Welcome to the official website of the Western Australian Racing Trainers’ Association-the principal representatives of trainers in WA.

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.

The WARTA is dedicated to building and facilitating communication with our members and to be a reliable, trusted and respected source of valuable information.

18
Jun

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....
18
Jun

History Of The Belmont Guineas

Saturday at Belmont will feature the 38th running of the Belmont Guineas. BACKGROUND The Belmont Guineas was first staged in 1980 and won by Queen Inca, ridden by Nark Grisby and prepared by Colin Webster. Elorance ran second and Given Vision placed third. Queen Inca, who also won the Champion Fillies Stakes and the...
18
Jun

All Tied Up In Trainers' Battle

Adam Durrant is back in the hunt for the Perth trainers’ premiership after a double at Belmont on Saturday. After failing to add to his tally on Wednesday, Durrant bounced back to take a share of the lead when Enticing Star and Come Play With Me recoded impressive victories. Enticing Star extended her unbeaten...
16
Jun

McGruddy Boosts Guineas Stocks

It is five months to the Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m) at Ascot, but top hoop Shaun McGruddy could be faced with a difficult decision, however; it’s a position most jockeys would dream to be in. After securing plum two-year-old rides this season, McGruddy will have a choice between Lordhelpmerun, Black Sabbath and Special...
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