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Night Cox Plate "On Backburner For 5 Years"

Thursday, 24th February 2011

Moonee Valley Racing Club "has put a night Cox Plate on the backburner for the next 5 years" reported The Herald-Sun. MVRC chief executive Michael Browell confirmed the "board had decided to lock in a 5.35pm start for the Cox Plate until 2016" & the club "would revisit an evening Cox Plate when the Moonee Valley track redevelopment was complete" (which is expected to be in time for the 2016 renewal). While "many expected Moonee Valley would swing to a Cox Plate under lights once its contract with sponsor Tatts expired after this year's race", Browell said the club was "looking to sign a 5 or 6-year Cox Plate sponsorship deal, with the race locked into a 5.35pm timeslot".

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