One of the strengths of Australian thoroughbred horseracing is that owners, trainers and riders are able to travel between States and Territories in the knowledge that the conditions of racing are the same as in their own States or Territories.
This is achieved by the establishment of national rules and practices. One such policy practice is that the Australian Chairman of Stewards are constantly reaching agreement on a uniform approach to gear that is permitted under AR. 140B.
The various gear approved for use in Australia and the conditions associated with their use, are detailed in the Register of National Approved Gear.