100 Year Celebration of BOTRA

by admin on July 1, 2014

BOTRA will be celebrating its 100th year of formation on 27th July 2014. The inaugural meeting of the then Owners and Trainers Association at the Bohemia Hall in Murray Street in the city marked the occasion.
The Office Bearers at this original meeting were;
President; Mr E Murphy
Committee; Messrs H A McDonald, J E Hayes, G J Fullerton, H E Raymond, T Heale and R Fanning.
Mr Hetherington was the Secretary and Mr T Heale the Treasurer.
No doubt some of our longer serving members will know some of these families.
What great vision and planning to still have a strong BOTRA in place to represent the interests of the Harness Racing Industry.


BOTRA Fund Raiser

by admin on February 12, 2014

BOTRA would like to thank everyone who participated in the recent Fund Raising Day at Byford. Those that attended all seemed to have a fun and enjoyable day.
Thank you also to all of our wonderful sponsors and helpers who without the day would not have been possible.
BOTRA are already planning further fund raising events for 2014 so stay tuned.


Westbred Races

February 12, 2014

BOTRA has been pleased with the response from RWWA in programming an increased number of Westbred Races from something like four per month to twenty per month over the last couple of years. It is also very pleasing that these races will now be Restricted to Westbreds rather than Preference to Westbreds as this provides [...]


BOTRA Fundraiser/Auction and Racing Day

October 28, 2013

BOTRA are holding a fund raising day on Sunday 24th November 2013 at the Byford Trotting Complex. Starting at 12.00 noon, the day will include an auction of many items including a service to Pepper Tree Farm stallion – Sportswriter. Organise a table of ten or join onto a table when you arrive at only [...]


BOTRA AGM Revised Date

October 13, 2013

Please be advised that the date for the BOTRA AGM has been rescheduled to Wednesday the 6th November 2013 (previously 20th October 2013). The meeting will still be held at the Byford Trotting Complex commencing at 6.30pm all are welcome.


BOTRA Newsletter in Racing Ahead

August 8, 2013

BOTRA has reinstituted its newsletter in Racing Ahead as from the August/September edition. In order to get to as many industry particpants as possible BOTRA has outlined a number of the current topics for your interest and consideration. One topic which has been given a lot of discussion is undertaking some event to bring people [...]