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 month.  In the […]

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 their exceptional contributions […]

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 contribution to the […]

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 Delta infections, we […]


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 level 4 lockdown […]


Be prepared!

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.  So Owners, Members, Sponsors and Invited Guests are permitted entry, however entry to the Public is […]

Beacon Community News – “All bets are off – Just chase’n the money”

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, then use the […]

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 expropriation powers appear […]

5G and Horse Talk

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 normal times in […]

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. One of the […]