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ROA to support Racing Staff Week again with BBQs

For a second year the Racehorse Owners Association will be offering contributions of £100 to trainers organising BBQs or other social events for their staff and owners during Racing Staff Week (30 June – 8 July 2018).

The initiative, which saw contributions to 30 events in 2017, proved popular last year and provided an ideal environment for owners and staff to get to know each other better in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

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Trainer Rae Guest manning a staff and owner BBQ in 2017 (right).

Owners have cited that an important element of their ownership experience is getting to know the member of staff that cares for their horse(s). It is hoped that these events will continue to develop owner/staff relationships, whilst also celebrating Racing Staff Week and the dedication of racing’s workforce.

Trainers will shortly receive an application form for the funding contribution via email. Alternatively, forms can be downloaded from the ROA website. Closing date for applications is Friday 8 June 2018. A maximum of 30 contributions are available, with successful applications being drawn at random.

BBQ organisers will be encouraged to take pictures and share them on social media using #racingstaffweek and #ROABBQs  Feedback on the events will also be invited.

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Clifford Lines' yard gets into the swing of Racing Staff Week with owners (left)

For further information on the Staff and Owner BBQs please contact Chloe Martin on or 07725 031336.


For further information on Racing Staff Week please contact Mary-Ann Sandercock on or 07790 844887.

To apply please complete the following form:  BBQ Application

Terms and Conditions can be found here:   Racing Staff Week BBQs - T&C's

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Geoffrey Deacon's yard had a warm welcome for owners


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