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.

20
Jun

Miller’s Double Guineas Hopes

Trainer Simon Miller has never tasted success in the Listed Belmont Guineas (1600m), but he gets a wonderful opportunity to breakthrough on Saturday. The Ascot-based horseman will have a double hand in the $100,000 feature, but it’s gun filly Flirtini who is drawing the most attention from punters. The daughter of Artie Schiller heads...
18
Jun

Father And Son To Form Training Alliance

First there was one, now there is two and soon they will become a duo. The Fernie name, synonymous with Kalgoorlie racing, is set to expand. Peter Fernie and his 22-year-old son Luke will form a training alliance in August. Peter Fernie, considered one of the best country trainers in Western Australia, will continue...
18
Jun

A History Of The Belmont Guineas

Saturday at Belmont will feature the 39th running of the Listed Belmont Guineas. (1600m). BACKGROUND The Belmont Guineas was first staged in 1980 and won by Queen Inca, ridden by Mark Grisby and trained by Colin Webster. Elorance ran second and Given Vision placed third. Queen Inca, who also won the Champion Fillies Stakes...
18
Jun

A History Of The Bolton Sprint

BOLTON SPRINT  The H.G.Bolton Sprint, a 1200m Listed race, was named in honour of, Harry Bolton, who was considered the foremost administrator of racing in Western Australia. Inducted into the WA Racing Hall of Fame (2012), Bolton was instrumental in the formation of the TAB, introduced starting gates and the implementation movable running rail....
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