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Industry Ownership Days launched

Pontefract RacecourseThe Racehorse Owners Association will be hosting nine Industry Ownership Days up and down the UK during 2019. The days are intended to both recognise existing owners and to promote the thrill and accessibility of ownership to potential racehorse owners.

For ROA members the Industry Ownership Days will incorporate the popular regional meetings which include lunch and an update from the ROA Chief Executive as well as an opportunity to use the racecourse facility for the day. Regional meetings continue to be popular with our members and we look forward to seeing many of you over the course of the year. To allow more members to enjoy the Industry Ownership Days, racecourses will also offer complimentary admission to all ROA members.

The ROA team will be on hand and the day will see a well-known figure in racing act as an ownership host. The first event of 2019 will be held at Pontefract (pictured) on Tuesday April 9 and Mick Fitzgerald will be assisting the ROA team in promoting and celebrating racehorse ownership.

Representatives from Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) will be on hand to promote success stories of numerous ex-racehorses and the many different options that are available to Thoroughbreds once their career in racing is over.

The ROA will sponsor across the day’s racecard and members will be invited to take part in the numerous post-race presentations for winners including the ROA Owners Jackpot race which gives a £2,000 bonus to the winning horse if it’s majority-owned by ROA members.

Invitations for the regional meeting and lunch have been posted to owners who live locally, and the event is fully booked. Free racecourse entry for ROA members on the Industry Ownership Days is available through the ROA website www.roa.co.uk/events or by calling 0207 152 0200.

ROA Chief Executive Charlie Liverton said: “We needed to evolve the successful regional meetings and make the raceday much more inclusive for our members and more focussed on ownership and the industry as a whole. Our thanks go to the industry stakeholders for their support of this initiative including the Levy Board. The day will hopefully put a spotlight on the valuable contribution owners make to our sport and in turn stimulate some enthusiasts to join us in the wonderful experience that owning a racehorse, however big or small, provides.”

28 March 2019

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