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Owners' Badge allocation

As a racehorse owner, you are entitled to an allocation of owners’ badges on days when your horse is racing.

You will be issued with a PASS card, with which you can gain access to the racecourse when you have a runner and will allow you to pick up your allocation of badges for the day.

These vary from course to course but are likely to include:

  • Four free badges for horses in sole ownership.
  • Between six and ten free badges for horses in joint ownership/racing partnerships.

It is important to note that courses will often agree to provide additional badges, and/or a reduced rate for extra badges if a horse is owned by a large partnership. This should always be arranged in advance of the raceday.

Owners' badge allocations vary from course to course. Check the RCA Owners Guide to Racecourses for further information of each course's badge allocations and owner facilities, such as:

  • Free car parking.
  • Free racecards.
  • Use of special owners’ facilities, e.g. a section of the grandstand, bars or tearooms.
  • Access to the saddling area, pre-parade ring and parade ring and to the racecourse stables in company with your trainer.
  • Some courses provide complimentary lunches (usually booked in advance), and/or other refreshments for owners.
  • Most courses provide celebratory hospitality for the connections of the winning horses, usually a room where you can watch a replay of the race and toast your victory with a glass of something bubbly!

Members of the ROA are sent a Horseracing Privilege Photocard, which is a PASS card with added functionality and benefits, such as free racecourse admission under the Racecourse Badge Scheme for Owners on many days when you don’t have a runner. The scheme is open to registered owners with at least a 50% share of a horse in full training or the equivalent in partnerships. A nominated partner in a racing partnership would qualify for this benefit.

Members should note that the Badge Scheme does not apply on days when they have a runner, e.g. to obtain an extra badge.

Registered owners who are not ROA members are sent a PASS card when the first entry is made under their ownership.

The majority of tracks try to be flexible with owners’ requests when made in advance, and owners are encouraged to contact the racecourse as early as possible if they have any queries or special requests or wish to book a table in the restaurant.



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