Record number of fixtures for owners in badge scheme
The 2018 Racecourse Badge Scheme for Owners (RBSO) will contain a record number of fixtures it was announced on Thursday.
More than 1,400 meetings – 93 per cent of the fixture list - will offer free admission to qualifying members of the Racehorse Owners Association.
This includes every meeting at 40 of Britain’s 60 courses, the highest number ever thanks to Chester now offering all of its fixtures.
For those owners and members who do not qualify for the RBSO, there are the ROA/Jockey Club Racecourses and ROA/Arena Racing Company admission schemes.
These are also showing a record high, with the JCR scheme offering 304 fixtures, and the Arc scheme including 93 per cent of all their fixtures free to members.
ROA chief executive Charlie Liverton said: “The racecourse badge scheme for owners, arranged in partnership with the Racecourse Association, is one of the major benefits which the racing industry provides for ROA members as owners.
“It's reassuring racecourses recognise the importance of owners by increasing their allocation of fixtures. Owners are the major spenders on the racecourse, so the scheme is mutually beneficial.
“The ROA would like to thank every racecourse and the RCA, plus Jockey Club Racecourses, Arena Racing Company and Scottish Racing, for continuing to participate.”
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