Moonee Valley Cup News

Ten runners remain in contention for Saturday’s 2015 Moonee Valley Cup (2500m), which continues to figure as one of the weekend’s most intriguing races from a betting standpoint owing to the plethora or talented stayers confirmed in the final field. The United States ($4) has been backed into outright favouritism…


Moonee Valley Cup

The Moonee Valley Cup is a Group Two Australian horserace held at the Moonee Valley Racecourse every October. Taking place on one of the most anticipated days of spring racing – the Cox Plate Day – the Moonee Valley Cup forms part of the highly regarded Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The race spans 2500 metres and is held at set weights with penalties for horses four-years-old and above.

The 2014 Moonee Valley Cup will be held on Saturday, October 25th.

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Worth $250,000 in prizemoney, the Moonee Valley Cup tends to attract some strong stayers which perhaps just missed out on the bigger features such as the Caulfield or Melbourne Cup. Other races to take place on the Cox Plate Day include the illustrious $3 million Group One Cox Plate (2040m), the Group Two Moonee Valley Fillies Classic (1600m), the Group Two Crystal Mile (1600m), the Group Two Moonee Valley Vase (2040m), the Group Three Tesio Stakes (1600m) and the Group Three Red Anchor Stakes (1200m).

The previous evening sees the $1 million Group One Manikato Stakes (1200m) run at the same track.

Race Information

Date: October
Racecourse: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 2500 metres
Race Type: 4YO+, Set-Weight & Penalties
Group Listing: Group Two
Prize Money: $250,000

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Queensland Derby

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Stradbroke Handicap

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$1,000,000

Hcp

Group 1

The TJ Smith

(1600m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

2YO SW

Group 1

Winter Stakes

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

WFA

Group 1

BTC Cup

(1200m)

Doomben

$400,000

WFA

Group 1

The Goodwood

(1200m)

Morphettville

$350,000

SWP

Moonee Valley Cup History

The Moonee Valley Cup was inaugurated onto the Australian horseracing calendar in 1883 as a Principal race over eight furlongs and saw Castaway claim the maiden honours. The race increased in distance over the years, and in 1973 converted to the metric system to become a 2600 metre event, and decreased to 2500 metres in 1995. The Moonee Valley Cup was a Group Three race for just a single year – 1979 – elevated to Group Two in 1980.

Over the course of its history, the Moonee Valley Cup has been known by several names including the Governors Stakes, the Grosby Gold Cup, the Grosby Moonee Valley Cup and the Cathay Pacific Gold Cup.

Betting On The Moonee Valley Cup

While the Moonee Valley Cup does not have the Group One title, it is a major staying event on the horseracing calendar. Attracting handy runners, the Moonee Valley Cup is always a thrill to bet on at reputable online bookmakers such as Ladbrokes.com.au. Wagering online is the safest and most convenient method when it comes to betting on the races. Plus, with odds constantly being updated, you know you are getting the most for your bet.

Below we have listed previous winners of the Moonee Valley Cup. Often looking at the types of horses to have been successful in the race previously, can be of benefit when placing a punt on the upcoming Moonee Valley Cup. Take a look through the list and familiarise yourself with the winners, then see if there are any similarities between them and this year’s hopefuls. That way you know you are onto a winner when you place your bet at bookmaker.com.au!