Moonee Valley Racecourse

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Moonee Valley Racecourse
Moonee Valley Racecourse, Melbourne, Aust, jjron, 25.01.10.jpg
Aerial view of Moonee Valley Racecourse, looking west
LocationMoonee Ponds, Victoria
Owned byMoonee Valley Racing Club
Date opened1883
Screened onSeven Network
Sky Racing
Notable racesCox Plate

Moonee Valley Racecourse is a horse-racing track in Melbourne, Australia.

History[edit]

Moonee Valley Racecourse was established in 1883 by William Samuel Cox, who purchased a farm belonging to John F. Feehan for the purpose of establishing a racetrack. Being entirely freehold land owned by a private club, this separates Moonee Valley from other Melbourne racecourse such as Caulfield and Flemington.[1] Expansion of the racecourse facilities occurred in the 1960s, funded by compensation for land acquired for the construction of the adjacent Tullamarine Freeway. In the 1970s harness racing moved to the Valley, when night trotting relocated from the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Andrew Lemon (7 April 2011). "Developer Proposes Housing Plan For Moonee Valley Racecourse". The Age. Archived from the original on 6 November 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2011.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°45′56″S 144°55′52″E / 37.765444°S 144.931002°E / -37.765444; 144.931002