Ladbrokes Friday Night Lights

1 CHAIRMAN’S WELCOME On behalf of the Moonee Valley Racing Club, it’s my pleasure to welcome you to The Valley this evening to celebrate the E.J. Whitten Foundation Race Night. This annual event is one we look forward to each season and raises much needed awareness and funds for men’s health and cancer awareness and prevention. Donations can be made via their website at ejwhittenfoundation. if you wish to contribute this evening. Thanks to those who also attended our Owners Information Night this evening, where the Club invited current and perspective owners to hear from industry leading trainers, syndicators and jockeys on the benefits and enjoyment of racehorse ownership. You will also read in greater detail in your racebook this evening that our Ladbrokes Cox Plate Tour celebrating the race’s 100th running will commence in New Zealand next week. New Zealand has been the home of some of the race’s greatest memories and will travel to some of the country’s biggest racedays and studs to be showcased. The 2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Carnival will also take on an exciting new look and I look forward to sharing these details with you in the coming weeks. Tonight we acknowledge former Committee member Martin Ralston with the running of ADAPT Australia Martin Ralston Cup. Joining the Committee in 2001, Martin served as both Treasurer and Vice Chairman during his tenure, significantly shaping the Club into what it is today. Martin retired in 2017 and was awarded Life Membership in recognition of his contribution and dedication to the Club. The end of the season is building up to a spectacular finale with the likes of Mortimer Petroleum Australia Stakes winner Scales of Justice and the Pride of Tasmania Mystic Journey confirming their place in the $1 million Keogh Homes William Reid Stakes on March 20. I look forward to welcoming you back to The Valley across the remainder of the Ladbrokes Friday Night Lights Season. Don Casboult Chairman