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Celebrating St. Patrick's Day at The Valley

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A not-to-be-missed, family-friendly cultural festival

Ladbrokes Friday Night Lights is turning a shade of green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Friday 15th March 2019!

Gates open at 5.15pm and The Valley's spacious lawns will be transformed into the ultimate family-friendly St Paddy's Day extravaganza with a massive pop-up Irish pub, live music in the beer garden, food trucks galore, heaps of kids activities, giveaways and much more!

Make sure you save the date and bring the whole family along to this not-to-be-missed event.

The highlight of the night is the Group 2 Crown Resorts Alister Clark Stakes with recent winners Cliff's Edge, Tally and Casin Prince. Plus the following will be on offer:

  • Live Music

    Phil Ceberano and Russell Robertson perform all your favourites hits live in the beer garden and Fox 101.9FM Black Thunders spin all the latest radio beats trackside.

  • Food Trucks

    Melbourne's leading food trucks are all pulling in to serve up delicious food.

  • Stock Up in the Merchandise Store

    Drop by the Merchandise Store, opposite the Information Booth, and purchase the latest Ladbrokes Cox Plate gear.

  • Kids Activities

    Gecko Sports will bring the kids zone to life with a range of fun interactive games.

  • Ladbrokes Lounge

    Ladbrokes members are invited to visit The Valley's newest home for sports lovers.

  • Winx Beer Cans

    Purchase limited edition Winx Carlton Draught Cans for just $5.

  • Cheering for Make-a-Wish

    The chosen Cheering for Charity horse will be racing to raise much-needed funds for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

  • Drivers Receive FREE Soft Drinks

    Register at the Information Booth, show your keys and you'll receive FREE soft drinks all night.

    General Admission is $10pp or opt for a Summer Package. Click here to secure your tickets.

    For more information on St. Patrick's Day and to plan your visit, please head to


    Getting to The Valley

    Car - The Centre Car Park is located in the centre of the race track. Entry is from Dean Street or Wilson Street near the freeway via gates 6 or 7. Members' parking via Gate 1 on McPherson St. Public can enter the centre parking via Wilson St Gate 7.

    Train - Craigieburn line from Flinders St Station, stops at Moonee Ponds. MVRC is a 10-minute walk down Puckle Street.

    Tram - No.59 tram from Elizabeth St arrives directly at Moonee Ponds junction. MVRC main entrance is a 200m walk.

    Taxis - Taxis can be located after the races on McPherson Street. There is also a designated Taxi rank on the corner of Mt Alexander Road and Pascoe Vale Road.

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    When: Friday 15 March: Gates Open: 5.15pm / First Race: 6.30pm
    Where: Moonee Valley Racing Club, 1 McPherson St, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039
    Cost: $10 for adults with kids free!
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