To promote and foster the breeding of the Standardbred horse in Western Australia and to further the interests of breeders.
WASBA was formed in 1970 by a group of Breeders and Studmasters who sought to improve conditions for Breeders.
It is a WASBA policy that we will, wherever possible, act in a positive manner and not engage in criticism or undermining of any other group or organisation.
WASBA has a code of ethics for Studmasters to comply with in all their dealings with Breeders and Broodmare owners.
WASBA are keen supporters of the Westbred Bonus scheme, arguably the best such scheme in Australasia. The Westbred Bonus scheme applies to 2yo and 3yo horses that were born, registered and branded in Western Australia.
Initiatives and subsidisation of stakes by WASBA has seen the following Fillies and Mares races become a permanent part of the West Australian racing program:
We have a monthly newsletter that is sent to each of our members.
Each quarter our members receive a copy of the Victorian Standardbred Breeders Association's publication 'Track Bred', the national magazine on breeding. WASBA has a column written by Rob Humphries in each issue.
As a recognised eligible body under the Legislation, WASBA has representation on RWWA's Harness Racing Consultative Group. This group meets quarterly to discuss issues relating to the harness industry.
WASBA committee meets the last Wednesday of each month in the Beau Don room at Gloucester Park. The meeting commences at 6.00pm and WASBA welcomes input from our members.