ROA Racecourse Accreditation 2022

30 January 2023

The ROA Racecourse Accreditation Scheme was launched in 2019 to independently review the owners’ raceday experience using a defined set of criteria. We appointed AA Hospitality Services to benefit from their expertise to complete a fair, consistent and independent assessment and ability to provide constructive feedback.

In 2022, we introduced Owners Feedback, this is an important addition to the overall process as it allows owners to share their thoughts on the raceday experience. Courses achieving high standards across both elements have been awarded the Gold Standard signifying an exemplary performance.

The ROA’s goal is working, in close collaboration with racecourses to improve and enhance the raceday experience for owners. We collectively recognise that going racing with a runner is a highlight of being an owner, therefore we want to ensure that this is a positive and memorable experience and where possible exceeds expectations to recognise the commitment and contribution owners make to the Sport.

In 2022, 60 courses in the UK currently participated in the scheme, delivering an average percentage quality score of 80% with 12 courses attaining the ROA’s Gold Standard award for 2022.

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