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.

PLAN B WORKS OUT OKAY FOR IMPRESSIVE NEWCOMER

It wasn’t the perfect beginning, but it was the perfect ending for newcomer, Repossession at Belmont on Wednesday. Trained by Chris and Michael Gangemi, Repossession made the best possible start to his racing career in the Amelia Park Plate (1000m). Although it wasn’t the way the Gangemi’s expected to see the gelding winning, he turned…

BRIGHT START FOR RICHANCO IMPRESSES PEARCE BROTHERS

It’s been a small sample size, but co-trainer Ben Pearce likes what he sees in Richanco. Pearce hopes his judgment will be vindicated when the youngster faces his first black-type test in Saturday’s Listed Raconteur Stakes (1400m). Richanco burst onto the scene with wins from his opening two starts and Pearce, who trains alongside his…

MILLER REAFFIRMS HYPERION STAKES AFFINITY

Stephen Miller reaffirmed his affinity with the Hyperion Stakes (1600m) and was quick to admit he may have underestimated Magnificent Andy who scored an upset win in the Group 3 feature race at Belmont on Saturday. Sent out a $12 chance and dispelling any doubt of running out a strong mile, Magnificent Andy, ridden by…

BUSY STOKES ON THE MARK FOR BELMONT DEBUT

Mother, veterinarian nurse and horse trainer. Geraldton-based Bonnie Stokes is a busy lady; she has a lot to pack in. But for a short period on Wednesday Stokes will park two of her roles when she fulfills a personal ambition at Belmont. The 28-year-old is set to saddle her first Perth runner with On The…