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.


Western Australia to Introduce Dual Jockey/Trainer Licences

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is pleased to announce that a dual Jockey/Trainer licence will become available in Western Australia from 1 August 2017. “RWWA is strongly committed to the welfare of its participants and is always supportive of any new initiatives that promote the welfare and integrity of the industry in the...

Fernie & Smith To Uphold Kalgoorlie Pride In Provincial Final

Peter Fernie and David Smith will be out to uphold Kalgoorlie pride when they do battle in the Skyracing.TV Provincial Championship Series Final (1400m) at Belmont on Saturday Fernie’s hopes of victory rest with Rikki Tikki Tavi, It’s Dynamite and first emergency, Moment Of Pride, Smith will pin his faith in impressive last-start winner,...

James Cummings New Godolphin Trainer

James Cummings is the new Godolphin trainer Clinton Payne – 23 May 2017 James Cummings has been officially announced as the new Australian head-trainer of Godolphin’s racing operation. James Cummings has taken the reins at Godolphin. Photo: Godolphin Cummings replaces former champion jockey Darren Beadman who has filled the role on an interim basis...

The Rock Gives Gangemi The Race He Wants

If there was one race keenly sought after by Chris Gangemi and his team it was the Group 3 Roma Cup (1200m), Perth’s premier winter sprint. At Ascot on Saturday they got their wish when the stables flagbearer, Rock Magic, a rising eight-year-old, proved too strong for his rivals. Rock Magic had support at...


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