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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.

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


More Than Bragging Rights In Championship Final

A win in the $70,000 Skyracing.TV-Provincial Championship Series Final (1400m) at Belmont holds more than just bragging rights. For Pingrup trainer Alan Smith, who saddle’s Gradual Incline, it represents a big opportunity of securing his first city success. “To win my first race in town would be sensational,” Smith said. “Dad (Kevin) has won...

Trainers’ Premiership Hots Up

With just over two months of the season to go, the battle for the Perth trainers’ premiership is hotting up between co trainers Grant and Alana Williams and Adam Durrant. The Williams partnership will look to commence the new Belmont season in the same fashion as they ended the 2017-18 season at Ascot last Saturday....

Winter racing at Belmont Park kicks off with new train service this weekend

Perth Racing today confirmed that trains would be running to Perth Stadium Station to co-incide with the opening of the Winter Racing Season at Belmont Park this Saturday. Perth Racing Managing Director, Prof John Yovich AM said, “We are delighted with the decision to run Armadale train lines to Perth Stadium Station in time...


Dear Member, The Trainer & Owner Reforms (TOR), designed to support proper financial outcomes with the training arrangement between the Trainer and his/her Owners, have been in operation for 9 months, having commenced 1 August 2017. Despite the passage of time, it would be fair to say that Trainers are still coming to terms with TOR,...