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20 December 2022

ROA partnership yields more than £23,000 in 2022

Nine months after announcing a formalised partnership with Racing Welfare, the Racehorse Owners Association (ROA) and its members have contributed £23,125 in vital funds to the industry’s people welfare charity.

Across the course of the year, the partnership has seen ROA sponsor both the Epsom Owners’ and Trainers’ and Northern Racing Awards, donate auction prizes, support Racing Welfare’s events at Woburn and Doncaster – as well as holding a fundraiser at the ROA Horseracing Awards in London. In recognition of this growing partnership, Racing Welfare’s uniforms now incorporate the ROA logo.

Racing Welfare Chief Executive, Dawn Goodfellow said: “Our relationship with the ROA has gone from strength to strength during 2022. It was a very positive step for that relationship to be formalised earlier this year, and we are ever grateful for the support that the organisation and its members have extended to us. Their collaboration on profile-raising events and activities has undoubtedly enabled us to reach and ultimately help more people working in our sport.

“We look forward to continuing our partnership with the ROA into 2023, which looks to be an exciting albeit challenging year for Racing Welfare.”

ROA’s Chief Executive, Charlie Liverton said: “The ROA’s partnership symbolises the relationship that owners have not just with their horse, but as importantly, with those that look after, educate and prime their horses for the racecourse. The importance of racing staff is recognised by all of us at the ROA and by working closely with Racing Welfare we have been able to ensure that critical support and training is delivered across the UK, day in, day out. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Racing Welfare into 2023 and beyond.”

The ROA’s partnership with Racing Welfare continues into 2023 with the organisation supporting the Racing Welfare Aintree Lunch on Thursday 13th April. Find out more here: https://racingwelfare.co.uk/events-archive/racing-welfare-aintree-lunch-supported-by-the-roa/