The Spring Racing Scene at the Cox Plate Carnival 2017
The sporting spotlight will be focused on Victoria’s Moonee Valley next month when the Cox Plate Carnival 2017 takes place. Kicking off on Friday night October 27th is Australia’s richest thoroughbred race under lights, the Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes. Then come Saturday, the main event aka the 97th annual Cox Plate day runs. The world’s best racehorses, trainers and jockeys will converge upon the valley for this most prestigious of racing carnivals. This event always gives punters a prelude into part of the talent pool that makes up the imminent Melbourne Cup. All eyes on the prize indeed. Read on for the Sportsnet Holidays event overview, right here;
The Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes – Show me the Money
This prestigious night race is a highlight on the Australian racing calendar. The evening has become synonymous with off track live entertainment too. Although a group sing-a-long to Daryl Braithwaite’s ‘The Horses’ is totally optional! After dark race wear tends to lend itself to up the ante on the fashion front too. Oh la la.
The $1 million Group 1 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes is run over 1200 metres on the opening day of the Ladbrokes Cox Plate Carnival. Run at weight-for-age conditions, the event is held under the famous lights at Moonee Valley. It’s a delight to see Melbourne city’s sparkling lights on the near horizon from this iconic racecourse. Spectators are frequently treated to epic showdowns between the best sprinters as they go head-to-head around the tracks tight circumference in a battle for the ultimate night race win.
The Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day - The Race Where Legends are Made
Described by racing purists as the best two minutes in sport, the Group 1 Ladbrokes Cox Plate is the horse racing event of the year. Strategically placed on the racing calendar between the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups, the W.S. Cox Plate is officially a race of grand importance and prestige. The Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 is regarded as the best weight for age race in Australasia and one of the most thrilling horse racing events in the world.
This year the talk of the town will center around the world’s highest rated turf horse ‘Winx’. Her return to Moonee Valley in 2017 is exciting as she looks to cement her place in racing history. A first place here will earn her the top spot alongside the notorious horse ‘Kingston Town’ as the only horses to win 3 x Cox Plates in a row. Will she match Kingston’s triple plate feat? Contact Sportsnet Holidays to arrange a racing/weekend holiday combo package that puts you there live to witness the race in real time. What better way to find out!
Hey big spender the Cox Plate Carnival is sneaking up fast. If you’re looking to upgrade your general entry ticket, then we have good news because there are still a few places still available at the ‘Centre Stage Marquee’. All you keen race folk won’t miss a minute of the action from the unique racetrack infield that boasts amazing trackside views.
Please call the reservations team at Sportnset Holidays and allow us to secure your upgraded marquee entry and receive the following star treatment…
- Access to viewing area with track views
- Five-course luncheon
- Premium beverage package including basic spirits
- Tote (TAB) facilities, Bookmakers and television
- Big screen viewing located within enclosure
- Cox Plate souvenir pin and assorted event merchandise
Famous racehorses to have their name etched on the W.S. Cox Plate Wal of Champions include; Phar Lap, Kingston Town, Rising Fast, Dulcify, Gunsynd, Super Impose, Octagonal, Might and Power, Sunline, Northerly, Makybe Diva, So You Think and this year’s touted favourite Winx. Book your place at this year’s exciting Cox Plate Carnival and discover which great racehorse will be next.
Moonee Valley is only 6 clicks from the heart of the Melbourne CBD. Sportsnet Holidays have already conveniently sorted terrific hotels and transfers to package with your Cox Plate Carnival ticket – all you gotta do is give us call and we’ll have the ball rolling quick smart. Ain’t nothing stopping you now. So why not head south and embrace the ‘Race Where Legends Are Made’.