Moonee Valley Racecourse

Moonee Valley Racecourse

Moonee Valley Racecourse

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If you love horse racing and would like to experience real life racing then you should make a point of going to the Moonee Valley Racecourse. It is quite easy to access the Racecourse if you live in Melbourne city. You can either use the Moonee Pounds railway station that is about 10 minutes away from the racecourse or you can use the route 59 tram of the Elizabeth street.

History of Moonee Valley Racecourse

Moonee Valley racecourse is one of the major racecourses in Australia. This prestigious racecourse is proudly owned by the Moonee Valley Racecourse club that is situated in Melbourne. The racecourse was started back in 1883 by one Samuel Cox. Prior to the establishment of the racecourse, Samuel Cox purchased a farm owned by John Feehan. The farm was located in Moonee Pounds, the current location of the Mooney valley racecourse.

The Moonee Valley Racecourse horse racing-track is rectangular shaped and it extends to about 1805 meters in circumference. It has one of the shortest finishing which is about 173 meters.

Type of races

There are different types of races that are held in the Moonee valley racecourse they include but not limited to; Manikato stakes, sunline stakes, Alister Clark stakes etc. The most notable races however are the Cox plates.

The Cox plates are held during the month of October and belong to the group 1 races. The race is held every year as an honor to the founder of the Moonee Valley racecourse club; W.S Cox. The Cox plates are considered to be the weight for age races. The weight for age races involves horses carrying a set of weight. The weight to be carried varies depending on the; distance, the sex and the age of the horse. The weight is usually determined using the weight for age scale.

Grp Race Name Age Sex Weight Distance Date
1 Manikato Stakes Open Open wfa 1200 October
1 W S Cox Plate 3YO+ Open wfa 2040 October
1 William Reid Stakes Open Open wfa 1200 March
2 Alister Clark Stakes 3YO Open sw 2040 March
1 A J Moir Stakes Open Open wfa 1200 October
2 Jayco Crystal Mile Open Open hcp 1600 October
2 Sunline Stakes 3YO+ F&M wfa 1600 March
1 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes Open Open wfa 1600 September
2 Cathay Pacific Gold Cup 3YO+ Open sw+p 2500 October
2 Hollylodge Classic 3YO Fillies sw 1500 March
2 Bill Stutt Stakes 3YO Open sw 1600 September
2 Norman Carlyon Stakes 3YO+ Open wfa 1200 January
2 AAMI Vase 3YO Open sw 2040 October
2 W H Stocks Stakes 4YO+ Mares wfa 1600 September
3 Ian McEwen Trophy Open Open wfa 1000 August
3 JRA Cup Open Open hcp 2040 September

Distance Record Time Date Horse
955m 0:54.690 22/02/2013 Vatican
1000m 0:57.220 03/02/2007 Miss Andretti
1200m 1:09.290 16/09/2006 Miss Andretti
1500m 1:29.770 12/09/2009 Philda
1600m 1:34.780 31/12/2010 Cabeza
2040m 2:03.540 24/10/1998 Might And Power
2500m 2:35.580 22/08/2009 Pass Me By
3000m 3:08.950 17/02/2005 Phayes Tip