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.


What History Says: WA Sires Produce Stakes

SIRES BACKGROUND The WA Sires Produce Stakes was first run and won by two-year-old filly Florabel. It held Group 2 status from 1980-1990 and Group 3 since 1991. The 2005 Sires was run at Belmont Park. Notable winners include Hardrada (2002), Bomber Bill (1998), Nicopolis (1962), Chestillion (1960), Maniana (1954) and Eurythmic (1919). KARRAKATTA...

Dream Turns To Reality

Khristina Vasko has tasted success on the race course.  She was a recent winner of the prestigious WA Country Cups Fashion On The Field in Albany and is now in line as a wildcard entrant to win a trip to next year’s Royal Ascot carnival in England. Khristina now wants to experience that winning...

WA Racing Shines In Adelaide

Adelaide proved to be a happy hunting ground for the West Australian’s on Saturday. Former star juvenile Whispering Brook launched a big day for the Sandgropers when she won a 1200m sprint at Morphettville. Now in the hands of premier Victorian trainer, Darren Weir, Whispering Brook justified $2.25 favouritism with a solid victory. Dan...

Dainty Tess Too Good In Adelaide

Perth mare Dainty Tess stormed home over the top of a trio of high-level performers to claim the Group III RN Irwin Stakes (1100m). The Dan Morton-trained Dainty Tess had posted 12 wins in 33 starts in her home state but a roundabout trip to Adelaide that contained a stopover in Melbourne failed to...