The Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup is set to take place at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Saturday October 27, 2012.
Run over a distance of 2,500 metres, the 2012 Moonee Valley Cup is worth $250,000 in prize money.
The 2012 Moonee Valley Cup is open to horses of all ages and is run under weight-for-age conditions.
Run as part of Cox Plate Day, the 2012 Moonee Valley Cup shares its day with the Group 1 Cox Plate, Group 2 Crystal Mile, Group 2 AAMI Vase, Group 3 Inglis Mile and Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes.
Americain won the Moonee Valley Cup in his first Australian start of the spring last year before contesting his second Melbourne Cup.
The seven-year-old won the Moonee Valley Cup by two and a half lengths before finishing an unlucky fourth in the Group 1 Melbourne Cup next start.