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|Moonee Valley Racecourse|
Racecourse was started in 1883 by a man named William Cox. He purchased
a horse farm with the intent to build a racecourse for horse racing.
Moonee Valley is a uniquely shaped race track, the starting points vary widely from race to race. It can be a deceptive track for a jockey to ride, thus knowledge of the course itself can often lead to victory.
Moonee Valley Racecourse is located in Melbourne, Australia. It sits in a suburb of the City of Moonee Valley itself. See Map below.
Moonee Valley is home to some of Australia's richest and most prestigious Horse Races. Some of these races include the Manikato Stakes, William Reid/Australia Stakes, Alister Clark Stakes, Sunline Stakes, Cathay Pacific Gold Cup, and Jayco Crystal Mile.
Also run at Moonee Valley is the Granddaddy of them all, the W S Cox Plate, named after the founder of the racecourse. This is one of the most coveted trophies in all of Horse Racing and most especially so in Australia.
The Cox Plate (also known as the Tatts Cox Plate) is a legendary horse
race run annually in Australia. The race was started in 1922, when the
Moonee Valley Racecourse decided to run a race to honor the founder of
the racecourse, William S. Cox.
The race is considered a Group 1 race, which means it is of the highest quality available. It is run at a distance of 2040 Metres. The prize money on offer is currently slightly over $3 million AUS Dollars. The Cox Plate offers the 2nd highest purse of any race run in Australia. It is second only to the Melbourne Cup.
Some famous winners of the Cox Plate include Phar Lap (1930 & 1931), Strawberry Road (1983), Sunline (1999 & 2000) and So You Think (2009 & 2010).
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The city of Moonee Valley is located in the Northwest Suburbs of
Melbourne, Australia. The city covers an area of 44 square kilometers
and is home to just over 100,000 residents.
The city features large retail centres at Moonee Ponds, Essendon and Airport West. The city has an airport (Essonden Airport). The gem of Moonee Valley City is the Moonee Valley Racecourse which features thoroughbred horse racing.
The city is divided into 3 wards, Rose Hill Ward, Buckley Ward and Myrnong Ward where Moonee Valley Racecourse is located.
Localities include Aberfeldie, Airport West, Ascot Vale, Avondale Heights, Essendon, Essendon North, Essendon West, Flemington, Keilor East, Moonee Ponds, Niddrie, Strathmore, Strathmore Heights and Travancore.
Moonee Valley is also home to the Moonee Valley Football Club, which was established in 1933.
If you like art, try the incinerator gallery, which offers unique exhibits that are constantly changing. They also offer adult art courses, workshops and educational programs for kids.