Course Information

Avondale Racecourse is an 1800m right-handed course with a 450m straight. It is an all weather track – loved by jockeys and horse owners for it’s high quality and consistency. This ensures every race day is filled with fun and excitement. Come and join us!

Avondale Racecourse is situated on the corner of Rosebank Road and Ash Street, Avondale. Public access and general parking on race days is via Ash Street and member access and parking is via Elm Street (off Rosebank Road).

When at Avondale Racecourse, photo ID may be required for the purchase and consumption of Alcohol. Those consuming alcohol must be 18 years or older. Patrons are not permitted to bring alcohol onto the premises. All children 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Race Dates

Avondale Jockey Club hosts a number of race days each year, attracting owners, trainers, jockeys and race goers from across the North Island. It is a great family day out with activities for everyone. Come and join in the fun! Racing starts around midday. Free entry and parking.

If you are planning ahead, here are the Avondale Race Dates for the 2019/2020 season:

  • Wednesday 22 January 2020
  • Wednesday 19 February 2020
  • Friday 6 March 2020
  • Friday 20 March 2020
  • Monday 27 April 2020 (ANZAC Day)
  • Wednesday 8 July 2020

Plan a Day Out With Family and Friends

Avondale Racecourse is open to everyone – you don’t need to be a member to enjoy racing at Avondale. You can get up close to the horses and have access to a range of areas and facilities from which to watch the racing. Admission is free and there are activities to entertain and engage people of all ages. Please note: Children 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

If you travel from outside of Auckland you can have access to the club lounge and refreshments. Contact us at admin@ajc.co.nz for more information.

Why not consider a membership?

Corporate Hospitality

If you are planning a day out with work more than 10 friends, colleagues or clients, talk to us about our options for corporate hospitality in our Members Stand. Call us on 09 828 3309 or email admin@ajc.co.nz for more information.

Why not sponsor a race? You receive naming rights to a race and get your business logo on the course and in the racecard. Bring along your team members, suppliers, and clients for a great day’s entertainment. 

Become a Sponsor

Owners Privileges

Owners are able to access the podium bar on parade ring prior to their race to enjoy a drink and observe their horses as the jockeys mount their rides. Following each race, the winning connection move to the Birdcage and Winners Circle for a congratulatory drink with the race sponsors and the presentation of the winners trophy.

Dress Code

A day at the races makes for great fun for everyone and we want you to make the most of it and enjoy yourself. There is no specific dress code in the public areas but tidy attire is expected.

If you are accessing the President’s Room or Sponsors Room, smart casual attire is requested (singlets, jandals, track pants and ripped or torn jeans are not permitted).  

How to Place a Bet

You can  place at bet at the track, or bet online with the TAB. 

Sign Up for a TAB Account

Trial Days

Avondale Jockey Club hosts a series of trial days across the racing season to give horses that are new to racing, experience on the track. These races attract horse owners and jockeys from across the North Island and make for a great day out. You could spot a future champion!

If you are planning ahead, here are the next Avondale Trial Dates for the 2019/20 season:

    • Tuesday 10 December 2019
Complimentary Xmas refreshments for owners, trainers and strappers
  • Tuesday 25 February 2020

If you have any queries about attending a Trial Day, contact us on 09 828 3309 or email admin@ajc.co.nz

On trial days, general access and car parking is via Elm Street.

Industry Links