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.


Miki So Fine For Return

After a dominant Ascot carnival for the cerise and white colours of owner-breeders Bob and Sandra Peters, it will be one of their forgotten stars Mikimoto that will take centre stage at Ascot on Saturday. The Sebring mare was last seen at the races in the 2017 Group 3 Champion Fillies Stakes, where she was...

Miss Andretti Stakes History

This Saturday will see the 26th running of the Listed Miss Andretti Stakes (1100m) at Ascot, the highlight of the eight event program. The race was called the Ruabon Stakes up until season 2008/09, before it was renamed to recognise the star West Australian sprinter who won a Lightning Stakes, Newmarket Handicap and Kings Stand Stakes....

Mt Barker Sunday Race Meeting Cancelled due to Weather Forecast

Racing and Wagering WA (RWWA) has announced that due to the forecast of extreme heat the Mt Barker race meeting on Sunday, 20 January has been cancelled. To maintain racing opportunities for participants all races scheduled at Mt Barker, excluding the feature Mungrup Stud Sprint, will be transferred to a new race meeting at...

Persistence Pays Off For Witten

Apprentice jockey Kate Witten’s career in the saddle has been many things to date, but easy is not one of them. The recently-turned 23-year-old has faced debilitating injuries, stints on the sidelines, multiple rejections from trainers and an internal battle with self-confidence since first joining the jockey ranks as a year 12 student still...