Member Discounts



ROA members receive a 20% discount on many BHA registration fees. This works out as an average saving of £75 per member.

If you are a sole owner, the discount will be applied to all relevant fees as listed below.

If you are involved in a Club or a Syndicate then the majority of the club/syndicate managers will need to be members of the ROA in order for the discounts to be applied.

If you are involved in a partnership then the discount is applied according to how the charges to the partnership are managed:-

Fees are charged to a partnership account

Then the relevant proportion of the discount is applied based on the number of owners who are ROA members:

  • If the fee is a horse-specific one e.g. naming, then this is done based on the percentage of the horse owned by ROA members.  For example, if 75% of the horse is owned by ROA members then 75% of the discount will be applied.
  • If the fee is non horse-specific e.g. registration of colours, then this is done on the number of partners who are ROA members.  For example, if 2 out of the 3 partners are ROA members, then 66% of the discount will be applied, regardless of the actual ownership percentages.
  • Please note that an Authority to Act is registered to an individual and not an ownership entity and therefore this discount will only be applied if the applicant is an ROA member.

Fees are split between the individual partners

Then the discount is only applied to those partners who are ROA members, for whatever percentage of the fee they are paying.

Below is a selection of registration fees with the ROA member discount applied. If you have a query relating to a fee that is not listed here please email [email protected] 

Discounts on Ownership Fees

Fees from January 1, 2024

Owner Registration   Full Fee ex VAT Full Fee inc VAT   ROA Discount Rate
ex VAT
ROA Discount Rate
inc VAT
Sole Owner   £101.50 £121.80   £81.20 £97.44
Racing Club   £383.83 £460.60   £307.07 £368.48
Company registration   £959.25 £1,151.10   £767.40 £920.88
Syndicate   £383.83 £460.60   £307.07 £368.48
Partnership   £246.50 £295.80   £197.20 £236.64
Change of a partner   £114.00 £136.80   £91.20 £109.44
Lease (Initial)   £55.25 £66.30   £44.20 £53.04
Lease (Re-Registration)   £27.92 £33.50   £22.33 £26.80
Single Race Lease   £179.92 £215.90   £143.93 £172.72
Change of Syndicate / Racing Club / Partnership name   £40.58 £48.70   £32.47 £38.96

Discounts on Colours registration

Fees from January 1, 2024

Colours Registration   Full Fee ex VAT Full Fee inc VAT   ROA Discount Rate ex VAT ROA Discount Rate inc VAT
Single year (No HIT)   £84.17 £101.00   £67.33 £80.80
5 year (No HIT)   £409.33 £491.20   £327.47 £392.96
10 year (No HIT)   £797.83 £957.40   £638.27 £765.92
20 year (No HIT)   £1,511.67 £1,814.00   £1,209.33 £1,451.20
Single year (HIT)   £67.75 £81.30   £54.20 £65.04
5 year (HIT)   £330.08 £396.10   £264.07 £316.88
10 year (HIT)   £643.25 £771.90   £514.60 £617.52
20 year (HIT)   £1,219.00 £1,462.80   £975.20 £1,170.24
Colours transfer to a non family member £168.08 £201.70   £134.47 £161.36

Discounts on Sponsorship registration

Fees from January 1, 2024


    Full Fee ex VAT Full Fee inc VAT   ROA Discount Rate ex VAT ROA Discount Rate inc VAT
Sponsorship Agreements - individuals   £35.42 £42.50   £28.33 £34.00
Sponsorship Agreements - trainers yards (basic - 10 - 25 horses) £48.42 £58.10   £38.73 £46.48
Sponsorship Agreements - trainers yards (large - more than 25 horses) £96.58 £115.90   £77.27 £92.72

Discounts on VAT charges

Fees from January 1, 2024

    Full Fee ex VAT Full Fee inc VAT   ROA Discount Rate ex VAT ROA Discount Rate inc VAT
Authority to Act   £65.67 £78.80   £52.53 £63.04
D1 Registration   £34.33 £41.20   £27.47 £32.96
D2 Registration   £68.83 £82.60   £55.07 £66.08
VAT administration   £48.42 £58.10   £38.73 £46.48

Discounts on naming and passport procedures

Fees from January 1, 2024


Registration Fees   Full Fee ex VAT Full Fee inc VAT   ROA Discount Rate ex VAT ROA Discount Rate inc VAT
Name Reservation   £143.17 £171.80   £114.53 £137.44
Name Registration            
Registration of horse name   £105.92 £127.10   £84.73 £101.68
Temporary Name Reservation   £47.58 £57.10   £38.07 £45.68
Identity Check   £52.17 £62.60   £41.73 £50.08



Passports   Full Fee ex VAT Full Fee inc VAT   ROA Discount Rate ex VAT ROA Discount Rate inc VAT
Issue / Revision / Re-issue   £59.17 £71.00   £47.33 £56.80
Replacement of lost Passport   £126.50 £151.80   £101.20 £121.44
RCN   £49.17 £59.00   £39.33 £47.20

To qualify, an Owner must be a member of the ROA (in the same name as their Registered Owner name) at the time the registration fees apply.  Discounts will only be applied retrospectively for newly registered owners, so long as they join the ROA within 14 days of registering with the BHA.


