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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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COVID-19 vaccination rule for WA racing revoked

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) has repealed the local rule of racing which requires COVID-19 vaccination for racing participants. Chief Racing Integrity Officer Denis Borovica said the rule, which has been in place since 5 February 2022, had been vital in safeguarding the operation of racing through the pandemic but was no longer required. […]

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New leader for WA racing

Western Australian racing expert David Hunter has been appointed Acting Chief Racing Officer of Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA). Over the last 18 years, David has been an integral part of the organisation’s leadership team across several business areas. From Manager Thoroughbred Racing, David moved into tri-code management as Commercial Racing and Planning Manager […]

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WA racing gets biggest cash boost in history

WA racing will receive its biggest-ever uplift with a three-year financial commitment, which will see an extra $30 million in recurring funding by 2025. Strong revenue growth and careful financial management has allowed Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) to raise funding for all three codes of racing and provide the certainty of a three-year […]

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RWWA Announces Departure of Chief Racing Officer

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) today announces the resignation of Chief Racing Officer Charlotte Mills after more than 13 years of service to the State’s racing community. Charlotte has successfully led the strategic direction of the racing division to maximise commercial performance, revitalise the relevance of WA racing and maintain strong welfare standards. During […]

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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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WA hits the lead with mental health in racing

The first mental health forum in Australian racing history is soon to be held in Western Australia. The free event, titled Making Sense of Anxiety, Depression and Suicide, has been created to help those in the racing community understand how to support friends and family through mental health challenges. Peter Symons, author of Brain-Fuel Depletion […]

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WA Racing Update – COVID-19

The WA Government is easing public health rules for masks, capacity limits and proof of vaccination from Friday 29 April. The below public health and social measures are relevant to the WA racing sector from 12.01am Friday 29 April: Capacity limits Two-square-metre rule and capacity limits removed for race clubs. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination No […]

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WA racing update – COVID-19

The WA Government, based on health advice, announced that public health and social measures will be eased to modified Level 1 from 12.01am Thursday, 31 March 2022. Please see the below public health and social measures relevant to the WA racing community: Limits and restrictions at racecourses: From 12.01am Thursday 31 March 2022: The number […]

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Japanese encephalitis virus in horses

All those involved in horse care are advised to be alert for signs of Japanese encephalitis following outbreaks in piggeries in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Japanese encephalitis is a viral zoonotic disease that is spread by mosquitoes to people, horses, pigs and other animals. People and horses become infected through the […]

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Punters become stars in new TABtouch campaign

New TABtouch campaign The Touch reverses the celebrity trend by putting punters in the spotlight and turning KISS rock star Gene Simmons into a supporting act.  Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) launched The Touch campaign in February across television, radio, print, socials and the TABtouch App.   TABtouch’s responsible gambling advertisement joined the campaign at […]

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Marjorie Charleson posthumous hall of fame honours

We are delighted to announce Marjorie Charleson’s posthumous induction into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame Roll of Honour for 2022. Marjorie was a trailblazer. Devoting her life to WA racing, she paved the way for women in marketing, public relations, media and the promotion of sports whilst also being recognised as an actress, film […]

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WA Racing Update – COVID-19

The WA Government has recently issued new Directions, which provide some clarity on the enhanced COVID-19 public health measures that were implemented from Thursday, 3 March 2022. The following Directions are relevant to race clubs and the WA racing community and will remain in effect for the Level 2 period for public health and social […]

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Board directors provide both continuity and change

Rural business leader Sue Middleton brings a wealth of strategic and management knowledge to the Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) Board. RWWA Chair Jeff Ovens said Sue’s appointment as a new director and the re-appointment of Anthony Hasluck for another term gave the Board an ideal blend of fresh talent and continuity. “Sue brings […]

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Race Meetings Update Due to Hot Weather Forecasts

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) advises that due to predicted weather forecasts, the following changes have been applied to the race schedule:  Race Meeting  Change  Cannington – Saturday 5 February  Start time delayed to 7.30pm  Pinjarra Park – Saturday 5 February  Rescheduled to Sunday 6 February  Narrogin (TB) – Sunday 6 February  Transferred to […]

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WA Racing Update – COVID-19

The WA Government has recently issued new Directions, which are legally binding and provide further clarity regarding the public health measures required for the racing industry from 31 January 2022. As previously stated, these public health measures take precedence over RWWA’s new local rule of racing for vaccination, which comes into effect on 5 February […]

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WA Racing Update – COVID-19

Please find below an important update on public health measures for COVID-19 within the WA racing community. Updated Public Health Measures – From 31 January In line with the WA Government’s expanded health measures, from 12.01am Monday 31 January 2022, the following will apply to all racetracks located in WA: Proof of vaccination: All persons […]

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WA Racing Update – COVID-19

The WA Government has announced masks are mandatory for Perth/Peel and South West regions in all indoor public venues. Therefore, please note the following requirements will be in place for trials and race meetings, located within the Perth/Peel and South West regions: Masks will be mandatory in all indoor areas at racecourses in the Perth/Peel […]

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New COVID-19 vaccination requirements in WA racing

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is introducing new rules which require racing participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 12.01am, 5 February 2022. The rule will apply to persons essential to the running of racing, including licensed persons, RWWA and race club race-day staff, who may not already be captured by other government-issued […]

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ServiceWA app launches to help keep WA safe

The McGowan Government has today launched the ServiceWA app – a free, convenient and secure mobile application that will help Western Australians with WA’s Safe Transition. The app allows people to show proof of vaccination, check in at businesses and venues with SafeWA and access their G2G Pass for interstate travel – all in one […]

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