The Valley (Moonee Valley Racecourse) is situated six kilometres north of the Melbourne city centre. It is an 1805 metre track with a home straight of 173 metres. The track surface comprises of StrathAyr turf, the turf same as that at Happy Valley and Sha Tin in Hong Kong.
The Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) commences at the top of the home straight giving the maximum of 14 runners approximately 200 metres before hitting the first turn. There is then a straight run for around 400 metres before turning into the short back straight, followed by another 400 metre straight run to the home turn.