TROA understands the importance of the raceday experience for all Racehorse Owners. An integral part of the owner raceday experience is having a dedicated owners room with quality hospitality, comfortable furnishings, access to live racing and race replays. TROA have played an important role in improving the Owner Services on raceday. Racing Victoria worked closely with TROA to establish a minimum standard of Owner Services offered at all race clubs across Victoria. In addition to the minimum standard offered at all Victorian race meetings, TROA has contributed financially to support individual race club owner initiatives of which have been incredibly well received by all owners in attendance.
Connections Lounge- Caulfield Raceday
In 2014, TROA announced a partnership with Melbourne Racing Club and the Victorian Government, to provide funding assistance for Connections Lounge. Connections Lounge is the dedicated owners’ area at Caulfield Racecourse for all owners with and without runners on the day. Owners with runners on the day receive one complimentary beverage, and complimentary Gourmet BBQ buffet luncheon inclusive of cheese platter and dessert. All Victorian Owners Gold Card holders, without runners on the day, have access to connections lounge, and subsidised Gourmet BBQ buffet luncheon.
Bendigo Golden Mile Raceday
In 2014, TROA announced a partnership with Bendigo Jockey Club’s standalone Saturday meeting – the Golden Mile Raceday. Ownership attendance on Bendigo Golden Mile Raceday is four times higher than the Bendigo Cup meeting, therefore placing strain on existing Owners Room facilities. TROA’s goal was to assist Bendigo Jockey Club provide a metropolitan standard of owner’s facilities and entitlements for the meeting.
Warrnambool Racing Carnival 2016
In 20016, TROA announced funding assistance in partnership with Warrnambool Racing Club to provide an Owners Marquee for the 3-day Warrnambool Carnival. All Owners with runners at the 2016 Warrnambool Racing Club had access to the marquee, with finger food provided all day, a complimentary beverage, cash bar and dedicated race replay screen.