Christmas at The Valley

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Saturday,
Nov 30, 2019

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Gate opens 11.25am • First race 12.55pm • Last race 5.55pm 

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It's December eve, which means one thing! Christmas is coming!

Come celebrate with us, soaking up everything there is to love about Melbourne's most intimate racecourse. Bring the whole family, as we'll have Santa Clause, kids activities, food trucks and quality racing to keep everyone entertained.

General Admission is $10, kids under 17 are FREE!

#LoveTheValley

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$10

General Admission

SOLD OUT

$80 - $155

Members' Jockey Bar

The Members’ Jockey Bar offers a first-class dining experience with views overlooking the racecourse, city skyline and mounting yard.

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$75

Value Pack

Back your first winner and save with a Value Pack. It’s a combination of everything you need for a day at the races at one discounted price.

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Private Functions

Private Functions

With stunning trackside views and private function facilities within our historic Grandstand, allow yourself to experience the thrill of racing at The Valley in style.

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Garden Suites

Garden Suites

Summer nights at The Valley just got even better for you and your friends with your very own private suite in the heart of the action!

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Christmas comes to The Valley

Christmas comes to The Valley

December means Christmas is almost here! Santa Clause and his elves will be on course to take Christmas wishes and photos for the kids.

Christmas Carollers

Christmas Carollers

To really bring the Christmas cheer our squad of Carollers will be on course to set a merry mood. We encourage all to join in!

Kelly sports kids activities

Kelly sports kids activities

The adults won't be the only ones entertained with interactive kids activities present on-course.

Kids Face Painting

Kids Face Painting

Bring along the family with kids entertainment and face painting throughout the night.

Animal Farm!

Animal Farm!

The animal farm on course will have a bunch of adorable farm yard animals waiting for a pet!

Kids minder at Hoofa house

Kids minder at Hoofa house

Bring the kids down to Hoofa house on the front lawn for fun activities all under the trusting care of our minder.

Proudly Supporting Movember

Proudly Supporting Movember

Ladbrokes Friday Night Lights throughout November will be offering FREE entry to Mo-Bros & Mo-Sistas! (present your Mo-Space). Movember are the leading charity changing the face of men’s health, tackling prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

Movember Australia

Racecourse Address
1 McPherson St, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

Parking
FREE parking is located at the in-field via Dean street or Wilson St, turning towards the race-course before the Citylink.

By Train
Craigieburn line too Moonee Ponds

By Tram
Tram 59 to the Moonee Ponds Junction

By Bus
483, 477, 476 or the 508 to the Moonee Ponds Interchange

 

*For further details please see "Getting to The Valley" below

  • RACEDAY TIMES

    Gates open: 11.25am

    First race: 12.55pm

    Last race: 5.55pm

    ADMISSION PRICES

    Adults: $10

    Concession: $5*

    Children under 17: FREE (Must be accompanied by an adult)

    *Concession - Can not be pre-purchased and must be brought at the gate with relevant ID on raceday. Centrelink Pensioner Card and Tertiary Student Campus ID Card only. (TPI card holders are admitted free).

    • TICKETING INFORMATION

      RACEDAY TIMES

      Gates open: 11.25am

      First race: 12.55pm

      Last race: 5.55pm

      ADMISSION PRICES

      Adults: $10

      Concession: $5*

      Children under 17: FREE (Must be accompanied by an adult)

      *Concession - Can not be pre-purchased and must be brought at the gate with relevant ID on raceday. Centrelink Pensioner Card and Tertiary Student Campus ID Card only. (TPI card holders are admitted free).

  • DRESS CODE - RELAXED

    Dress Code only applies if you are accessing the MVRC Members Reserve. A neat casual standard of dress applies in General Admission areas.

    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.

    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.

    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 Dress Standards

    • MEMBERS' DRESS STANDARDS

      DRESS CODE - RELAXED

      Dress Code only applies if you are accessing the MVRC Members Reserve. A neat casual standard of dress applies in General Admission areas.

      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.

      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.

      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 Dress Standards

  • Moonee Valley Racing Club - Gate 1 McPherson Street, Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039

    CAR: The Members’ Gate on McPherson Street has now closed indefinitely due to the exciting master plan redevelopment, meaning access to the Moonee Valley Racing Club from McPherson Street is no longer possible. MVRC Members are required to park in the centre car park on a raceday, with a dedicated Members’ area located near the centre turnstiles.

    This will be clearly signed upon entry to the car park, with access available via Gate 7 on Wilson Street or Gate 6 on Dean Street. There will also be several dedicated car park spots via Gate 10 on Thomas Street for those vehicles displaying a disability parking permit. On non-racedays, a designated Member/Visitor Car Park will be located in the Horse Float Car Park near the Main Gate on McPherson Street, with walking access to the administration building.

    Click here to view 'Raceday Map'

    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

      Moonee Valley Racing Club - Gate 1 McPherson Street, Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039

      CAR: The Members’ Gate on McPherson Street has now closed indefinitely due to the exciting master plan redevelopment, meaning access to the Moonee Valley Racing Club from McPherson Street is no longer possible. MVRC Members are required to park in the centre car park on a raceday, with a dedicated Members’ area located near the centre turnstiles.

      This will be clearly signed upon entry to the car park, with access available via Gate 7 on Wilson Street or Gate 6 on Dean Street. There will also be several dedicated car park spots via Gate 10 on Thomas Street for those vehicles displaying a disability parking permit. On non-racedays, a designated Member/Visitor Car Park will be located in the Horse Float Car Park near the Main Gate on McPherson Street, with walking access to the administration building.

      Click here to view 'Raceday Map'

      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