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HKROA Object & Services
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The Hong Kong Racehorse Owners Association Limited ( " the Association " ) was established on 25th April 1978 by a group of enthusiastic Hong Kong racehorse owners, many of whom are still active in the Hong Kong horse-racing circle and have since been accorded with the status of Member of the Honorary Advisory Board or Life Member of the Association.

The Memorandum of the Association contains a large number of objects, but the main ones for which the Association is established are as follows:-
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To encourage and ensure co-operative effort in all matters pertaining or relating to the interests of racehorse owners in Hong Kong or elsewhere under the Hong Kong Jockey Club or other appropriate rules as the case may be, including the buying, selling, racing and breeding of horses or ponies of all types and descriptions and the provisions of all manner of facilities relating thereto including veterinary services and advice to members relating to such purposes and objects.
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For such purposes to collaborate with and assist the Hong Kong Jockey Club or their successors or assigns or any other club, company, association or society having similar objects to the Hong Kong Jockey Club in Hong Kong or elsewhere in the control and management of the sport of horse and pony riding in all its branches including the encouragement, promotion and control of the sport of horse and pony riding and racing in Hong Kong or elsewhere.
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To confer with and ascertain the views of racehorse owners regarding matters directly or indirectly affecting horses or ponies on the administration and running of the sport of horse and pony riding and racing and for that purpose to invite and collect the views and recommendations of racehorse owners and place them in the hands of the Hong Kong Jockey Club or other racing authority for its consideration.
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To diffuse among its members information on all matters affecting owners of racehorses, and to print, publish, issue and circulate such papers, periodicals, books, circulars and other literary matter as may seem conducive to any of these objects, and to correspond with any similar association in any other country, and obtain any information with regard to the sport of horse and pony racing in any country.
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Since its incorporation, the Association has become a very important channel through which information relating to matters affecting the interests of a horseowner is disseminated to its Members. This is generally done by way of notice to or correspondence with Members, or through the Association's official publication the "Owners' Gazette".

The Association has also become an effective channel of communication through which the views of its Members in their capacity of horseowners are reflected to the Hong Kong Jockey Club. At the end of each season, an "End-of-Season-Report" is submitted to the Club and by which the latter's attention is drawn to matters which horseowners or the Association has expressed support or concern.

Each year the Association organizes a series of activities for its Members. They are either social, educational or recreational in nature and by means of which Members, and sometimes members of their family, may interact with each other as well as update themselves on matters concerning horseracing or their racing interests. For first-time owners, the Association may offer some wisdom on acquiring their first racehorses.

One particularly useful service offered by the Association is to collectively bargain on their behalf in order to obtain the most favourable insurance covers for their horses.
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