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.

06
Dec

What History Says: The Scahill Stakes

SCAHILL STAKES OVERVIEW The Scahill Stakes was first run in 1978 and won by Burgess Queen. It’s held Group 3 status since 1980. The race was run over 1200m in 1978 & 1979; and 1450 in 1983. It was run at Belmont in 2003. Notable winners include: Burgess Queen (1978), Heron Bridge (1986), Marasco...
06
Dec

History Of The Kingston Town Classic

KINGSTON TOWN OVERVIEW First run in 1976 and won by Family Of Man, trained by George Hanlon and ridden by David Brosnan.It has held Group 1 status since 1979 and was run over 1600m in 1999-2000 and 2000m in 2003.Previously known as the Fruit ‘N’ Veg Stakes, Western Mail Classic, Winfield Stakes, Rothwell Stakes...
06
Dec

McAuliffe: Kingston Town A Target Race For Gatting

If trainer Darren McAuliffe’s planning is spot on, Gatting is in line to secure a second Group 1 victory in the space of three months in Saturday’s Magic Millions Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot. McAuliffe prepared Gatting to a shock win at massive odds in the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at...
06
Dec

Harrison’s Forgotten Horse In Kingston Town Classic

In a similar vein to Tony McEvoy and Hey Doc, trainer David Harrison has cautioned punters not to ignore Jericho Missile in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m). Ahead of last week’s Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m), McEvoy was left miffed when Hey Doc had drifted to double figure odds after drawing barrier...
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