Get your green on and come celebrate St Patrick’s Day at The Valley! 'The Black Stuff' will be flowing all night while there will be plenty of live entertainment including Irish dancers and singers.
On the track, the highlight of the night is the Group 2 Alister Clark Stakes. So get the whole family together and celebrate St Patrick’s Day Eve in style at The Valley!
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.
Back your first winner and save with a Value Pack. Included a ticket into the course, a food voucher and three drink vouchers all for one great price.
Enjoy a Summer of racing and exclusive Member benefits at The Valley.
The Valley has joined up with Melbourne's leading Irish Pub to bring you an unforgettable St Paddy's Day experience!
The racetrack will turn into a hiving Irish pub with plenty of pints of 'the black stuff' and the best of Irish food and music. It's the perfect festival to get you into the St Paddy's Day Spirit.
The St Paddy's Day theme rolls into our live Beer Garden music entertainment for the evening.
Racing on the track includes the Group 2 Alister Clark Stakes run over 2040 metres.
Nothing shows your Irish spirit more than dressing up in your favourite shade of green.
Don't leave hungry with traditional Irish flavours and Food Trucks to tempt your taste buds.
Bring the little one's along to get into the Irish cheer with Kelly Sports activities on the North Hill.
Be amongst the action with your group of friends and enquire about our private Garden Suites.
Gates Open - 5.15pm
First Race - 6.30pm
Adults - $10
Concession - $5*
Value Pack - $45
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.