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.

03
Dec

ACHERNAR STAR BOWS OUT OF RACING

The race career of tough and consistent gelding Achernar Star has come to a premature end. The six-year-old son of Gingerbread Man ran his final race in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield when fifth to Mr Quickie in October. It was Achernar Star’s seventh run in Melbourne for trainer Lindsey Smith...
03
Dec

HARRISON CONFIDENT PLAN WILL COME OFF IN KINGSTON TOWN

  Trainer David Harrison hopes a change of plans will pay off in rich style and be handsomely rewarded for Gemma’s Son at Ascot on Saturday. Gemma’s Son was being touted as a possible Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) horse at the beginning of his preparation, but could end it as a weight for age champion...
03
Dec

Williams Keeps Faith In Gailo Chop

From his Warrnambool base, Matthew Williams admits it wasn’t pretty watching Gailo Chop’s poor showing in last fortnight’s Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) in Perth. WA’s Covid-19 restrictions prevented Williams from being at Ascot, but on reflection it may not have been such a bad idea to be a long distance away in Victoria....
01
Dec

WA RACING UPDATE – MANDATORY CONTACT REGISTER

The WA Government has announced that particular businesses will be required to maintain contact registers for the WA Health Department COVID-19 contact tracing, from 5 December 2020. Please note that this requirement applies to all WA race meetings and non-race day events (e.g. function room bookings). Therefore, anyone attending a race meeting or non-race...
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