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 and races most Friday nights of the 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 $24M, and a net asset base of $190M, the organisation employs over 200 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 History

  • 1890

    ATC Formed


    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.

  • 1918

    Rowe Handicap Trot


    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.

  • 1923

    New Epsom Stand


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

  • 1948

    Inter-Dominion Championships


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

  • 1958

    Racing Under Lights


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

  • 1961

    Cardigan Bay


    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.

  • 1988

    Centennial Stand


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

  • 1990

    Award Winning Stables


    The award winning stables complex opens at Alexandra Park.


    New Trotting Hall of Fame


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

  • Blues

    Home of the Auckland Blues


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

  • 2014

    Urban Village Development


    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.


The Board of Directors is elected by the membership and is responsible for the governance of the club.


Bruce Carter President Board Member

Bruce Carter

Rod Croon Vice President Board Member 2

Rod Croon

Vice President
Ross Johnson Director Board Member

Ross Johnson

Derek Balle Director Board Member

Derek Balle

Jamie Mackinnon Director Board Member

Jamie MacKinnon

Laurie Peckham Appointed Director Board Member

Laurie Peckham

Appointed Director
Graham Harford Appointed Director Board Member

Graham Harford

Appointed Director


Mauro Barsi Alexandra Park CEO 2019

Mauro Barsi

Mark Allan Alexandra Park Property Development Director

Mark Allan

Property Development Director
Agness Stowers Alexandra Park Executive Assistant

Agness Stowers

Executive Assistant

Byron Waring

Chief Financial Officer

John Farrier

Property Manager

Regan Cotter

Racing Manager
Kim Walsh Alexandra Park Sales Marketing Manager 2019 1

Kim Walsh

Sales & Marketing Manager
Chris Paul

Chris Paul

Food & Beverage Manager

Karen Blanchard

Manager Sponsorship & Franklin Park Training Centre

Cathy Gubb

Human Resources Manager

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.

If you are interested in working at Alexandra Park, please submit your CV using the form to your right or email Cathy Gubb, our HR Manager. You can also browse our current vacancies here.

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