ROA VAT Solution

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20% discount on ROA VAT Solution

Racehorse Owners Association

The ROA has launched a new VAT Solution for Owners driven by a dedicated team with over 20 years experience of The Racehorse Owners VAT scheme.

Alongside the teams' experience and knowledge, the service will be powered through the market-leading XERO accounting software which is fully compliant with HMRC’s Making Tax Digital requirements introduced in April 2019.

Members qualify for a 20% discount on this service. 

Visit ROA VAT Solution



Racing Post

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Racing Post - Ultimate Member discount

Racing Post

Get 25% off an annual subscription to Racing Post Members’ Club

Pay for your subscription annually to unlock the biggest savings! With this special offer you will save over £180 per year compared to the standard monthly price.

What’s included?

  • Early access to the Racing Post digital newspaper from 9pm every evening
  • Enhanced racecards and the fullest 30-year database of ratings and statistics
  • Unlimited race replays from all UK and Irish racecourses
  • Exclusive content from award-winning journalists and race analysts
  • Access to the Horse Tracker so we can notify you when your favourite horses are declared or due to run

How to redeem

ROA members should log into the Members Area to find out how to secure these discounts.


Racing TV

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Racing TV subscription

Racing TV

For only £15/€18 per month you can enjoy every race live from 62 of Britain and Ireland’s best racecourses, including Aintree, Cheltenham, Curragh, Goodwood, Leopardstown, Newmarket, Punchestown and York. That's a 40% saving for 12 months and you can enjoy all the action on TV, online and mobile!

Terms and conditions

This offer is only available to new and reinstating residential customers in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. 12-month minimum term applies. Offer is not applicable to Virgin, Vodafone TV or Eir TV customers. Offer price is £15 per month (€18 per month in the Republic of Ireland) for 12 months. After the 12-month promotional term the subscription will revert to the full price of £24.98/€31 per month. Offer is only applicable via call centre agent. No other method of subscription will qualify for the offer. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and there is no monetary alternative. Reinstating customers must have been cancelled for at least 28 days prior to reactivating on this promotion. Any outstanding debt must be paid in full before offer is applicable. Racing TV reserves the right to withdraw this promotion at any time. Terms and conditions correct as of 28 June 2022.

Log into the Members Area to find out more about this offer.


Weatherbys Discounts

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Bettrends discount

Betrends, Weatherbys

Powered by Weatherbys, the Bettrends Shop provides all of the essential industry publications from race planning tools such as the Racing Calendar, Programme Book and Pattern books, to leading bloodstock titles including the Weatherbys Stallion Book and the Return Of Mares.

The shop also caters for racing enthusiasts by offering the latest Jump season guides.

Add to this a range of betting services provided by the Bettrends team and industry expert Paul Ferguson, and there is something for everyone at the Bettrends Shop.

Members will also receive a 10% discount every time you log-in to the Bettrends Shop thereafter.

To find out how to receive your discount, log into the ROA Members Area

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Text Messaging alert trial


Weatherbys messaging service allows owners to keep fully up to date with any race entries for their horse or related news by text or email. Owners can opt to receive a message when an entry is made, or their horse’s rating changes. Content can be tailored according to the content of messages according to personal preferences, e.g. going changes, race time changes, advising of forfeit stages.

ROA members who have not previously had a subscription for Weatherbys text messaging service will be able to take advantage of this free offer of a bundle of 25 free texts. Users who take up this offer will also be offered a follow up of a 10% discount on any subscriptions taken out after the free trial period ends. This offer will extend to new members who join the ROA.

To sign up for this offer, please contact Keith Mason at Weatherbys at [email protected] or call 01933 440077.

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10% off racing silks gifts and merchandise


Bettrends are offering ROA Members 10% discount on their racing colours merchandise. You can choose from their best-selling ceramic or bone china mugs, an umbrella or Tote shopper and add your silks or perhaps that perfect gift for a new arrival or baby of racing mad parents.

You can truly personalise some products with a 3-generation pedigree of your horse and, with our baby products, the 'family pedigree' of the baby!

Shop that range at

To collect your 10% discount code, go to the Members Area.