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.


Smith Plans To Scale His Everest

Plans for Scales Of Justice to tackle The Everest later this year will be ramped up after the star Lindsey Smith-trained gelding launches is campaign at Moonee Valley. After battling back and feet issues following his 2016 Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) triumph at Ascot, Scales Of Justice bounced back to his best in...

Reynolds On Winning Batavia Run

Cool Serenity has taken John Reynolds on a great ride at Geraldton this season and he’s hoping that can continue in Sunday’s Batavia Sprint (1300m). Reynolds had modest expectations when Cool Serenity entered his stable last year, but the Bel Esprit mare has been a genuine surprise packet. Cool Serenity won two races from...

A New Name In WA Jockey Ranks

Riding thoroughbreds for a living wasn’t a first career option for Madi Derrick, but ask her now and she is itching to get in the saddle and make her riding debut. And the former equestrian rider won’t have long to wait with Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) stewards granting her a license to...

King Blitz Closes In On Return

King Blitz is on the verge of making his much-anticipated return to racing for trainer Barry Newnham after completing a sound trial at Belmont on Monday. In his first official outing in 16-months, King Blitz ran on pace and wasn’t knocked around by jockey Noel Rudland when second to Cup Night. Cup Night finished...