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Racing WA and Blue Tree Project branch out to Great Southern

A dead tree at the Albany Racing Club has been given a ‘blue lease on life’ with Racing WA, Albany racing participants and Great Southern community groups helping mental health grow stronger. Racing WA and the Blue Tree Project were joined by representatives from the Albany Racing Club, Albany Harness Racing Club, Pingrup Race Club, […]

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Racing WA launches major partnership with Solaris Cancer Care

An exciting new partnership between the Racing WA Community Fund and Solaris Cancer Care promises vital support for cancer patients and their families throughout WA. The partnership, which officially launched at the Bunbury Turf Club Open Day on 10 December 2023, will help Solaris Cancer Care reach regional families affected by cancer and raise awareness […]

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Career, Community, Thoroughbred

Accelerating Equity: How our Amy Evans is advocating for diversity and inclusion

Amy Evans is well known in WA racing circles for her ownership success. It’s an enviable record which includes part-ownership of multiple Group 3 winner The Velvet King, his progressive sister The Velvet Queen and Listed winner Weaponson, to name just a few. You’ll also find Amy’s name in the ownership of Clairvoyance, Protégé and […]

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New fund connects racing and local communities

With a commitment to foster thriving and connected regional communities, Racing and Wagering Western Australia’s (RWWA) new Racing WA Community Fund is set to become the driving force for positive change in areas closely linked to racing. With two annual grant rounds, the new fund will provide financial support to projects that promote connection, enhance […]

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Community, Thoroughbred, WA Country Cups

A winner Bobs up at the Broome Cup

The name Elafella is well known to the 8000 people on course watching the recent Broome Cup but the track champion wasn’t the only winner of the day. At the Fashions on the Field stage another name was called out again and again during the parade: Bob’s Shoe Store. The dresses came from various leading […]

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Community, Thoroughbred

Kalgoorlie race day a win for Variety WA

The racing community came together in full stride at the recent Community Day at Kalgoorlie Boulder Racing Club, rallying to raise money and awareness for Variety WA. The annual event offered more than a thrilling day of racing – with children’s entertainment, a pizza throwing competition and an auction on the agenda to add money […]

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Community, Greyhound, Greyhounds as Pets

Greyhounds give WA police officers paws to rest and recharge

Priority greyhound adoption is being offered to WA Police Union members in a partnership with Racing and Wagering Western Australia to support the physical and mental health of officers. WA Police Union (WAPU) President Paul Gale said the offer was available to both the union’s 7000 serving and 1300 retired members through RWWA’s Greyhounds as […]

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Community, Harness

WA keeps up the pace in the battle against breast cancer

Pacing for Pink has successfully concluded for another year, leaving a trail of pink-panted heroes. Nineteen talented harness drivers from Western Australia proudly wore pink pants in support of the McGrath Foundation for the month of May, raising both funds and awareness for their cause. The collective efforts of the harness community and driver sponsorships […]

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Community, Off The Track, Thoroughbred

Racing retirees help kids apply Horse Sense to their lives

Former racehorses are teaching children life skills through an equine-assisted learning program called Horse Sense. The initiative, supported by the new Off the Track WA Community Fund, is run by Horse Sense founder Claire Wright, a primary school teacher and equine facilitated learning practitioner who was inspired by her own experience. “I’ve loved horses ever […]

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Community, Greyhound, Greyhounds as Pets

New landing pad for racing greyhounds

A deluxe, purpose-built rehoming centre for greyhounds is planned for a large property newly secured in Southern River. Racing and Wagering Western Australia has purchased a site of almost 10,000m2 on Matison Street, which is planned as the new headquarters for Greyhounds as Pets. Head of Animal Welfare Dr Anna Smet described the project as […]

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Community, Off The Track

Equine service and product provider call out

Off the Track WA (OTTWA) is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from equestrian-focused businesses to be part of a new initiative launching in 2023. Equine related businesses, such as vets, farriers, stockfeeders and more are invited to support the growing number of OTTWA passport holders by offering discounted products and services. In return, businesses will […]

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Community, Harness, Industry, Thoroughbred

Trailblazing imaging suite available for horses in Western Australia

The first standing MRI machine installed in Western Australia has scanned twice the expected number of horses in its initial month of operation. The MRI technology can diagnose a wide variety of lameness conditions caused by musculoskeletal injuries, which cannot be accurately assessed with radiographs or ultrasound. MRI is particularly useful for diagnosing soft tissue […]

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Women hit their stride in racing

Women are fast gaining ground in the once-blokey racing world and claiming their place among the leaders. In one of the few sports where all genders compete as equals, women are consistently stepping up to a wide range of roles across the different types of racing. In WA greyhound racing, mother and daughter Christine Robartson […]

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Community, Owners, Thoroughbred

Good Mannas rule among new racehorse winners

Winning $30,000 has been easier than spending it for the top team in the 2023 Own the Dream event series. Stable Mannas team captain Sue Dawe said her group were keen to go to all the events, which gave them a strong chance in the prize draw at the recent Ascot grand finale, but they […]

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Community, Harness, Off The Track, Thoroughbred

New funding initiative to engage retired racehorses

Horse-based education and therapy projects stand to benefit from the latest initiative to support retired racehorses. Racing and Wagering Western Australia is launching a funding program which promises to assist a range of learning and wellbeing projects where off-the-track horses are involved. Head of Animal Wellbeing Anna Smet said the new Off the Track WA […]

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Community, Greyhound

Volunteers recognised at Greyhounds as Pets WA (GAP)

On International Volunteer Day, Racing and Wagering Western Australia celebrate and acknowledge the immense value and joy GAP volunteers bring to the rehoming program. Vicky, Graham and Roz are three GAP volunteers who consistently take time out of their busy day to support greyhounds who are preparing for adoption. Vicky loves to spend at least […]

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Community, Industry

Leadership renewal in WA racing

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) welcomes new leader Karen Farley and farewells long-serving Board Chair Jeff Ovens. Karen is a Senior Appeals Consultant at Legal Aid WA and has taught at UWA, Notre Dame and Murdoch University law schools. She is a member of the Peppermint Grove Shire and chairs the Racing Penalties Appeal […]

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Community, Industry

Farewell to racing leader Ron Sayers

The West Australian racing community is saddened by the loss of well-known thoroughbred owner and breeder Ron Sayers. Yarradale Stud owner Ron, who died this week at the age of 70, was a leader in both the racing and mining sectors of WA. He matched business success through his company Ausdrill with racing success and […]

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Community, Harness

Go for Team Teal at the trots

The winning colour in harness racing is teal as leading reinswomen take up the challenge to beat cancer. The Team Teal campaign to support ovarian cancer research runs from 1 February to 15 March 2022 and Western Australian ambassadors Deni Roberts and Emily Suvaljko are looking forward to racing in teal and notching up as […]

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Community, Industry, Thoroughbred

Perth Cup passes the COVID test

The 2022 Perth Cup was a low key and high profile event at the same time. There was a smaller-than-usual crowd of 8000 on course but far greater attention across the state on the first major event in Western Australia requiring proof of vaccination to attend. For race fans, however, the highlight was still the […]

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