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?
AJC News & Blog
Prime Minister Ardern: the underbelly of a certain convention that could blight a sustainable global career post-Godzone.
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
Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic there has been a spate of activist attacks relating to fast broadband technology known as 5G. Avondale JC has reported an incident at its racetrack involving vandalism/graffiti relating to the 5G technology, on the high-profile frontage facing Ash Street, Auckland, a major Auckland thoroughfare in
At a race day on Friday 6 March the Avondale Treasurer, Tracey Berkahn, caught up with club members attending the races, along with Secretary Bruce Cleland. The Treasurer described to members present what she called the “fake news” about how “industry funding” has supported continued activities by racing clubs, including Avondale JC.