Racecourse Awarded Gold Standard Status by ROA

Published on 19 February 2024

Chester Racecourse is delighted to have again been awarded Gold Standard status by the Racehorse Owners Association, as part of the ROA Accreditation Scheme for 2023.  

The ROA Racecourse Accreditation Scheme was launched in 2019 as an independent review of owners’ raceday experiences, using a defined set of criteria and assessed by AA Hospitality Services, which also provided constructive feedback.

The scheme has continued to evolve as part of the process and in 2022 an owners’ feedback section was introduced, allowing owners to share their thoughts on their raceday experience.

Racecourses achieving an AA mark of 80 or above and an owners’ feedback score of 4 or above are awarded the Gold Standard to signify exemplary performance.

A total of 31 racecourses achieved the ROA Gold Standard in 2023, with Chester ranking in the top 10 overall.

Chester Racecourse, consistently in receipt of the Gold Standard award ever since its inception, is renowned for the welcoming and memorable raceday experiences that it provides.

Thank-you to all racehorse owners for their continued support. We look forward to welcoming you back to Chester when racing starts again this year.

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