Moonee Valley

From its humble beginnings as an agricultural parcel of land called 'Feehan's Farm' the Moonee Valley Racecourse is known today as one of the top notch specialist tracks in Australia. Because of its characteristic 1,805-meter circumference and the shortest recorded straight among all Australian racecourses at a mere 173 meters, the track can often be a difficult course to tackle for horses and jockeys. These features imply a great chance of victory for the frontrunner and on pace runners dashing down the short straight. The picturesque, rectangular course also offers a breathtaking view of the landscape and a close up of the action for the keyed up aficionados in the grandstand. Another plus for this racecourse is its convenient location and accessibility from Melbourne's CBD, which is only 7 kilometers away.

The Moonee Valley Racecourse is administered by the widely-acclaimed Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) which made racing history when it initiated night races in Victoria, organised the legendary W.S. Cox Plate which immortalized its founder and first club secretary, and many other prominent racing events. This club is also known for holding numerous meetings annually, across 33 days and nights. The historical first of these meetings was on September 15, 1883 at the property of a landowner named John Feehan. The property was then bought by the founder of MVRC William Samuel Cox, to establish the racetrack.

Aside from being home to one of the greatest racing clubs, the Moonee Valley Racecourse is also home to one of the most heralded racing events in Australia, and the renowned weight-for-age horse-racing championship, the W.S. Cox Plate. This famous race was started in 1922 and was the brainchild of the MVRC in honor of the club's founding father. In 1999, the race garnered due recognition from the racing community when it was considered part of the World Series of Racing. Other major races at Moonee Valley include The Australia Stakes and the Manikato Stakes which brings thousands of enthusiasts from all over the world.


Moonee Valley (M V) - VIC


McPherson Street, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039
Track Details:
Moonee Valley circumference: "1805 "m
Moonee Valley straight length: 173 m
Club Details:
Moonee Valley Racing Club
PO Box 245, Moonee Ponds, Victoria 3039
03 9373 2222
customerservice@mvrc.net.au
Moonee Valley Meetings for the Last 12 Months
Moonee Valley Feature Races
Race Status
Australia Stakes Group 1
Lightning Stakes Group 1
Manikato Stakes Group 1
Timbercorp Australia Stakes Group 1
W S Cox Plate Group 1
William Reid Group 1
A A M I Vase Group 2
A J Moir Stks Group 2
Alister Clark Stakes Group 2
Australia Stakes Group 2
Badjar - Bill Stutt Stks Group 2
Bill Stutt Stakes Group 2
Carlyon Stakes Group 2
Cathay Pacific M.V. Gold Cup Group 2
Cranes Stakes Group 2
Crystal Mile Group 2
Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes Group 2
Dato'tan Chin Nam Stakes Group 2
Essendon Mazda - Carlyon Stks Group 2
Fillies Classic Group 2
Hollylodge T'breds Classic Group 2
J F Feehan Stks Group 2
M V Fillies Classic Group 2
Moonee Valley Cup Group 2
Moonee Valley Gold Cup Group 2
Schweppes Stakes Group 2
Sportingbet Fillies Classic Group 2
Sportingbet Sunline Stakes Group 2
Stocks Stakes Group 2
Stutt Stakes Group 2
Sunline Stakes Group 2
The Vase Group 2
Thoroughbreds Classic Group 2
Top Cut Alister Clark Stks Group 2
W H Stock Stks Group 2
W H Stocks Stakes Group 2
W.H. Stocks Stakes Group 2
Waterford Crystal Mile Group 2
Woodstock Classic Group 2
Australia Stakes Group 3
Champagne Stakes Group 3
Champagne Stks Group 3
City Pacific Finance Stks Group 3
Inglis Mile Group 3
Jra Cup Group 3
McEwen Stakes Group 3
McEwen Trophy Group 3
Mitty's McEwen Trophy Group 3
Red Anchor Stakes Group 3
Tesio Stakes Group 3
The Mitty's Debonair Group 3
The Vanity Group 3
Wonderful World Red Anchor Stk Group 3
Alexandra Stakes Listed
Arrow Training Services Plate Listed
Arrow Training Services Stakes Listed
Atama Furniture Crockett Stks Listed
Atlantic Jewel Stakes Listed
Auckland Racing Club Hcp Listed
Aurie's Star Hcp Listed
Chandler Macleod Stakes Listed
Crockett Stakes Listed
Essendon Jeep Stakes Listed
Essendon Nissan McKenzie Stks Listed
Essendon Nissan Stakes Listed
J R A Cup Listed
J.R.A. Cup Listed
Jra Cup Listed
McKenzie Stakes Listed
Mitchell McKenzie Listed
Moonee Valley F Plate Listed
Mornmoot Stud Stks Listed
Nissan Stakes Listed
Printhouse Carlyon Stakes Listed
Printhouse Graphics Stks Listed
Sportingbet Night Cup Listed
Sportingbet St Albans Stakes Listed
St Albans Stakes Listed
Talindert Stks Listed
Tattersall's Stks Listed
Trojan Hand Tools Night Hcp Listed
Typhoon Tracy Stakes Listed
V R C St Leger Listed
William Crockett Stks Listed