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.

21
Oct

MILLER WAITING FOR HIS DAY IN BELGRAVIA

It’sarayday will make his feature race debut at Ascot on Saturday and trainer Simon Miller hopes his high opinion of the three-year-old will be justified in the Breast Cancer Research Centre Of WA-Listed Belgravia Stakes (1200m). Undefeated at his only two starts, Miller is upbeat and positive about It’sarayday’s potential after he was picked...
21
Oct

NO LAUGHING MATTER FOR MCGRUDDY IN NORTHAM CUP

It’s a pick-up ride and one that Shaun McGruddy hopes he can convert into a winning one when he partners That’s Funny Az in Sunday’s Listed Iron Jack Northam Cup (1600m). That’s Funny Az is McGruddy’s sole ride for the meeting, but he says there are two key reasons why he was swayed to...
18
Oct

AWARD-WINNING APPRENTICE JOCKEY FINDS A BRIGHT SIDE TO COVID-19

When Laqdar Ramoly arrived in Western Australia for a 12-month training program in 2019, the idea of winning the 2021 top apprentice jockey award would have seemed unlikely.  Without the COVID-19 pandemic, the young rider would be back home in Mauritius instead of collecting the trophy for best all-round apprentice at the 2021 Western Australian Apprentice Jockey Awards today.  A Racing and Wagering Western Australia training program with the Mauritius Turf club brought Laqdar to Perth and General Manager Racing...
18
Oct

TRIPLE MISSILE SOARS FOR SMITH

As far as first-up runs for a new stable go, Triple Missile could not have been any more impressive following a stunning return victory at Ascot on Saturday. Triple Missile flashed big potential as a three-year-old for previous trainer Todd Harvey and looks set to continue that progress under Lindsey Smith’s guidance. Justifying red-hot...
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