New rail commissioned on Dead 4/5 track

Racegoers were few and far between at Avondale on Saturday 2 April 2022 but those who attended saw the first use of the club’s new rail and witnessed some good racing. The track came up a Dead 5 (close to the club’s plan) and was upgraded halfway through to a Dead 4. One of the […]

New running Rail

AJC Racing Manager, Richard Pridham, is looking forward to leaning on the new plastic running rail that is to be installed on the Avondale track. In announcing the development Richard Pridham said “Avondale members will be pleased to hear that what has been a stop-start project is going to see delivery from Australia this month […]

Avondale Reports A Weak Diet Of Racing But Strong Financial Surplus ($3.4 million)

At the club’s first virtual annual members’ meeting (Zoom, 29 November 2021) Tracey Berkahn, President, extended her thanks to those participating behind their screens that afternoon, as well as thanking all AJC staff for their work through a ‘pandemic year’.  She noted that long-serving official Janice Skinner steps down this season from her position as […]

AJC Annual Members Meeting (AMM) Moves Online

With our AMM timed for Monday 29 November, there is uncertainty about what Covid-19 alert level restrictions will apply in Auckland on that day. We understand that the Government’s next main announcement about releasing the city from lockdown will take place on 29 November. For that reason we are going to hold this year’s AMM […]

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 […]

PRESIDENT’S REPORT 2020

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 […]

UPDATE FOR OUR NEXT RACE DAY ~ WEDNESDAY 7 OCTOBER

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 […]