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 15th October 2021


AJC News & Blog

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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Pop up Covid-19 testing at Avondale Racing during August:

Avondale Jockey Club agreed last Thursday (19th August) to set up a vehicle pop up testing station for the Covid-19 Auckland cluster testing, while the country is at level 4 Lockdown.  With Avondale College affected and cases being reported in our local community – and the government expecting a rapid rise of

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Allan Boyle


In a season where sizeable challenges have faced the club, and continue into the current season, the Committee is pleased to report a cash surplus of $223,200 for the year to 31 July 2020. While our scheduled race day of Friday 20 March went ahead, within days the country went into Covid-19

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Vision for the Future

Avondale Jockey Club

Racing at Avondale