The 2014 Moonee Valley Cup, also known as the Drake International Cup, is a Group Two Australian horse race run at Moonee Valley Racecourse over 2,500 metres. The race inaugurated back in 1883 and is held on one of the biggest racing days on the Australian racing callandar - Cox-Plate Day falling on October 25th this year. The race attracts strong stayers but not the elite, with a fair portion of the field represented by horses that have missed out on some of the bigger feature races like the Caulfield Cup. The race offers $250,000 in prize money where horse's are given set weights with penalties applied for horses four years old and above.
Last year's winner was the Bart Cummings trained Precedence ridden by Craig Williams starting at odds of $7.50. In second place was the Saab Hasan trained Shoreham and Gotta Take Care came third. In 2013, none of the runners started in the Melbourne Cup. The last horse to complete the Moonee Valley Cup - Melbourne Cup double was Kingston Rule in 1990. Other recent efforts that came close to the double include Mr. Orudent in 2002 who was placed in both races and Brew who ran second in the Moonee Valley Cup and won the Melbourne Cup in 2000.