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.


Miller Rules The Market

Simon Miller’s high opinion of Market Ruler was further validated after she scored a resounding all the way victory in the Mumm Champagne Plate (1000m) at Belmont on Saturday. Staring at hot $1.40 favourite, Market Ruler was sent straight to the front by jockey, William Pike and shot clear in the straight to put...

Pike Reigns Supreme At Belmont

Champion jockey William Pike stole the limelight at Belmont Park on Saturday when he booted home a record equalling six winners on the eight-race programme. A nine-time winner of Perth’s jockey premiership, Pike enjoyed a red-letter day with wins on At The Ready, Market Ruler, Galaxy Star, Arcadia Price, Stageman and Enticing Star. The...

More Than Bragging Rights In Championship Final

A win in the $70,000 Skyracing.TV-Provincial Championship Series Final (1400m) at Belmont holds more than just bragging rights. For Pingrup trainer Alan Smith, who saddle’s Gradual Incline, it represents a big opportunity of securing his first city success. “To win my first race in town would be sensational,” Smith said. “Dad (Kevin) has won...

Trainers’ Premiership Hots Up

With just over two months of the season to go, the battle for the Perth trainers’ premiership is hotting up between co trainers Grant and Alana Williams and Adam Durrant. The Williams partnership will look to commence the new Belmont season in the same fashion as they ended the 2017-18 season at Ascot last Saturday....