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.

Latest News

22
Aug

Vale Paul Sutherland

Former top Sydney trainer (Victor) Paul Sutherland died on Monday, aged 71, after a long battle with illness. VP Sutherland trained a host of outstanding racehorses in his time, winning big races with the likes of Bold Troubadour, Sound Horizon, Mother Duck and Wong in the 1980s. Sutherland was also the original trainer of...
22
Aug

Idyllic Prince Stakes History

Feature race action returns to Belmont Park on Saturday for the running of the $100,000 Listed Idyllic Prince Stakes (1300m). Previously known as the Goodwood Sprint, the race is named in honour of champion Western Australian sprinter, Idyllic Prince. The son of Scenic, who was trained at Bullsbrook by trainer, Jim Taylor, won 15...
20
Aug

Wonderful Winks Wins Again

Racenet » News » Race Reviews Race Reviews 2016 Warwick Stakes result – Wonderful Winx wins again Paul Joice – 20 Aug 2016 Champion mare Winx began her Cox Plate defence with a performance that jockey Hugh Bowman described as “probably her easiest win” when romping home with the Group II Warwick Stakes (1400m)...
20
Aug

Heatherly Too Slick In Carlyon

Heatherly made light of pre-race concerns about the track to land Saturday’s Listed Carlyon Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley. Heatherly was clear at the end of the Carlyon Stakes. Photo: Darryl Sherer Connections had been watching the weather during the week, not wanting the track to deteriorate into the heavy range. On the upgraded...
20
Aug

Williams Team Continue Flying Start To Season

I’m Feeling Lucky and Royal Supreme continued a flying start to the new season for co-trainers Grant and Alana Williams after their impressive wins at Belmont on Saturday. The husband and wife team have grabbed an early lead in the trainer’s premiership battle, having prepared a winner or better in the first six meetings...
19
Aug

Parnham's Kalgoorlie Gloryland

Gloryland is on trial for the riches of the Kalgoorlie race round if he can negotiate his first venture to the goldfields on Sunday. A strong performance in the Palace Hotel-The Goldrush (1600m) and trainer Neville Parnham will target the Coolgardie Cup (1600m)-Hannans Handicap (1400m). “Part of the reason sending him to Kalgoorlie is...

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