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.

22
Mar

Family Battle In Gimcrack Stakes

Battle lines are drawn in the Martin household with father and son set to go head-to-head at Ascot on Saturday. Family loyalty will be cast aside when Wes Martin and his dad, John, go for bragging rights in the Listed Gimcrack Stakes (1100m). Wes, still on a high after Jedaffair won the Natasha Stakes...
22
Mar

Sharp Takes Back Seat Role In Perth Stakes

Geraldton-based trainer Murray Sharp has been more than content to take a back seat role and hand over the reins to a life-long friend with his talented juvenile, Divide The Sea. And following an eye-catching victory on debut at Ascot two weeks ago, the Moshe colt is now plotting a path towards the Karrakatta...
22
Mar

Miller Plans Grandstand Finish For Variation

Trainer Stephen Miller is adamant fitness won’t stop quality gelding Variation from winning the Listed Grandstand Cup (1500m) at Ascot on Saturday. Variation is on the road back after feet issues had sidelined him since his fourth placing in the 2017 Group One Railway Stakes (1600m). The setback ruled Variation out of a Melbourne autumn campaign and cost...
20
Mar

Harrison Has Perth Stakes Doubt With Jericho Missile

Logic tells trainer David Harrison that his unbeaten gelding Jericho Missile is at his most vulnerable when he resumes in the Listed Perth Stakes (1100m) at Ascot on Saturday. Jericho Missile won the Crystal Slipper Stakes (1100m) last December and the Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic (1200m) in February, but Harrison says he is...
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