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12 April 2022

Racing Welfare and the Racehorse Owners Association join forces

Two of British horseracing’s notable organisations have joined forces, with the partnership set to provide further benefits for their respective stakeholders within the industry.

Racing Welfare and the Racehorse Owners Association (ROA) have committed to formalise their long-standing relationship, with greater scope for collaboration and to share key messaging and opportunities.

To mark the launch of the partnership, the ROA logo will now be visible on all Racing Welfare uniform.

Charlie Liverton, Chief Executive Officer, ROA commented: “On behalf of the ROA and our members we are thrilled to announce a formal partnership with Racing Welfare. There is a natural synergy in our ambition to protect and promote the health of everyone in the horse racing industry. Moreover, this represents a genuinely exciting opportunity to foster a closer relationship between owners and racing staff.

“Owners recognise the vital role that racing staff play and understand the importance of safeguarding their health, welfare and wellbeing, and therefore working together to deliver this partnership is of critical importance to the ROA. The retention and recruitment of racing staff is vital for the industry and we look forward to partnering with Racing Welfare to help and support them in this key area.”

Racing Welfare Chief Executive Dawn Goodfellow welcomed the move, saying: “We are delighted to be partnering with the Racehorse Owners Association, which will afford us the opportunity to align more closely with one of the industry’s key bodies. There is a clear synergy in that both organisations have the interests of racing’s people at their heart, and the benefits of connecting racing’s staff members and owners more closely cannot be underestimated.

“We are grateful for the support of the ROA going forward and are pleased to extend our services to their members, who are equally important to the wellbeing of racing as the workforce involved with making their days at the races possible.”