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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.

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Trainer Alleges RV Boss Leaked His Cobalt Reading

Trainer alleges RV boss leaked his cobalt readings AAP – 27 Sep 2016 Racing Victoria board member and now chairman, David Moodie, has been named as the person who told Peter Moody of fellow trainer Danny O’Brien’s cobalt positive, a hearing has heard. Danny O’Brien. Photo: Darryl Sherer O’Brien said he received a phone...

Black Heart Bart Dominant

Black Heart Bart set up a potential clash with Winx at his next start following a dominant performance in Saturday’s Group I Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield. Black Heart Bart proved too good in the Underwood Stakes. Photo: Darryl Sherer Parked in third place by Brad Rawiller behind a steady tempo set by The...

Pike Hoping To Extend Golden Run In Kalgoorlie

Champion jockey William Pike is poised to cap a sensational seven days in the saddle when he combines with hot favourite, Falcon Crest, in the XXXX-Gold Kalgoorlie Cup (2300m) on Sunday. Pike rode an astonishing six winners at Kalgoorlie on Thursday, including his first success in the Hannans Handicap when he lifted Socially Unique...

Process for Thoroughbred Barrier Draws

Racing and Wagering Western Australia will revert to the previous process of barrier draws for thoroughbred races being conducted prior to release of nominations and weights for all race meetings from 1 October 2016 onwards. The trial of barrier draws being undertaken following close of final acceptances was implemented in an attempt to improve...

Lindop Endorses Warwick's Break

Star Adelaide jockey, Clare Lindop, says she can appreciate why her contemporary Lucy Warwick has elected to take an indefinite break from race riding and fully endorses her surprising decision. Warwick has enjoyed a rapid rise to fame since she rode her first winner at Bunbury in 2014, but the glamour girl of Perth...

First 4 Albany Meetings Transfered to Mt Barker

RWWA Manager Thoroughbred Racing and Curator Assistance Programme (CAP) Manager inspected the Albany race track with Club Officials on 14 September 2016. The track had previously been inspected by the CAP Manager on 18 August 2016 following advice from the Club that the track had not recovered adequately following the annual renovation. At that time the severe winter...



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