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Kick off the 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Carnival in style at Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Night. Come and enjoy racing's 'Night of Nights' and be captivated by a course built on atmosphere.




Event Information

Friday 27 October, 2017

First race: 6:30pm

Last race: 10pm

Gates open: 5:00pm

Adults - $20

Concession - $10

Children 17 & under - FREE

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The Antipodean Rock Collective (ARC) featuring members of legendary Australian bands Spiderbait, Jet, Powderfinger, You Am I and the Wrights will be rocking the front lawn stage to pump up the party atmosphere. The band will be rocking the Beer Garden from after Race 2 and bring to life the most popular destination on course.

Not only will the beers be cold but the food will be plentiful! There will 11 of Melbourne’s best Food Trucks on course including Biggie Smalls, Fancy Hanks, White Guy Cooks Thai and Brother Hen just to name a few.


The 50th running of the Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes is going to be one for the ages! A field jam packed of Group 1 sprinters will take their place for the richest prize under lights and share in $1 million and join the honour roll with fellow champions Redoute’s Choice, Sunline, Hay List and Chautauqua.

Can ‘The Thunder From Down Under’ do it again and become the sixth dual winner of the race or will the interstate gallopers In Her Time, English, Viddora and Rock Magic show their class?

Getting Here


Refer to Melways map reference 28 K5. Members' parking is available via Gate 1 on McPherson St. Public.
FREE Public Parking is available in the centre of the track via Wilson St Gate 7.

Public Transport

Plan your trip ahead of time to ensure plenty of travel time using the PTV journey planner.


A taxi rank is located on McPherson Street, Moonee Ponds as well as up near MV Legends (Wilson Street).


There will be a Bus running two and from Moonee Ponds Train Station and the racecourse between 10am - 1:30pm and 5pm - 7:45pm.

Contact Us

P: (03) 9373 2222 | E: | F: (03) 9370 4816