Latest News from Bruce Watkins

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 shape, good strong legs, will take a bit of time to mature but she will grow into a nice size. ...

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 last couple of campaigns broke through for a win at Ascot on Wednesday along with paddock mate Rose ...

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 Keeper taking thrid and fourth spots respectively.Bruce was also runner up trainer of the year, ...

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

Feb 07, 2017

Youngster Diablerie by New Approach, won easily at Pinjarra on Sunday in his second race start. He has overcome a nervous disposition that saw him injured at his first race trial mid 2016 and is becoming a handy horse to have in the stable. Russian River won at Ascot on ...

Diablerie Wins on Debut

Diablerie Wins on Debut

Jan 21, 2017

Promising gelding Diablerie, by European champion New Approach won his debut race at Bunbury on Thursday.  Mickey as he is know around the stable is quite a unique individual who has been a challenge but it was all worth the patience as he tore down the outside to win ...

Bumper Month for Watkins Racing

Bumper Month for Watkins Racing

Jan 16, 2017

Its been a great couple of months for our owners, with most of our stable starters taking home a win or four!  Miss Sondrio raced yesterday at Pinjarra to take out four in a row, the mare by Alfred Noble has been with us since a a yearling and we congratulate the ...

Russian River Takes his First Win in WA

Russian River Takes his First Win in WA

Nov 23, 2016

New to WA, half brother to Vermeer who won the Pinjarra Chaff City Sprint in  2013, Russian River has delighted his WA owners for a first win at Bunbury on Sunday. He came home strongly in the the straight to hold on for a great win with jockey Shaun McGruddy.

Gravy Holds on to Win at Narrogin

Nov 21, 2016

The four year old son of Choisir held on in the final moments to win his first race this prep.  The win delighted owner Norm Dennis who is a long time breeder and supporter of racing in WA.

Melbourne Cup Day Delights for Makaties Keeper

Melbourne Cup Day Delights for Makaties Keeper

Nov 21, 2016

The connections of Makaties Keeper were delighted with a strong win from the mare who was too good for the opposition.  Jockey Jason Whiting said "she did it easy".

Makaties Keeper Delights Connections on Pinjarra Cup Day

Makaties Keeper Delights Connections on Pinjarra Cup Day

Apr 04, 2016

The luck of cup day struck again this year, but this time it was Pinjarra not Bunbury.  A good draw set the mare up for a convincing win when piloted expertly by Jason Whiting.  Congratulations to the patient owners of this mare who have stuck with her and were ...

Talented 2 Year Old Wanted Desire Wins on Debut

Talented 2 Year Old Wanted Desire Wins on Debut

Mar 11, 2016

This big powerful filly by Wanted made her debut at Bunbury last Sunday and showed she has what it takes by winning easily.  Kyra Yuill had to take her three wide the journey but this suited the mare as she was allowed galloping room.  Hopefully this is the start ...

Busy Week for Bruce

Busy Week for Bruce

Mar 03, 2016

Bruce travelled from Ascot to Mt Barker and every racecourse in between last week and he was rewarded with two wins and two seconds.Scotty Beau and Barry's Rabbit gave him a double at Narrogin with Mulga and Gravy running two close seconds at Ascot and Pinjarra ...

Shares ALL SOLD in Written Tycoon/Split the Faith Gelding

Shares ALL SOLD in Written Tycoon/Split the Faith Gelding

Feb 16, 2016

NEWS FLASH .....SHARES ALL SOLD!Bruce has purchased a cracking gelding bred by Dick Vincent from Degrey Stud at today's Magic Millions sales. He is by Written Tycoon out of Split the Faith. Dick also bred Mulga and many other winners over the years. The gelding has been scoped ...

SCOTTY BEAU TOO GOOD FOR THEM AT BUNBURY

SCOTTY BEAU TOO GOOD FOR THEM AT BUNBURY

Feb 10, 2016

In a scorching run down the outside Scotty Beau won on debut beating the fancied favourite easily. Out of a half sister to Miss Andretti Rupert as he is known in the stable is by Black Friars and we hope this is the first of many wins to come.

Diva Rose Wins on Home Ground

Diva Rose Wins on Home Ground

Nov 26, 2015

In form mare Diva Rose made it two from two when she won the 1705m Unite Crane Handicap on Sunday. The mare is loving the extra ground and settled beautifully mid field to storm home down the outside. Congrats to long time owners Mary Gracie and Roz and David Barnao who also ...

Go the Girls

Go the Girls

Nov 15, 2015

Its not just the Melbourne Cup where the girls are starring, with wins from Peggie's Maree and Diva Rose in the past fortnight, the mares are currently the stars of Watkins Racing. While Diva Rose has had issues and is a lightly raced 5 year old, Peggie's Maree is just three ...

Al Faisal Wins the Watkins Trifecta

Al Faisal Wins the Watkins Trifecta

Oct 19, 2015

In an amazingly close finish Al Faisal took the inside run to narrowly beat stablemates Strictly Boardroom and Monteverdi at Bunbury's first meeting for the season. Recovering from an operation to remove a chip from his fetlock, he commenced his campaign in style winning the ...

Mulga Makes it Two for Two

Mulga Makes it Two for Two

Oct 09, 2015

Mulga won convincingly at Belmont on Wednesday with Pike riding him hands and heels over the line. The gangly 3 year old son of Vital Equine will go to the paddock till December and come back aiming for the Autumn races at Ascot. Bruce was happy with his run yesterday and ...

Mulga Wins on Debut for Watkins Stable

Mulga Wins on Debut for Watkins Stable

Oct 01, 2015

Super youngster Mulga by Vital Equine broke through for his maiden win at Northam on Monday. Mulga made it two from two for the team with stablemate Imabluebagger taking out the Toodyay cup on the Sunday. Jumping from a wide gate Pike had no choice to take him back to last and ...

Imabluebagger takes out the Toodyay Cup

Imabluebagger takes out the Toodyay Cup

Oct 01, 2015

In a fast finish Imabluebagger made up ground to swoop in and grab the Toodyay cup on the Queens birthday long weekend. The lightly raced son of Helenus bred and owned by Greg and Kelly Beauglehole was the only horse all day to make up ground and win from the back. of the ...

Kerrific finds success as a show jumper

Kerrific finds success as a show jumper

Sep 08, 2015

Retired group winner Kerrific and rider Audrey Hanley, recently completed a 1.05m showjumping round at the Dardanup Tip Top show jumping competition. He has been with Audrey since January this year and is growing in confidence over the fences, Hanley said: he came unstuck on ...

LOW FLYING AND KATE WITTEN TEAM UP FOR  A GREAT WIN

LOW FLYING AND KATE WITTEN TEAM UP FOR A GREAT WIN

Jul 21, 2015

It was Mangles Rd all the way on Thursday when Low Flying and Kate Witten teamed up to win the Rhino Water Tanks 1400m at Pinjarra.Kate who is apprenticed to her father Robert lives directly opposite Watkins Racing Stables so it was a great day for the owners of the horse and ...

Blue Bagger Returns to Form

Blue Bagger Returns to Form

May 24, 2015

The lightly raced son of Helenus overcame feet problems to win at Pinjarra on Thursday. Blue Bagger is the name given to Carlton supporters and owner Greg Beauglehole was a happy man to see him win as unfortunately Carlton is on the bottom of the AFL ladder!Imabluebagger ...