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.


State Prosecutor Firms For Boulder Cup

Co-trainer Grant Williams believes TAB market leader State Prosecutor has a terrific opportunity of winning today’s $100,000 Listed Boulder Cup (2100m) after the scratching of Prying Tom. Prying Tom had won four races in a row and was considered the biggest threat to State Prosecutor, but trainer Sharon Miller informed stewards on Friday that...

Prying Tom Up To Boulder Cup Challenge

Sharon Miller believes emerging stayer Prying Tom has the class edge to overcome a big weight and a wide draw in the $100,000 Boulder Cup (2100m) at Kalgoorlie on Sunday. To take out the Listed Goldfields feature, Prying Tom, a son of 2006 Kalgoorlie Cup champion, Black Tom, will have to lump the 59kg...

Noske Refreshed and Recharged

Refreshed and recharged both mentally and physically, a rejuvenated Jarrad Noske wasted little time in returning to winner’s list. At his first ride back after a three month break, Noske was at his vigorous best when he lifted Lockroy to victory at Belmont on Saturday. Noske said with the Ascot carnival fast approaching, he...

Pounamu To Continue Melbourne Campaign

Reality hit hard for Muchea trainer Alan Mathews when his star galloper Pounamu suffered a disappointing loss on debut in Melbourne last Saturday. Mathews went into the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington full of hope, but his confidence was shattered soon after the start. Pounamu never recovered after he met interference...