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Community, Thoroughbred

Local groups are runaway winners at the Toodyay races

Local sport and volunteer groups will lead from start to finish at the TABtouch Toodyay Picnic Race Day on Sunday.  Thanks to Community TAB fundraising, winners from the annual race day on 26 September will be the Toodyay Lions Club, Avon Valley Shotokan Karate Club, the local St John’s Ambulance branch, Toodyay Cricket Club and the Coondle-Nunile Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade.  Toodyay Race Club Chair John […]

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Community, Off The Track, Thoroughbred

It’s show time for spring racing

Saddle up with The Races WA to feel the thrill of being a jockey in a virtual horse racing experience at the Perth Royal Show. A giant six-metre-round digital racecourse will display virtual racing, allowing showgoers to join in by riding a hobby horse or running alongside the on-screen competitors. The adventurous can also mount […]

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Sports grant boost for Cockburn Lakes Amateur Football Club

A Community TAB $2000 sports grant is opening the way for players to take the field at Cockburn Lakes Amateur Football Club.  The grant will be used to buy new equipment and subsidise fees, enabling the club to offer an accessible local football program for men, women and juniors.  Secretary Lee Nott said the club […]

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Community, Thoroughbred

Siren call to help St John’s Ambulance at the annual Mount Magnet Cup

The annual race day at Mount Magnet Race Club will benefit the local St John’s Ambulance branch through local and Community TAB fundraising on Saturday, 18 September. The Mount Magnet Race Club will be seeking donations on course and Community TAB will match funds up to total of $2000. Club President Debbie Dowden said the […]

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Career, Community, Industry

New racing and wagering Board directors

Expressions of interest are open for two directors on the Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) Board. As the peak racing body in Western Australia, RWWA provides strategic direction and leadership to the development, integrity and welfare of the state’s racing industry. RWWA is the controlling authority of thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing in Western […]

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Community, Thoroughbred

A win for Boulder and Kalgoorlie community groups at the Coolgardie Cup

The winners at the annual Coolgardie Cup on Sunday will include the Boulder Scouts Group and Kalgoorlie Lions Club, thanks to racetrack fundraising efforts. The Coolgardie Racing Club will be raising money for the local community groups on course and has teamed up with Community TAB, who will match funds up to $2000. Coolgardie Racing […]

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Community

HorsePower Australia – Night at the Races Charity Dinner

HorsePower Australia (HorsePower) is a community based charitable organisation servicing individuals with diversabilities across the state of Western Australia. Racing and Wagering Western Australia and Community TAB are proud to support The ‘Night at the Races Charity Dinner’, HorsePower Australia’s annual signature event, where people from all walks of life – residents, businesses, community organisations […]

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Community, Industry, Off The Track

New rule for retirement and rehoming of racehorses

  A new rule of racing is now in effect to support racehorses in retiring from their track careers to new homes. Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) aims for all healthy and behaviourally sound thoroughbred and standardbred horses to retire to second careers as pleasure or performance horses. To help achieve this, Chief Executive […]

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Community, Thoroughbred

Kalgoorlie Boulder Racing Club and Community TAB to fundraise for Variety – The Children’s Charity WA

Kalgoorlie-Boulder Racing Club and Community TAB have joined forces to raise funds for Variety – The Children’s Charity WA at their race day on Sunday, 25 July.  Community TAB will be matching funds raised on the day for the charity up to $5000.  Kalgoorlie Boulder Racing Club CEO Brett Snell said the annual fundraising race day had traditionally been an integral part of their community work and among the most successful fundraising events throughout the […]

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Community, Thoroughbred

Animals to stay SAFE with help from the Nor West Jockey Club and Community TAB

A Pilbara animal rescue centre will cash in thanks to a Nor West Jockey Club and Community TAB partnership at the annual Roebourne Cup on Saturday, 24 July.  Community TAB will match funds raised on the day for the Saving Animals From Euthanasia (SAFE) rescue centre in Karratha, up to $2000.  The race club will kick off the fundraising by donating 50 cents from every general admission ticket purchased and will have donation tins throughout the course […]

