The Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) Board today approved a record funding allocation of $126.1million for the racing season commencing 1 August 2014. This represents an increase of $6.5million. In addition, a further $14million in grants has been committed by RWWA towards key racing infrastructure projects, including a contribution towards the new Cannington greyhound…Details
Queensland Trainers Call For Weight Review Racing Queensland will examine the handicap rules for Listed races after an outcry from trainers and owners about the Tails Handicap. All the horses in Saturday’s field carried 58kg. Trainer Peter Moody submitted two late entries – Fat Al, who is in Brisbane, and Ancient King, who ran at…Details
Adam Durrant will commence the Belmont Park season in red-hot form and with a 24 win lead in the Trainer’s Premiership. The Karnup horseman consolidated his grip at the head of the standings after ending the Ascot season with a training treble. Durrant advanced to 56 metropolitan victories after a day out with Peck, Drummoorum…Details
The WARTA would like to extend their best wishes to Trent Brown on his birthday milestone
Grant Williams has all but wrapped up the Bunbury Turf Club’s Leading Trainer premiership following the breakthrough win of Star Of Husson on Monday. With just the May 1 meeting remaining before the 2013-14 season draws to a close, Williams holds a decisive four point advantage over Simon Foster. Foster, keen to defend his title…Details
The WARTA would like to extend their best wishes to John Gangemi, Gary Gulberti and Rob Smith on their birthday milestones.
Leading trainer Adam Durrant ended the Ascot season with a bang when he prepared a training treble. Drawing first blood for Durrant was rejuvenated galloper Peck who triumphed in the main feature: the Diggers’ Cup (1800m). Fresh from his Albany Cup (2100m) success six days ago and defying a drop back to 1800m and a…Details
The WARTA would like to extend our best wishes to Tom Carey, Adam Fairey, Louise Newman and Sonya Price on their birthday milestones.
The Australian Racing Board has decided to modernise the language for track ratings to be more easily understood by punters especially young people. The ARB issued a revised scale in January and called for public and industry input. Retention of the numerical scale of 1-10 was strongly endorsed by punters whilst most of the submissions…Details
2014/15 THOROUGHBRED DISTRIBUTION Over the coming weeks the RWWA board is expected to approve further increases in distribution to the Western Australian thoroughbred industry for the 2014/15 racing season. In line with the RWWA vision, distribution to stakeholders will be through the form of increased Prizemoney at all levels of racing. Further information will be…Details