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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.

O’DONNELL’S COMEBACK GATHERS MOMENTUM

One day you might be feeling well and the next you could be struck down by unbearable shoulder pain, the kind that takes your breath away. Then comes the first of many sleepless nights. That’s the mysterious and miserable world of frozen shoulder, as explained by orthopedic surgeon, Michael Khazzam. That’s been jockey Shaun O’Donnell’s…

PARNHAM AIMS TO CONTINUE BEAUFINE SUCCESS

The Listed Beaufine Stakes (1000m) has been a successful race for trainer Neville Parnham and he’s confident that trend can continue with a two-pronged attack at Belmont on Saturday. Parnham saddles up Ghost Who Walks and Multinational and is one win away from squaring the ledger with Vern Brockman as the most prolific trainer of…

RESPECTED TRAINER COLIN WEBSTER RECEIVES RECOGNITION IN SPIRIT OF RACING AWARD

Trainer Colin Webster is thrilled to have been recognised for his contribution to the local thoroughbred industry, receiving the WA Spirit of Racing Award announced by Racing WA today (Thursday). “It’s pretty exciting and I’m grateful too,” Webster told The Races WA. “It was a great thrill when I got the call, I can tell…

DURRANT CAUTIOUS OF BEAUFINE MOMENT

Minsk Moment enters unchartered territory, but trainer Adam Durrant is cautiously optimistic about his winning chances at Belmont on Saturday. The well-travelled five-year-old resumes in the Listed Beaufine Stakes and at career start number 20 he tackles the 1000m sprint trip for the first time. The best of Minsk Moment’s six wins came in the…