Start your long weekend the right way and celebrate everything Aussie at The Valley. Some of Australia's fastest sprinters will go head to head in the Group 2 Mortimer Petroleum Australia Stakes, while a pop-up beach and massive BBQ will make for a fun night trackside.
Gates Open: 5.15pm - First Race: 6.30pm
The best way to get up close with all the racing action and access the pop-up beach.
Enjoy raceday hospitality in one of our fine restaurants with views that have food to match.
Enjoy a Summer of racing and exclusive Member benefits at The Valley.
Grab yourself a value pack which includes your racecourse admission, a food voucher and three beverages.
Nothing says Australia more than a white sandy beach on a Summer's Day. Well, you won't have to miss out when coming to The Valley.
We're bringing in the sand and sun to the racecourse to celebrate all things great about Australia.
Who will join the honour roll with the likes of Black Caviar and El Segundo in the 1200m classic.
Your favourite jockeys will be throwing Aussie giveaway items from the barriers in between races.
What's more Australian than a BBQ? This one is going to be massive and all funds raised are going to BarbeCure - helping to cure cancer.
X Factor's own Timmy Knowles will be singing the Australian National Anthem before the main race.
All jockeys riding horses carrying the Number 1 saddlecloth will be wearing a special set of Australia Day silks.
Michael Stangel will be performing all of your favourite classic Aussie songs from the Beer Garden.
Get a taste of all of your favourite Aussie flavors from Melbourne's leading Food Trucks.
Hoofa's House will be transformed into an Aussie themed kid zone thanks to Gecko Sports.
The place to be for any sporting lover. Access to all Ladbrokes members with trackside viewing and big screens galore.
Located opposite the Information Booth, come and grab the Ladbrokes Cox Plate merchandise and latest Winx gear.
Register at the Information Booth as a designated driver and receive FREE Soft Drink on us all night.
Gates Open - 5.15pm
First Race - 6.30pm
Adults - $20
Concession - $5*
Children under 17 - FREE (Must be accompanied by an adult)
*Concession - Centrelink Pensioner Card and Tertiary Student Campus ID Card only. (TPI card holders are admitted free).
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.