Cox Plate Carnival

Much more than two great race days, the William Hill Cox Plate Carnival at The Valley offers a week of exciting social, fashion, food and racing activities. The Carnival incorporates two unique race meetings starting on the Friday night with William Hill Manikato Stakes Night and concluding the following day with William Hill Cox Plate Day, which features the $3 million Group 1 William Hill Cox Plate. With its intimate setting and amphitheatre style racecourse, The Valley - the home of Night Racing - offers a the most unique racing experience you will get.

Live entertainment will be at it’s very best over the William Hill Cox Plate Carnival with Sneaky Sound System live and loud in the Beer Garden October 23, while by popular demand Daryl Braithwaite takes centre stage on Cox Plate Day October 24.

Who will become a Legend this year? And will you be with us to witness arguably the greatest two minutes in sport?


WILLIAM HILL MANIKATO STAKES
GENERAL ADMISSION

Manikato Stakes Finish

The William Hill Manikato Stakes is looking like an amazing race, with Valley star Buffering taking on Australia's best sprinter in Chautauqua, with Sydneysider Terravista and others all headlining the Group 1 field.

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WILLIAM HILL MANIKATO STAKES
DINING PACKAGES

Manikato Jockey Bar

Choose from a fantastic selection of exclusive and ultra-comfortable dining rooms, boxes and enclosures all offering the pleasure of high quality menus and first-class customer experience. 

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WILLIAM HILL COX PLATE
GENERAL ADMISSION

Cox Plate Crowd

The Group 1 William Hill Cox Plate is shaping as the race of the Spring Carnival. Three key international rivals will go up against Australian’s best weight-for-age stars and face the task of chasing down Valley favourite The Cleaner – it’s a race not to be missed!

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WILLIAM HILL COX PLATE
DINING PACKAGES

Cox Plate The Deck

In what is often described as the greatest weight-for-age race in the world, why not do it in style and enjoy the a dining experience that you will never forget. Match the racing on track with your experience on course, but get it quick as they are selling fast! 

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WILLIAM HILL COX PLATE
ENCLOSURES

Cox Plate Pure Pleasure

Located in the centre of the racecourse right behind the winning post, the Pure Pleasure Enclosure is the hottest ticket of the Spring Carnival! International Aussie DJ superstar Will Sparks, DJ Andy Murphy and Chloe Maggs will rock your world!

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