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.


Tom Melbourne To Target Railway

To borrow a musical term from the Pet Shop Boys Tom Melbourne will go west! The call comes from trainer Chris Waller who will target a Perth Group 1 double in a bid to shed Tom Melbourne’s unwanted tag. The seven-year-old is a prodigious, but unfilled talent, who has earned a maligned reputation as...

Parnham's Ellicazoom Warning

Trainer Neville Parnham’s faith in Ellicazoom remains firm and despite the classy mare coming off a disappointing eastern states campaign, he is confident she can bounce back to her best at Ascot on Saturday. Ellicazoom struggled to land a win in four Melbourne starts and returns home to target a Group one double after...

Williams Wants NSW Supremo

Powerful Victorian owner Lloyd Williams has a simple solution to stop Racing NSW encroaching on Victoria’s spring turf.Williams suggests the Racing Victoria board do what it takes to get John Messara and Peter V’Landys down to run racing in the state. Williams told RSN he was a big fan of the way the former...

Silverstream On Track For Railway

Silverstream completed a feature event double and is on target for the $1 million Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) after winning the Group 3 WAROA-Lee Steere Stakes (1400m) at Ascot yesterday. Silverstream, who won the Group 3 Northerly Stakes (1400m) three weeks ago, started at $4.80 and charged home strongly from fourth position near...