Moonee Valley Racecourse 2017
Moonee Valley racecourse had it’s first meeting there in 1883. The course is located not far from the city of Melbourne about 6km from the CBD. The track has a circumference of 1,805 metres but oddly was built with a seriously small straight of only 173 metres. The Moonee Valley Racing Club holds many meetings throughout the year and of recent years has developed a niche market for Friday night racing in Melbourne. But of course it plays an important role within the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
The main races held at Moonee Valley are the Manikato Stakes, Australia Stakes, William Reid Stakes and the biggest of them all, the weight for age WS Cox Plate. The WS Cox Plate is run during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and is held the week before the Melbourne Cup Carnival. The common racing term for the WS Cox Plate is the “race where legends are made”.
Moonee Valley Racecourse 2017 – Itipsports Coverage
iTipsports is at Moonee Valley with its Melbourne racing tips and of course most importantly WS Cox Plate Day tips. With our Melbourne form analyst Pete Brinky, you get one of Australia’s premier and experienced Melbourne tips and betting men. Form sheets for Melbourne racing tips are sent out Friday afternoon and Saturday morning late mail racing tips are sent out. Saturday morning free racing tips are also available.
The Manikato Stakes is a Group 1 weight for age race worth $500,000 and is run over 1200m and attracts many of the great sprinters in Australia held during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. It was named after the legendary horse Manikato. Other big races held at “The Valley’ is the Group 1 William Stakes, a 1200m weight-for-age race worth $500,000 during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.
And the big one of course is the Group 1 WS Cox Plate worth $3 million It is a 2040m weight-for-age race held during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and of recent times is now considered as a major lead in race to the Melbourne Cup. Some of the best racehorses in Australian race history have run at Moonee Valley for the WS Cox Plate including Phar Lap, Kingston Town, Dulcify, Super Impose, Octagonal, Might and Power, Sunline and of course of recent times the mighty mare Winx. The WS Cox Plate is a race where legends are made and one of Australia’s greatest races.