dozens of cases in point where misinformation is given to punters.
Frankly it is driving me crazy and it is simply not good enough!!!!!!!!
I don't know who is to blame, is it RISA, is it Qld Racing, or is it Bolack who print the racebooks?
Regardless someone HAS to be held accountable and the ongoing problems need to be rectified immediately!!!