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.


King Blitz To Target Kalgoorlie

Trainer Barry Newnham has no doubt his patience with King Blitz is paying off and believes the bay gelding has the potential to develop into an above average horse. At Belmont on Wednesday King Blitz did his best to live up to Newnham’s expectations when he won the PSC Insurance Handicap (1400m) by 2...

Marks Finds Winter Warmth In Broome

Well-travelled jockey Paul Marks is a proud and passionate South Australian, but for several months of the year he can’t wait to leave his home state. It’s not personal, just an intense dislike of winter and at home in Millicent, a town 339km south-east of Adelaide, it can get frightfully cold. For 51-year-old Marks...

History Of The Belmont Newmarket

BELMONT MARKET OVERVIEW The Belmont Newmarket was first run in 1945 and won by Lord Treat, who was again successful and repeated the feat the following year. The Listed Belmont Newmarket is the first feature race of the 2018-22019 Perth racing season. TRAINER Colin Webster and Allan Taylor hold the best training record in...

Bell Can’t Lose In Belmont Sprint

Whatever the outcome in the Tabtouch Broome Sprint (1300m) on Tuesday, Bob Bell feels he can’t lose. The Albany-based trainer will be going all out for victory, but says regardless of the result Perazzi is already a winner in his mind. “I bought him from Melbourne and when he came across I thought they...