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.


Malaguerra Thrives Under Smith

Owner Bruno Micalizzi is delighted with the physical condition of Malaguerra after the Magnus gelding completing a solid trial performance at Lark Hill on Monday. Stepping out for his first official hit out under new trainer, Lindsey Smith, Malaguerra, worked to the line strongly when second to Rebel King in a 950m heat. A...

Marvellous Mia Dolce Delivers For Buckley

Iron filly Mia Dolce has given young trainer Jayce Buckley his first win as a trainer, taking out the Glory Glory Plate (1000m) at Belmont. It was just the second time the two-year-old has started for Buckley, having done her previous racing with Frank Pangallo and George Davies. Buckley, a former jockey in WA...

Shinju Faces New Test In Perth

Shinju will face his first test in Western Australia for new trainer Chris Gangemi when he tackles the Vale Bruno Tognini Handicap (1000m) at Belmont on Saturday. The Written Tycoon three-year-old has not raced since winning his sole race for previous trainers Peter and Paul Snowden at Gosford last October. At his seventh race...

Lord Ludlow Rules After Shaky Beginning

Paul Jordan knows as well as anyone the vagaries of training thoroughbreds. As one of Western Australia’s most skillful horseman, he’s experienced the highs and lows of racing. Two Group 1 victories in the WA Derby and a string of other major Perth races are certainly the highs. The lows are when a yearling...