The Spring Racing Carnival has arrived and The Valley turns it on for two massive racedays and one unmissable Ladbrokes Cox Plate Carnival - book your ticket today.

History in the making

The 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate, The Race Where Legends Are Made, is set to be one of the most memorable in the race’s 97-year history. Champion mare, Winx, will be aiming to join the LEGENDARY Kingston Town and become just the second horse in history to win three consecutive W.S. Cox Plates.

Legendary Entertainment

The Ladbrokes Cox Plate Carnival is 24 hours of unmissable entertainment in one destination. Wherever you are located on course during the two-day event, there’s something for everyone that will ensure the fun doesn’t stop all day long. You will be leaving The Valley with a lifetime of memories!

Night of Nights

The Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Night is racing’s ‘Night of Nights’ and the anticipation levels have never been higher for the kick-off to the 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Carnival. Come and enjoy The Valley under lights and be captivated by a course built on atmosphere.

Legendary Entertainment

The Ladbrokes Cox Plate Carnival is 24 hours of unmissable entertainment in one destination. Wherever you are located on course during the two-day event, there’s something for everyone that will ensure the fun doesn’t stop all day long. You will be leaving The Valley with a lifetime of memories!

History in the making

The 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate, The Race Where Legends Are Made, is set to be one of the most memorable in the race’s 97-year history.

The Valley Precinct


The Valley Precinct is where racing and entertainment collide to deliver the hottest ticket this racing season in one of the best locations on course.

SELLING FAST - DON'T MISS OUT

Step foot into The Valley Precinct and your race day experience will be transformed, with an expansive outdoor enclosure home to great live music, Melbourne’s best Food Trucks and a front row seat to all the racing action on the best raceday in the Spring Carnival.

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Week of Events


BREAKFAST WITH THE BEST

Tuesday 24 October

Make your way to The Valley early to see all of the contenders gallop ahead of the Ladbrokes Cox Plate Carnival.

BARRIER DRAW BREAKFAST

Tuesday 24 October

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast and the inside word as the all important barrier draws are undertaken.

LADIES LUNCH

Wednesday 25 October

The must-do luncheon of the Spring Racing Carnival boasts a superb afternoon of food, fashion and entertainment.

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