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The WATRA’s key objectives are to promote and support trainer’s interests, enhance their profile and to inform them of trends and issues relating to the racing industry.

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Parnham Lands Interstate Double

Neville Parnham celebrated an interstate double after Malibu Style and War Lord posted wins at Flemington and Belmont respectively on Saturday. Malibu Style launched a top day for Parnham’s stable when ridden by his jockey-son, Chris, the Magnus gelding won the Grampians Region Handicap (1100m). Then War Lord, brought to victory by jockey Pat...

Fabergino Set For Biggest Test

Unbeaten filly Fabergino will look to enhance her credentials for feature races at Ascot this year, when she faces a hot field in Saturday’s TABtouch Handicap (1000m). The Maschino filly has been kept in her own age group for her first two starts this campaign, but takes on the older horses on the weekend,...

Mitchell Shelves Retirement Talk

It doesn’t take long when in the company of Aaron Mitchell to appreciate that he has a passion to remain a jockey. With a family background steeped in WA racing tradition, Mitchell has known little else since early childhood. And it is the one thing that, in part due to his exceptional talent in...

History Of The Bolton Sprint

BACKGROUND The H.G.Bolton Sprint, a 1200 metre Listed race, was named in honour of, Harry Bolton, who was considered the foremost administrator of racing in Western Australia. Inducted into the WA Racing Hall of Fame (2012), Bolton was instrumental in the formation of the TAB, introduced starting gates and the implementation moveable running rail....