London Miss Wins the Pearl Breeders Classic
City Place mare London Miss surprised the bookies by easily winning the Thoroughbred Breeders Pearl Classic. Lucy ... Read More
Watkins Racing in the Purple
Its been a successful month for Watkins Racing with Stable stars Macroy and Fred Dag picking up wins in town. The ... Read More
Shares Available in Two Super Fillies
Once again Bruce and Barry attended the MM sales and purchased two lovely fillies:
Lot 159 Chesnut Filly by Im all ... Read More
Diablerie wins Bunbury Horse of the Year
Diablerie capped off a great summer for his owners Ron and Kim Warr and the Watkins stable, winning the horse of the ... Read More
Russian River Wins First up this Prep and Ace's Wish in a Photo for First
Two strong stablemates Russian River and Ace's Wish began their preps with wins! both won races last prep and were ... Read More
Diablerie Makes it Two from Two and Russian River in Tight Finish at Ascot
Youngster Diablerie by New Approach, won easily at Pinjarra on Sunday in his second race start. He has overcome a ... Read More
Diablerie Wins on Debut
Promising gelding Diablerie, by European champion New Approach won his debut race at Bunbury on Thursday. Mickey ... Read More
Bumper Month for Watkins Racing
Its been a great couple of months for our owners, with most of our stable starters taking home a win or ... Read More
Russian River Takes his First Win in WA
New to WA, half brother to Vermeer who won the Pinjarra Chaff City Sprint in 2013, Russian River has delighted ... Read More
Melbourne Cup Day Delights for Makaties Keeper
The connections of Makaties Keeper were delighted with a strong win from the mare who was too good for the ... Read More
Makaties Keeper Delights Connections on Pinjarra Cup Day
The luck of cup day struck again this year, but this time it was Pinjarra not Bunbury. A good draw set the mare ... Read More
Talented 2 Year Old Wanted Desire Wins on Debut
This big powerful filly by Wanted made her debut at Bunbury last Sunday and showed she has what it takes by ... Read More
Busy Week for Bruce
Bruce travelled from Ascot to Mt Barker and every racecourse in between last week and he was rewarded with two wins and ... Read More
Shares ALL SOLD in Written Tycoon/Split the Faith Gelding
NEWS FLASH .....SHARES ALL SOLD!
Bruce has purchased a cracking gelding bred by Dick Vincent from Degrey Stud at ... Read More
Diva Rose Wins on Home Ground
In form mare Diva Rose made it two from two when she won the 1705m Unite Crane Handicap on Sunday. The mare is loving ... Read More
Go the Girls
Its not just the Melbourne Cup where the girls are starring, with wins from Peggie's Maree and Diva Rose in the past ... Read More
Al Faisal Wins the Watkins Trifecta
In an amazingly close finish Al Faisal took the inside run to narrowly beat stablemates Strictly Boardroom and ... Read More
Mulga Makes it Two for Two
Mulga won convincingly at Belmont on Wednesday with Pike riding him hands and heels over the line. The gangly 3 year ... Read More
Imabluebagger takes out the Toodyay Cup
In a fast finish Imabluebagger made up ground to swoop in and grab the Toodyay cup on the Queens birthday long weekend. ... Read More
Mulga Wins on Debut for Watkins Stable
Super youngster Mulga by Vital Equine broke through for his maiden win at Northam on Monday. Mulga made it two from ... Read More
Kerrific finds success as a show jumper
Retired group winner Kerrific and rider Audrey Hanley, recently completed a 1.05m showjumping round at the Dardanup Tip ... Read More
LOW FLYING AND KATE WITTEN TEAM UP FOR A GREAT WIN
It was Mangles Rd all the way on Thursday when Low Flying and Kate Witten teamed up to win the Rhino Water Tanks 1400m ... Read More
Blue Bagger Returns to Form
The lightly raced son of Helenus overcame feet problems to win at Pinjarra on Thursday. Blue Bagger is the name given ... Read More
MAKATIES KEEPER WINS CONVINCINGLY ON CUP DAY
It was cause for great celebration when Makaties Keeper won well at Bunbury on Cup Day. The mare was purchased from ... Read More
Welcome to Watkins Racing :: Western Australia
Horsebreaker turned Group 1 winning horse trainer Bruce Watkins has experienced success at the highest level and is more driven than ever to reproduce that feat.
Having turned to horse training in 2001 and establishing himself at Bunbury - Bruce drew on years of experience breaking in young horses and with his canny flair to gain their confidence was to soon be recognised as a key player in the Western Australian training ranks.
In 2007 Bruce achieved the ultimate success in racing winning the Group 1 Railway Stakes at Ascot – the pinnacle of El Presidente's stellar career - culminating in ten wins from fourteen starts with over $1 million in stakes earnings. El Presidente was the first WA based horse to win over a million dollars, racing in WA alone.
At Watkins Racing you can be assured your horses will gain the one-on-one attention they deserve in a tranquil environment. Each horse has a tailored training program which includes the Bunbury racecourse and forest or beach work. Describing himself as a hands-on horse trainer, Bruce, a former rodeo rider rides all his horses regularly and knows how each horse is performing.
Bruce attends all the major Horse Sales and sources a variety of yearlings, ready to run and tried horses.
- Please feel free to browse the new interactive website and contact us with any enquiries.