RWWA has continued the strategy to incrementally increase Provincial stakes to a standard $7000
across all Harness Racing Provincial Clubs while also recognising that Metropolitan Stakes also needed to be
New Metropolitan Stakes
Grade Current New Stakes
Pathway $8,000 $8,000
MO $17,000 $17,500
Aged $17,000 $17,500
Standing Starts $17,000 $17,500
M1 $17,500 $18,500
M2 $18,000 $19,500
M3 + $21,000 $22,500
New provincial Stakes
Clubs Current New Stakes
Metropolitan Mid Week $7,000 $7,000
Northam, York $6,500 $6,900
Albany, Golden Mile, Narrogin $6,100 $6,000
R Class Races $3,000 $3,000
Drivers fees increased to $65.00 per Race drive.
Owners Transport Subsidy (OTS)
Following extensive consultation with the Industry RWWA is providing additional funding
for the implementation of an Owners Transport Subsidy (OTS) to help alleviate the costs to
owners associated with transporting horses to harness venues. Owners of horses placed 7th
to last in C Class Races will now be paid an OTS of $60.00 and $40.00 to horses placed 7th to
last in R Class Races.
Assistance to Provincial Clubs
RWWA is continuing to provide funding to all Harness Racing clubs with additional funding
allocation to selected clubs with identified funding needs.
Additional money has been allocated to further enhance the return to owners of Westbred
horses through the introduction of greater racing opportunities and the conduct of Listed
Races through the year for these horses.
Contact Barry Hamilton, Manager Harness Racing on 9445 5311 or email