Chinese New Year

  • u Date Friday, February 03, 2017
  • g Time Gates Open 5.15pm - First race at 6.30pm and last race at 10pm
  • R Location The Valley
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Welcome in the Year of the Rooster with a night of vibrant Chinese culture and racing at The Valley.

Chinese New Year celebrations on the main lawn will be abuzz with traditional artistic acts, Asian inspired dancing and an endless array of Chinese food trucks. Other features of the night will be the giveaway of rice for good luck, Gods of Fortune will be on course, and our Mandarin race-caller Jamie Pi will be back to call a race plus huge Hong Kong entertainment star Det Dik!

Make sure you save the date and bring the whole family to this not-to-be-missed event.

  • OPENING AND CLOSING TIMES 

    • Gates open: 5.15pm
    • First race: 6.30pm
    • TICKETING INFORMATION

      OPENING AND CLOSING TIMES 

      • 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

    • GETTING TO THE VALLEY

      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.

    Click here for more information.

    • MEMBERS' DRESS STANDARDS

      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.

      Click here for more information.

  • Where Can I Grab A Snack?

    Members Enclosure

    Members Bistro – Level 2

    Parade Bar Snacks   

    Octagonal Lounge                                                       

    General Admission

    Level 1           

    Saddle Bar     

    Market Place Snacks

    Market Place Coffee  

    Ground Level

    Saccha Cane Juice - Main Lawn

    Satay truck - Main Lawn

    Let's Do Yum Cha - Main Lawn

    Nouc Mama - Main Lawn

    Nem 'n' Nem - Main Lawn

    White Guy Cooks Thai - Main Lawn

    Korean Fried Chicken - Main Lawn

    Snow Ghost - Main Lawn

    Ron's HandBurger - Main Lawn

    Hello Saigon - Main Lawn

    Japanese Rice Box  - Bento boxes

    Coffee outlet – Horse stalls    

    Ice cream & gelato – Stand Turnstiles

    Gourmet sausages – Spaceframe

    Coffee outlet – Spaceframe  

    Happy camper pizza – Burston Lawn

    Fish ‘n’ Chips – Food Court     

    Where Can I Buy A Drink?

    Members Enclosure

    Level 2           

    Members Lounge       

    Ground Level

    Parade Bar     

    Deck Bar        

    Octagonal Lounge     

    General Admission

    Level 1           

    JR’s Bar         

    Market Place Bar       

    Ground Level

    Tulloch Bar     

    Yak Ales Bar  

    Lawn Bar        

    Ground Level

    Tulloch Bar     

    Carlton Dry Can Bar (Pizza Hut Can Bar)

    Lawn Bar         
    • FOOD AND BEVERAGE

      Where Can I Grab A Snack?

      Members Enclosure

      Members Bistro – Level 2

      Parade Bar Snacks   

      Octagonal Lounge                                                       

      General Admission

      Level 1           

      Saddle Bar     

      Market Place Snacks

      Market Place Coffee  

      Ground Level

      Saccha Cane Juice - Main Lawn

      Satay truck - Main Lawn

      Let's Do Yum Cha - Main Lawn

      Nouc Mama - Main Lawn

      Nem 'n' Nem - Main Lawn

      White Guy Cooks Thai - Main Lawn

      Korean Fried Chicken - Main Lawn

      Snow Ghost - Main Lawn

      Ron's HandBurger - Main Lawn

      Hello Saigon - Main Lawn

      Japanese Rice Box  - Bento boxes

      Coffee outlet – Horse stalls    

      Ice cream & gelato – Stand Turnstiles

      Gourmet sausages – Spaceframe

      Coffee outlet – Spaceframe  

      Happy camper pizza – Burston Lawn

      Fish ‘n’ Chips – Food Court     

      Where Can I Buy A Drink?

      Members Enclosure

      Level 2           

      Members Lounge       

      Ground Level

      Parade Bar     

      Deck Bar        

      Octagonal Lounge     

      General Admission

      Level 1           

      JR’s Bar         

      Market Place Bar       

      Ground Level

      Tulloch Bar     

      Yak Ales Bar  

      Lawn Bar        

      Ground Level

      Tulloch Bar     

      Carlton Dry Can Bar (Pizza Hut Can Bar)

      Lawn Bar