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?

COVID-19 Announcement:

In these changing times we need to work together to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe in relation to the developing COVID-19 situation. Restrictions on the scale of gatherings now apply at our racing venue. These affect our race meetings.

We are sure you understand these precautions relating to measures applying to continue our business and keep people safe.

AJC News & Blog

The Fake News of the NZ First ‘Racing Industry Bill’

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.

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Blue is Blue

With the Select Committee on the Racing Bill underway, we highlight Dr Murray Blue who is known in the Industry for calling issues he sees, directly and clearly.  The Racing Bill introduced to the House on 5 December 2019 aims to set in stone the venue rationalisation ideas given the Coalition Government

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Vision for the Future

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