Katja (Kat) Warwick
Byford based Kat Warwick is a Group 1 trainer now part of the Pacing WA team. She is now also the trainer of the RWWA Harness 2 yr old Filly of 2016 and the WASBA award for 2 yr old Filly of 2016 – breeder Steve Johnson.
After some time in the USA assisting training, Kat was licensed on return to WA where she successfully concentrated on older horses for a period of time and then purchased at the 2013 yearling sales a filly for clients. This filly Straittothehilton was successful in the Westbred 2 yr old Classic $100,000 Group 1 and continues to race well.
However, Kat’s best and newest highlight has been the purchase in 2015 of RED HOT ROXY for Pacing WA and who now is already a Group 1 winner.
For many trainers and also Kat the great satisfaction in training is the development of babies chosen at sales who can then go on to be excellent racehorses. Kat delights in this challenge and has a further two yearlings purchased in 2016. The stable has a high quality knowledge base with husband Hall of Fame trainer Trevor Warwick always available to “lend a hand”.
For Pacing WA clients, we are lucky to have Kat as part of the team and even more fortunate that she has chosen so well. This year Kat debuted –
RED HOT ROXY finished her two year old season with the record of 7 starts 4 wins one second and $91,000 stakemoney plus $7,600 Westbred bonuses.
Winner of the RWWA Harness 2 yr old Filly of 2016 along with winning the WASBA Award for 2 yr old Filly of 2016 for her breeder Steve Johnson.
RED HOT ROXY – 3 yr old Season Achievments
RED HOT ROXY is a tough and courageous filly who was a Nominee for RWWA 3 yr old filly of the year 2017. She finished the season with her career achievements showing 7 wins 2 seconds and 1 third and from only 14 lifetime starts. Current 10 wins $138,347.
PRINCESS MAJOR had a really good year at 2, with 1 win 1 second and 2 thirds. She never stops trying! “Princess” also qualified for the $100,000 Final of the 2 yr old Sales Classic and ran super to finish third. Princess ran 5th in another tough $100,000 classic before she won at Gloucester Park in July
He had 9 starts for 3 wins 3 seconds and 1 third. ROCK ME OVER had already won a race before he ran and won a heat of the 2 yr old Sales Classic. He then ran such a gutsy race to finish only half a head off PLAY THE BOYS another of our “stable horses”. He then ran second in the $100,000 Pearl Classic, before going on to win a tough Friday night 2 yr old race in July.