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.


Rock Magic Ruled Out Of Ascot Carnival

Rock Magic has been ruled out for the remainder of the year and will miss the Ascot carnival. Trainer Chris Gangemi said time is against Rock Magic after he injured his knee in a stable accident last June. “Unfortunately he is going to miss the Winterbottm Stakes and the Ascot carnival this year,” Gangemi...

Super Saturday For The Gangemi's

The father and son combination of John and Chris Gangemi celebrated a memorable day of racing when they claimed an intrastate feature double on Saturday. Chris Gangemi launched a top day for the family when a new addition to his stable, Super Maxi, led all the way to win the Listed Belmont Newmarket (1200m)....

Smith's Emotional Broome Cup Triumph

Wagin-based Angela Smith scaled her greatest heights as a trainer when she prepared Time Frame to win the 1997 Perth Cup. The rogue galloper, ridden by Dennis Gundry, defied scorching heat to lead throughout and win by one length from Regimental Tattoo. Smith, a former apprentice jockey in New Zealand, won nine races with...

Miller Chases Newmarket History

Simon Miller can write himself into Belmont Newmarket history if stable mates Oliver’s Travels or Caipirinha win the $100,000 Listed race at Belmont on Saturday. Miller is out to become the first trainer to claim a hat trick of Belmont Newmarket’s after earlier wins to First Among Equals (2016) and Meteoroid (2017). Miller is...