gFri 1 December • First race 6.15pm • Last race 9.45pm
The Moonee Valley Racing Club has a proud and strong history in bringing people together – be that for a race meeting, a celebration, or a good cause. Through our work in the community, the Club proudly supports charities and local groups who in turn provide valuable services to those in need.
We are motivated by a desire to bring maximum value across a variety of projects with organisations that align with our core values. We continuously strive to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of residents within the community, and we empower our staff to get involved wherever they can through workplace giving and volunteering.
While the economic conditions of recent years have given rise to a lot of challenges, we want to thank all partners, staff and everyone connected for their valuable contribution in helping us support these wonderful organisations. Below are just some of the highlights.
The 2023 Cox Plate Carnival Charity Pin are now on sale, proudly supporting Make-A-Wish Australia. The Charity Pins will be available for purchase from the Make-A-Wish volunteers on course or head to our Merch Stalls. Last year, the sale of the pins helped raise $120,650 for Make-A-Wish Australia.
Also available online click here to purchase.
The Valley is set to host the communities' fur-babies once again on Sunday, 17th September with Barks Of The Course. A unique opportunity for familes and friends to come together and experience the racecourse with their pets.
The dog walk is open to all abilities, with two walking surfaces available. Registration is free upon a gold coin donation to HeartKids.
MVRC Members joined us for the official Junior Jock Christmas Party.
Sunday 11 December, 11:00AM - 2:00PM at TOTE Park
We were pleased to welcome families to TOTE PARK for the official Junior Jock Member Christmas party. Enjoying a magical day filled with holiday spirit members of the opportunity had to meet and take photo’s with Santa and his elves; Plus, there was plenty of entertainment for the whole family with pony rides, yummy treats, Christmas carol singers and most importantly, LOADS OF FUN! Spreading the cheer, those kids that became a Junior Jock Member in the lead up to received an exclusive Christmas gift.
Parents were then invited to indulge in a little Christmas spirit and visit TOTE Bar & Dining, overlooking TOTE Park and experience the deliciously festive summer lunch menu.
The MVRC is profoundly grateful to Ronald McDonald House Charities Victoria and Tasmania for being the official Cox Plate Charity Pin Partner for the past three years from 2019 to 2021. The partnership has raised much-needed funds for the charity that has enhanced the quality of life for families with sick children by providing a home-away-from-home that is welcoming, caring and supportive.
We were delighted to present a $14,500 cheque at our Autumn Carnival Ladies’ Lunch in March 2022 to Cherie Shaw, Head of Marketing and Fundraising and to Pippa Wood, Partnership Coordinator. All funds were raised through direct donation and the sale of the Ladbrokes Cox Plate Charity Pins.
Presented to you by Moonee Valley Park in partnership with Moonee Valley Racing Club, Hostplus and Hamton.
Movie Screening of SING
After one Covid cancellation in 2020, the premier of Beanbag Cinema at Moonee Valley Park was a sell-out success! Melbourne families enjoyed a night at the movies unlike any other on Saturday 26th March at Moonee Valley Racecourse with a special screening of family favourite, SING.
Around 500 people attended the sold-out event with adults and kids alike being entertained by costumed characters roaming and ready for happy snaps, as well as an arts and crafts station, face painting and balloon twisting, with games from Kelly Sports.
Guests got to experience the racecourse like never before, with VIP seats viewing the screen from the track itself, with a stunning twilight backdrop of the Melbourne CBD just 6km away.
Movie-goers snacked on food and beverages from the Food Collective by Dean & McPherson and Tulloch Diner, with each guest receiving free popcorn on arrival.
“We were so excited to see the community’s response to this stellar event with all tickets sold out. This will help us get to know locals and cultivate a program of memorable experiences at Moonee Valley Park in the future,” said Matt Malseed, Managing Director of property developer Hamton.
The new 5,000sqm civic park is delivered. Tote Park is one of the cornerstones of the vision for Moonee Valley Park, a new neighbourhood set within a grand botanical garden. Tote Park offers 67 new mature trees, 315 shrubs and around 4,000 groundcover plants. Tote Park, designed by Tract Landscape Architects, features open grassy lawns with serpentine gardens, nature-inspired playground for families and stunning flower beds where visitors can relax in the sun or the shade, unwind and get active.
Winx takes pride of place as one of the Tote Park centrepieces. Acclaimed Melbourne sculptor Louis Laumen has immortalised many Australian sporting greats and was the most appropriate person to commemorate Winx in bronze.
The Moonee Valley Racing Club has a strong history in bringing people together, be it for a race meeting, celebration, or a good cause. Through MVRC’s work in the Community, the Club has proudly supported charities and local groups.
Through the sale of our annual Cox Plate Charity Pins the MVRC has donated over $120,000 so far in our two-year partnership.
The Club hosts a Community Dog Walk - Barks Of The Course on the Valley Racecourse Tracks in support of donations made to the Heart Kids Foundation.
The Valley turns pink a Friday night race meeting each year in support of BCNA to help raise vital funds for breast cancer support and reach.
Through the sale of the Cox Plate Charity Pins the Club has donated over $100,000 through a four year partnership between 2018 - 2021.
Behind The Barriers is a Mental Health and Wellbeing Foundation providing free immediate and confidential support.
The MVRC is pleased to continue to partner with this important cause through the annual NJT T20 Cricket Match.
The ninth annual E.J. Whitten Foundation Race Night raised much needed funds and awareness for Prostate Cancer.
Living Legends provides a lifelong home to past champions of the turf and the MVRC is proud to continue to donate to this important cause.
The MVRC was proud to partner with the Walk for Phil Charity in 2018, with a team of walkers for Pinchapoo and Very Special Kids.