To celebrate the Year of the Pig, The Valley is hosting a massive Chinese New Year festival incorporating the best of traditional acts and cuisine. Entry will be FREE for this cultural event not to be missed.
Gates Open: 5.15pm - First Race: 6.30pm
Admission will be FREE and guarantee your place to view the live entertainment and taste the wonderful cuisine.
Take your Chinese New Year experience to the next level and dine with us from one of our premium spaces.
Enjoy not only Chinese New Year but a whole Summer of racing and exclusive Member benefits at The Valley.
Grab yourself a Value Pack and sort out your racecourse admission, three beverages and a food voucher.
Be treated to an evening of traditional Chinese cultural entertainment.
Lion Dancers, Dragon Dance, Chinese Drummers, God's of Fortune, Chinese Fan Dancers, the Chinese Long Sleeve Dance and a performance from the Shaolin Monk Flashmob make it the ultimate Chinese New Year event.
All performances will be on the main stage on the main racecourse lawn.
Famous for it's delicious food, the best of Asian Cuisine will be offer in a Night Market type event of local street food.
Learn how to write in historic Chinese Calligraphy with a professional. Learn this time honoured art form in a 20 minute class.
Immerse yourself in Chinese culture, learning a new and unique art form. All materials are supplied for your 20 minute course.
Commentator Jamie Pi will call one race live over the racecourse announcement in traditional Chinese Mandarin.
Check out the RMIT Flight Simulator in the activity space and immerse yourself in being in a real life airplane.
Symbolizing good luck, your favourite jockey's will be throwing red packets into the crowd to celebrate the Year of the Pig.
You'll be greeted by Stilt Walkers and Roller Skaters who will be walking around the racecourse surrounds.
If you're a Ladbrokes member, come visit The Valley's newest home for any sports lover overlooking all the racetrack action.
Simply register at the Information Booth and show your keys and you will receive FREE soft drink all night long.
Visit the Merchandise Store and check out the latest range of Ladbrokes Cox Plate Carnival and Winx wear.
The Australian Chinese Jockey Club invite you to join them in celebrating the Year of the Pig at the official ACJC Spring Banquet Dinner.
Located in The Celebrity Room from 6.00pm until 10.30pm, enjoy an evening of splendid cultural entertainment and Chinese cuisine.
Gates Open - 5.15pm
First Race - 6.30pm
Car - The Centre Car Park is located in the centre of the race track. Entry is from Dean Street or Wilson Street near the freeway via gates 6 or 7. Members' parking via Gate 1 on McPherson St. Public can enter the centre parking via Wilson St Gate 7. Train - Craigieburn line from Flinders St Station, stops at Moonee Ponds. MVRC is a 10 minute walk down Puckle Street.Tram - No.59 tram from Elizabeth St arrives directly at Moonee Ponds junction. MVRC main entrance is a 200m walk.Taxis - Taxis can be located after the races on McPherson Street. There is also a designated Taxi rank on the corner of Mt Alexander Road and Pascoe Vale Road.
Relaxed: Gentlemen (including children 13 & over) are required to wear a collared shirt (polo shirts not permitted) with tailored trousers or chinos. No tie is required, and suit coat, sports coat or blazer is optional. Dress shoes or leather boat shoes must be worn.
Not Permitted: Any variation of runner including joggers, sandals, thongs or any dilapidated footwear. Denim and denim-look clothing, jeans, jodhpurs, shorts, shirts without a collar, polo shirts, parkas, windbreakers, tracksuits, jackets including bomber jackets, duffle coats, untailored leather jackets, peaked caps, beanies, pullovers or cardigans without a jacket, sporting guernseys.
MVRC is a progressive club and has adapted it’s dress code to suit current fashion trends. Ladies are expected to maintain a suitable standard of dress in keeping with the distinction of the Members’ Reserve.