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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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Appointment of Chief Legal, Governance and Risk Officer

Highly experienced legal expert Liz Lawton joins Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) in the new position of Chief Legal, Governance and Risk Officer from 20 September 2021. Liz brings to the position a deep knowledge gained from more than 25 years of experience in a variety of sectors including banking, aged care and retail. […]

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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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New Board directors appointed

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new directors to the Board. RWWA Chair Jeff Ovens welcomed the appointment of directors David Simonette and Colin Holt, who start their new roles on August 1 following nomination by the greyhound and thoroughbred codes of racing. “Both David and Colin […]

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WA racing set to receive record funding

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) has today announced an annual boost in funding to the State’s racing industry of more than $10 million for the 2021-22 season. A further $30.7 million has been earmarked towards infrastructure projects to ensure the industry’s ongoing sustainability. Projects include the re-development of the Bunbury Turf Club, which will […]

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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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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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WA Racing Update – COVID-19

The following update is to provide a reminder and further clarification regarding the transitional restrictions for WA racing venues. The transitional restrictions will be in effect until at least 12.01am Monday 12 July. Transitional restrictions from 12.01am Tuesday 6 July until 12.01am Monday 12 July: The following bio-security measures apply to venues located within the […]

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WA Racing Update – COVID-19

Following the WA Government’s announcement regarding interim restrictions, whilst the Peel and Perth regions transition out of the lockdown, Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) advises that racing, trialling and trackwork will continue under the following strict bio-security measures. Interim restrictions from 12.01am Saturday 3 July until 12.01am Tuesday 6 July: The following restrictions will […]

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Racing and Wagering Western Australia supports the 28th Belmont & Western Australian Small Business Awards

The Awards provide recognition and encouragement for small business achievements and will be open for small businesses, individuals and organisations in Belmont, Perth metropolitan area and across regional Western Australia from June 30th until the 20th of September 2021.  More than 97% of all businesses in WA are small businesses (https://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/about/small-business-sector/facts-and-statistics 2020)  and this sector is of key importance as WA moves through unprecedented times.  Racing […]

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WA Racing Update – COVID-19 – Gloucester Park

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) would like to provide an update following recent speculation regarding COVID-19 and the Gloucester Park race meeting on Tuesday 29 June 2021. No RWWA official has tested positive to COVID-19. RWWA is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of its participants and the wider community and at all […]

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WA Racing Update – COVID-19 (Part 2)

Following the WA Government’s announcement regarding the Perth and Peel region entering a circuit-breaker lockdown for a minimum of four days from midnight tonight, Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) can confirm that racing, trialling and trackwork will continue under the following strict bio-security measures, irrespective of location: Essential persons only on-course (please carry RWWA […]

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WA Racing Update – COVID-19

RWWA notes tonight’s announcement by the WA Government regarding the Perth and Peel region entering a circuit-breaker lockdown for a minimum of four days from midnight tonight. RWWA is currently working through the new restrictions with Government to understand the impacts to racing and will advise industry participants as soon as possible. Please note that […]

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WA Racing Update – COVID-19

The WA Government have advised that effective 12pm, Sunday 27 June, restrictions have been introduced for Perth and Peel for a minimum three days, due to COVID-19. People are encouraged to check the exposure locations. Please note that racing, trialling and trackwork will continue under strict bio-security measures. Irrespective of racing venue, the following requirements […]

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RWWA Appoints Chief Financial & People Officer

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda Cox to the position of Chief Financial and People Officer, effective 14 June 2021. With more than 20 years’ experience in finance, risk management, governance and human resources, Amanda will be responsible for leading RWWA’s Finance and Business Services, as well […]

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WA Racing Update – COVID-19

The WA Government has advised that restrictions will ease in the Perth and Peel regions as planned from 12.01am, Saturday 8 May, subject to no further outbreaks. These restrictions remain in place until 12.01am, Saturday 15 May. As part of the easing of restrictions masks are only required to be worn at WA racetracks within […]

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WA Racing Update – COVID-19

As previously announced the easing of restrictions will see the return of racing to pre-lockdown conditions, with a small number of measures to remain in place until 12.01am Saturday, May 8. The below is to provide further clarification on mask requirements at WA racetracks: Indoor Areas: Masks are mandatory for any indoor venues on-course, including […]

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WA Racing Update – COVID-19

The WA Government has announced that the Perth and Peel post-lockdown restrictions will be significantly eased from 12.01am Saturday, May 1. The easing of restrictions will see the return of racing to pre-lockdown conditions, with a small number of measures to remain in place until 12.01am Saturday, May 8, including: Masks are not required outside […]

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WA Racing Update – COVID-19

Following the WA Government’s announcement today, there will be no change to the current requirements implemented specific to the COVID-19 lockdown period enabling the maintenance of WA racing, trialling and trackwork. In order to ensure the WA thoroughbred, harness and greyhound industries are best protected in this transitional period, RWWA has deemed the current strict […]

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WA Racing Update – COVID-19

RWWA has received approval from the WA Government to maintain racing, trialling and trackwork under strict bio-security measures over the three day period of lock-down. Irrespective of racing venue, the following requirements will be adhered to: Essential Persons Only on-course (please carry RWWA licence card or Essential Persons ID Card at all times); Essential Persons […]

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