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.

WA Trainers Economic Viability and Sustainability Report and Presentation Invitation

**MEDIA RELEASE** WA Trainers Economic Viability and Sustainability Report A recent independent study into the economic future of WA’s racehorse trainers has detailed the significant vulnerability of the sector and the need for urgent reform to avoid a wholesale collapse of the WA racing industry. The WA Racing Trainers Association (Inc.) commissioned former WARRG Chairman…

WA Trainers Economic Viability and Sustainability Report.

A recent independent study into the economic future of WA’s racehorse trainers has detailed the significant vulnerability of the sector and the need for urgent reform to avoid a wholesale collapse of the WA racing industry. The WA Racing Trainers Association (Inc.) commissioned former WARRG Chairman Michael Grant, and respected industry analyst Scott McDowell to…

GRANTHAM OUT TO EXTEND HOT FORM IN STRICKLAND

Michael Grantham holds strong hopes his outstanding run of form in black type races can continue at Belmont on Saturday. One of the most promising up and coming trainers in Western Australia, Grantham landed his third consecutive feature win on the weekend when Devoted took out a strong edition of the Belmont Guineas (1600m). Devoted…

COVID-19 VACCINATION RULE FOR WA RACING REVOKED

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) has repealed the local rule of racing which requires COVID-19 vaccination for racing participants. Chief Racing Integrity Officer Denis Borovica said the rule, which has been in place since 5 February 2022, had been vital in safeguarding the operation of racing through the pandemic but was no longer required.…