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Community, Industry

New website supports animal care and wellbeing

Animal welfare is the central focus of a new website announced by Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) today. Animal Welfare Manager Dr Anna Smet said the website weareanimalpeople.com.au was a declaration of RWWA’s commitment to the care and wellbeing of racing animals throughout their lives. “The We Are Animal People website is vital to […]

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Community

Power to transform the lives of humans and horses

Competitors at the 2021 Community TAB HorsePower Australia Winter Family Fun Day held on Friday 9 July, showed there can be surprisingly little difference between a racehorse and a therapy horse. Held at HorsePower’s Collie centre, few people watching Little Red and Kenny gently carry riders of various abilities through the fun day activities would […]

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Community, Industry

Inspirational Aboriginal jockey hopes others will Roz up and join her

Like everyone in the racing world, the Bynder family like to be first. The late Ascot racing identity Rod Bynder was Western Australia’s first Aboriginal trainer and first to win a Group One race. His daughter Roz was the first Aboriginal woman in the state to become a jockey. Reflecting on NAIDOC Week 2021, Roz […]

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Community

Upper Great Southern Hockey Association Awarded Community TAB Sports Grant

Racing and Wagering Western Australia’s (RWWA) Community TAB has awarded Upper Great Southern Hockey Association with a $2,000 sports grant. The club will use the grant towards commencing a new program called the Wheatbelt Hockey Development Program and the relevant equipment needed to support this. Upper Great Southern Hockey Association Development Officer Rodney Johnson said […]

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Margaret River Basketball Association Awarded Community TAB Sports Grant

Racing and Wagering Western Australia’s (RWWA) Community TAB has awarded Margaret River Basketball Association with a $1,000 sports grant. The club used the grant towards equipment and uniforms to help keep the overall player registration fees to a minimum. Margaret River Basketball Association President Kellene Harvey said it means a great deal to be awarded the […]

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Community, Thoroughbred

Albany Racing Club and Community TAB to fundraise for local Albany Not-For-Profit Groups

Albany Racing Club and Community TAB have joined forces to raise funds for the Albany Returned and Services League Western Australia (RSLWA), 10th Light Horse Troop, and Legacy Albany, at their Anzac Day weekend races on Monday 26 April. Community TAB will be matching funds raised on the day for the groups up to $5,000. […]

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Kalgoorlie District Pony Club Awarded Community TAB Sports Grant

Racing and Wagering Western Australia’s (RWWA) Community TAB has awarded Kalgoorlie District Pony Club with a $2,000 sports grant. The club will use the grant towards engaging an accredited coach for their monthly rallies to further develop the riding abilities, skills and knowledge of their riders. Kalgoorlie District Pony Club President Leah Cook said the […]

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Byford Bowling Club Awarded Community TAB Sports Grant

Racing and Wagering Western Australia’s (RWWA) Community TAB has awarded Byford Bowling Club with a $2,000 sports grant. The club will use the grant towards engaging a dedicated coach to deliver development programs for schools and community organisations. Byford Bowling Club President Alan Walters said the grant will allow the club to continue to engage […]

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Community, Thoroughbred

Pinjarra Race Club and Community TAB to fundraise for local Football and Netball Club

Pinjarra Race Club and Community TAB have joined forces to raise funds for the Pinjarra Football and Netball Club at the annual Pinjarra Cup on Sunday 11 April. Community TAB will be matching funds raised on the day for the Football and Netball Club up to $5,000. Pinjarra Race Club Chief Executive Officer Michael Lodding […]

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Community, Harness

WA Reinswomen Victorious in supporting Ovarian Cancer Research

With collective support from the wider racing community, WA’s team of reinswomen have raised over $7,000 for the 2021 Team Teal campaign in support of the Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group (ANZGOG). Organised by WomenCan, the campaign raises funds and awareness for ovarian cancer research, with Racing and Wagering Western Australia’s (RWWA) Community TAB […]

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