Please note: Dress codes described here only apply to Member's areas.
We ask our General Admission guests to simply be dressed in neat casual attire.

This Members Dress Code guide should assist to clarify some of the common grey areas,
however MVRC reserves the right to refuse entry to any person considered inappropriately attired.

The dress code for ladies has been updated to reflect modern fashion and will apply to all MVRC race meetings.
While we are happy to embrace change we are committed to keeping our Members’ Areas stylish and classy.

2022/23 Racing Season

Date

Dress Code

Day/Night

Saturday 20 August

Traditional

Day

Saturday 3 September

Traditional

Day

Friday 23 September

Relaxed

Night

Friday 30 September

Relaxed

Night

Friday 21 October

Relaxed

Night

Saturday 22 October

Traditional

Day

Friday 28 October

Relaxed

Night

Friday 11 November

Relaxed

Night

Friday 18 December

Relaxed

Night

Friday 2 December

Relaxed

Night

Friday 9 December

Relaxed

Night

Friday 16 December

Relaxed

Night

Saturday 24 December

Relaxed

Day

Saturday 31 December

Relaxed

Twilight

Saturday 21 January

Relaxed

Day

Saturday 28 January

Relaxed

Day

Friday 3 February

Relaxed

Night

Friday 10 February

Relaxed

Night

Friday 17 February

Relaxed

Night

Friday 24 February

Relaxed

Night

Sunday 5 March

Relaxed

Day

Saturday18 March

Traditional

Day

Friday 24 March

Relaxed

Night

Saturday 29 July

Traditional

Day


  • 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.

    NOT PERMITTED: Any variation of runner including joggers, rubber thongs or any dilapidated footwear. Denim and denim look clothing, jeans, jodhpurs, polo shirts, parkas, windbreakers, tracksuits, jackets including bomber jackets, duffle coats, untailored leather jackets, peaked caps, beanies, sporting guernseys, any clothing revealing excessive bare midriff.

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    Note: Applies to all meetings

    • Women

      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.

      NOT PERMITTED: Any variation of runner including joggers, rubber thongs or any dilapidated footwear. Denim and denim look clothing, jeans, jodhpurs, polo shirts, parkas, windbreakers, tracksuits, jackets including bomber jackets, duffle coats, untailored leather jackets, peaked caps, beanies, sporting guernseys, any clothing revealing excessive bare midriff.

      Download MVRC Members Dress Standards

      Note: Applies to all meetings

  • Gentlemen (including children 13 & over) are required to wear a collar and tie, tailored trousers and either a suit coat, sports coat or blazer.

    NOT PERMITTED: Any variation of runner including boat shoes, 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.

    Download MVRC Members Dress Standards

    Note: Applies to Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day, all Day Meetings excluding Summer Meetings.

    • Traditional - Gentleman

      Gentlemen (including children 13 & over) are required to wear a collar and tie, tailored trousers and either a suit coat, sports coat or blazer.

      NOT PERMITTED: Any variation of runner including boat shoes, 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.

      Download MVRC Members Dress Standards

      Note: Applies to Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day, all Day Meetings excluding Summer Meetings.

  • 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.

    Men can now wear smart polo shirts in the Members' Enclosure during the night racing season and at summer meetings held at The Valley (except for the Ladbrokes Cox Plate Carnival). Polo shirts that are heavily branded or from a sporting club will not be permitted. MVRC has the right to refuse entry.

    You may also wear tailored shorts in the Members’ Enclosure during the night racing season and at summer meetings (except for the Ladbrokes Cox Plate Carnival). Please note that denim or denim-look clothing will not be permitted in the Members' Enclosure and you will be refused entry.

    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, parkas, windbreakers, tracksuits, jackets including bomber jackets, duffle coats, untailored leather jackets, peaked caps, beanies, pullovers or cardigans without a jacket, sporting guernseys.

    Download MVRC Members Dress Standards

    Note: Applies to Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Night, all Night Meetings and Summer Day Meetings.

    • Relaxed - Gentleman

      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.

      Men can now wear smart polo shirts in the Members' Enclosure during the night racing season and at summer meetings held at The Valley (except for the Ladbrokes Cox Plate Carnival). Polo shirts that are heavily branded or from a sporting club will not be permitted. MVRC has the right to refuse entry.

      You may also wear tailored shorts in the Members’ Enclosure during the night racing season and at summer meetings (except for the Ladbrokes Cox Plate Carnival). Please note that denim or denim-look clothing will not be permitted in the Members' Enclosure and you will be refused entry.

      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, parkas, windbreakers, tracksuits, jackets including bomber jackets, duffle coats, untailored leather jackets, peaked caps, beanies, pullovers or cardigans without a jacket, sporting guernseys.

      Download MVRC Members Dress Standards

      Note: Applies to Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Night, all Night Meetings and Summer Day Meetings.