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.

Latest News

07
Dec

Former Premier Lands Top Racing Job

Former NSW premier Barry O’Farrell has been announced as the new chief executive officer of Racing Australia. Barry O’Farrell. O’Farrell replaces incumbent CEO Peter McGauran who announced he was resigning from the role in August. O’Farrell will commence his new role in January with McGauran heading to Tabcorp. ” Mr O’Farrell has a strong...
07
Dec

Injured Apprentice On The Way Back

It’s been over 400 days since Emma Stent last rode in a race, but the apprentice jockey can finally see some light at the end of the tunnel. Stent broke her ankle in a track work accident, but what was originally diagnosed as a six-month injury has extended to well over a year. For...
05
Dec

Team Williams-Pike and Chris Parnham Big Winners Out Of The Ascot Masters

Local gun William Pike held out champion Victorian jockey Damien Oliver to win the Frank Treen medallion at Ascot on Saturday. The Frank Treen Medallion is awarded to the rider with most wins across the Ascot Masters and Pike landed a narrow one win victory. Pike booted home five winners and clinched the series...
05
Dec

Smith Has No Worries With Whyte

Trainer Lindsey Smith does not think Douglas Whyte has a case to answer following his charge of not riding Scales Of Justice out to the line in Saturday’s Kingston Town Classic at Ascot. Lindsey Smith interviewed following the Railway Stakes. Photo: Perth Racing Twitter Whyte was charged by RWWA Stewards for failing to ride...
03
Dec

Oliver Paves The Way For Silverstream

The brilliance and guile of champion jockey Damien Oliver helped paved the way for Silverstream to return to the winners list in the Ascend Sales Trophies Jungle Dawn Classic (1400m) at Ascot on Saturday. Silverstream, trained by Grant and Alana Williams and raced by prominent owner-breeder, Bob Peters, posted her first victory in 399...
03
Dec

Whyte's Kingston Town Blow

Champion jockey Douglas Whyte could spend the hours on his flight back to Hong Kong wondering what might have been in Saturday’s Group I Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot. Stratum Star claimed Saturday’s Group I Kingston Town Classic in Perth. Photo: Darryl Sherer Whyte appeared to stop riding the Railway Stakes winner Scales...

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