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  • Watkins Racing in the Purple

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

  • KERRIFIC THRIVING IN HIS NEW LIFE

    KERRIFIC THRIVING IN HIS NEW LIFE

    Group winner Kerrific (Billy) was retired late last year due to a minor tendon injury after winning over $600,000 in ... Read More

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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.

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Shares Available in Two Super Fillies

Shares Available in Two Super Fillies

Feb 25, 2019 Once again Bruce and Barry attended the MM sales and purchased two lovely fillies:Lot 159 Chesnut Filly by Im all the Talk (Stratum)/Zambezi Queen Late Foal, strong type, lovely
Watkins Racing in the Purple

Watkins Racing in the Purple

Feb 25, 2019 Its been a successful month for Watkins Racing with Stable stars Macroy and Fred Dag picking up wins in town.  The mare Wanted Desire who has had her run of bad luck over the
Russian River Wins First up this Prep and Ace's Wish in a Photo for First

Russian River Wins First up this Prep and Ace's Wish in a Photo for First

Jun 16, 2017 Two strong stablemates Russian River and Ace's Wish began their preps with wins! both won races last prep and were consistent in their effort throughout.
Diablerie wins Bunbury Horse of the Year

Diablerie wins Bunbury Horse of the Year

Jun 16, 2017 Diablerie capped off a great summer for his owners Ron and Kim Warr and the Watkins stable, winning the horse of the year title and two more stablemates Miss Sondrio and Makaties
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