About Us

The Western Australian Racing Trainers’ Association is the peak body representing licensed thoroughbred trainers in WA.

The objectives of the WARTA:

  • To promote the interests and activities of WA trainers;
  • To represent the interests of WA trainers with RWWA, race clubs and other parties;
  • To promote relationships and enter into agreements that will be beneficial to WA trainers; and
  • To collect and disseminate information that will assist WA trainers with their training operations.

The WARTA is committed to assisting trainers in each of the Metropolitan, Provincial and Country racing sectors, and to contribute to the overall success of the West Australian racing industry.

Major areas of interest for the WARTA include tracks and facilities, programming and handicapping, trainers’ insurance, prize money, training costs, owner/trainer relationships, staff employment conditions, industry training, regulatory matters and veterinary developments.

President – Trevor Andrews

Vice President and Secretary – Donna Riordan


  • Ross Price
  • John Lugg
  • Danny Morton
  • Warwick Bradshaw
  • Karen Kersley
  • Daniel Pearce
  • Executive Officer –  Grant Burns

All enquiries about the activities of the WARTA should be made to the President, Trevor Andrews at tma.racing@hotmail.com or through the executive officer Grant Burns on 0410 683 470 or grant@premiumbloodstock.com.au or in writing to the WARTA at PO Box 612, Belmont WA 6984.