S.A. BOTRA (South Australian Breeders, Owners, Trainers, Reinspersons Association) was established in 1922 and is the only united, independent voice of the Industry in South Australia with 99 years of history.
Today, S.A. BOTRA has a larger paid membership as an Association verses all of the Harness Racing Clubs in South Australia. The membership is unique from other Harness Racing Clubs and consists of many owners, breeders, punters and associated stakeholders, past and present, who are the silent majority within the industry.
For years, S.A. BOTRA have provided and sponsored the South Australian Industry with:
- Races – (time honoured Golden Nursery 2yo race)
- Race Bonuses (monthly trainer/owner and sales race services)
- Managed the SA Yearling Sale
- Provided BOTRA awards in association with HRSA awards night.
- Represents South Australian Breeders at the Australian Standardbred Breeders Association
- Each week delivers the Harness Racing Punters Club on Saturday morning on local Harness Racing (Radio Station 1197am
- Monthly magazine providing racing information, stories, reviews and race programs
- Supports the local junior pony racing in South Australia.
- Conducts fundraising events
We hold regular meetings to discuss upcoming matters in relation to the SA Harness Racing industry. We are always welcoming of new members so if you are interested, feel free to view more details online or contact us.