Ladbrokes Friday Night Lights is the number one destination to kick-start your weekend. With the finals of the Summer Sprint and Stayers Series, come and enjoy live beer garden entertainment, food trucks and kid’s activities on a balmy Melbourne evening.
Gates Open: 5.15pm - First Race: 6.30pm
The best way to get up close with all the racing action from the main lawn and Beer Garden.
Enjoy raceday hospitality in one of our fine restaurants with views that have food to match.
Get a head start on the 2019/20 season!
Grab yourself a Value Pack and sort out your racecourse admission, three beverages and a food voucher.
Experience the excitement from the heart of the action and soak up the all that is good about Friday night racing, live music and great company from your own private suite.
Michael Stangles will be singing your favourite classics will be from the Beer Garden live and loud.
Happy Camper and Road Runner Food Trucks will be at The Valley plus delicious food from Brother Hen.
Friday's eight race program is highlighted by the $100,000 Summer Sprint and Stayers Series Finals.
Grab a $2 sausage and celebrate Moonee Ponds Primary School's 100th anniversary on the main lawn.
The MVRC pays tribute to the late Travis Harrison, a promising young jockey with the 22nd annual Ranvet Travis Harrison Cup.
There will be face painting trackside for the kids to enjoy and get into the spirit.
If you're a Ladbrokes member, come visit The Valley's newest home for any sports lover overlooking all the racetrack action.
Grab your Winx beer for just $5 across the main trackside bars - while stocks last.
Check out the range of Ladbrokes Cox Plate Carnival and Winx wear from the Merchandise Store - opposite the Information Booth.
Keep a look out for Friday night's Cheering for Charity horse, racing to raise funds for CJD Support Group Network Australia.
Simply register at the Information Booth and show your keys and you will receive FREE soft drink all night long.
With stunning trackside views and private function facilities within our historic Grandstand, allow yourself to experience thrill of racing at The Valley in style.
We have options for sit down and cocktail packages from a numerous amount of function spaces.
Gates Open - 5.15pm
First Race - 6.30pm
Adults - $10
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.
* Weather policy: In the event of strong winds, heavy rain, hail, lightning, hot weather being prevalent, activities may be cancelled or amended.