The ROA and how it works for owners

  • Friday 06 January 2017
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The Racehorse Owners Association (ROA) promotes and represents the interests of racehorse owners in Great Britain.

The ROA has over 7,600 members who enjoy a package of benefits to make their racehorse ownership more cost-effective and enjoyable. In a recent National Racehorse Owners Survey the average duration of ownership among ROA members is 6.5 years, compared to 4.7 for all registered owners.

Benefits of membership include:

• Free racecourse admission schemes.
• Automatic third party liability insurance up to £10 million.
• ROA SIS owner-sponsorship scheme enabling owners to register for and reclaim VAT on their costs of ownership. This provides typical annual savings of £4,000+.
• Free Owner’ priority parking label.
• Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder. A free copy of the monthly must-read industry magazine.
• 20% discount on most BHA registration fees.
• Member discounts on a range of goods and services.
• ROA Owners Jackpot a weekly race offers a £2,000 bonus on top of win prize-money to connections where a horse is owned by ROA members.

Date Course Race
11/01/2017 Taunton 2m 1/2f Class 5 4yo+ 0-100
Handicap Hurdle
18/01/2017 Market Rasen 2m7f Class 4 4yo+ 0-115
Handicap Hurdle
25/01/2017 Ludlow 3m Class 4 4yo+ 0-110
Amateur Riders’ Handicap Hurdle
26/01/2017 Fakenham 2m Class 4 4yo+
Maiden Hurdle
01/02/2017 Leicester 2m Class 5 4yo+ 0-100
Handicap Hurdle
11/02/2017 Warwick 2m Class 4 4yo+ 0-120
Handicap Hurdle
14/02/2017 Fontwell 2m1f Class 4 5yo+ 0-115
Handicap Chase
20/02/2017 Carlisle 2m4f Class 4 5yo+ 0-120
Handicap Chase

All ROA members benefit from free racecourse admission. Which scheme do you qualify for?

The Racecourse Badge Scheme for Owners provides free admission to over 1,300 fixtures to members with 50% or more of a horse in training. This covers all meetings at 37 racecourses. In the case of a partnership, the two nominated partners qualify.

The ROA JCR Admission Scheme enables free admission to ROA members to around 300 Jockey Club Racecourse fixtures during the year. Badges just need to be booked in advance through the Members Area of the ROA website. For this scheme, where badges are booked seven days or more in advance, they are posted out.  Badges booked within a week of a fixture are available for collection at the general Ticket Collection Point at the racecourse (rather than the Owners Entrance).

The ROA website has an Owners Resources section within which you will find examples of agreement templates which are designed to be helpful for anyone setting up or joining a racing partnership.

Members can enjoy access to a range of exclusive social events, both on and off the racecourse, and this extends to facilities for owners at a number of racing festivals in Ireland and France. 

Membership is £230 and it is possible to join online securely

Owners may also find the Guide to Racehorse Ownership of interest. This is a free online 60 page guide published a couple of years ago by the ROA.  It includes answers to some commonly asked questions and is designed to de-mystify ownership.

Please contact the ROA team if we can be of assistance:

Racehorse Owners Association
Tel: 020 7152 0200



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