Moonee Valley Racecourse is located at McPherson Street, Moonee Ponds VICTORIA.
Moonee Valley Racecourse had it's first meeting on 15 September 1883 at Feehan's Farm, the property of John F. Feehan.
The land was purchased for the purpose of establishing a racetrack by William Samuel Cox, who was to become the first Secretary of the Moonee Valley Racing Club.
In 1922, in recognition of the founder of the club, the Moonee Valley Racing Club inaugurated, what was to become, Australasia 's weight-for-age horse-racing championship, the W.S. Cox Plate. Since 1999 the race has been included in the World Series of Racing.
The Moonee Valley Racecourse is located in the Melbourne suburb of Moonee Ponds approx. six kilometres from Melbourne's CBD and approx 15 minute drive from Tullamarine Airport.
The address of the track is Gate 1 McPherson St, Moonee Ponds Victoria 3039. Ph 1300 797 959.
Transport to Moonee Valley Racecourse:
Moonee Valley Racecourse has a circumference of 1,805 metres and the home straight is 173 metres long. It is the shortest straight in Australia. This alone makes the Racecourse a huge advantage for front runners and on pace runners turning into the straight. It is definitely a specialist track. Racing is run in an anti-clockwise direction, same as all Victorian tracks.
The 3 big races run at Moonee Valley Racecourse are the William Reid Stakes, the Manikato Stakes and the weight for age WS Cox Plate.
Moonee Valley Night Racing is held from late September to April, with the Manikato Stakes race meeting starting it all off.
Moonee Valley Racecourse is constructed of the StrathAyr Turf System, having a lower layer of sand and an upper rootzone layer reinforced with mesh elements.
MOONEE VALLEY RACING CLUB
PO Box 245,
PH: 03 9373 2222, Ph 1300 797 959
Fax - 03 9370 4816
The Moonee Valley Racing Club has 33 day and night meetings throughout the year held at the Valley.
Feature race meetings at Moonee Valley include the Aami Vase | Alister Clark Stakes | Bill Stutt Stakes | Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes | McEwen Stakes | Inglis Mile | Manikato Stakes | Cox Plate and more....
|Group 1||Group 2||Group 3|
|Manikato Stakes||Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes||Ian McEwen Stakes|
|WS Cox Plate||WH Stocks Stakes||JRA Cup|
|William Reid Stakes||Bill Stutt Stakes||Champagne Stakes|
|Schweppes Stakes||Inglis Mile|
|Moonee Valley Cup||Red Anchor Stakes|
|Alister Clark Stakes|
|Moonee Valley Oaks|
Moonee Valley Racecourse Barrier Guide