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I agree that this would not solve the integrity issues but I do believe knowing a horse’s racing weight in comparison to his previous weight when running up to his best form would be of huge assistance to the punter. For instance, if  punters knew that Gardasee’s weight on his comeback run 2 days ago was 20kgs above his normal racing weight, they wouldn’t have backed him in from 11-2 to 4-1. To me, the knowledge of a horse’s weight is just as useful as knowing a horse is wearing a tongue tie. There is only so much a trainer can do to get a horse fit at home and I am quite sure it would be to the public’s benefit to know when a horse is being raced to ‘bring him on’ . One glance at the horse’s weight will give you this information.