Harness Racing

The WRAS 2017/18 harness racing education program will commence on 25 November 2017.

About the program

This program is the first of its kind in the Western Region and is supported and endorsed by Harness Racing NSW.

The program will consist of 3 educations sessions:

Session 1 – Saturday 25 November 2017

Topics to be covered: Strength & Conditioning / reaction time, rewards associated with involvement in harness racing, sports psychology and goal setting, nutrition, social media, where to from here

Session 2 – Saturday 16 December 2017

Topics to be covered: Animal Welfare – equipment & animal care, key industry rules and regulations, pathway opportunities, tactical driving theory, strength & conditioning feedback (results and recommendations from session 1), steward’s advice and integrity of the sport

Session 3 – Saturday 3 February 2018

Topics to be covered: Alcohol and social drug advice, media training, finance and travel opportunities, dealing with owners and interview techniques


Who is eligible?

To be eligible to apply drivers (or individuals interested in becoming drivers) must:

  • Reside in the WRAS catchment area (drivers outside the WRAS region are welcome to apply if there is no academy program in their region)
  • Be aged 13-18 years of age in 2018

What area is the WRAS catchment?

The WRAS catchment includes the following council areas:  Bathurst Regional, Bland, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Dubbo Regional (including Wellington), Forbes, Gilgandra, Hilltops (including Young), Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Regional, Narromine, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Number of Athletes

Up to 25 junior drivers will be selected



There is no cost for this program.