Vale Rex Jensen

The life of former Auckland Racing Club board member, Rex Jensen, was celebrated at a service here at Ellerslie today following his passing last Saturday, 29 May 2021 after a long illness.

During his tenure as a director of the Club (2004 - 2017) Jensen served on the Master Plan, Stand Refurbishment, Property and Racing committees.

Former ARC Board and Life member, Rex Jensen
Former ARC Board and Life member, Rex Jensen

A Club member since 1970, he went on to be appointed Life Membership status in 2018 and was also an Honorary Member of Counties Racing Club.

Jensen's active interest in racing saw him breed and race a number of thoroughbreds including the Frank Ritchie-trained Group I winner Winning Wave, Fiscal Fantasy and Dawn Patrol.

In addition to his racing interests, Jensen was also:

  • Managing Director of Jensen & Co. Registered Valuers and Property Consultants

  • Fellow of New Zealand Institute of Valuers

  • Fellow of the New Zealand Property Institute

  • 30+ year member of the Rotary Club of Newmarket

A dearly loved husband of Diane, Jensen was also a loving father to Gareth, Adrienne, James and Emily, plus a loved and respected father-in-law to Catherine and Chris.