Moonee Valley Racecourse

The Moonee Valley Racecourse is situated in Melbourne, Victoria and hosts a number of important races during the Racing calendar.

This mainly includes Cox Plate Day in October.

At this track, both horse racing and harness racing feature throughout the year.

This is also the only Melbourne track that holds night racing.


List of Important Races at Moonee Valley Racecourse

  • Cox Plate
  • Manikato Stakes
  • Moir Stakes
  • William Reid Stakes

Moonee Valley Racecourse Track Details

The Moonee Valley track is a unique course that features a small circumference and straight.

Overall, the track circumference measures 1,805 metres and the straight is just 173 metres, making it one of the shortest in Australia.

It also allows spectators to get an up-close view of the race as the straight is within close proximity of the stands.


Moonee Valley Racecourse History

1883 marked the start of the Moonee Valley Racecourse.

It was founded by William Sam Cox and the Cox Plate was named in his honour.

The Cox Plate is a key event on the Moonee Valley schedule and the date of the race holds significance.

It was specifically set during the break between the Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup.


Moonee Valley Racecourse Map


This is not an official Moonee Valley Racecourse website. The information on this page is solely the view and opinion of the author and should not be considered an official source of Moonee Valley Racecourse information.


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