Hereford unites with ROA to enhance raceday experience

first_img Submit StumbleUpon HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020 Share UK Racing pushes for drastic levy reforms as deep recession looms August 25, 2020 Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 Related Articles Share Hereford Racecourse is looking to enhance its raceday experience, unveiling a new partnership with the Racehorse Owners Association for the 2018/19 season.Further emphasising its acknowledgement of the importance of the experience for racehorse owners, Hereford Racecourse and the ROA has united to place a specific focus on the arrival experience at the course. The O&T entrance to the racecourse has been refurbished, featuring a thank you board for the racecourse’s most regular owners, a dedicated host and all owners will receive complimentary refreshments on arrival and are proactively asked for feedback on their visit.  Members of the ROA team will be on hand throughout racedays as well. Rebecca Davies, Executive Director at Hereford Racecourse commented: “We are delighted that through this partnership with the ROA, we will be able to invest further in the ownership experience at Hereford.  Whist they may be small and subtle changes, I genuinely believe that they will make a big difference and hope that owners will improve their raceday visit to Hereford.”Chief Executive of the Racehorse Owners Association, Charlie Liverton added: “The owners raceday experience is a critical variable in the retention of owners and this was highlighted in the owners survey. Hereford’s proactive approach in looking to enhance their warm welcome to owners, making them feel appreciated and acting on feedback, fits with exactly what we know owners want. “The ROA look forward to working with Hereford to use these improvements as a springboard to challenge for future Gold Standard status and the findings will be used in the Industry Ownership Strategy so that we can work with other racecourses looking to improve their owners experience.”last_img read more

Ravens’ Lamar Jackson has message for doubters: ‘Make them eat their words, that’s all’

first_img“You guys saw me last year. I was horrible. A lot of ducks,” Jackson told reporters Friday. “It’s been better. A lot of tight spirals.”He added: “It motivates me a lot. Make them eat their words, that’s all.”Jackson is starting to improve in all aspects, including sharp passes and running a crisp offense — something he struggled with last season when he needed coaches to repeat the plays causing the play clock to run down.His progress and demeanor has impressed coach John Harbaugh.”I look back at being 22 years old, and I could have only hoped to have Lamar Jackson’s poise and balance,” Harbaugh said. “He is who he is. He doesn’t get flustered. He doesn’t get fazed. It’s never too big for him. I’m kind of blown away by that part of him.” Lamar Jackson will run less in 2019, Ravens owner says Lamar Jackson admitted he was “horrible” last year.The 2016 Heisman Trophy winner took over for an injured Joe Flacco in the middle of the Ravens’ 2018 season. It was Jackson’s rookie year, and he was quite effective despite a low completion percentage. Robert Griffin III: Ravens’ new offense will shock people in 2019 Jackson led Baltimore to its first AFC North title since 2014 and became the youngest quarterback, at 21 years old, to start an NFL playoff game. He finished 6-1 as a starter but relied more on carrying the ball than throwing. Jackson ranked 30th in completion rate at 58% and 31st in off-target percentage (23%).Now, he says his arm has improved and he has a message for his doubters. Related News Earl Thomas has ‘great week’ with Ravens, coach John Harbaugh says Jackson has even added a few pounds of muscle, not fat, he clarifies.”Trying to compete at a high level, put some more meat on my bones. I was hurt. I was skinny,” Jackson said. “Those guys are big out there. The league is totally different. Grown men trying to feed their families, 300-pounders coming at you, running 4.5.”last_img read more

Di Maria is ‘one of best signings’ Man United could make, insists Old Trafford hero

first_img Angel di Maria Federico Macheda insists Angel di Maria is “one of the best signings” Manchester United could make.The Argentine winger is on the verge of completing a British record move from Real Madrid, and Macheda believes his arrival will give everyone a boost.Macheda, now at Cardiff City, said: “I think he’s one of the best signings they could make. At Man United a player like Di Maria will lift the players and the club as well. If they can get him it will be great for the club.“He has played already for a big club in Real Madrid so he will be fine with the pressure on him.” 1last_img read more