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WA Racing Update – 7 August 2020

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) advises that as of 11.59pm, Monday 10 August, the following biosecurity measures will apply to the transfer of all horses travelling from interstate: Any horse travelling into WA from interstate must go to a non-licensed property for a minimum of 24 hours and cannot proceed directly to any licensed […]

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Industry Update – Sale of the WA TAB

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) acknowledges the announcement today by the WA Government, regarding the sale of the WA TAB. Prior to COVID-19, the negotiations of the sale were well advanced with TABcorp. The WA Government and RWWA both engaged productively with TABcorp to fully explore the potential for a mutually beneficial transaction. The […]

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RWWA Releases Race Dates for 2020/21

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) has today released its schedule for the 2020/21 racing season, which will see WA racing return to pre-COVID-19 form. The schedule’s first race meeting, to be run at Belmont Park on 1 August 2020, will mark the return of prizemoney and breeding bonuses to 100% across all three codes […]

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RWWA Integrity Department Changes

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) has undertaken a comprehensive review of its business and developed strategies to support a positive and sustainable future for its racing and wagering operations. In line with this process, a review of RWWA’s integrity department has also been conducted to ensure efficiencies and use of emerging technologies are maximised […]

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WA Racing Update – 24 July 2020

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) would once again like to thank all owners, industry participants and race clubs for their understanding and patience as we have navigated our way through the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see below a reminder regarding current COVID-19 restrictions being implemented for the WA racing industry. On-Course Attendance As the State […]

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WA Racing Update – 13 July 2020

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) advises that due to the increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases interstate, the following updated protocols will be implemented from 11.59pm, Wednesday 15 July 2020. Racing animals from Victoria The transfer of racing horses from Victoria to any Western Australian racing stable, licensed premises or racecourse will not be permitted […]

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Industry, Off The Track

RWWA seeking re-trainers for Off the Track WA program

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) has today released a tender for the provision of re-trainers to assist its Off the Track WA Retraining Program, supporting with the assessment, education and training of retired racehorses. The Off the Track WA Retraining Program forms part of RWWA’s WA Racehorse Welfare Plan to further safeguard the wellbeing […]

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Harness, Industry

Racing Safely for Sian Hughes – Administration, Marketing and Sponsorship Coordinator

Pinjarra Harness Racing Club Administration, Marketing and Sponsorship Coordinator Sian Hughes is one of the 24,000 participants who is employed or participates in the Western Australian racing industry. It is because of our industry participants, such as Sian, that we continue to do everything in our power to ensure we can continue to race, safely. […]

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WA Racing Update – 23 June 2020

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is pleased to advise that following the announcement by the WA Government regarding Phase 4 of the roadmap to ease COVID-19 restrictions in WA, race meetings and trials will be able to re-open to the public under certain conditions. The WA Government has advised that Phase 4 will come […]

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Stakes and Bonuses Set to Return to 100%

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is pleased to advise that prizemoney and bonuses across all three codes of racing will be returned to 100% effective from 1 August 2020. Since Monday 6 April, in addition to reductions in its own cost base, RWWA made the decision to reduce prizemoney and associated breeding bonuses by […]

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Industry, Thoroughbred

Racing Safely for Peter Symons – Veterinarian

Veterinarian Peter Symons is one of the 24,000 participants who is employed or participates in the Western Australian racing industry. It is because of our industry participants, such as Peter, that we continue to do everything in our power to ensure we can continue to race safely throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Peter is known in […]

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Greyhound, Industry

Racing Safely for Kody Charles – Greyhound Trainer

Greyhound Trainer Kody Charles is one of the 24,000 participants who is employed or participates in the Western Australian racing industry. It is because of our industry participants, such as Kody, that we continue to do everything in our power to ensure we can continue to race safely throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As a fourth […]

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Harness, Industry

Racing Safely for Fred Harrison – Track Curator Pinjarra Harness Racing Club

Track Curator Fred Harrison is one of the 24,000 participants who is employed or participates in the Western Australian racing industry. It is because of our industry participants, such as Fred, that we continue to do everything in our power to ensure we can continue to race safely throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Fred has been […]

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Industry, Thoroughbred

Racing Safely for Linda Brenzi – Clerk of the Course and Swab Attendant

Clerk of the Course and Swab Attendant Linda Brenzi is one of the 24,000 participants who is employed or participates in the Western Australian racing industry. It is because of our industry participants, such as Linda, that we continue to do everything in our power to ensure we can continue to race safely throughout the […]

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Greyhound, Industry

Racing Safely for Tayla Rollings – Greyhound Handler

Greyhound Handler Tayla Rollings is one of the 24,000 participants who is employed or participates in the Western Australian racing industry. It is because of our industry participants, such as Tayla, that we continue to do everything in our power to ensure we can continue to race safely throughout the COVID-10 pandemic. On top of […]

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RWWA Announces Resignation of CEO

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) today announces the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Richard Burt after 13 years of service to the Western Australian racing industry. During his time at RWWA, Mr Burt has developed and delivered successful strategies to maintain market share and drive the competitiveness of the WA TAB, maximising betting revenue […]

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WA Racing Update – 2 June 2020

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) recognises that as part of Phase 3 of the WA Government’s roadmap to ease COVID-19 restrictions in the State, WA race clubs may be able to host up to 300 persons at their venues from Saturday, June 6. As racecourses are owned and managed by their respective club, each […]

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WA Racing Update – 29 May 2020

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) notes today’s announcement by the WA Government regarding Phase 3 of the roadmap to ease COVID-19 restrictions in WA. The WA Government have advised that Phase 3 will come into effect from Saturday, June 6 (11.59pm Friday, June 5), with the following relevant changes for the WA racing industry: […]

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 Social Media Coverage to Resume from Belmont Park and Gloucester Park

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is pleased to announce that from tomorrow, Wednesday 27 May, social media coverage of thoroughbred and harness racing from The Races WA and RWWA Harness social media platforms will recommence at Belmont Park and Gloucester Park. RWWA recognises that social media coverage from racetracks is a vital service in […]

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WA Racing Update – 25 May 2020

The WA Government have today announced that from this Friday, May 29 (or 11.59pm on Thursday, May 28), the regional boundaries will be lifted except for regions that are bound by the Commonwealth’s designated biosecurity determination (Kimberley, East Pilbara and the Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku) and 274 remote Aboriginal communities. In light of this announcement nominations […]

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