Avondale Racecourse is a green oasis in the heart of Avondale. Providing an exciting day's racing by the Avondale Jockey Club, the course is also used for sports and the Avondale Sunday Market, and is a great venue to host any event.
Avondale Jockey Club provides a community space that is multi-purpose and accessible to the public; close to the motorway, and on major public transport routes.
Avondale Racecourse was originally established in the 1880s on farmland owned by Moss Davis. Moss was an avid horse racer and encouraged by the growth of Auckland’s population and the potential to attract crowds to the area, he built a flat, egg shaped track that was nearly a mile long with a 380 yard straight. This he gifted to the people of Avondale for the purpose of promoting thoroughbred racing.
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. It is a great family day out with activities for everyone. Come and join in the fun! Admission is free and there are activities to entertain and engage people of all ages. (Children 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.) Corporate hospitality also available.
Avondale Jockey Club hosts a number of race days at the course each year, attracting owners, trainers, jockeys and race goers from across the North Island. Racing starts around midday with free entry and parking.
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!
Avondale Racecourse is situated on the corner of Rosebank Road and Ash Street, Avondale. It is 20 minutes from the Auckland CBD by car or an easy walk from Avondale station (on the Western Line). It is on a main West Auckland bus route. On Race Days and Trial Days, public access and parking is via Elm Street (off Rosebank Road) and via Ash Street.