The Valley

Moonee Valley Racing Club respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of this land, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, and pay our respects to its Elders past, present and emerging. HELLO AND WELCOME TO LADBROKES FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS FOR SPRING AT THE VALLEY. We have just experienced a remarkable 2023 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Carnival. The 103rd running of the W.S. Cox Plate provided a thrilling finish, with Hong Kong’s Romantic Warrior confirming his champion status with a narrow win over Mr Brightside and Alligator Blood. Congratulations to trainer Danny Shum and connections of Romantic Warrior, and to jockey James McDonald for claiming back-to-back wins in Australia’s Best Race. We also witnessed Imperatriz create history with victory in the Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes, becoming the first horse to complete The Valley’s Group 1 sprinting Triple Crown. The Carnival started in spectacular fashion on the Friday night with Ladbrokes Cox Plate Eve. Cleveland claimed the 141st running of the Group 2 Ladbrokes Moonee Valley Gold Cup, while racegoers enjoyed the festivities late into the night with a pulsating post-race concert. It truly was the best 24 hours of racing action and entertainment. Thank you to everyone who attended The Valley across the two meetings. While the Carnival might be over, the action doesn’t stop, with a busy period coming up. The Valley will host three meetings in November and five in December, and I look forward to seeing you at the track. CHAIR ADAM LENNEN CHAIR’S WELCOME