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.

14
Nov

Missile Launch To Miss Ascot Features

Missile Launch has suffered a setback and his racing future in Western Australia remains in doubt, according to disappointed trainer, Vaughn Sigley. Missile Launch, who ran a disappointing fifth in last Saturday’s Listed Ascot Gold Cup (1800m), will miss the remainder of the Ascot carnival. “He’s in the paddock spelling and we won’t be...
14
Nov

History Of The Champion Fillies Stakes

CHAMPION FILLIES STAKES OVERVIEW The first Champion Fillies Stakes was run in 1946 and won Burabudy, a filly trained by H.W.Campbell and ridden by Bob Morley. The fillies sire was Lawmaker, her dam, Winbyie and the inaugural race was run in a time of 1.30.00sec. TRAINER Ted McAuliffe, Len Morton and Colin Hayes have...
14
Nov

A Change Of Plans For Scales Of Justice

Group 1 champion Scales Of Justice will be a surprise entry in the Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes (1100m) at Ascot on Saturday. The Lindsey Smith-trained six-year-old will back up after he made his long awaited return in the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m) on the weekend. After a year-long absence following back...
12
Nov

Viddora On Track For Winterbottom Stakes

Viddora has come through her latest preparation in good order as the build-up to her Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) defence starts to ramp up in earnest. Viddora stepped out in a Cranbourne barrier trial this morning (Monday) and won her 990m heat comfortably, pleasing trainer, Lloyd Kennewell. “It was very good and what we expected,”...
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