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.


Morton Lands Feature Double

Dainty Tess and Man Booker headlined an outstanding opening day at Ascot for trainer Dan Morton, taking out both blacktype events on the meeting. First-up since a three start Adelaide campaign in April and May, Dainty Tess showed an outstanding turn-of-foot to take out the Listed Furphy-Crawford Stakes (1000m). The five-year-old was away from the...

Northerly Stakes History

The Crown Perth-Northerly Stakes is the headline event on a stellar opening day of racing at Ascot. The Group 3 feature honours champion stayer Northerly, a two time Cox Plate winner and a Caulfield Cup winner. Last year, the Adam Durrant-trained Silverstream took out the feature event, ridden by Chris Parnham for leading owner...

From The Czech Republic To Northam: Kobzova Lands First Winner

Facing the first day of a new job can be a daunting and confronting experience for anyone. You could argue even more so for a newcomer to Australia who held scant experience in the field she was entering into. That’s what faced Czech-born Petra Kobzova more than a decade ago when she joined ranks...

Staples Thinks He Has Great Shot In Northerly

Jockey Craig Staples is confident Great Shot can spoil the return of Galaxy Star and take out the Group 3 Northerly Stakes (1400m) at Ascot on Saturday. Great Shot will likely lead the Northerly Stakes and Staples believes if he is allowed to control the race, the Magnus six-year-old will prove hard to run...