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Bruce Watkins

  • Thoroughbred TRAINER
  • Bunbury/Capel
  • 50 years

Bruce Watkins is an open class trainer with over 50 of years experience in breaking, starting, pre-training, and training race horses. Bruce rides the horses himself, along with stable and track riders, and is also adept at choosing yearlings and attends most of the big sales.

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. Bruce has also trained many other Group and Listed race winning horses such as Danny Beau, Kerrific, Peggie’s Dream, Grand Jardin and Vermeer.

Bruce has a team of 20 horses at Watkins Racing, located at the beautiful stables in Capel. The location and facilities combined with the facilities provided at the Bunbury Turf Club ensure Watkins Racing have the ability to help each horse reach its full potential. The property is positioned amongst the peaceful surrounds of trees and open paddocks. The air is fresh and in the warmer months the horses have the added advantage of galloping on the even sands of Forrest Beach.

Stable facilities include:

  • 22 walk in walk out stables/yards
  • 2 stables
  • 6 horse walker – undercover
  • Wash/saddle bays
  • Equissage massage
  • Regular chiropractic treatment
  • Master farrier
  • Feed/hay shed
  • Access to 4km of forest tracks – graded daily
  • Access to pristine beach
  • 10 reticulated/grassed paddocks
  • Round yard for breaking in
Bunbury Turf Club facilities include:
  • Course proper
  • 8m work grass track
  • 8m fast work sand track
  • 8m slow work sand track

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