About Alexandra Park

125 Years of Experience

The Auckland Trotting Club Inc. is a 125 year old club that operates a membership based organisation which owns and operates the premier venue for Harness Racing in the North Island with 378 race meetings each year.

Auckland Trotting Club Inc. is operated by a member elected board consisting of a President, Vice-President and seven other directors. The CEO of the organisation is hired by the board and reports to the board on a monthly basis.

With an annual turnover of $22M, and an asset base of $130M, the organisation employs over 300 staff and operates a medium sized business that focuses on Harness Racing, Property Development, Venue Management via a Function Centre (with a considerable in-house Food & Beverage business), The Alex Bar and Eatery and one of the most successful TAB’s in New Zealand.

Our Mission & Values

To create the ultimate harness racing, entertainment, hospitality and lifestyle precinct for Auckland with profits being utilised to ensure the sustainability and legacy of Harness Racing.

RESPECT

For our members, racing community, sponsors, customers, suppliers, stakeholders and each other.

ETHICAL

We will act always in an ethical and honest manner with everyone we engage with and with our staff.

PRIDE

We will ensure that we offer the ultimate guest experience whether it is through our service, our racing or our dealings with customers, stakeholders or the industry.

DELIVER

We will deliver what we say and exceed the expectations in any way we can for the members.

Our History

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  • ATC Formed

    1890

    The first Auckland Cup was raced in 1890, the same year the ATC was formed. Alexandra Park has come a long way since its 19th century formation.

  • Rowe Handicap Trot

    1918

    The Rowe Handicap Trot was established honouring John Rowe who served as President of the Auckland Trotting Club from 1905-1934 and President of the NZ Trotting Conference from 1909-1922.

  • New Epsom Stand

    1923

    The Epsom Stand was built after the original wooden grandstand was destroyed by a cyclone in 1918.

  • Inter-Dominion Championships

    1948

    The Auckland Trotting Club hosted the Inter-Dominion Championships at Alexandra Park where the Pacers Grand Final was won by Emulous.

  • Racing Under Lights

    1958

    The track lights were switched on for the first time on New Year’s Eve.

  • Cardigan Bay

    1961

    Cardigan Bay, possibly one of the best pacers of all time, raced for the first time at Alexandra Park and notched up 43 wins in New Zealand before going to race in the USA. He was returned to Auckland to retire until his death in 1988 and his final resting place is at Alexandra Park.

  • Centennial Stand

    1988

    The Centennial Stand was opened and was considered one of the best facilities of its kind in Australasia.

  • Award Winning Stables

    1990

    The award winning stables complex opens at Alexandra Park.

  • New Trotting Hall of Fame

    1997

    The Noel Taylor New Zealand Trotting Hall of Fame opened replacing the old facilities established in 1969.

  • Urban Village Development

    2014

    Members vote to proceed with the brownfield development of 223 Green Lane West, a luxury urban village which will house over 700 residents as well as 19 retailers.

  • Home of the Auckland Blues

    2014

    Construction of a high performance training centre for the Auckland Blues, as well as use of the Alexandra Park infield for their training ground.

Governance

The Board of Directors is elected by the membership and is responsible for the governance of the club. Due to the significant investment in property development, Mr. John Green has been appointed by the board as an Appointed Director. Derek Balle is an Appointed Director as a representative of Franklin Park.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Mr. Bruce Carter

PRESIDENT (CHAIRMAN)
Rod-Carter

Mr. Rod Croon

VICE PRESIDENT
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Mr. Dene Biddlecombe

DIRECTOR
barry purdon

Mr. Barry Purdon

DIRECTOR
phil-cook

Mr. Phil Cook

DIRECTOR

Mr Ross Johnson

DIRECTOR
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Mr Peter Smith

DIRECTOR

Mr John Green

Appointed Director

Mr Derek Balle

Appointed Director

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Ms. Dominique Dowding

CEO

Careers at Alexandra Park

We are a dynamic, changing, diverse organisation employing approximately 300+ employees on a full time, part time and casual basis. It is an exciting time as we continue to grow as one of New Zealand’s leading providers of premier racing, hospitality, entertainment and events management. Please fill out this form or send your CV through to our HR Manager Gaye Wilson gaye.wilson@alexandrapark.nz

Join Our Team

Complete this form and upload your CV to send an enquiry or application to our HR team.
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