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.


Mauritius Apprentice Lured Back To Perth

Mauritian apprentice jockey Brandon Louis returns to Perth next week after he was granted a three-month temporary visa. The 23-year-old is no stranger to local riding ranks and his having his second stint in WA after honing his riding skills in a one month stay last year. Being back in the west for another...

No Wear Out Factor For Wrinkly

Trainer Neville Parnham isn’t concerned that a long preparation will catch up with Wrinkly in this weekend’s Listed Cyril Flower Stakes (1200m) at Ascot. The five-year-old will be having his eighth run for his campaign on Saturday in the $100,000 event, where he’s also dropping back to the sprint trip. Wrinkly was unplaced last...

History Of The Cyril Flower Stakes

CYRIL FLOWER STAKES-BACKGROUND • Marjoleo, Heron Bridge, Watermans Bay and Black Heart Bart are some of the best Western Australian sprinters to have graced the Cyril Flower Stakes honour roll, one of two feature races at Ascot on Saturday. • The Cyril Flower Stakes, a Listed race, that is now worth $100,000, was first...

Parochial Fans Rally Behind Material Man

Trainer Justin Warwick admits the level of support for his champion galloper Material Man in the world’s richest 1600m race has caught him by surprise. Material Man is high in the public voting for the inaugural $5 million All-Star Mile, currently placed 8th, with voting to close next Monday. Material Man enhanced his profile...