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About the ROA

The Racehorse Owners Association promotes and protects the interests of racehorse owners in Great Britain and has a membership of over 8,000. As one of the British Horseracing Authority’s shareholders, it plays a central role in British racing politics and finance.

The ROA has a Board of 12 members, The board comprises elected and appointed directors, according to the ROA’s Articles of Association. The current ROA President is Nicholas Cooper.

The Board convenes ten times a year and these meetings are also attended by the ROA Scottish Representative, Ken McGarrity.

The ROA is funded almost entirely from membership income. Members pay £249 (including VAT) annually and for this they receive a host of wide-ranging and a package of membership benefits, that supports the process of purchasing a racehorse and the ongoing experience of racehorse ownership.

Read Jackson Parker’s 'A History of the ROA' for further information about the background of the Association.

The ROA is a founder member of the Horsemen’s Group, an organisation which represents owners, trainers, jockeys, breeders and stable staff. The ROA was instrumental in launching the Horsemen’s Tariff Scheme to recommend minimum prize-money levels, and prize-money agreements. The ROA is also represented on a number of other Racing Bodies and Committees.

The ROA is run by a full-time team of eight. The organisation shares offices in High Holborn with the governing authority of racing, the British Horseracing Authority.
 

Watch our video outlining the work the ROA has undertaken over the last 70 years: 

ROA Articles

Members can access the ROA's Articles of Association by downloading the PDF below:

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ROA Aims

  • To work with racecourses and the BHA to ensure the funding of the sport is improved through both the 2020 Fixtures and Funding Review and 2019 Prize-Money Agreements, with an emphasis on prize-money, particularly at grassroots level.
  • To work with racing’s other stakeholders, the government and betting industry to create a sustainable financial basis for British racing, with a focus on the operation of pool betting, resulting in increased returns to racing.
  • To work collaboratively with racing’s stakeholders, the government and betting industry to ensure the Horserace Betting Levy Board delivers against its agreed aims and objectives.
  • To deliver and lead the Industry Ownership Quality Mark, supported by the ROA Gold Standard Award, focusing on working with racecourses to provide continuing enhancements and improvements to owners’ racecourse experience.
  • To continue to improve benefits by further developing the programme of events for all ROA members, both raceday and non-raceday, while expanding the packages and opportunities offered to members and increasing the spread of participating racecourses and venues.
  • To lead the Ownership Strategy for British Racing, building on the initiatives developed to date to support and promote ownership involvement of all types, while working across the industry to implement them.
  • To ensure the ROA plays a key role in the new independent Horse Welfare Board, in setting and implementing an industry-wide welfare strategy to which everyone involved in British racing adheres.
  • To continue to ensure the ROA takes a key role in improving welfare standards for both current and ex-racehorses through the ROA’s Gold Standard initiative, the industry-wide ‘The Horse Comes First’ campaign and the Retraining of Racehorses charity (RoR).
  • As one of the key stakeholders within the racing industry, to work to secure a regulatory regime that is proportionate, fair and brand-enhancing for British racing.

 

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Telephone: 020 7152 0200
Email:          info@roa.co.uk

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