Situated in inner-city Auckland, in Avondale, the Avondale Jockey Club has been part of the New Zealand thoroughbred racing industry since 1889.
Avondale Racecourse is an 1800m, right-handed turf track, suitable for racing in all conditions and loved by jockeys and horse owners for its high quality and consistency. The racetrack is acknowledged as giving every ‘runner’ a fair chance to perform well. This ensures every race day is filled with fun and excitement. Come and join us!
The Club hosts a number of race days each year, attracting local race goers and industry people from across the North Island. Nowadays the Club is fighting to survive in the face of a campaign to enable the expropriation of Avondale JC’s land and facilities, led by the government’s push in the ‘Racing Industry Bill’. Can you help?
Next race day: Wednesday 7th October
AJC News & Blog
Auckland is currently under Alert Level 2 in the COVID-19 pandemic and therefore entry to next Wednesday’s race day is restricted. Both access to the course, and how we’ll be operating the race meeting, will be different to usual. The Government requirement is that we have no more than 100 people in
Beacon Community News – serving Avondale, Blockhouse Bay, Glenavon, Green Bay, Lynfield, New Lynn, New Windsor and Rosebank – writes about Avondale Jockey Club as the lead story in their July issue. The article is on their website headed “The Last Race?” To view it, click on the newsletter image below,
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Provisions in the coalition government’s Racing Industry Bill, about to be reported on by the Transport and Infrastructure Select Committee, would authorise the dissolution of racing clubs and the taking of club property without compensation. Those provisions record the aims of the Deputy Prime Minister and Racing Minister. And in turn, these