The Valley Racecourse
The Valley racecourse is the historic home of Australia’s most prestigious horse race, the W.S. Cox
Plate. The Valley is considered Melbourne’s most appealing spectator racecourse, offering an
exciting, up-close and personal entertainment experience like no other.
The popular Ladbrokes Friday Night Lights season sets the standard for Night Racing in Melbourne
with live beer garden entertainment, the cities leading food trucks and kids activities at each and
everyone of the 16 meetings between September-March.
All 25 race meeting offers premium racing, entertainment and enjoyment throughout the year and
during the Spring Racing Carnival. The Ladbrokes Cox Plate Carnival each October is a sporting
experience like no other; with 18 races in less than 24 hours encompassing the best of night and day
racing with thoroughbreds from around the world. The feature race is the $3 million Ladbrokes Cox
Plate which is described by racing purists as the ‘best two minutes in sport’ and draws a crowd of
Located in the heart of the picturesque Moonee Ponds just 15 minutes from the Melbourne CBD,
The Valley also offers 15 unique function spaces 365 days a year - we look forward to welcoming
* The Valley racecourse is set to undergo a major redevelopment following the 2020 W.S. Cox Plate
to provide the best facilities of any sporting, lifestyle, residential and community precinct in the nation.