Welcome to Avondale Jockey Club

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:  Friday 1st April 2022

 

 

 

AJC News & Blog

Annual Members Meeting

The 131st meeting of members of the Club is set for Monday 29 November 2021, 4pm, Marshall Stand. Formal notice was given to members earlier this month. AJC Secretary, Bruce Cleland, said in announcing the date “the detail of the business for the meeting will be provided in the Annual Report, next

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New Life Members

At a virtual meeting of the Committee held earlier this month (while Auckland is in Lockdown level 3 of the Covid-19 pandemic) two well-known identities in the club were awarded Life Memberships.   With immediate effect, both Chris Ryan and Bryan Jackson have been recognised for their dedication over the years and

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Here Comes The Judge

Avondale JC has been well-served by BRAD SMITH, well known racing identity, as the club’s Judge. Brad first provided services at Avondale in August 2018 and continues to do so. In this post we profile for members the life and times of Brad Smith and record the Committee’s thanks for his all-round

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Vision for the Future

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